MVCR 2002 Experience Survey

Question 1

1. On a scale of 1 to 5 rate your overall level of satisfaction with the experience of teaching online AFTER participating in one or more MVCR course(s).

Not satisfied

Extremely satisfied
1 2 3 4 5

View Summary of Question 1 Data
Count of Q1
Level Count Percent
1
0
0
2
1
2
3
7
11
4
23
38
5
30
49
TOTAL
61
%100
Statistics for Q1
N Size
61
Median
4.34
StDev
.75
Mode
5


Question 2

2. On a scale of 1 to 5 rate your overall level of satisfaction with the experience of teaching online BEFORE participating in one or more MVCR course(s).

Not satisfied

Extremely satisfied
1 2 3 4 5

View Summary of Question 2 Data
Count of Q2
Level Count Percent
1
6
10
2
12
20
3
29
48
4
10
17
5
3
5
TOTAL
60
100
Statistics for Q2
N Size
60
Median
2.87
StDev
.98
Mode
3



Question 3

3. On a scale of 1 to 5 rate your overall level of confidence about teaching online AFTER participating in one or more MVCR course(s).

Not confident

Very confident
1 2 3 4 5

View Summary of Question 3 Data
Count of Q3
Level Count Percent
1
0
0
2
1
2
3
2
3
4
24
39
5
34
56
TOTAL
61
100

Statistics for Q3
N Size
61
Median
4.49
StDev
.65
Mode
5



Question 4

4. On a scale of 1 to 5 rate your overall level of confidence about teaching online BEFORE participating in one or more MVCR course(s).

Not confident

Very confident
1 2 3 4 5

View Summary of Question 4 Data
Count of Q4
Level Count Percent
1
10
16
2
20
33
3
16
26
4
12
20
5
3
5
TOTAL
61
100
Statistics for Q4
N Size
61
Median
2.64
StDev
1.13
Mode
2



Question 5

5. On a scale of 1 to 5 how has MVCR increased the level of interactivity in your online course(s)?

Not at all

Greatly
1 2 3 4 5

View Summary of Question 5 Data
Count of Q5
Level Count Percent
1
3
5
2
2
3
3
4
7
4
19
32
5
32
53
TOTAL
60
100

Statistics for Q5
N Size
60
Median
4.25
StDev
1.07
Mode
5



Question 6

6. On a scale of 1 to 5, rate your level of agreement for the following statement:
"I am more satisfied teaching online when my courses are highly interactive."

Disagree

Agree
1 2 3 4 5

View Summary of Question 6 Data
Count of Q6
Level Count Percent
1
0
0
2
2
3
3
6
10
4
15
25
5
38
62
TOTAL
61
100
Statistics for Q6
N Size
61
Median
4.46
StDev
.81
Mode
5


Question 7
7. Do you have any comments about how MVCR courses have influenced the quality of your online course(s)?
Please type comments here:

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Absolute eye-openers! Before I took them, I wasn't even asking the right questions about teaching online.

Michael McNett is an excellent role model for course instructors. I am teaching now and sometimes stop and consider, "What would Mike do in this situation?" I am not so sure of the influence of the courses as much as it is the people teaching/facilitating them! Thanks for letting me express this!

They showed me many options to doing something I would not have known were available.

They have helped me to better organize online courses and understand where online teaching differs from onground, and where it is the same. Also, the experience of taking an online course helped me to understand how things look from the student perspective.

Courses were highly interactive before MVCR.

I have taken 10 courses through the MVCR program and have been able to improve my teaching because of their efforts. In each course I was able to walk away with ideas for my own work and the practicum allowed me to apply the skills to a course module.

I think that others who are doing training such as this should follow the MVCR model.

I believe the courses have increased my educational vocabulary, increased the tools I use in my courses, provide me with an understanding of the difference between online and f2f, and all and all made me a better instructor.

MVCR faculty are role models that I used to develop my online teaching style. Additionally, the structure of the courses, with a focus on communication has helped me improved the quantity and quality of online communication in my online courses.

I wouldn't be teaching online if I hadn't completed these courses as a student. It saved me a lot of time because I was able to avoid mistakes I would have made without the knowledge, experience, and empathy I gained form the MVCR classes.

Question 2 is problematic as I did not teach online until I had a MVCR course. It is a big part of the process that boosted my confidence level to agree to undertake this change in teaching.

I am less convinced that discussions and group activities are an essential part of teaching online -- even though the MVCR courses all emphasize those aspects. I'm working to make the online experience valuable on an individual basis, and will downplay the importance of interaction -- though not interactivity -- in courses I'm developing for the future.

The courses I have taken so far have been excellent! I have learned so much that I can utilize in my own classes, and I truly believe I'm teaching better on-line because of them!! I'm very satisfied, and am looking forward to taking the rest!!

Excellent instructor and ideas for teaching online. Loved the group project

The likelihood of taking the MVCR having an impact on my teaching would have been greatly improved if the MVCR instructor had responded to the questions posted by the class. In most cases, the instructor did not reply -- even when the question was posted with a direct request for a response and a reminder that the class was waiting. In addition, chat did not work as it was supposed to.

I think your survey would be improved by asking about the experience in the MVCR course as well as the impact it had. I don't think the MVCR experience that I had was a ""good online experience"" according to the readings we did on the topic.

With each course, I modified my original design. I am now very proud of the quality of online instruction I offer my students. I would not have been able to accomplish this without MVCR.

I was not sure if I was doing things right in the online environment. After taking these ION classes, I have more confidence that I am doing things right and also have many more tools on doing things better. GREAT CLASSES!!!

A great help!!

It was very good to experience the student side of an online course.

I am impressed with the instructors ... I think that they are very qualified.

MVCR courses have introduced me to the concept of online teaching. I have learned many new technologies that I plan to use in my face-to-face classes until I can create my own online course. Thanks for this opportunity.

MVCR courses have taught me so many things. They are the very best education courses I have ever taken and prepare us well to teach online by example. The interaction between classmates and instructors is extremely valuable. Thank you all!

MVCR has provided me with good sound teaching online methods. However since my courses are enhanced and the students see each one another in other classes, often I have found that they do the group discussions off line and then just post their assignments. Also these students often still complain about technology problems. Many of my students still do not have computers and consantly change their email addresses.

The MVCR course gives me a wonderfully experience un synchronous, asynchronous, collaborative discussions, and critique. It also increases my skills in deep thinking and, quick response. I wish to get the opportunity to continue studying the other courses.

my skill level has been significantly increased because of the courses and I am grateful that they have been here to help me increase my education and skills in online course delivery

The MVCR courses have, and still are equipping me with the necessary tools for effective online facilitation.

They provided a rich collaborative atmosphere to share experiences and knowledge with other students/instructors. Class materials and resources were extremely valuable and I refer to them often in developing/enhancing my online courses.

MVCR have improved the way I teach both online as well as face to face classes.

I have adopted a few very important ideas which I learned in my MVCR courses into my online courses, such as adding online rubrics, assigning discussion questions to individual students rather than always letting them select discussion questions, incorporating group projects. While all of my attempts have not gone smoothly, getting ideas from the courses I took was very helpful. I would love to take another class in the future for that reason.

I have a better idea of what I should be doing. The problem is finding time to revise the course.

I was in the planning stage for my first online course when I took my first MVCR course. After the MVCR course, I totally revamped my plan for my online course and it was much better as a result. It was extremely beneficial to have the experience as a student online and gain the knowledge from that first MVCR course.

Your courses are most helpful because the concepts are conveyed, the practices are demonstrated and the skills are improved. These are all centered on the theme of the course and tailored to the needs of the participants. The interaction with other students informs us of the varying issues, concerns and needs across the spectrum.

Thanks for asking.

I feel like a trained professional instead of someone who is guessing at it!!!

I'm just finishing my mvcr class, but its already given me some great ideas.

My course gave me information and confidence with implementing course policies in my online course.

I feel more confident in teaching online courses after participating in the online course from both the student perspective with various activities and the teacher perspective with various activities.

Every instructor I've had (5 courses) has been fabulous, and I love the fact that they all stress interactivity in the online classroom. Because of that, I've learned a great deal from my fellow classmates as well. Thank you for this wonderful program!

I am not sure how I would have done before taking MVCR courses, but I now know that I am on the right track in how I am teaching online.

Before staring the MVCR course, I felt hesitant about the underlying assumption that interactivity was an essential part of online experience. After taking two courses, I have even more doubts about the connection between interactivity and learning. In both courses, interactivity seemed to be viewed as a highly correlated activity that would produce very positive outcomes. I question the correlation. I have not seen any studies which suggest that interactivity is an essential part of online experience. I think that interaction between students and instructors need to be tied to task accomplishment. If interaction can be beneficial, use it. If it is detrimental, then don't use it.

Emphasis on collaborative discussions. Use of research projects.

Some of the courses have group activities every week. Although those activities allow me to interact with members of the group, they distance me from the rest of the class. Some courses use the same group throughout the semester. Sometimes I feel that I am stuck with a certain member who is not very active.

Finally, MVCR instructors should encourage students to provide a constructive comment to each other. I know that most instructors do say that we need to give useful feedback; however, I still see some students who simply reply ""I agree"" or ""that's a great idea"" without a rationale or further comments. I found that type of responses annoying and waste of my time since clicking into each message takes time. I think some point should be taken off from those who often post those non-value added responses.

 

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