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Summary of Survey Results: Faculty Survey for Targeting Technology Training Priorities (October 2007)

Forty-five people took the survey, which a response rate that exceeds 40 percent. There was good representation from all programs.

Results from Basic Questions:

Question #3. Have you used a course management system (CMS)?

  • No: 12 people
  • Yes: 33 people (Check all that apply: 22 WebCT/WebVista; 14 Moodle; 6 other)

Question #4. Are you planning on using a CMS in your teaching? If so, when? (Check all that apply).

Session
Number of People
Fall 2007
22
Spring 2008
34
Summer 2008
22
Fall 2008
28
Spring 2009
24
Summer 2009
19
Sometime after Summer 2009
13

Question #5. If you are using (or are planning to use) a course management system in your teaching, how would you use it?

  • For management/tracking in a traditional classroom setting = 14 people
  • To put portions of a course online = 29 people
  • For a completely online course = 18 people

Question #6. Have you developed/delivered a course (or courses) where online activities replaced classroom seat time?

  • Yes = 28 people (62%)
  • No = 17 (38%)

Question #7. If you have taught online, how would you describe your course(s)? (Check all that apply).

  • Results were spread across all types of online delivery: totally online, to supplemented with online, to some seat time replaced by online.
  • We lack a precise or clear definition or accepted terminology of delivery system differences (i.e., hybrid, blended, partially online, etc.)

Results from Training Questions:

Table 1. Tool Proficiency (self-reported ratings)

Tool
None (%)
Fair (%)
Good (%)
Expert (%)
WebVISTA/WebCT
44
22
29
0
Moodle
67
13
18
0
WebX
56
11
31
2
Dreamweaver
42
31
27
0
Contribute
40
27
27
0
eGradebook
31
27
36
4
ePortfolio
33
36
31
0
"Clickers"
71
20
9
0
UMConnect
82
11
4
0
Podcasting
82
11
7
0
Blogs
71
22
7
0
Wikis
60
27
13
0
Streaming audio/video
84
11
4
0

Table 2. Tally of Comments ("yes" indicates an interest in training)

  • Our greatest need for training, according to this survey, is for the course management systems (Moodle and WebVista) and streaming audio/video.
  • Dreamweaver, eGradebook, and ePortfolio training also rank quite high.
Tool
Yes
No
Other
WebVISTA/WebCT
17
7
0
Moodle
23
2
1
WebX
3
9
2
Dreamweaver
16
5
0
Contribute
9
5
4
eGradebook
15
5
0
ePortfolio
15
2
1
"Clickers"
10
8
0
UMConnect
11
8
3
Podcasting
13
5
1
Blogs
10
5
0
Wikis
9
4
1
Streaming audio/video
20
1
0
  • The number of partially online and entirely online courses is somewhat surprising.
  • On the flip side, proficiency ratings on the various tools (including Moodle and WebVista) are lower than expected.
  • There is room for a lot of training on these tools. A comparison of proficiency to interest in training will help with planning of training.