ERIC Number: ED203959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Telecourse Survey Results.
A survey of 278 students who completed at least one of six telecourses offered by Lane Community College (LCC) from Fall 1978 through Winter 1981 was conducted to determine: (1) background information on how students learned about the course, their reasons for enrolling and for selecting a telecourse rather than an on-campus course, and their LCC enrollment status; (2) course delivery information related to students' contact with the instructor; the appropriateness of the level, pace, and format of the programs; and the students' tendency to view the modules more than once; (3) course material information about the use and value of study materials, "after watching" activities, and videotexts; (4) general course information about the value of the course, temptation to drop the course, and particular features liked and disliked by the students; (5) general telecourse satisfaction and suggestions. Students were given the option of answering questions about their age, sex, and employment status. Selected findings, based on 222 responses, reveal that most of the students (56.8%) learned about the courses through LCC mailings, and that 44.1% of the respondents took the course to earn credit, 33.3% had a general interest in the subject, and 14% viewed the courses for professional improvement. The survey report briefly describes the telecourses and summarizes findings. The instrument is appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Course Evaluation, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Teacher Relationship, Telecourses, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.