ERIC Number: ED311862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
External Studies Survey, 1987 Results.
A 1987 evaluation of the Brisbane College of Advanced Education's external studies operations was conducted using a survey instrument sent to a sample of 397 external students, not including dropouts or those who have temporarily withdrawn. The survey was designed to collect information about the college's external students, their pattern of use of college services, and their general opinions on various aspects of these services. Based on responses returned by 182 students (45.8%) before the cut off date, the report includes the data analysis for the 13 sections of the questionnaire, including general information and information on reasons for study and preferred mode of study; knowledge of cross-accreditation; perception of introductory and unit materials; access to equipment; contact with study centers, other students, instructors, and administrative staff; perception of telephone tutorials and teleconferences; usefulness of library services; and assessment procedures. While there was a high degree of satisfaction with materials and services provided, a number of needs were identified: (1) wider advertisement of cross-accreditation arrangements; (2) better quality control in the production of course materials; (3) wider advertisement of study center availability and services; and (4) more staff training for the utilization of telephone tutorials and teleconferences. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brisbane Coll. of Advanced Education (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia