ERIC Number: ED457712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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An Internet-Based Summer Student Survey. AIR 2001 Annual Forum Paper.
Rosenthal, Dan; Gottesman, Robert
A five-question Web-based summer school survey was designed to measure student motivation for taking summer classes. Web technology has several advantages, such as no printing, electronic notification, high student access potential, and automatic collection of data in digital form. Notification was sent to all enrolled students (N=19,837) based on registration priority. Responses from 6,940 show that students intend to take summer classes to complete a course sequence, graduate earlier, or to take a class in their major or the core curriculum. Students also cited the desire to take a class in a relaxing atmosphere or to remain in the college area for the summer. Students who did not intend to take summer classes indicated the need to earn money, to take a break, or to attend another college. (Contains 3 tables and 31 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Research (41st, Long Beach, CA, June 3-6, 2001).