Using the Internet to Support Classroom-Based Courses

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Using the Internet to Support Classroom-Based Courses

Background

Criteria: Faculty Resources

Criteria: Student Resources

Goals

Means 1

Means 2

Results: Computer Utilization Survey

Survey Background and Administration

Responses by Course (N = 74)

STUDENTS

Class 

Major (History/Other) 

Are you a commuter or a residential student? 

ACCESS

How do you have access to a computer? 

Through which of the following commercial providers do you have Internet access?

I have adequate access to computers for the purposes of this course. 

What type(s) of applications(s) do you commonly use? 

SKILLS

I am intimidated by computers. 

I am knowledgeable about computers. 

I have adequate computer skills for the purposes of this course. 

The training in computer skills was adequate for the purposes of this course.

This course helped me strengthen my computer skills. 

The computer skills required in this course will help me in my career. 

WEB SITE

How do you most frequently get Web-based materials for this course? 

I am able to get into the web site for this course whenever I need to. 

The course web site made course materials more easily accessible. 

The course web site made available resources that I would not otherwise have used. 

The course web site increased the effectiveness of this course. 

Web Site Usage

E-MAIL

I use e-mail on a regular basis. 

How often do you use e-mail to communicate with the instructor of this course? 

How often do you use e-mail to communicate with other students in this course?

The use of e-mail increased the effectiveness of this course. 

The instructor responded promptly to e-mail messages. 

Would you be interested in taking courses online? 

Conclusions 1: Past Goals

Conclusions 2: Future Goals

Conclusions 3: Getting to the Future

Author: John Brooks and Theron Corse 

Email: jibrooks@uncfsu.edu 

Home Page: http://spacer.uncfsu.edu/f_brooks/index.htm