Susan Harmon

Module 7

 

1.Survey/Questionnaire:

The characteristics of the online learner are typically the following: Self learners and independent, Motivated learners, Organized learners and learners who are able to manage their time well, extremely disciplined learners especially when it comes to study for exams and completing assignments, Learners who are easily able to learn new online learning management systems and environments and thus adapt to change and improvements.

My name is Susan Harmon, artist/art professor who teaches art courses face to face and online. I am conducting a survey/ interview with online art learners to find out why they take online art courses versus face to face art courses and then how could I improve the online art courses offered. There are many different ways to conduct surveys and collect data.I choose to make this an online,anonomys survey, offered to my students for extra credit as a motivation.I could interview in person or via landline or cell phone, or on paper or using an online questionnaire. So which type of survey do I choose and why? I decided to conduct an online survey to find out how I can improve the online studio art courses being offered. The only way I can improve on the art courses we offer online is to receive feedback from students.

I will have my students complete an anonymous online survey about the courses they are interested in having offered and the kinds of questions I would ask in an in class feedback form would be the same as I am asking here in an online questionaire.. The small groups’ analysis is another way to collect anonymous feedback from students about what courses they want to take and why and how they are interested in having them taught in an online environment.

This Questionaire (below)is to see if online art courses are for you.

Online art learning is great for many students, but may not be for everyone. Please ask yourself these questions. This is anonymous and there is no right or wrong answer and no grades, just try to answer honestly and select the best answer. Choose the best answer by selecting yes or no, that simple.

1. I am comfortable using computers. 

 Yes

 No

2. I have a computer, or am able to get access to one easily on a regular basis. 

 Yes

 No

3. I am able to access the Internet from my computer.

 Yes

 No

4. I enjoy reading and have good reading skills.

 Yes

 No

5. I am comfortable communicating in writing. 

 Yes

 No

6. I am fairly comfortable with keyboarding. 

 Yes

 No

7. I can dedicate approximately (10 ) hours per week per course (any time during the day or night) to my course. 

 Yes

 No

8. This is my first online art course.

 Yes

 No

9. I am self motivated and able to work independently. 

 Yes

 No

10. I will be able to meet deadlines for completing and posting art assignments.

 Yes

 No

11. I am comfortable with basic drawing skills and with photographing my work,editing and posting it in the online classroom.

 Yes

 No

12. I am familiar with using E-mail and a web browser,editing and scanning in photographs of my art.

 Yes

 No

13. I don’t mind it if I never actually meet my instructor or classmates in person. 

 Yes

 No

14. I like the idea of not having to work on art projects in an actual art studio clasroom with other students.

 Yes

 No

15. I would like to take a class where I get regular personal feedback from my instructor in person an not online only,

 Yes

 No

16. I feel self conscious when asking questions in person of my instructor regarding my work.

 Yes

 No

17. I would like being able to go to class at times and locations that I choose instead of being tied to a set time and place. 

 Yes

 No

18. I think it would be exciting to attend art classes with people across the state, around the United States and even in other countries. 

 Yes

 No

19. Do you like and feel comfortable using technology to create art.

 Yes

 No

20. I believe that high qualityart learning can take place in an online class.

 Yes

 No

Thanks for completing the Questionnaire. I hope you found the questions helpful in deciding whether or not online art courses are a good choice for you.

2.Reflective response with word count:

What would I do with the feedback from a questionnaire or survey? I would use it to create online art studio courses for students.Reflective Response: Clearly related to how you could use the results from your survey/questionnaire with the right word count.10 points  2) Develop a 300-500 words 

I would first have to analyze the data from the surveys and then decide how to use this information and make sure it is accurate.I may need help in analyzing the data so it is accurate.I would look at my research questions,cross tabulate my results,look at the numbers,and then draw my conclusions.For example, I would have most likely, percentages and some raw numbers so the percentages would be the number of people who gave a certain answer porportioned to the number of people who even answered the question.Next, I would see how many students, compared to one another, in answering these questions about next year’s art courses in a positive or negative way. To figure this out, I would want to delve into response rates by means of cross tabulation,if I could.So I have to look at the quality of my data to truly comprehend the parts of statistical importance.I need to ensure the survey numbers are indeed accurate so I need to then come to an inference based on these results in that the total population of the students about whom I want to draw my conclusive data and ensure it is accurate.Now I need to try to draw conclusions based on the evidence from the survey.I need to try to see a story that is told by this data.I may even have to dig deeper into the truth if my data is vague.I may need to look at the relationship between several variables used in my survey to find conclusive evidence of what kind of art studio courses would be best to develop in an online environment and how to do this.If I look at what factors that may impact studnts'satisfaction with art courses online,is it the media used?the content?the subject?the site used to teach and the methods?I need how to spend the money to develop the new course and to market the new course based on careful analyzation of my data which should give me informed answers.

word count 420

 

 

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my . artist run website