December 1996

Root Page of Article: Computers for Technophobes, by Christopher Harper


Students answered 21 survey questions and ranked the course and the instructor. Their five possible responses included: strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree, and strongly disagree. The survey, which allowed the students to be anonymous, for "Computers in the Modern Newsroom,"provided the following results:

Question No. 1: The instructor made the course objectives clear. Seven students strongly agreed. Four students agreed. One neither agreed nor disagreed.

Question No. 2: The instructor accomplished the objectives. Six strongly agreed. Five students agreed. One neither agreed nor disagreed.

Most of the other questions followed a similar pattern when it came to lectures, knowledge of the subject matter, and recognizing when students failed to understand the subjects presented. The instructor scored slightly higher on questions about accessibility and caring about the students' progress.

A final question asked the students to rank the effectiveness of the instructor:"Compared to other instructors you have had, how effective has the instructor been in the course?" Eight rated the instructor as one ofthe most effective (top 10 percent). Two rated the professor in the top 30 percent. Two rated the instructor as about average.

Contents Archive Sponsors Studies Contact