Virtual High School Summer Academy Student Survey 2011

This survey is designed to gain feedback from students participating in online courses through the 2011 Virtual High School Summer Academy program.

Name (optional): 


A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


  1. I a student in*
    the York County School Division.
    another school district.


  1. What grade did you complete last school year?*


  1. The orientation training prepared me to start my online class.*
    Yes
    No


  1. Were you provided training documents such as the Virtual High School Student Guidelines, AUP, and VHS Honor Agreement?*
    Yes
    No


  1. Rate the effectiveness of your training based on the following scale (1 = poor and 5 = Superior).*
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. If additional training was needed, I would have requested more training with the following tool (check all that apply). *
    Saving files
    Posting to the Discussion Formum
    Accessing Elluminate
    Uploading Assignments
    Messaging
    No additional training needed


  1. If additional training was needed, did you ask for it?*
    Yes
    No


  1. The online course was easy to navigate (1 = not very easy and 3 = very easy)*
    1 2 3


  1. Compared to required attendance in a face-to-face school, rate the flexibility of learning online (select from the drop-down menu).  *


  1. The online teacher provided clear instructions for completing assignments.*
    Yes
    No


  1. Which three tools did you use most in your online course (check ONLY three)?*
    Announcements
    E-mail
    Discussion forums
    Messaging
    Uploading documents
    Audio
    Video
    Chat
    Elluminate sessions
    Applications such as wordprocessing, Powerpoint, PDF files, Flash
    Calendar
    Telephone


  1. From what location did you access your course? Check all that apply.*
    Home
    Other location
    Summer Academy Lab


  1. During what time period did you complete most of your classwork (check more than one if it applies)? *
    6:00AM-10:00AM
    10:00AM-2:00PM
    2:00-6:00PM
    6:00-10:00PM
    10:00-12Midnight
    Midnight-6:00AM


  1. Which two tools did you use most to communicate (check ONLY two)?*
    E-mail
    Messaging
    Discussion forum
    Elluminate or Chat sessions
    Telephone/Cell


  1. How responsive was your teacher? (select from the drop-down menu)  *


  1. My teacher typically responded to a question or inquiry using the Messaging tool (select the appropriate time from the drop-down menu).  *


  1. My teacher typically responded to a question or inquiry using the Discussion forum (select the appropriate time from the drop-down menu).  *


  1. Assignments requirements were usually clearly communiated and I knew exactly what I needed to do.*
    Yes
    No


  1. Deadlines were fair and appropriate.*
    Yes
    No


  1. Assignments were graded and returned generally using the blocks of time (select from the drop-down menu).  *


  1. The teacher was generally flexible with deadlines.*
    Yes
    No


  1. If you do not think your teachers deadlines were generally flexible, why do you think they were not flexible?*


  1. What two applications were used most in your online class (check ONLY two). *
    Wordprocessing
    Powerpoint
    Excel
    Graphics, pictures
    Audio
    Video
    Flash
    PDF
    Equation editor


  1. How much time on average did you spend on your online coursework on a daily basis? *


  1. I was able to get help from the teacher when needed.*
    Yes
    No


  1. My teacher provided _____ number of Elluminate sessions per week.*
    1 to 2
    3 to 4
    more than 4
    only on request


  1. The Elluminate sessions my teacher help were*
    very helpful
    not helpful
    my teacher did not hold Elluminate sessions


  1. If you had the opportunity to take another online class, would you consider taking one?*
    Yes
    No


  1. What advice would you give to another student about taking an online course?*


  1. What was the main difference between taking an online course and a traditional face-to-face course?*


  1. How many online classes did you take this summer?*
    1 2 3


  1. Provide any other comments about your online course experience.*


  1. Have you taken an online course before this summer?*
    Yes
    No


  1. If you have taken an online class before this summer, what course did you take?*


  1. If you were not able to get help from your teacher when needed, why do you think this was so?*


  1. What kind of technology issues did you encounter while taking your online course?*