Faculty Perceptions of OpenCourseWare

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Survey from Dolores Bilges, EdD, Department of Education Administration, Leadership, and Technology at Dowling College in Oakdale, NY.

 

Thank you for your willingness to participate in this survey that focuses on your perceptions of OpenCourseWare. For the purposes of this survey, any course content that is displayed freely on the web is termed OpenCourseWare.

Participation is voluntary and you may stop at any time. Submission of this survey indicates your consent to use this data in research. Your answers are confidential and anonymous.

It should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete the survey. I appreciate your time and participation.

 

Personal Information

1. What is your gender? Female/ M a l e

2. Which category below includes your age?

   2 1 ­-2 5       2 6 -­ 3 0       3 1 - 3 5       3 6 ­-4 0       4 1 ­-4 5       4 6 ­-5 0    5 1 + ( n o n ­ retired respondents only please)

3. Are you tenured? Yes / No

4. What are your number of years of experience as faculty?

5. What is the number of your courses currently on your institution's OpenCourseWare site?

   1       2       3       4       5 or more 

6. What is your academic area? (Economics, Medicine, Computer Science, etc.)

Division/Department/College of:

7. What is your level of OpenCourseWare content sharing? (choose all that apply)

 

1. Course description information including syllabus and course calendar. 

2. Course content information which may include lecture notes, reading materials, additional resources. 

3. Distance education material which may include self­ learning materials, interactive materials, videos, or audio.

 

Please rate your  agreement with the following statements regarding OpenCourseWare(OCW). You may skip a statement if it is not applicable.

            Strongly Disagree    Disagree    Somewhat Agree          Agree          Strongly Agree

 

8. My OCW content has allowed me to promote my course.

9. My OCW content builds my academic reputation

10. OCW increases the quality of content published in OCW.

11. My OCW content has decreased the effort required to prepare for subsequent classes.

12. I have made contacts due to my OCW content.

13. My OCW content is easy to update.

14. My OCW content has generated indirect revenue for me.

15. My OCW content is displayed in a professional manner on the web.

16. I know how many visits my OCW content receives.

17. I can refer current students to my OCW content for their material requests.

                 

 

Please rate your  agreement with the following statements regarding OpenCourseWare(OCW). You may skip a statement if it is not applicable.

            Strongly Disagree    Disagree    Somewhat Agree          Agree          Strongly Agree

18. I refer past students to my OCW content.

19. It is easy for my students to access my OCW content.

20. Student feedback on OCW content is useful.

21. Student feedback has allowed me to improve my content.

22. I have modified my OCW content due to peer feedback.

23. My OCW content has damaged my academic reputation.

24. My OCW content is frequently outdated.

25. Users of my OCW content do not get the complete experience of my course as do my students.

26. The OCW portal is difficult to access.

27. It is difficult to update my OCW content.

28. My OCW content displays poorly on the web.

29. I do not know how many visits my OCW content receives.

30. I am unsure of how my OCW content is protected.

31. I do not understand the licensing procedures to protect my OCW content.

32. I am not sure of how my OCW content is being used by others.

33. I cannot track the use of my OCW content by others.

34. It takes too much time to adapt my course content for OCW.

35. I receive too much unwelcome feedback.

36. Too many people contact me regarding my content.

37. My students have difficulty fully understanding my OCW content.

38. I am concerned about violations of copyrighted material when others use my OCW content.

39. The institution’s OCW program aligns with the culture of the institution.

40. The institution’s OCW program aligns with the values of the institution.

41. The institution’s OCW program increases the social capital of the institution.

42. I have influenced colleague contributions to the institution's OCW program.                  

43. The institution’s OCW program allows for greater institutional social engagement.

44. The institution’s OCW program can adapt quickly to changing community needs.

45. The institution’s OCW program aligns with the goals of the institution.

46. The institution’s OCW program enhances the enrolled student experience.

47. The institution’s OCW program is a valuable resource for students.

48. The institution’s OCW program serves as a valuable resource to the community.

49. OCW allows for collaboration between universities.

50. The institution’s OCW program has increased enrollment.

51. The institution’s OCW program has increased attendance in my courses.

52. My OCW content increases the depth of the institution’s OCW program.

53. The institution’s OCW program gives the institution a competitive edge.

54. The institution’s OCW program attracts potential students.

55. The institution’s OCW program enhances the global academic community.

56. OCW course content is reusable and saves the institution’s resources.

57. I allow others developing course content to use my OCW content that is available online.

58. I allow audio recordings of my lectures, discussions, and classroom activities being shared openly online.         

59. I allow video recordings of my lectures, discussions, and classroom activities being shared openly online.

60. I allow the institution’s OCW project sharing audio content openly online.

61. I allow the institution’s OCW project sharing video content openly online.               

62. OCW provides the opportunity for collaboration between individuals.

63. I use OCW content created by others to inform and enhance my teaching activities.

64. I use OCW content created by others to advance research by accessing data and information.

 

 

65. If you would like to receive the results of this survey, please provide your name and email address. 

Name: Email Address:

 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU!