2006 Poll - Questions

Questions submitted by CIO/OIT/TELR

Q1 (FSGU) How many personal computers do you own or do you use at your local residence?

None [go to Q7]
One
Two
More than two

Q2A (FSGU) Is your primary comuter at your local residence a . . .

Macintosh using Mac OS 9 or lower
Macintosh using Mac OS X
PC primarily using Windows and Windows applications
PC or workstation primarily using UNIX or LINUX
PC using both Windows and LINUX

Q3A (FSGU)Sole or primary computer - Is this computer a laptop or other portaable?

Yes
No

Q4A (FSGU) Sole or primary computer - Does this computer have an anti-virus program installed?

Yes
No
Don't know

Q5A (FSGU) Sole or primary computer - Does this computer have an anti-spyware program installed (e.g., Ad Ware or Spy Sweeper)?

Yes
No
Don't know

Q6A (FSGU) Sole or primary computer - Does this computer have a wireless network connection or adapter?

Yes
No
Don't Know

IF 'ONE' IN Q1, GO TO Q7

Q2B (FSGU) Is your primary comuter at your local residence a . . .

Macintosh using Mac OS 9 or lower
Macintosh using Mac OS X
PC primarily using Windows and Windows applications
PC or workstation primarily using UNIX or LINUX
PC using both Windows and LINUX

Q3B (FSGU) Secondary computer - Is this computer a laptop or other portaable?

Yes
No

Q4B (FSGU) Secondary computer - Does this computer have an anti-virus program installed?

Yes
No
Don't know

Q5B (FSGU) Secondary computer - Does this computer have an anti-spyware program installed (e.g., Ad Ware or Spy Sweeper)?

Yes
No
Don't know

Q6B (FSGU) Secondary computer - Does this computer have a wireless network connection or adapter?

Yes
No
Don't Know

Q7 (FSGU) Are you aware of the OSU central system Anti-Spam Service on the central e-mail system?

Yes
No
Don't Know

Q8 (FGSU) Is the Anti-Spam Service helping reduce your unwanted e-mail?

Yes
No
Don't Know

Q9 (FSGU) Have you experienced a virus on any computer within the last year?
Yes, on personally-owned computer
Yes, on university-owned computer
Yes, on both personally-owned and university-owned computers
No, I have not had a computer virus in the past year
Don't know

Q10 (FSGU) Which, if any, of these Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) or palmtop computers do you use?

Palm OS Device (Palm, Visor, Sony Clio, etc)
Windows CE, Powered by Windows, or PocketPC Device (HP IPaq, Dell, etc)
Some other PDA or palmtop computer (Specify)
Do not use Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or palmtop computer [go to Q12]

Q11 (FSGU) Does the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or palmtop computer that you use have a wireless network connection?

Yes
No
Don't know

Q12 (FSGU) Do you use the web with any of the following wireless devices?

Laptop computer
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or palmtop computer
Wireless telephone
Do not use the web with a wireless device

Q13 (FSGU) Are you aware of the OSU Wireless Network on campus?

Yes
No
Don't know

Q14 (FSGU) Have you activated OSU Wireless Network account?

Yes
No
Don't know

Q15 (FSGU) Do you use OSU Wireless on campus?

Yes
No
Don't know

Q16 (FSGU) Are you aware of the OSU Office of Information Technology (OIT) System Status Webpage (monitoring e-mail, Carmen, authentication, People Soft, college or department services)?

Yes
No

Q17 (FSGU) What steps do you take when electronic information systems are not operating or operating slowly?

Go to OIT's Systems Status Webpage
Contact your local technology support staff
Contact OIT's Support Center Help Desk (8-HELP)
Other, please specify

Q18 (FSGU)Do you use telephone over the Internet (VoIP)?

Use wired VoIP
Use wireless VoIP
Do not use the VoIP [GO TO Q20]

Q19 (FSGU) Where do you use (VoIP)?

Home
Work
Both home and work

Q20 (FSGU) What Internet Service Provider do you primarily use to connect to the university network from your local residence?

OSU Homenet dial-up service
OSU ResNet high-speed service
OSUWeb.Net dial-up service
AT&T Global dial-up service
RoadRunner high-speed cable modem Internet service from Time Warner
RoadRunner high-speed cable modem Internet service from Insight
WOW High-speed cable modem Internet service
AOL dial-up service
AOL high-speed cable modem Internet service on Time Warner Cable
Earthlink Dial-up service
Earthlink high-speed cable modem Internet service on Time Warner Cable
MSN dial-up service
CompuServe Dial-up service
SBC DSL service
Other DSL service
Other high-Speed cable modem service
Other dial-up service
Satellite High-speed service
Other ISP service
I do not connect to the university network / no ISP (GO TO Q21)

Q22 (FSGU) On average, approximately how many hours per week do you use your primary home Internet Service Provider?

Less than 10 hours per week
Between 10 and 20 hours per week
Between 21 and 60 hours per week
More than 60 hours per week

Q 23 (GU) Did you have a primary home Internet Service Provider before you came to OSU?

Yes
No

Q24 (GU) Did you use your current primary home Internet Service Provider before you came to OSU?

1 Yes
2 No

Q25 (GU) Do you still use that Internet Service Provider?

Yes
No

Q21 (FSGU) Which of the following programs do you primarily use to display and view pages from the web?

Firefox
Internet Explorer
Netscape
Mozilla
Opera
Something else

Q26 (FSGU) Do you use a personal firewall such as?

Zone Alarm
Black Ice
Norton Personal Firewall
Firewall built in to Windows XP (must be activated)
Firewall built in to MacOS X (must be activated)
Firewall built in to a residence cable or DSL service router
Something else
Do not use a firewall
Do not know if I have a personal firewall

Q27 (FSGU) Do you presently have a cellular phone?
Yes
No

Q28 (GU) During the last academic quarter, approximately how many hours per week did you use a computer located in one of the campus computing laboratories or Student Computing Centers?

Less than 10 hours per week
Between 10 and 20 hours per week
Between 21 and 6 hours per week0
More than 60 hours per week

 

TELR Section

Q29 (F) How often do you use instructional technologies such as the Internet, visual simulations, MS Power Point Presentations, discussion forums, Carmen, WebCT or another course management system, course website or distance learning technologies in your teaching?

Nearly every class session during the quarter
Several class sessions a quarter
Only a few class sessions a quarter
Never
I do not teach classes (GO TO Q44)

Q30 (F) On a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 means not important at all, and 5 means very important, how important is each of the following considerations in your decision whether to implement instructional technology in your classes?

Q30a (F) Help and support available to use instructional technologies (e.g., technical help, instructional or visual design help, training workshops, copyright help)

Q30b (F) Rewards for using instructional technologies (e.g., promotion and tenure, supplemental salary, opportunity to publish related work, funding, positive feedback from students)

Q30c (F) Access to software, equipment and network (e.g., computer labs, updated software and hardware, Internet-ready classrooms)

Q30d (F) Maintaining ownership of intellectual property that you develop in the context of your instructional activities

Q30e (F) Ease of use, I need to troubleshoot and set up without technical support

Q31 (F) Would you be interested in offering a fully online, distance learning course?

Yes
No
Don't Know
Already offer a fully online course

Q32 (F)Which of the following technology-supported teaching strategies do you use in teaching or support of your courses?

Online syllabus and other handouts
Web-based materials that support course content (e.g. syllabus, readings, images, simulations or activities)
Interactive multimedia
Electronic course packs
Electronic Portfolios (ePortfolios)
Self-paced tutorials or learning modules
Ungraded online self-assessments or student surveys
Graded online quizzes and tests
Online discussion forums
Online chat rooms and/or instant messaging
Blogs or other journaling applications
Digital desktop audio/video conferencing
Audio/video streaming
E-mail
Computer-projected materials (e.g., MS PowerPoint, graphics, video)
Wireless use of computers or personal digital assitants (PDAs) during class sessions
Use of student response systems (Clickers) during class sessions
Use of computer labs during class sessions
Automated grade books/student online grade checking
Fully online delivery
Other, please specify

Q33 (F) Which, if any, of the following central services would be useful to you in incorporating instructional technology in your teaching practice?

 

Training classes and workshops on instructional technology skills
Walk-in instructional technology consultation/support labs
Individual customized instructional technology consultation services
Instructional technology consultation services customized for department or discipline cohorts
Training classes and workshops on graphical interface and graphic design skills
Professional assessment of online course materials
Help seeking grants to support use of instructional technology
Trained student interns to assist with courseware design and development
Graphic design services (e.g. orofessional design and production of graphics, multimedia, illustrations, photography, graphical user interface design, and animations)
Digital video production and delivery
Business services for fully online course delivery (e.g., financial forecasting, marketing, business planning)
Web design and programming services
Help with web accessibility compliance
Central repository to store and access learning content
Central file storage space accessible from on and off campus
Support for electronic portfolio construction, storage, and use
Wireless connectivity in classrooms and labs
Other, please specify

Q34 (F) Are you aware of TELR (Technology Enhanced Learning and Research)?

Yes
No

Q35 (F) How satisfied are you with the Office of the Chief Information Officer's instructional support services provided through TELR and the Office of Information Technology?

Very satisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Don't know

Q36 (GU) In the classes you took during last quarter, how often did your instructors incorporate instructional technologies such as the web, visual simulations, MS PowerPoint Presentations, or distance learning technologies in their teaching?

Nearly every class session during the quarter
Several class sessions a quarter
Only a few class sessions a quarter
Never
I did not take any classes last quarter

Q37 (GU) Please check all that apply:
I am interested in taking courses that occasionally meet "face-to-face" and the rest of the time online.
I am interested in taking courses that are instructor led, but only meet online.
I am interested in taking courses that are self-paced and are fully delivered online.
I am primarily interested in taking courses that meet "face-to-face."

Q38 (F) Please indicate all the ways that you would be interested in learning about instructional technology.

Conference seminars
Cohort workshops (with your discipline colleagues in the proximity of your offices)
Non-credit courses
For-credit courses
General workshops (hands-on with an instructor)
Online workshops
Self-instruction (manuals, trial-and-error, etc.)
Tutorials (structured, self-paced learning without an instructor)
One-on-one mentoring
Prefer not to learn, but that instructional technology professionals develop my course content
Not interested in learning about instructional technology

Q39 (F) Are you aware of Carmen, Ohio State's new course management system?

Yes (GO TO Q40)
No

Q39-a-j How did you learned about it? (Check all that apply)

Colleagues
Local IT support staff
Students
Formal college or departmental communication
OnCampus articles
OnCampus advertisements
Lantern articles
Lantern advertisements
Office of the CIO communications
TELR staff
Other, please specify

Q40 (FG) Are you using either of the university supported course management systems, Carmen or WebCT?

Yes, Carmen
Yes, WebCT
Don't use Carmen or WebCT (GO TOQ42)

Q41 (F) What is the main reason you are NOT using WebCT or another course management system?

I am not currently teaching
No time for development
Worried about intellectual property issues
Worried about security issues (grades, cheating)
Don't know how to get started
It doesn't count towards my promotion and tenure review
Don't have adequate computer hardware, software or connectivity to the network
Doesn't suit my course's needs
Tried WebCT and found it too difficult to use
Tried Carmen and found it too difficult to use
Using my own course website
Don't know what a course management system is
Waiting for the new course management system (Carmen) to take its place
Using a different system
Other, please specify


Q42 (F) Who creates your course materials (e.g., syllabus, handouts, web components)?

I create my own
Department staff
College staff
University central staff
Ccontractor external to the University
Graduate teaching or research assistants
Undergraduate students
Someone else (specify)

Q43 (F) Which of the following professional graphic and media services would you consider using?

Online course content development
Learning Object development (digital educational content modules)
Illustration
Photography (digital)
Video production and editing
Audio production and editing
Interactive and multimedia solutions/animation
Web design
Web programming
Publication design (for print or online)
Computer-based presentation design
Web accessibility compliance
Copyright clearance for online educational content
Other, please specify


Q44A (F) Are you familiar with the Ohio Learning Network and its services for online courses, faculty development, and grants opportunities?

Yes
No

Q45 (FGU) Are you aware of Ohio State's Digital Union?

Yes
No

Q46 (FG) The Digital Union offers a variety of services to the Ohio State community. Which, if any, of the following services would you be likely to use to support your instruction and/or research?

Remote collaboration via videoconferencing and shared online tools
Presentation and discussion in a wireless, flexible venue
Find partners to provide technology foundations for interdisciplinary grants and research
Find partners to develop open-source software initiatives for higher education
Learn about cost-effective hardware and software to enhance academic work practices
Develop partnerships with university and external vendors, institutions and consortia
One-on-one tutoring to learn multimedia production software as iMovie, Dreamweaver or Photoshop
Workshops to learn multimedia production software such as iMovie, Dreamweaver or Photoshop
Use a multimedia production station
Attend a presentation about new media technolog
Have hands-on access to new and emerging technologies

Q47 (UG) The Digital Union offers a variety of services to the Ohio State community. Which, if any, of the following services would you be likely to use to support your instruction and/or research?

One-on-one tutoring to learn multimedia production software as iMovie, Dreamweaver or Photoshop
Workshops to learn multimedia production software such as iMovie, Dreamweaver or Photoshop
Use a multimedia production station
Attend a presentation about new media technology
Other services

(Indicators & Measures)

Q48 (GU) What role do you feel information technology (computers, Internet, etc.) plays in your education?

Very important role
Somewhat important role
Negligible role
No role at all

Q49 (GU) If you had to re-apply to a university, how important would campus information technology resources be in your decision?

Very important
Somewhat important
Not very important
Not important at all

Q50 (GU) My use of information technology as a student at Ohio State will help to me more marketable to future employers.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q51 (GU) My use of information technology as a student at Ohio State has helped to make me more likely to succeed in future academic work.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q52 (FG) How does OSU's current information technology environment support your teaching and instruction?

Very well
Somewhat well
Somewhat poorly
Very poorly
Don't know
Not teaching

Q53 (FSGU) Would you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the statement: communications produced by the Chief Information Officer such as the Guide to Services, orientation handouts, and CIO, TELR and OIT web sites help to keep me informed about technology-related events and services on campus.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q54 (FS) Are you aware of the Office of the CIO's CommunITy electronic newsletter?

Yes
No

Q55 (FSGU) Are you aware of the Office of the OSU PlanIT Information Technology Strategic Plan?

Yes
No

Q56 (FSGU) How satisfied re you with the assistance and service you have received from 8-HELP call-in and e-mail user support?

Very satisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Don't know / have not used

Q57 (FSGU) How do you feel about the helpfulness and responsiveness of other Information Technology support resources at OSU?

Very satisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Don't know / have not used

Q58 (FSG) I am able to access all OSU computing and electronic information resources I need from my office or lab.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q59 (GU) I am able to access all OSU computing and electronic information resources while Im on campus.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q60 (FSGU) I am able to access all OSU computing and electronic information resources I need from home.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q61 (FSG) I am able to use Information Technology to contribute to my professional development.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q54 (FG) Which, if any, of the following have you experienced while using technology classrooms on campus?

Difficulty in reserving rooms
Difficulty in reserving equipment
Difficulty using equipment
Broken or malfunctioning equipment
Lack of on-site technical support
Physical environment (cleanliness, furniture, etc)

Q63 (F) OSU Information Technology was a factor in my coming to OSU.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q64 (F) OSU Information Technology is a factor in my remaining at OSU.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q65 (F) OSU Information Technology helps increase my impact or productivity.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q 66 (F) OSU Information Technology is important to my students' success

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q67 (F) Are you concerned with the time it takes to learn and use technology?

Very concerned
Somewhat concerned
Neither concerned nor unconcerned
Somewhat unconcerned
Unconcerned

Q68 (F) Reflecting on your personal attitude toward technology during the past year, would you consider yourself more or less comfortable learning and using technology than you were a year ago?

More comfortable
A little more comfortable
Neither more comfortable nor less comfortable about the same
Less comfortable
Noticeable increase in frustration

Q69 (F) In terms of technical support you need to learn and use technology would you say:

You have everything you need
You have much of what you need
A few things you need are lacking, or that
You do not have what you need
No opinion

Q70 (F) How concerned are you about the security of your electronic data?

Very concerned
Somewhat concerned
Neither concerned nor unconcerned
Somewhat unconcerned
Unconcerned

Q71 (F) How concerned are you with respect to the privacy of your communications, would you say that you are:

Very concerned
Somewhat concerned
Neither concerned nor unconcerned
Somewhat unconcerned
Unconcerned

Q72 (F) Majors in my discipline should be required to demonstrate a certain level of knowledge regarding computer applications in my field.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q73 (FSGU) How familiar are you with Information Technology resources at the university?

Very familiar
Familiar
Somewhat familiar
Not familiar (GO TO Q72)
Do not use (GO TO Q72)

Q74 (FSGU) What technology support services are you missing?

Please specify_________________________________________

Q75 (FSGU) Do the Information Technology resources at the university meet your technology needs?

Yes
No
No Opinion

Q76 (FSGU) How satisfied are you with Information Technology services at OSU?

Very satisfied
Somewhat Satisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Don't know

Q77 (FSGU) How satisfied are you with the central OSU e-mail service, in other words not the e-mail service provided by your college, department or office, but the main osu.edu email service?

Very satisfied
Somewhat Satisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Don't know

Libraries Section

Q78 (FSGU) For which of the following purposes do you use one or more of the OSU libraries?

Individual research/study
Group research/study
Use computers
Pickup/return materials
Confer with a librarian
Attend a class or function
Meet friends and/or colleagues
Other

Q79 (FSGU) For which of the following purposes would you like to use one or more of the OSU libraries in the future?

Individual research/study
Group research/study
Use computers
Pickup/return materials
Confer with a librarian
Attend a class or function
Meet friends and/or colleagues
Other