2007 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 portable?

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 portable?

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, Treo, 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
SBC DSL service
Other DSL service
Other high-Speed cable modem service
Other dial-up 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?

Yes
No

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

Yes
No

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

Zone Alarm
Black Ice
Norton Personal Firewall
Firewall built in to Windows XP
Firewall built in to MacOS X
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 5 hours per week
Between 5 and 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, 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, loaner computers, cameras, mobile devices)

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, if any, 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
Podcasting
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
Web-accessible examples of successful faculty eLearning solutions and "how to" tips
Professional assessment of online course materials
Help seeking grants to support use of instructional technology
Trained student 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) How satisfied are you with the services provided through TELR?

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

Q35 (GU) In the classes you took during last quarter, how often did your instructors incorporate instructional technologies such as Carmen, 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

Q36 (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."

Q37 (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/Webinars
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

Q38 (F) Are you aware of Carmen, Ohio State's 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
Carmen marketing (postcards, bus placards, pens, etc.)
Carmen newsletter 
TELR staff
Other, please specify

Q40 (F) Are you using the university supported course management system, Carmen?

Yes (Go to Q41)
No (GO T0 Q42)
Don't know

Q41 (F) Which of these potential Carmen functions would you be interesting in using? (Check all that apply)
Rubric-based assessment
ePortfolios
Blogs
Webcasting or webconferencing
None of these
Other, please specify

 Q42 (F) Do you have a class website on a departmental, college or other server?
Yes
No

Q43 (F) What is the main reason you are not using Carmen?

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 Carmen and found it too difficult to use
Using my own course website
Don't know what a course management system is
Using a different course management system
Other, please specify

Q44 (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
Another faculty member
Graduate teaching or research assistants
Undergraduate students
Someone else (specify)

Q45 (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


Q46 (F) Are you familiar with the Ohio Learning Network and its services for online courses, faculty development, and grants opportunities?

Yes
No

Q47 (FGU) Are you aware of Ohio State's Digital Union located in the Science and Engineering Library?

Yes
No

Q48 (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 with colleagues and students 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
Workshops to learn multimedia production software
Use a multimedia production station
Attend a presentation about new media technology
Have hands-on access to use or borrow new and emerging technologies
A place to experiment teaching within cutting-edge, technology-enhanced learning environments

Q49 (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

One-on-one tutoring to learn how to add digital functionality to electronic theses or dissertations
Workshops to learn multimedia production software
Use a multimedia production station
Attend a presentation about new media technology
Have hands-on access to use or borrow new and emerging technologies
A place to work with faculty mentors on research ideas
A place to develop and practice making computer-assisted presentations (MS PowerPoint, etc.)

Q50 (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) Q51 (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

Q52 (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

Q53 (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

Q54 (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

Q55 (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

Q56 (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

Q57 (FS) Are you aware of the Office of the CIO's CommunITy electronic newsletter?

Yes
No

Q58 (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

Q59 (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

Q60 (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

Q61 (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

Q62 (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

Q63 (FSG) I am able to use Information Technology to contribute to my professional development.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q64 (F) OSU Information Technology was a factor in my coming to OSU.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q65 (F) OSU Information Technology is a factor in my remaining at OSU. Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q66 (F) OSU Information Technology helps increase my impact or productivity.

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q67 (F) OSU Information Technology is important to my students' success

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q68 (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

Q69 (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

Q70 (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

Q71 (F) How concerned are you about the security of your electronic data?

Very concerned
Somewhat concerned
Neither concerned nor unconcerned
Somewhat unconcerned
Unconcerned

Q72 (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

Q73 (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

Q74 (FSGU) How familiar are you with Information Technology resources at the university?

Very familiar
Familiar
Somewhat familiar
Not familiar (GO TO Q77)
Do not use (GO TO Q77)

Q75 (FSGU) What technology support services are you missing?

Please specify

Q76 (FSGU) Do the Information Technology resources at the university meet your technology needs?

Yes
No
No Opinion

Q77 (FSGU) How satisfied are you with Information Technology services at OSU?

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

Q78 (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

Q79 (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
Do not use the library
Other

Q80 (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
Do not plan to use the library
Other

Q81 (FSGU) Are you aware that OIT offers non-credit short courses at no charge on Information Technology?
Yes
No

Q82 (FSGU) What non-credit training Information Technology courses would you find most useful?
(a) Operating Systems
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Macintosh OS X
Other, please specify

(b) Microsoft Office applications
Access
Excel
PowerPoint
Publisher
Word
Visio
Project

(c) Web-related applications
Acrobat
Dreamweaver
Front Page
Flash
Photoshop
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
JavaScript
Other, please specify

(d) Statistical and mathematical applications
Mathematica
MATLAB
MINITAB
SAS
SPSS
Other, please specify