2008 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 Q5)
One
Two
More than Two

Q2A (FSGU) Is your primary computer at your local residence a . . .
Macintosh using Mac OS9 or lower
Macintosh using Mac OSX
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 a wireless network connection or adapter?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q2B (FSGU) Is your secondary computer at your local residence a . . .
Macintosh using Mac OS9 or lower
Macintosh using Mac OSX
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 a wireless network connection or adapter?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q5. (FSGU) Are you aware of the OSU Minimum Computer Security Standards (MCSS) to protect data and the university network?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q6. (FSGU) Is your computer firewall turned on and kept up to date?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q7. (FSGU) Do you use automatic update functions to keep your operating system and software current with security patches?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q8. (FSGU) Do you run software to protect your computer against viruses, spam, spyware, and adware?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q9 (FSGU) Have you set up a password to log into your computer?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q10 (FSGU) Does your computer contain any sensitive data such as names and social security numbers?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q11 (FS) Are you aware of the OSU central system Anti Spam Service on the central Email system?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q12 (FS) Is the Anti-Spam Service helping reduce your unwanted Email?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q13 (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

Q14 (FSGU) Which, if any, of these Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) or Smartphones do you use?
Palm OS Device (Palm, Visor, Treo, Sony Clio, etc)
Windows CE, Powered by Windows, or PocketPC Device (HP IPaq, Dell, etc.)
Blackberry
iPhone
Some other device or smartphone (Specify)________________________
Do not use Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or Smartphone

Q15 (FSGU) Do you presently have a cellular phone?
Yes
No

Q16 (FSGU) Do you use OSU Wireless on campus?
Yes
No
Don't know

Q17 (FSGU) Are you aware of the OSU Office of Information Technology (OIT) System Status Webpage (monitoring Email, Carmen, authentication, People Soft, college or department services)?
Yes
No

Q18 (FSGU) What steps do 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

Q19 (FSGU) Do you use telephone over the Internet (VOIP)?
Use wired VoIP
Use wireless VoIP
Do not use VoIP  (GO TO Q20)

Q20 (FSGU) Where do you use VoIP?
Home
Work
Both home and work

Q21 (FSGU) What Internet Service Provider (ISP) 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
Other 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
Earthlink high-speed Cable modem internet service on Time Warner Cable
ATT DSL service
Other DSL service
Other high-Speed Cable Modem Service
Other ISP service
I do not connect to the university network /No ISP

Q22 (FSGU) Which program do you primarily use to display and view pages from the Web?
Firefox
Internet Explorer
Netscape
Mozilla
Safari
Something else

Q23 (FSGU) On average, approximately how many hours per week do you use the Internet at home?
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

Q24 (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 an 10 hours per week
Between 10 and 20 hours per week
Between 21 and 60 hours per week
More than 60 hours per week

Q25 (FSGU) Do you use social networking sites to explore the interests and activities of others?
Yes
No (GO TO Q27)

Q26A (FSGU) Which social network sites do you use? (Please check all that apply)
Classmate
Facebook
LinkedIn
MySpace
Other, please specify _____________________

 (TELR Section)

Q27 (F) How often do you use instructional technologies such as the Internet, visual simulations, MS PowerPoint 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
Only use outside of scheduled class sessions
Never
I do not teach classes (GO TO Q42)

Q28 (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?

Q28A (F) Help and support available to use instructional technologies (e.g., technical help, instructional or visual design help, training workshops, copyright help)

Q28B (F) Rewards for using instructional technologies (e.g., promotion and tenure, supplemental salary, opportunity to publish related work, funding, positive feedback from students)

Q28C (F) Access to software, equipment and network (e.g., computer labs, updated software and hardware, Internet-ready classrooms, loaner computers, cameras, mobile devices)

Q28D (F) Maintaining ownership of intellectual property that you develop in the context of your instructional activities

Q28E (F) Ease of use, the ability to trouble-shoot and set-up without technical support

Q29 (F) Would you be interested in offering a fully online, distance learning course?

Yes
No
Possibly
Already offer a fully online course

Q30 (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/Vodcasting
E-mail
Computer-projected materials (e.g., MS PowerPoint, graphics, video)
Wireless use of computers or personal digital assistants (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________________________________

Q31 (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 students to assist with courseware design and development
Graphic design services (e.g. professional 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

Q32 (F) How satisfied are you with the services provided through TELR?

Very satisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Don't use the services

Q33 (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

Q34 (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."

Q35 (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, print-based self-paced learning without an instructor)
Podcasts/Vodcasts
One-on-one mentoring
Prefer not to learn, but that instructional technology professionals develop my course content
Not interested in learning about instructional technology

Q36 (FGU) Are you aware of Carmen, the university's course management system?
Yes
No (Go to Q39)

Q37 (F) Are you using the university supported course management system, Carmen?
Yes (GO TO Q38)
No (GO TO Q39)
Don't know

Q38 (F) Which of these potential Carmen functions would you be interesting in using? (Check all that apply)
Rubric-based assessment
ePortfolios
eReserves
Blogs
Wikis
Webcasting or webconferencing
None of these
Other, please specify_________________________

Q39 (F) Do you have a class website on a departmental, college or other server?
Yes
No

Q40 (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

Q41 (F) Who creates your course materials (e.g., syllabus, handouts, web components)?

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

Q42 (F) Are you familiar with the Ohio Learning Network (www.oln.org) and its services for online courses, faculty development, and grants opportunities?
Yes
No

Q43 (FGU) Are you aware of Ohio State's Digital Union located in the Science and Engineering Library?
Yes
No

Q44 (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 and emerging media technologies
Have hands-on access to use or borrow new and emerging technologies
A place to experiment teaching within cutting-edge, technology-enhanced learning environments

Q45 (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 learning? 

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 and emerging media technologies
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.)

Q46 (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)

 Q47 (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

Q48 (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

Q49 (GU) My use of information technology as a student at Ohio State will help to make me more marketable to future employers.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q50 (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

Q51 (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

Q52 (FSGU) Would you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the statement: Communications produced by the Chief Information Officer such as IT Resources, 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

Q53 (FS) Are you aware of the Office of the CIO's CommunITy electronic newsletter?
Yes
No

Q54 (FS) Are you aware of the Office of the CIO's mailed CommunITy newsletter?
Yes
No

 Q55 (FSGU) How satisfied are you with the assistance and service you have received from 8-HELP call-in and web user support?
Very satisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Don't know/Haven't used

Q56 (GU) Are you aware of the new BuckeyeBar technology support service?
Yes
No (Go to 60)

Q57 (GU) How satisfied are you with the BuckeyeBar service?
Very satisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Don't know/Haven't used

Q58 (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/Haven't used

Q59 (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

Q60 (GU) I am able to access all OSU computing and electronic information resources while I'm on campus.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q61 (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

Q62 (FSG) I am able to use Information Technology to contribute to my professional development.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

 Q63 (F) OSU Information Technology is a factor in my remaining at OSU.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q64 (F) OSU Information Technology helps increase my impact or productivity.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q65 (F) OSU Information Technology is important to my students' success.
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Don't know

Q66 (F) In terms of the 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
You do not have what you need
No opinion

Q67 (F) How concerned are you about the security of your electronic data?

Very concerned
Somewhat concerned
Neither concerned nor unconcerned
Somewhat unconcerned
Unconcerned

Q68 (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

 Q69 (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

Q70 (FSGU) How familiar are you with Information Technology resources at the university?

Very familiar
Familiar
Somewhat familiar
Not familiar (GO TO Q73)
Do not use (GO TO Q73)

Q71 (FSGU) Do the Information Technology resources at the university meet your technology needs?
Yes
No
No opinion

Q72 (FSGU) What technology support services are you missing?

Please specify___________________________

Q73 (FSGU) How satisfied are you with Information Technology services at OSU?

Very satisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied (Go to 73A)
Very dissatisfied (Go to 73A)
Don't know

Q73A (FSCU) If dissatisfied, which Information Technology services are least satisfying? (please specify) _______________________

Q74 (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 friend and or colleagues
Do not use the library
Other

Q75 (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

Q76 (FSGU) Are you aware that OIT offers non-credit short courses at no charge on Information Technology?
Yes
No

Q77 (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