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Page: SECTION A
1. Please tick all online courses you are currently studying with the Department for Continuing Education.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Brontes
5.1%4
Contemporary British Fiction: an Introduction
10.1%8
Critical Reading
2.5%2
Durer to Bruegel: Northern Renaissance Art c1480-1580
1.3%1
Exploring Roman Britain
6.3%5
Islamic Art and Architecture: an Introduction
7.6%6
Jane Austen
5.1%4
Learning to Look at Modern Art
6.3%5
Learning to Look at the Visual Arts
6.3%5
Learning to Look at Western Architecture
3.8%3
Philosophy of Mind
2.5%2
Philosophy of Religion
6.3%5
Playing God: an Introduction to Bioethics
5.1%4
Political Philosophy
5.1%4
Reality, Being and Existence: an Introduction to Metaphysics
5.1%4
Study Skills
6.3%5
The New Economic Powers: Brazil, Russia, India and China
2.5%2
The Philosophy Gym
6.3%5
Theory of Knowledge
5.1%4
Victorian Fiction: an Introduction
5.1%4
Visual Arts of India
2.5%2

2. Not including any online courses you are enrolled on this term, how many other online courses have you taken with the Department for Continuing Education?
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Percent
Response
Count
None
61.5%48
1
17.9%14
2
9.0%7
3-4
9.0%7
5-10
2.6%2
More than 10 0.0%0

3. How many face to face courses have you taken with the Department for Continuing Education?
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Percent
Response
Count
None
89.9%71
1
3.8%3
2
2.5%2
3-4
2.5%2
5-10 0.0%0
More than 10
1.3%1

4. Your age.
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Percent
Response
Count
18-21
1.3%1
22-24
1.3%1
25-34
20.3%16
35-54
36.7%29
55 and over
40.5%32

5. Your gender.
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Percent
Response
Count
Male
46.3%37
Female
53.8%43

6. Is English your first language?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
72.2%57
No
27.8%22

7. How would you rate your typing ability?
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Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
18.8%15
Good
45.0%36
Average
27.5%22
Poor
8.8%7

8. Are you
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Percent
Response
Count
Employed full-time
33.8%26
Employed part-time
13.0%10
Studying full-time
2.6%2
Full-time homemaker
5.2%4
Self-employed
9.1%7
Unemployed
3.9%3
Retired
32.5%25
Other (please specify)
 
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9. Where do you access the Internet most often?
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Percent
Response
Count
Home
91.1%72
Library
5.1%4
Internet cafe 0.0%0
Work
15.2%12
Mobile 0.0%0
Other (please specify) 0.0%0

Page: SECTION B
10. Do you use any special hardware or software (“assistive technology”) because of problems with your sight, hearing, mobility, ability to use a keyboard and/or mouse, or because of any other issues (e.g. dyslexia)? (These are often referred to as “accessibility” issues)
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Percent
Response
Count
No
100.0%79
Yes (please explain) 0.0%0

11. Which of the following technologies do you use? Tick all that apply.
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Percent
Response
Count
Laptop or tablet computer
77.9%60
Wireless connectivity on your laptop
39.0%30
Bluetooth connectivity on your laptop
13.0%10
Mobile phone
70.1%54
Web access (GPRS) on your mobile phone
15.6%12
Bluetooth connectivity on your mobile phone
16.9%13
iPod or MP3 player (also tick this box if your mobile phone has an MP3 player)
40.3%31
Personal digital assistant (PDA) or handheld computer e.g. iPAQ (also tick this box if your mobile phone has PDA-like functions)
11.7%9
Digital camera (also tick this box if your mobile phone has a camera)
71.4%55
Webcam
16.9%13
Microphone and loudspeakers on your PC or laptop
42.9%33
Other (please specify)
 
3.9%3

12. Do you use Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail or other web-based mail service?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
75.9%60
No
24.1%19

13. Do you use Wikipedia and other online encyclopaedias that allow users to add and edit material?
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Percent
Response
Count
I have added/edited material in one
3.8%3
I have looked up information in one
88.6%70
I have heard of online encyclopaedias but have never used one
5.1%4
I do not know what online encyclopaedias are
2.5%2

14. Do you use websites for sharing photographs, images and/or videos e.g. Flickr or YouTube?
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Percent
Response
Count
I have put my own images/videos on such sites
13.9%11
I have looked at other people’s images/videos but haven’t added any of my own
53.2%42
I have heard of such sites but have never used one
32.9%26
I do not know what these sites are 0.0%0

15. Do you use podcasts (including video podcasts)?
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Percent
Response
Count
I have downloaded and listened to podcasts
24.7%19
I have listened to podcasts downloaded by someone else
2.6%2
I have listened to podcasts on a website
15.6%12
I have heard of but do not listen to podcasts
53.2%41
I have never heard of podcasts
3.9%3

16. Have you ever created and distributed your own podcast?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes 0.0%0
No
100.0%75

17. Do you read blogs written by other people?
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Percent
Response
Count
I read other people’s blogs and add comments if I have something to say
27.8%22
I read other people’s blogs but don't add any comments
46.8%37
I have heard of blogs but have never read one
25.3%20
I do not know what blogs are 0.0%0

18. Do you have your own blog in addition to the one on your course?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, I write in it regularly and respond to the comments that people make
7.8%6
I have started one but I don’t write in it very much
6.5%5
I did have my own blog but have stopped writing in it
2.6%2
I have never had my own blog
83.1%64

19. Do you use social networking sites e.g. MySpace, Facebook or Bebo?
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Percent
Response
Count
I have an account and use it regularly
10.3%8
I have an account but don’t use it very much
23.1%18
I have heard about this sort of site but have never used one
61.5%48
I do not know what social networking sites are
5.1%4

20. On which websites or services do you have a profile (e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Instant messaging, Skype)?
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36
 Response
Count
 44

21. If you could use your profile from another site in your course, would you want to do so?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
9.0%7
No
30.8%24
Not sure
60.3%47

22. Do you use a social bookmarking tool e.g. del.icio.us or Furl?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, I use one
3.8%3
I have heard of social bookmarking tools but have never used one
19.2%15
I do not know what social bookmarking tools are
76.9%60

23. Do you use an online calendar e.g. Google Calendar, iCal or Yahoo! Calendar?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, I use one
17.7%14
I have heard of online calendars but have never used one
62.0%49
I do not know what online calendars are
20.3%16

24. Do you read news feeds e.g. RSS or Atom?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes I read news feeds (go to Q25)
15.4%12
I have heard of news feeds but I don't read them (go to Q26)
42.3%33
I do not know what news feeds are (go to Q26)
42.3%33

25. What do you use to read news feeds e.g. RSS or Atom? Tick as many as apply.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Web browser
76.5%13
Desktop application (e.g. RSS Bandit)
17.6%3
Aggregator (e.g. Bloglines, Google Reader, Netvibes)
29.4%5

26. Do you use a personalised home page service, with news feeds, calendar etc. e.g. Google Home, Pageflakes or Netvibes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, I use one regularly
15.4%12
I have tried one, but do not use regularly
16.7%13
I have heard of home page services but have never used one
32.1%25
I do not know what home page services are
35.9%28

27. Do you use any communication tools, such as:
  • Internet telephony (VOIP), e.g. Skype, Ventrilo
  • Chat or instant messaging, e.g. MSN Messenger, Google Talk
  • Discussion forum (but not as part of your studies)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, I use these tools regularly
25.3%20
Yes, I use these tools but not very often
31.6%25
I have heard of these tools but have never used them
36.7%29
I do not know what these tools are
6.3%5
If you answered 'Yes', please list the tools you use
 
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28. Do you have anything else you would like to tell us about your use of web tools?
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67
 Response
Count
 13

Page: SECTION C
29. Did you use your Blog?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, regularly
24.4%19
Yes, a couple of times
44.9%35
No
30.8%24

30. Did you keep your Blog posts private to yourself?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes, I kept them private
70.0%42
I sometimes kept them private and sometimes shared them with other course participants
10.0%6
No, I made all posts available to other course participants
20.0%12

31. How often did you read the forums?
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Percent
Response
Count
More than once a day
39.7%31
Daily
32.1%25
A few times a week
28.2%22
Once a week 0.0%0
Fortnightly 0.0%0
Less often 0.0%0
Never 0.0%0

32. How often did you post to the forums?
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Percent
Response
Count
More than once a day
7.7%6
Daily
14.1%11
A few times a week
48.7%38
Once a week
15.4%12
Fortnightly
9.0%7
Less often
2.6%2
Never
2.6%2

33. Did you use the forum email alerts/subscribe to the forums?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
41.0%32
No
46.2%36
Not sure
12.8%10

34. If your course had a wiki, did you contribute to it?
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Percent
Response
Count
My course had a wiki and I did contribute to it
4.1%3
My course had a wiki but I did not contribute to it
9.6%7
My course did not have a wiki
86.3%63

35. If your course had a glossary/website recommendation area, did you use it?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, I looked at and contributed to it
5.2%4
Yes, I looked at it
61.0%47
No, I did not look at it
6.5%5
My course did not have a course glossary/website recommendation area
27.3%21

36. Did you use the course calendar?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
66.2%51
No
33.8%26

37. Did you add course dates to other diaries/calendars you use?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, to a printed (paper) calendar
21.8%17
Yes, to an electronic/online calendar
11.5%9
No
66.7%52

38. Did you fill in your profile?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
86.8%66
No
13.2%10

39. Do you have any other comments about the technologies in the course?
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55
 Response
Count
 25

Page: SECTION D
40. If certain aspects of the course could appear in websites that you already use, which of the following would you be interested in? Tick all that apply.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Content
73.5%36
Blog
30.6%15
Wiki
18.4%9
Chat
22.4%11
Forum
63.3%31
Calendar
28.6%14
Profile
32.7%16

41. How would you like to be able to access the course materials once the course has finished? Tick all that apply.
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Percent
Response
Count
Online
70.1%54
In downloadable format
55.8%43
In easily printable format
49.4%38
None of these
1.3%1

42. Do you intend to keep in touch with other students on your course after it has finished?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
14.3%11
No
23.4%18
Not sure
62.3%48
Please explain your choice
 
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43. If you have studied with the Department before have you stayed in touch with other students on the course?
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Percent
Response
Count
I have not studied with the Department before
51.9%40
I have studied with the Department but have not kept in touch with other students
29.9%23
I have studied with the Department and have kept in touch with other students
18.2%14

44. Would you be more likely to keep in touch with students on your course if we provided an online space for you to do so?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
55.8%43
No
11.7%9
Not sure
32.5%25

45. Would you like to be able to communicate with students on other online short courses?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, from before I start my course and after my course has finished
23.4%18
Yes, during my course 0.0%0
Yes, during my course and after my course has finished
10.4%8
Yes, after my course has finished
3.9%3
No
26.0%20
Not sure
36.4%28

46. We would like to conduct follow-up interviews with a small number of respondents, in order to find out more about the views and experiences they have reported in this survey.

Would you be willing to be interviewed, either in person, by telephone, or online (to be agreed via email).

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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, I am willing to be interviewed
75.3%58
No, I do not wish to be interviewed
24.7%19
If you answered 'Yes', please give your email address here
 
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47. If you would like to enter the prize draw, please enter your email address here.
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 Response
Count
 73

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