Data collection ended June 2nd. Preliminary descriptive data is available from the NMC presentation and the Sloan-C Emerging Technology presentation at: Presentations by Tanya

Pre-survey for students:
https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_6ffR4ZQMGfIuoss&SVID=Prod

Post-Survey for students:
https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_9YR7toCHszJFsna

Social Media Survey | Draft 1

Course Communication

Engagement
Social networking made me feel more involved in the course
Social networking led me to become engaged in class
Social networking did not make me feel more connected to my course (r)

Communication/Interaction
Using social networking tools helped me be more aware of course happenings
The classroom environment was more active thanks to social networking
I would have liked to see more class interaction (r)
Social networking facilitated better communication between the instructor and students
Social networking facilitated better communication amongst students
Social networking did NOT stimulate interaction with my classmates (r)
Social networking made interaction with my instructor more effective
Social networking made it difficult to communicate very well with my instructor (r)
Social networking increased the frequency of my participation in the course
Social networking did NOT increase my participation in class (r)

Second Life was an enriching experience.
Using Second Life was fun and exciting.
I felt as if I knew my instructor better.

Satisfaction with Technology

Acquiring

It was easy to access the social networking tools
I didn’t understand how to access the social networking tools (r)
Creating an account was a simple process
I couldn’t figure out how to create an account (r)

Support

My instructor/TA was able to answer my questions about the social networking tool(s)
My instructor/TA did not have answers to my questions about the social networking tool(s) (r)
Technical support was available when I needed it
I needed better technical support with the social networking tool(s) (r)

Ease of Use

I had no problems using the social networking tools
The social networking tool(s) was confusing (r)
I found it easy to use the social networking tool(s)
Using the social networking tool(s) in class was simple
It was difficult to use the social networking tool(s) (r)

Training

The introductory explanations on how to use the social networking tools were sufficient
The introductory explanations on how to use the social networking tools were clear
After the introduction, I still wasn’t sure how to use the social networking tools (r)

Fun


Using the social networking tools was fun
Using the social networking tools in class is exciting
Using the social networking tools was annoying (r)
I really enjoyed using the social networking tools

Overall Effectiveness

Overall, I am happy with using social networking tools
Using social networking tools in a course is a waste of time (r)
I would take another course that used the social networking tools
I will avoid classes using social networking tools in the future (r)
I would recommend that the instructor continue to use social networking tools
I would hope the instructor would think twice about using social networking tools in the future (r)
I would recommend this course to others
I would not recommend this course to a fellow student (r)
Social networking tools used in this course motivated me to learn

Perceived Learning

Social networking tools have been beneficial to my learning
Social networking tools had little impact on my learning (r)
Social networking tools allow me to better understand concepts
The social networking tools did not help me to understand concepts better (r)
The social networking tools really helped me better prepare for exams
The social networking tools were not much help in preparing for exams (r)
Social networking tools helped me understand the course material
Social networking tools helped me get instant feedback on what I knew and didn’t know
Social networking tools failed to help me identify what I still needed to learn (r)
The social networking tools made it easy to connect ideas together
Using social networking tools helped me think more deeply about course materials

Perceived Performance

Using social networking tools helped me do better in this class
Using the social networking tools did not help me do better in this course (r)


Final


Pre-survey

Communication-->
Engagement
I feel involved in this course.
Communication
I feel that I have good communication with my instructor.
I feel that I have good communication with my classmates.
Community
I feel connected in this course.
I feel that I have been able to develop a relationship with my classmates.
I feel that I have been able to develop a relationship with my instructor.

Pre-media
The e-mail reminders from the instructor make me feel more connected.
The announcements posted on D2L make me feel more connected.

Antecedent
I need to feel connected in order to learn.
I need to have good communication with my instructor to learn.
I need to have good communication with my classmates to learn.
I need to be able to develop relationships to learn.
I need frequent communication from my instructor (e-mail, announcements, discussion posts, grade fee...


Post-survey

Engagement
I feel engaged in this course.
I feel involved in this course.

Communication
I feel that I have good communication with my instructor.
I feel that I have good communication with my classmates
I had sufficient online access to my instructor.

+I need to have good communication with my instructor to learn.
+I need to have good communication with my classmates to learn.

Community
I feel that I have been able to develop a relationship with my classmates.
I feel that I have been able to develop a relationship with my instructor.

+I need to be able to develop relationships to learn.
+I need to feel connected in order to learn.
+I need frequent communication from my instructor (e-mail, announcements, discussion posts, grade fee...

-The e-mail reminders from the instructor make me feel more connected.
-The announcements posted on D2L make me feel more connected.

New items introduced w/POST

How social media was used in class (IV)

Which social networking tools did you use?-Received text messages on my phone via Twitter
Which social networking tools did you use?-Received Twitter news feeds in my Twitter account
Which social networking tools did you use?-Received Facebook fan page news feeds on my Wall
Which social networking tools did you use?-Use Twitter hashtags to track course conversations (#Commun313)
Which social networking tools did you use?-Click to write Choice 5
Which social networking tools did you use?-Click to write Choice 5-TEXT


Engagement (only post)
Social networking / made me feel more involved in the course
Social networking did NOT make me feel more connected to my course
Social networking led me to become engaged in class

Communication/Interaction
Using social networking tools helped me be more aware of course happenings
The classroom environment was more active thanks to social networking
I would have liked to see MORE class interaction
Social networking facilitated better communication between the instructor and students
Social networking facilitated better communication amongst students
Social networking did NOT stimulate interaction with my classmates
Social networking made interaction with my instructor more effective
Social networking made it DIFFICULT to communicate with my instructor
Social networking increased the frequency of my participation in the course
Social networking did NOT increase my participation in class

Satisfaction:Support
My instructor was able to answer any questions I had about using the social networking tools.
My instructor did not answer my questions about using the social networking tools.
Technical support was available when I needed it
I needed better technical support with the social networking tools.

Satisfaction: Ease of Use
I had a few problems using the social networking tools.
Accessing the social networking tools was easy.
I had difficulty using the social networking tools.

Satisfaction: Training
The introductory explanations on how to use the the social networking tools were clear and sufficien...
After the introduction, I still wasn't sure how to use the social networking tools.

Satisfaction: Fun
Using the social networking tool was fun
It is exciting to use the social networking tools as a way to get course information.
Using social networking tools was annoying.

Satisfaction: Overall
I was satisfied with using the social networking tools.
Overall, I am happy with using the social networking tools.
Using the social networking tools in a course is a waste of time
I would take another course that used the social networking tools.
I will avoid classes that use the social networking tools in the future
I would recommend that the instructor continue to use the social networking tools.
I would recommend this course to others
I would not recommend this course to a classmate

Learning (perceived)
The social networking tools were beneficial to my learning.

Performance
Using the social networking tools helped me do better in this class.
The social networking tools did NOT help be do better in this class.

Communication (Social Presence)

I was able to develop a closeness to the course and my instructor
I was able to form individual impressions of my instructor