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A case study using the WWW as the medium for the delivery of learning resources
Appendix A - Initial Questionnaire
- Computing is definitely something I want to learn, but I fear IT to be rather complex - hence my apprehension in regard to this subject.
- Writing out essays/dissertations.
- Using Email for access to information about plays etc........
- I don't particularly like computers, but I'll have to learn to use them eventually, so it might as well be now.
- Essentially I am somewhat fearful of technology, and do not really possess any urge to learn how to use computers. However as I have friends very apt at using them, and have seen to time saving quality, I am very willing to learn.
- The possibility scares me. I would feel of a gross disadvantage. I would prefer my studies to be on a more personal level than working and communicating through a computer. Maybe I'm stuck in the 19th century, but I wish the course could be completed without computers. However, with sufficient training I'm sure to feel more confident at least.
- I would use a computer for general info to aid essay writing etc.
- It seems as though it could be useful but then again it may just be a great big hassle I hope not!
- Could be very helpful but may lack enthusiasm and clarity of a lecturer.
- I would use a computer in order to make my studying more efficient and to make resources more available, but in general I object to having to use a computer too often - and prefer books and talking to people.
- I don't really like using computers I find writing much easier, but I suppose they can do a lot more. I don't mind as long as it's not compulsory.
- Ready to try methods - although have not used computer before as an aid to study.
- I am uncertain to whether it will actually be of benefit except to make lecture notes and additional information available.
- I hope to be able to use computers to my advantage during the course, since word processing etc. are very useful tools to anyone who must write a great deal.
- Could be useful if lectures missed, may be quicker than using books.
- Good idea but may take a bit too long to explain to really benefit the course. If everyone was competent I'm sure it would be very helpful.
- The idea of using a computer seems a good one if it is guaranteed to improve my studies and my communication skills. If not, then I would feel that the whole point of a computer, would seem a little pointless.
- Fine as long as I understand how to use them.
- A computer course would be helpful. I am also doing a single module IT course on Word processing, computer literacy, so I will gain more experience from that course as well.
- I think its a useful inclusion and it would be a good learning experience.
- I think using the computers would be good for making lecture notes available.
- Would save time with essays, and would improve their presentation.
- A BRILLIANT IDEA! There are endless possibilities to be explored especially with the internet and the WWW - which I've already had some access to. Also email is a really goo idea.
- Not all that keen because of my inexperience with computers but I can see their advantages in some areas.
- I feel it would benefit my work on the course and enable me to gain some competence with computers which will be an advantage.
- Good idea.
- Whilst understanding the need to incorporate computers into the learning process I am still convinced that student/lecturer contact is the best way to learn a subject.
- Suppose it might be useful but in the end you can't use it as a substitute for reading/learning the subject. Hope stress on using computers does not detract from the content of the course. Garbage in - garbage out!
- It will be useful for having the lecture notes in advance but may lead to laziness as part of the work will already be done for the student.
- As an English student I feel computers will be useful in drafting papers and seeking information.
- Could be useful.
- Sounds a good idea, more interesting and convenient.
- I feel it is a good idea to be able to have lecture notes available via computers, therefore do not have to take notes during lectures - will be able to concentrate easier.
- I think having access to a word processor would be very helpful.
- It would allow us to gather more information on the subjects we were studying.
- I think it's extremely useful - particularly as emphasising visual learning, not just making constant notes at lectures.
- I think computers will be a good help in helping me with my studies.
- The possibility of having notes and communication available in an easily referenced format certainly appeals, allowing greater accuracy and understanding.
- I think they will be very useful.
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