CS 3604 -- Professionalism


Spring 1999


Survey of WWW Usage


On the mark sense form provided, answer the following questions:

1. How often do you check into the CS 3604 class WWW pages?

  1. daily,
  2. biweekly,
  3. once a week,
  4. less frequently

2. What facility do you primarily use?

  1. Home system,
  2. CS laboratory (McB 116)
  3. One of the University Macintosh laboratories
  4. Other

3. What platform do you primarily use?

  1. DECstation (any variety)
  2. Amiga
  3. Macintosh
  4. IBM or clone
  5. Other

4. Do you print off pages from the WWW?

  1. Always,
  2. frequently,
  3. assignments only,
  4. never

5. Do you read long artciles from a screen or do you print them for reading?

  1. from screen,
  2. from printed page

6. What page do you use as your primary entry point?

  1. Course home page,
  2. index,
  3. announcements page,
  4. other

7. I use a hotlist (bookmarks) to navigate through the WWW:

  1. Yes,
  2. No

8. How many items do your have on your hotlist/bookmarks (estimate)?

  1. less than 5,
  2. 6-10,
  3. 10-20,
  4. more than 20

9. Compared to having notes on file at the reserve desk of the library, is the use of WWW:

  1. much better,
  2. more convenient,
  3. less convenient,
  4. a disaster

10. Having course notes and class materials available on WWW is:

  1. overwhelming,
  2. useful,
  3. better than nothing,
  4. useless

11 Having on-line course information that can be updated regularly so that I can always find out the latest information about the course is:

  1. Overdoing things,
  2. OK,
  3. distracting,
  4. waste of time

12. I am learning more about WWW in this course than I am about the topic of the course:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

13. There are pages and links on the WWW related to this course that I have never visited:

  1. True,
  2. False

14. I would like to see MORE reading material anywhere on the WWW rather than having to visit the library or buy the book:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

15. When I get on WWW to visit the class notes I also visit many other sites on the web:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

16. I like the idea that the material presented in class is also available on the WWW:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

17. If would pay a fee for WWW access to copyrighted material rather than buying the book (assuming that the overall cost was less than the cost of the book):

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

18. I would like to see the WWW class notes expanded to include additional material that is not generally included in overheads and on chalk boards:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

19. The idea of doing collaborative work, such as the debates, using WWW (or an equiavlent system) is attractive to me:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

20. Often I want to do work on this course but getting to the WWW is too difficult and so I do something else:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

21. There are better ways of providing student access to course materials than using WWW, such as:

  1. Class hand-outs,
  2. on reserve at the library,
  3. available at a copy center,
  4. other

22. The idea of a paperless course is ridiculous:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

23. The concept of a paperless course should be extended to make all assignments, examinations, and student interaction through WWW or e-mail:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

24. I would welcome other courses using this technology to present class materials:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

25. WWW will only work in a course when it is dealing with a non-technical topic:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

26. I believe that I could successfully complete a course from the WWW without ever going to class:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

27. Entries on the WWW should consist only of the outlines of articles and books for emphasis, and the originals should be made available on reserve at the library:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

28. I would prefer paper to the WWW material because I can highlight and write on paper notes:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

29. The use of images to break up the look of pages makes the pages look more attractive and eye catching:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

30. The use of "pretty" images in the text of a WWW page takes a long time to down load and display, and should be discouraged:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

31. When I use Mosaic/Netscape, I generally work with the "auto-load images" option turned off:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

32. I miss out on information about the course because I do not have ready access to the WWW pages.

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

33. So far, which part of the course do you like best?

  1. History of Computing,
  2. Computers in Everyday Usage and Their Impact,
  3. Computer/Professional Codes of Conduct,
  4. On Being a Scientist and a Professional
  5. Legal Concerns

34. I am finding that I do a better job at writing since I started this course:

  1. True,
  2. somewhat true,
  3. somewhat false,
  4. false

In questions 35 and 36 how would you describe yourself?

35.

  1. A night owl,
  2. well organized,
  3. disorganized,
  4. 9-5 type

36.

  1. Extrovert,
  2. Outgoing,
  3. Quiet,
  4. Introverted

37. Which browser do you use?

  1. Mosaic
  2. Netscape
  3. Explorer
  4. Other


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