Survey Results  

Results for Survey CVM Technology Survey Class of 2017

Survey URL: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/surveybuilder/wrap/form.cfm?testID=20062   (preview)

  Questions and responses (86 submissions by 86 users)
 
  Part I: Attitude towards computers (Instruction)
 
  Attitudes & Preferences (Question Set)
 
  1.   I am confident about my ability to use a computer for general course work.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Strongly Agree 
77    89.53%
    Somewhat Agree 
9    10.47%
    No Opinion 
0    0.00%
    Somewhat Disagree 
0    0.00%
    Strongly Disagree 
0    0.00%
 
  2.   I want the opportunity to use computers as much as possible in my course work.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
85 responses
    Strongly Agree 
27    31.76%
    Somewhat Agree 
36    42.35%
    No Opinion 
11    12.94%
    Somewhat Disagree 
10    11.76%
    Strongly Disagree 
1    1.18%
 
  3.   I want to access course materials online.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
85 responses
    Strongly Agree 
66    77.65%
    Somewhat Agree 
18    21.18%
    No Opinion 
1    1.18%
    Somewhat Disagree 
0    0.00%
    Strongly Disagree 
0    0.00%
 
  4.   I would be interested in taking some courses designed to use web, video, e-mail and other technologies so that I can work from home rather than attend class (or attend class less often).
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Strongly Agree 
24    27.91%
    Somewhat Agree 
32    37.21%
    No Opinion 
6    6.98%
    Somewhat Disagree 
16    18.60%
    Strongly Disagree 
8    9.30%
 
  5.   I want my instructors to use technology in the classroom for presentations and demonstrations.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Strongly Agree 
40    46.51%
    Somewhat Agree 
35    40.70%
    No Opinion 
9    10.47%
    Somewhat Disagree 
1    1.16%
    Strongly Disagree 
1    1.16%
 
  6.   I prefer to answer this type of survey on-line as opposed to paper.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Strongly Agree 
61    70.93%
    Somewhat Agree 
12    13.95%
    No Opinion 
13    15.12%
    Somewhat Disagree 
0    0.00%
    Strongly Disagree 
0    0.00%
 
 
  Part II: Technology Ownership (Instruction)
 
  7.   What kind of electronic devices will you bring to your school residence? (check all that apply):
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All That Apply
85 responses
    Desktop Computer 
8    9.41%
    Laptop Computer 
82    96.47%
    Tablet Computer 
13    15.29%
    IPad 
16    18.82%
    Handheld (PDA) 
1    1.18%
    Cell Phone 
20    23.53%
    SmartPhone 
69    81.18%
    Pager 
0    0.00%
    Digital Camera 
47    55.29%
    IPod 
48    56.47%
    MP3 Player 
5    5.88%
 
  8.   What operating system(s) do you run on your computer(s)?
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All That Apply
86 responses
    Windows XP 
7    8.14%
    Windows VISTA 
7    8.14%
    Windows 7 
28    32.56%
    Windows 8 
14    16.28%
    Mac OS X 
39    45.35%
    Unix 
0    0.00%
    Linux 
1    1.16%
    Dual Boot (any Windows/Mac OS) 
2    2.33%
    Dual Boot (any Windows/Linux) 
1    1.16%
    Does not Apply 
1    1.16%
 
  9.   Does your computer have wireless network capabilities?
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Multiple Choice
85 responses
    Yes 
83    97.65%
    No 
0    0.00%
    I don't know 
2    2.35%
 
  10.   What will be your primary connection to the Internet from your school residence?
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Multiple Choice
86 responses
    ResNet (direct Ethernet from campus residence halls or Greek Court) 
0    0.00%
    Cable Modem (Roadrunner/Earthlink/etc.) 
30    34.88%
    DSL (BellSouth/ATT/etc.) 
11    12.79%
    Wireless (3G/4G/WiMax/etc.) 
44    51.16%
    Dial-up (Modem) 
0    0.00%
    None 
1    1.16%
 
  11.   What Web Browser do you primarily use on your computer?
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Multiple Choice
85 responses
    Internet Explorer 
10    11.76%
    Firefox 
18    21.18%
    Chrome 
40    47.06%
    Opera 
0    0.00%
    Safari 
17    20.00%
    None 
0    0.00%
    Other: 
0    0.00%
 
  12.   What Word Processor do you primarily use on your computer?
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Multiple Choice
85 responses
    Microsoft Word 
81    95.29%
    Google Docs 
1    1.18%
    WordPerfect 
0    0.00%
    Word Pro 
1    1.18%
    Star Office 
0    0.00%
    Open Office 
2    2.35%
    None 
0    0.00%
 
  Part III: Computing Experience (Instruction)
 
  How would you rate your proficiency in File Management? (Question Set)
 
  13.   Delete, move, rename or copy files.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Excellent 
61    70.93%
    Good 
21    24.42%
    Average 
3    3.49%
    Below Average 
0    0.00%
    Poor 
1    1.16%
 
  14.   Create and manage folders and directories.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Excellent 
46    53.49%
    Good 
30    34.88%
    Average 
8    9.30%
    Below Average 
0    0.00%
    Poor 
2    2.33%
 
  How would you rate your proficiency in Word-Processing? (Question Set)
 
  15.   Perform general formatting on text (change font sizes, select, copy, move, center, underline, bold, number pages, etc)
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Excellent 
73    84.88%
    Good 
12    13.95%
    Average 
1    1.16%
    Below Average 
0    0.00%
    Poor 
0    0.00%
 
  16.   Insert and modify figures, images, tables, etc.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Excellent 
51    59.30%
    Good 
27    31.40%
    Average 
8    9.30%
    Below Average 
0    0.00%
    Poor 
0    0.00%
 
  How would you rate your proficiency in Spreadsheets? (Question Set)
 
  17.   Perform general data entry (use different numeric formats, change column widths, insert rows/columns, cut/paste values, etc.).
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Excellent 
62    72.09%
    Good 
16    18.60%
    Average 
8    9.30%
    Below Average 
0    0.00%
    Poor 
0    0.00%
 
  18.   Use functions and formulas for common tasks (sum and average ranges of cells, apply simple financial functions, specify absolute and relative cell addresses).
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Excellent 
29    33.72%
    Good 
34    39.53%
    Average 
10    11.63%
    Below Average 
11    12.79%
    Poor 
2    2.33%
 
  19.   Create spreadsheet charts (pie charts, bar charts, etc.).
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Excellent 
32    37.21%
    Good 
35    40.70%
    Average 
13    15.12%
    Below Average 
5    5.81%
    Poor 
1    1.16%
 
  How would you rate your proficiency in E-Mail? (Question Set)
 
  20.   Send, receive, copy and forward e-mail.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Excellent 
78    90.70%
    Good 
8    9.30%
    Average 
0    0.00%
    Below Average 
0    0.00%
    Poor 
0    0.00%
 
  21.   Send and receive attachments.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
86 responses
    Excellent 
78    90.70%
    Good 
8    9.30%
    Average 
0    0.00%
    Below Average 
0    0.00%
    Poor 
0    0.00%
 
  How would you rate your proficiency in World Wide Web? (Question Set)
 
  22.   Use the Web for searching for and locating specific information.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
84 responses
    Excellent 
72    85.71%
    Good 
11    13.10%
    Average 
1    1.19%
    Below Average 
0    0.00%
    Poor 
0    0.00%
 
  23.   Create your own Web pages.
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Likert Scale (Multiple Choice)
84 responses
    Excellent 
9    10.71%
    Good 
7    8.33%
    Average 
24    28.57%
    Below Average 
28    33.33%
    Poor 
16    19.05%
 
 
  24.   What computer skills would you like to learn?
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Text Answer
47 responses
    Excel, google docs 
    Coding...Java, HTML, C++ 
    I'm considering moving back to a PC after my Mac dies due to costs, etc. What are the best and least expensive hardware/software for general use. 
    Web page design 
    Better use of formulas and functions in excel 
    More excel skills such as formula use when creating spreadsheets. 
    I need to relearn Excel and other spreadsheet programs. Interested in web design. 
    How to be better at formatting a word document and entering complicated formulas into excel. 
    My data spreadsheet usage is a little rusty as far as formulas and making cells depend on data in other cells. 
    How to use excel and powerpoint ect to more effectively transfer a message to an audience 
    The only thing I can think of that I could possibly use and do not already feel comfortable with is web page design. 
    More experience with Excel 
    Microsoft Outlook / Windows Live Mail (linking school e-mail to these programs) 
    I would love to learn more about Excel! 
    I would like to improve my proficiency in power point. 
    More programming languages, and more specialized software (SAS, Cornerstone, etc) 
    I would like to learn any computer skill that can increase my productivity while studying/working on coursework and any skill that can be a huge benefit to me after school with the possibility of owning my own veterinary practice. 
    I would like to get better with spreadsheet skills, and I would like to learn HTML. 
    Programming and coding 
    I would like to improve my understanding of Excel 
    I would like to learn how to master taking notes on a PDF or PowerPoint that has been put online. 
    web design 
    I'd like to learn how to use business type software that would help me in the veterinary profession. (i.e. scheduling software, financing software, etc.) 
    Webpage creation 
    Coding (seriously). Hacking (semi-serious). 
    Web page design 
    What ever I need to know to navigate through vet school proficiently. 
    Navigating moodle 
    I wish I was more familiar with onenote, and would like to know more about creating and editing a web page. I am still new to Windows 8, and I would like to learn the new short cuts. 
    I do need to learn how to be more proficient in Excel Spreadsheets adding graphs, charts, etc. I also would like to learn how to better organize emails via archive, etc. 
    Windows 8 or more preferably the Windows that comes after it. I find Windows 8 to be glitchy and not user friendly. 
    Mac shortcuts 
    Become more proficient at excel, entering/using formulas, etc. 
    iPad/tablet use, website creation/editing. 
    Utilizing memory on my devices better 
    How to manage Data storage on the computer, when to defrag? 
    Just enough so that I can function in a world that is getting rapidly more digitized. 
    Better excel 
    manipulating a statistics software, managing a database such as Microsoft Access, et 
    Troubleshooting. I feel like I'm always fighting with my computer. 
    More knowledge with creating/designing web pages. 
    I'd like to learn more about Excel and Microsoft Office, in general. I feel like I don't take full advantage of the technology available to me. 
    Better use of excel spreadsheet 
    Perhaps some knowledge on developing web pages might be useful, but other than that I feel comfortable with my current computer skills. 
    Backing up files; building websites; powerpoint 
    I think it would be useful to be more proficient in Excel. 
    Use of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Excel; General troubleshooting knowledge 
 
  25.   Other Comments:
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Text Answer
9 responses
    Nope. 
    One of the schools I applied to only provide the course packets digitally. One of the main reasons I decided not to go there was they didn't give paper course packets. I strongly hope we will continue to have paper packets as an option. Thank you for valuing our input! 
    I love having things available online and on digital formats BUT I love it when it is in ADDITION to hard copies or class work and not IN PLACE of them. In other words, I don't like it when the only material available is online or digital. I also have a Kindle e-reader and love it because I can search text and tote hundreds of books around in one small tablet. 
    I've been building/maintaining my own personal desktop computer for the past 10+ years. 
    N/A 
    I prefer to leave technology out of my life as much as possible. 
    Ban Skynet. 
    Thanks! 
    I do love working with my computer, but I also prefer to read documents in hard copy and have paper documents on hand so that I can mark on them. I also do not really care to read long documents on line, I prefer to read hard copies.