Title: A case study on students' satisfaction with a network-based course

Authors: Xiuying Ma; Guorong Li; Zhitao Wang

Addresses: School of Statistics, Jilin University of Finance and Economics, 3699 Jingyue Street, Jingyue District, Changchun, Jilin, China. ' School of Statistics, Jilin University of Finance and Economics, 3699 Jingyue Street, Jingyue District, Changchun, Jilin, China. ' School of Statistics, Jilin University of Finance and Economics, 3699 Jingyue Street, Jingyue District, Changchun, Jilin, China

Abstract: This paper examines the students' satisfaction with a network-based course developed by a university in China. Two hundred students who were taking the course were randomly selected to take a survey and some of them were further interviewed. The result shows that the students generally have a relatively high level of satisfaction with the network-based course; major students have a higher level than non-major students; the satisfaction with the teacher-student interaction tends to be the lowest and needs further improvement. In addition, the result indicates that having prerequisite knowledge is vital for students to use a network-based course. The result is discussed and suggestions are offered in the paper.

Keywords: course assessment; student satisfaction; network-based courses; China; tertiary education; two sample t-test; universities; higher education; major students; non-major students; teacher-student interaction; networks; prerequisite knowledge; Jilin University of Finance and Economics; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; internet; world wide web; continuing education; life-long learning; engineering education; innovative teaching; innovative learning; innovation; technology support.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2012.050064

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2012 Vol.22 No.3/4, pp.197 - 205

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 24 Oct 2012 *

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