EFL Lessons using Video Conferencing Technology

 

The following questions will ask for your opinions of the lessons you attended using Video Conferencing Technology.

Your answers will help us improve the technology for others in the future.

The answers you give are completely confidential and will be made anonymous. Your answers will be seen by the researchers only and not your tutor.

 

What is your

Name: ______________________________________

Age : _______________________________________

 

Sex: ____________________________________

How many of the lessons did you attend? __________

Have you ever had lessons using technology like this before?______________________________________

 

Now please turn over and complete the questionnaire.

1. Audio Issues

1.1 Listening effort

1.1.1 In general, how easy was it to hear the other people in the lesson?

Please circle the number which describes your opinion.
 
Very difficult
Difficult
Neither easy nor difficult
Easy
Very easy
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2
3
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5
If you found it difficult to hear, why was it difficult?

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1.1.2 Did it take you more effort to understand what other people were saying in these
lessons than in face to face lessons?

Please put a tick in the box which describes your opinion.

If you answered yes, why do you think this was so?

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1.1.3 How sure are you that you heard the correct pronunciation of words?

Please circle the number which describes your opinion.
 
Very unsure
Unsure
Neither sure nor unsure
Sure
Very sure
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2
3
4
5
 

1.1.4 How easy was it to speak when you wanted to?

Please circle the number which describes your opinion.
 
Very difficult
Difficult
Neither easy nor difficult
Easy
Very easy
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2
3
4
5
If you had problems speaking when you wanted to, why do you think this happened?

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1.2 Audio quality

1.2.1 What do you think of the overall quality of the audio in the lessons?

Please circle the number which describes your opinion.
 
Very poor
Poor
Neither poor nor good
Good
Very good
1
2
3
4
5
1.2.2 Do you think that the quality of the audio varied during the lessons? For example, was it good sometimes and bad at other times?

Please tick the answer that best describes your opinion.

If you answered Yes, did this cause problems and what were the problems?

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1.2.3 Do you think that some peoples' audio was better than others?

Please tick the answer that best describes your opinion.

 

In general who do you think had the worst audio quality and who had the best?

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1.2.3 Below is a list of problems somebody could have with audio. Please put a tick in the box alongside the problems YOU had with the audio.

Tick

Which of the problems you chose from the list caused the most difficulties? You can put as many as you like.

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1.2.4 Please score the overall adequacy of the audio during the lessons on a scale of 0-100.

For example, if you feel that the audio met none of the needs of the lessons, you should give a score of 0. If you feel the audio met all of the needs of the lessons, you should give a score of 100. If you feel the adequacy of the audio was somewhere in between, you should give a score between 0 and 100.

Please write your score here ____________

 

 
 
 

2. Video Issues

2.1 Video Use

2.1.1 During the lessons, how often did you look at the video images of the other people? Please circle the number which describes your opinion.
 
Never
Infrequently
Some of the time
A lot of the time
All of the time
1
2
3
4
5
Did you look at the video image of one person more often than the others? If so, who did you look at the most?

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2.1.2 Do you think the video images of the other people helped you learn?

Please tick the box which describes your opinion

If you answered Yes, why do you think so?

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2.1.3 How often did you look at YOUR OWN video image?

Please circle the number which describes your opinion.
 
Never
Infrequently
Some of the time
A lot of the time
All of the time
1
2
3
4
5
What do you think about being able to see an image of yourself. Was it useful or did you find it distracting?

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2.1.4 In face to face situations we can see the body language of other people, for example gestures and facial expressions. In these lessons over the video link, were you able to see the body language of other people as clearly as you can in face to face situations?

Please put a tick in the box which describes your opinion.

 

2.1.5 The sentences below are about the advantages or disadvantages of the video images.

Please put a tick in the appropriate box to show whether you agree or disagree with the statements:

Agree Disagree
The video images were not beneficial (helpful) because I found them too slow 
The video images were beneficial because they allowed me to see who was talking 
The video images were not beneficial because I found them distracting
The video images were beneficial because I could tell if there were technical problems at the other sites 
The video images were not beneficial because audio-only was good enough for communication
The video images were not beneficial because they were not in synchrony with the sound
The video images were beneficial because it helped me feel part of a group 
The video images were not beneficial because I found them too small 
The video images were beneficial because I could see if the other people were paying attention 
The video images were not beneficial because I was looking at the whiteboard a lot of the time
 

    2.2 Video Quality

2.2.1 What do you think of the overall quality of the video images in the lessons?

Please circle the number which describes your opinion.
 
Very poor
Poor
Neither poor nor good
Good
Very good
1
2
3
4
5
2.2.2 Do you think that the quality of the video images varied during the lessons? For example, was it good sometimes and bad at other times?

Please tick the answer that best describes your opinion.

If you answered Yes, did this cause problems and what were the problems?

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2.2.3 Do you think that the video images of some people was better than others?

Please tick the answer that best describes your opinion.

 

Who do you think had the worst video quality and who had the best?

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2.2.5 Please score the overall adequacy of the video during the lessons on a scale of 0-100.

For example, if you feel that the video met none of the needs of the lessons, you should give a score of 0. If you feel the video met all of the needs of the lessons, you should give a score of 100. If you feel the adequacy of the video was somewhere in between, you should give a score of between 0-100.

Please write your score here______________

 

3. General Issues

3.1.1 How satisfied are you with the lessons?

Please circle the number which describes your opinion.
 
Very dissatisfied
Dissatisfied
Neither dissatisfied nor satisfied
Satisfied
Very satisfied
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2
3
4
5
 

3.1.2 Do you think this is a good way of having language lessons?

Please tick the answer that best describes your opinion.

 

3.1.3 Please describe what you like about having lessons this way and what you donít like about having lessons this way.

What I like
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What I donít like
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Thank you for your time!