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CIMEL (Constructive, collaborative Inquiry-based Multimedia E-learning)
Alpha version evaluation
This survey will assist the CIMEL project team assess the alpha version of our software. When you are done, press the submit button at the bottom to record your results. Thank you.

If you have any questions, send email to glenn.blank@lehigh.edu.

Please tell us a little about yourself:    
Lehigh login:  
Please check one: CSc10/CSc13 (Introduction to Computing, non-majors)
CSc10/CSc14 (Introduction to Computing, majors)
CSc432 (Object-Oriented Software Engineering)
Other
For each numbered question, please select one answer,
  from Disagree Strongly (1), Disagree (2), Neutral (3), Agree (4), Agree Strongly (5).
Please enter any feedback in the text boxes. Your feedback is very valuable to the CIMEL team!
  Disagree Strongly ... Agree Strongly
1. The new user interface (buttons and menus) is visually appealing. 1   2   3   4   5
2. I like the new user interface better than The Universal Machine (UM)'s. 1   2   3   4   5
3. I like white background with dark text better than the dark background with white text of UM. 1   2   3   4   5
4. I like the new full screen presentation better than the smaller area of UM on high resolution screens. 1   2   3   4   5
5. The options under the settings menu are clear. 1   2   3   4   5
6. The presence of personae (with faces) representing a professor and teaching assistant explaining the material aided the learning process. 1   2   3   4   5
7. It is helpful to have personae speak aloud. 1   2   3   4   5
8. Advancing automatically from screen to screen should be the default, rather than by pressing a forward button. 1   2   3   4   5
9. A content menu, showing chapter and screen titles, should always be present on the screen. 1   2   3   4   5
10. The user interface includes all the needed functionality (even if it doesn't all work yet). 1   2   3   4   5
Do you have comments or suggestions about the appearance or functionality of the user interface?
  Disagree Strongly...Agree Strongly
11. Instruction was presented in a logical order, with new concepts building on previous concepts taught in the program. 1   2   3   4   5
12. Interactive exercises help students learn the content. 1   2   3   4   5
13. The program content is at the right level for beginners. 1   2   3   4   5
14.The program content is at the right level for upper level students. 1   2   3   4   5
15. Each lesson should end with a check list reviewing key points. 1   2   3   4   5
16. The multimedia makes good use of graphics and animation to explain the content. 1   2   3   4   5
17. More graphics and animation would be beneficial. 1   2   3   4   5
18. I learned a lot from the interactive exercises that supported learning by doing or constructing. 1   2   3   4   5
19. I learned a lot from the simulation exercises that stepped through an example. 1   2   3   4   5
20. More interactive exercises would be beneficial. 1   2   3   4   5
21. The use of sound supports the learning of the content. 1   2   3   4   5
22. The narration text is helpful and easy to read. 1   2   3   4   5
23. I prefer JavaEdit over BlueJ. 1   2   3   4   5
24. Having both BlueJ and JavaEdit as tools is helpful. 1   2   3   4   5
25. Looking at Java programs in JavaEdit or BlueJ, while going through the multimedia, helped me learn. 1   2   3   4   5
What content do you think should be added to or dropped from the multimedia?
What kinds of media would you like to have seen used more?
 
  Disagree Strongly...Agree Strongly
26. I would benefit if I could use the multimedia on web browsers with slower connections (using a modem), rather than a CD-ROM. 1   2   3   4   5
27. The presence of student personae asking questions encouraged me to ask questions, too. 1   2   3   4   5
28. CSc432 only: The collaborative chat system was helpful in working on class projects. 1   2   3   4   5
29. A collaborative chat would be useful if the software were already installed or very easy to install. 1   2   3   4   5
30. A collaborative chat system might encourage me to ask the professor, TA or librarian questions. 1   2   3   4   5
Do you have comments or suggestions about the collaborative chat tool?
 Thank you!