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CIMEL (Constructive, collaborative Inquiry-based Multimedia E-learning)
Project prototype survey
This survey will assist the CIMEL project team assess its work, at the prototype stage. Your feedback will be evaluated and assessed by the review panel in early March, as input to decisions about our plans for alpha stage development. We would like you to review important documents and our initial prototype, for each of which we supply hyperlinks below, and then answer as many of the questions about them as you can. 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.

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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!
Please look at our project goals (click on hyperlink to see it): Disagree Strongly ... Agree Strongly
1. The CIMEL project goals are clear and well-organized. 1   3   4   5
2. The CIMEL project goals are innovative and significant. 1   3   4   5
3. The CIMEL acronym is suitable as a title for our project. 1   3   4   5
Do you have any comments or suggestions about our project goals?
 
Please look at our goals and content analysis for Introduction to Computing (CS0/CS1):
4. The ten "breadth" chapters are sufficient for an introductory course in Computer Science. 1   3   4   5
Can any of these topics be dropped?
Could any other topics be included?  
5. Should multimedia on web site development & JavaScript be developed for CS0 (non-majors)? 1   3   4   5
Please look at our goals and content analysis for Object-Oriented Software (OOSE):
6. The first nine topics of content listed are sufficient core material for this course. 1   3   4   5
Can any of these topics be dropped?
Could any other topics be included? 
7. A framework with multiple tracks, suitable for an audience ranging from freshmen to graduate students, is desirable. 1   3   4   5
Do you have any comments or suggestions about our multi-track content framework?
 
Please look at our initial multimedia prototype: Disagree Strongly...Agree Strongly
8. The design of the introductory page, with a lead-in followed by a summary of the prerequisites, topics and exercises in the lesson, is effective. 1   3   4   5
9. The user interface is visually appealing. 1   3   4   5
10. The user interface includes all the needed functionality. 1   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   3   4   5
12. Interactive exercises help students learn the content. 1   3   4   5
13. The program allows students to work at their own pace. 1   3   4   5
14. The program content is at the right level for upper level students. 1   3   4   5
15. Distinguishing between introductory and advanced topics in the menu is a good idea. 1   3   4   5
16. The user interface should let instructors or learners decide what topics should be covered. 1   3   4   5
17. The multimedia is valuable in learning course content 1   3   4   5
18. Much of the content of the multimedia was too introductory. 1   3   4   5
19. Much of the content of the multimedia was too advanced. 1   3   4   5
20. The multimedia makes good use of graphics to explain the content. 1   3   4   5
21. The use of sound supports the learning of the content. 1   3   4   5
22. There were interactive exercises that supported learning by doing or constructing. 1   3   4   5
23. More interactive exercises would be beneficial to the program. 1   3   4   5
24. The presence of personae (such as a professor or librarian) with human faces on the screen is effective. 1   3   4   5
25. It is helpful to have a persona read most of the text on the screen. 1   3   4   5
26. Advancing automatically from screen to screen automatically should be the default, rather than by pressing a forward button. 1   3   4   5
27. The narration text is easy to read. 1   3   4   5
28. A wide variety of media were effectively used to teach the course content. 1   3   4   5
29. New concepts built on previous concepts taught in the multimedia. 1   3   4   5
Disagree Strongly...Agree Strongly
30. The multimedia provided guidance for further investigation, using the web or the library. 1   3   4   5
31. A content menu, showing lessons and screen topics, should always be present on the screen. 1   3   4   5
32. It makes sense to allow narration text to overlay the content menu, if it can be removed. 1   3   4   5
33. Voice-over narration should be different from the text on the screen. 1   3   4   5
34. Text fonts are clear and readable. 1   3   4   5
35. The exercise and demonstration of the hot topics system shows an effective way to stimulate inquiry-based learning. 1   3   4   5
36. The "show me" demo, suggested by the reference librarian's explanation of the hot topics system, appears to be an effective way to stimulate collaborative learning. 1   3   4   5
37. Each lesson should end with a quiz. 1   3   4   5
Do you have comments or suggestions about the content in the prototype?
Do you have comments or suggestions about the use of multimedia in the prototype?
 
Please look at the analysis document for the collaborative networking interface. Disagree Strongly...Agree Strongly
38. The outline for a collaborative interface is effective. 1   3   4   5
39. The outline for a collaborative interface integrates well with the overall objectives of the CIMEL project. 1   3   4   5
Do you have comments or suggestions about the collaborative networking interface?
 
Please look at the research plan for the "hot topics" data mining component.
40. The research plan for the textual data mining component integrates well with the overall objectives of the CIMEL project. 1   3   4   5
Do you have comments or suggestions about the hot topics textual data mining system?
 Thank you!