Usage statistics and qualitative data were compiled for K-State Online during the 2010 spring, summer, and fall semesters. The following is a brief summary of the findings. In 2010, every academic department and college was using K-State Online. On average across all colleges, 64 percent of courses are in K-State Online. Faculty use delineated by college is:
- Agriculture – 81%
- Architecture, Planning and Design – 99%
- Arts and Sciences – 91%
- Business Administration – 98%
- Education – 88%
- Engineering – 93%
- Human Ecology – 96%
- K-State Salina – 96%
- Veterinary Medicine – 73%
Those features considered by the majority of faculty to be easy to use included communicating with message boards, chat, announcements, etc.; assignments; course content (publishing and receiving course materials); initial setup tools (course settings, roster, adding students to the roster, creating a new course); gradebook; and preparing a course for reuse.
Faculty who need assistance or would like to revamp how they are using K-State Online may contact Phyllis Epps (785-532-4921), who will schedule an appointment with an instructional designer.