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## Teachers still needed with self-paced blended learning

**The Results of the Survey**

Students respond annually to a number of survey questions. There is a five point scale for responses, with 1 being very positive and 5 being very negative, and with 3 being neutral.

The questions and average responses are shown below.

Question

“Normal” class response “Anomalous” class result percentage shift toward negative in “anomalous class”

How do you rate (overall) the way that we “do” this subject?

1.91 2.97 55

How do you find the online tutorial approach affects your learning in class?

2.05 2.70 32

How do you find the tutorial approach affects the speed of your learning?

2.27 3.13 38

Do you find the online approach better for reviewing information?

1.85 2.57 39

How easy is it to get help when you get “stuck” with a problem and you are not sure what to do?

2.09 2.83 35

Your teacher talks less often in this subject than in a “normal” class. Is this better for your learning?

1.65 2.23 35

Most of your time in class is spent “doing things,” with explanation from the teacher on occasion. Is this better for your learning?

1.8 2.23 24

This variation is also obvious when the percentage of the sum of 1 (very positive) and 2 (reasonably positive) results in each class are compared. The “normal” class results are once again similar to historical data. This is shown in the following table.

Question

“Normal” class percentage of 1 and 2 responses “Anomalous” class percentage of 1 and 2 responses

How do you rate (overall) the way that we “do” this subject?

82 43

How do you find the online tutorial approach affects your learning in class?

73 43

How do you find the tutorial approach affects the speed of your learning?

59 27

Do you find the online approach better for reviewing information?

73 53

How easy is it to get help when you get “stuck” with a problem and you are not sure what to do?

71 43

Your teacher talks less often in this subject than in a “normal” class. Is this better for your learning?

83 43

Most of your time in class is spent “doing things,” with explanation from the teacher on occasion. Is this better for your learning?

75 70

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