Priorities Survey for Online LearnersAssess the satisfaction and priorities of students in distance learning and online programs
Online learning programs are rapidly gaining popularity. But students in these programs also have different needs, expectations, and priorities than traditional students.
Now you can measure the satisfaction levels of online learners with the Priorities Survey for Online Learners (PSOL). The first survey of its kind designed specifically for online students, the PSOL can tell you how satisfied your students are and what issues are really important to them.
What campuses say about the Priorities Survey for
"We want to know how satisfied students are with our institution and how well we are doing compared to other institutions that serve the same type of student. The PSOL provides a standard benchmark to track our progress over time, as well as a benchmark of how we are doing compared to other online institutions. No other nationally administered survey provides this information for the specific types of learners that we serve. In addition, Noel Levitz provides excellent customer service with comprehensive analyses of the results."
— Denise Nadasen, Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Accounting
University of Maryland University College
"We have increased our communication efforts and created more effective avenues for faculty and students to connect with one another. The [PSOL] data have helped us with a lot of decision-making efforts."
— Dennis King, Director, Virtual College and Learning Technologies
Fort Hays State University (Kansas)
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How it the Priorities Survey for Online Learners works
Learn how to administer the Priorities Survey for Online Learners by reading these implementation guidelines (PDF). After you've used the survey, contact us to request an on-site executive summary, an extensive interpretation of your data by our assessment consultants.
Items specific to the online learning experience can help you determine student expectations in the areas of:
- Academic services
- Enrollment services
- Institutional perceptions
- Instructional services
- Student services