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  • This page has template questions for surveying students who have participated in an Education Program.
  • This page offers example questions. Try to keep the questions as they are, changing only the nouns when possible.
  • You don't need to use all these questions. Use the questions that are most useful for you.
  • To find more surveys, return to Education/Surveys.

Student Survey[edit]

Student activities and outputs[edit]

  • To learn student's editing activity during program (language, projects, etc.)

Please select the course you participated in this term:

  • Course name, professor, institution
  • Course name, professor, institution
  • Course name, professor, institution

During the course, which of the following activities did you do on [Wikimedia projects]? (Select all that apply)

  • I improved article(s) that needed information.
  • I improved article(s) referencing existing information
  • I improved article(s) through photographs of Wikimedia Commons.
  • I created a new article and worked on it during the course
  • I engaged on talk pages or other pages that were not articles
  • I created my user page
  • Other (specify)
In which of the following languages did you edit?
  • List languages used in your program
  • Other (Specify)

NOTE: Choose the languages you need for your survey or you can leave this question open

Please share what other ways have you participated in Wikimedia projects during the time of this course, aside from the course assignments (e.g. editing other Wikimedia projects, other activities, etc.) 

(OPEN)

  • To learn student's expectations/motivations with program
Which of the following, if any, best describe your learning expectations for using Wikipedia in this course? (choose all that apply)


  • improve my writing skills
  • learn about media and digital literacy
  • improve critical thinking skills
  • learn about collaboration
  • learn about online communication skills
  • other

NOTE: This question is for a pre-survey before a course begins

What motivated you to take this course that uses Wikipedia?

(OPEN)

Learning outcomes[edit]

  • To learn student's opinion about writing Wikipedia articles in the classroom
To what extent did you prefer either editing Wikipedia or a traditional essay for your classroom work?
  • Strongly preferred editing Wikipedia
  • Somewhat preferred editing Wikipedia
  • About the same
  • Somewhat preferred traditional essay
  • Strongly preferred traditional essay
  • To learn whether program met student's learning expectations
To what extent did using Wikipedia in the classroom meet your expectations in terms of
Did not meet my expectations Nearly met my expectations Met my expectations Exceeded my expectations
Improving my writing skills o o o o
Learning about media and digital literacy o o o o
Improving critical thinking skills o o o o
Learning about collaboration o o o o
Learning about online communication skills o o o o

Behavior outcomes[edit]

  • To learn student's interest in editing in the future
How likely are you to continue editing Wikipedia within the next month?
  • 0 - Not at all likely
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5 - Neutral
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10 - Extremely likely
  • To learn whether student's interest in repeating course with Wikipedia
How likely are you to recommend this course to other students?
  • 0 - Not at all likely
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4


  • 5 - Neutral


  • 6


  • 7


  • 8


  • 9


  • 10 - Extremely likely

Program design[edit]

  • To learn student's overall experience with program
To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied in editing Wikipedia as a classroom assignment?


  • Very Dissatisfied
  • Somewhat dissatisfied


  • Neither dissatisfied nor satisfied


  • Somewhat satisfied


  • Very satisfied
To what extent were the following aspects of the program useful?
Not at all useful Somewhat useful Mostly useful Completely useful
Training sessions with Wikipedian o o o o
Help pages on wikipedia o o o o
etc... SEE NOTE o o o o

NOTE: Replace the items on the left to fit your program; make sure to avoid double barreled items

What did you like best about the Wikipedia assignments in this course?

(OPEN)

What did you like least about the Wikipedia assignments in this course?
(OPEN)
Please share any ideas you might have to improve this course

(OPEN)

  • To learn student's experiences with software & tools
To what extent were each of the following easy or difficult?
Very difficult difficult Neither easy nor difficult easy Very easy
Using wiki-mark up o o o o o
Uploading photos o o o o o
Learning how to use encyclopedic writing o o o o o

NOTE: Change the items on the left if you wish; make sure to avoid double barreled items

Please share any other technical aspects of contributing online that were challenging for you

(OPEN)

  • To learn student's experience with Wiki culture
To what extent did you engage online during the course with Wikipedia editors who are not in your classroom?
  • None
  • A little
  • Quite a bit
  • A lot
How would you describe your interactions online during the course with Wikipedia editors who are not in your classroom?
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor

Information about the student (non-program)[edit]

  • To learn student's use of Wikimedia prior to program (edits, language, software)
Which of the following best describes your experience with Wikipedia before participating in [Name of Education Program]? (choose all that apply)
  • Searching for information for my school assignments
  • Searching for information for my work


  • Fact checking to resolve disagreements
  • Reading about topics of my personal curiosity


  • Editing Wikipedia


  • Other (Specify)
If you edit Wikipedia, how often have you edited Wikipedia in the previous 12 months?


  • Less than once a month


  • 1-3 times a month
  • 4-5 times a month (about once a week)
  • 2-3 times a week
  • 4-5 times a week
  • 6-7 times a week (about once a day)
  • More than once a day
  • I have never edited Wikipedia
  • I have not edited Wikipedia in the last 12 months, but have edited before
In what language do you mainly edit?

(open)

NOTE: You can change the response option to be a drop-down list or checklist"

To what extent are you familiar with MediaWiki or other wiki software?
  • Not at all
  • A little
  • Moderately
  • Mostly
  • Completely
  • Don't know/Not sure
  • To learn student's personal information (name, hometown, gender)
Name (optional)

(OPEN)

Username (optional)

(OPEN)

Email (optional)

(OPEN)

Year of birth (optional)

(OPEN)

Hometown (optional)

(OPEN)


CAUTION: This question is about personal information. Please review this learning pattern for important information

Which gender do you identify with? (optional)
  • Female
  • Male
  • Another gender
  • Prefer not to say

OR USE:

Gender (optional)

(OPEN)

CAUTION: This question is about personal information. Please review this learning pattern for important information

Please complete the following sentence with your own words
For me, Wikipedia is ...

(OPEN)

  • To learn student's awareness of Wikimedia organization
To what extent are you familiar with [Enter Wikimedia Organization Name]?
  • Not at all familiar
  • Somewhat familiar
  • Very familiar
Would you be interested in getting more involved with [Enter Wikimedia Organization Name]?
  • Yes, please send me more information
  • I'm not sure, but please send me more information
  • No, Thank you. Please do not send me any information

Information about the student's environment (non-program)[edit]

  • To learn the student's teacher's opinion about Wikipedia in the classroom
Which of the following issues have you faced in your previous academic experience, if any (choose all that apply)

Options should be: Yes, No, Not sure

  • Compliance/Violation of copyrights
  • Free licenses for software and other content


  • Information neutrality
  • Reliability of information sources
Which of the following best describes how your teachers instruct you to use Wikipedia in the classroom?
  • Our teachers discourage us to use Wikipedia in any way
  • Our teachers allow us to use Wikipedia for background information, but not to cite it


  • Our teachers allow us to use and cite Wikipedia.


  • Our teachers encourage us to use and cite Wikipedia.


  • Our teachers encourage us to contribute to Wikipedia.


  • It has never been discussed.


  • Don't know/Not sure