1997/98 BCIT Distance Education Survey Executive Summary

British Columbia Institute of Technology

The 1997/98 BCIT Distance Education Survey was administered by mail to 4511 students who had registered for at least one course during the 199620, 199630 and 199710 terms. The final adjusted response rate, after conducting two mail-outs was 39% (enough data to reliably present results at the program area level). The Distance Education Task Force, who administer BCIT distance education, commissioned this survey in order to explore the particular needs of distance education students in support of distance education course planning.

KEYWORDS: Distance Eductaion, Student Characteristics, Canada, Student Motivation, Student Acces, British Colombia