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STEM-CorrosionTM in the Oil and Gas Industry – 2015-2016 Course Feedback

STEM-Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry online course has completed for the second time with twenty two participants from Canada, Colombia, India, Peru, Spain, The USA, UK, and Venezuela.  Eleven (11) of them have 60 % attendance and three with more than 90 % attendance: Kamlakar More (100 %), Vinicio Ynciarte Leiva (98 %), and Mohita Sharma (95 %).  The assignment written by the eligible participants will be evaluated and certificates will be eventually issued.

Feedback from participants are summarized in this report.

General Feedback

No. Question Percentage agreement
1 The course provided useful information on scientific aspects of corrosion control in the oil and gas industry 92
2 As a consequence of attending this term, my knowledge on corrosion and its control has increased 92
3 Instructor is knowledgeable in the field 95
4 Instructor’s delivery style and method is appropriate 95
 

Individual module feedback

Module Question: Materials presented are useful for me Percentage agreement
1 Oil and gas industry –Overview 88
2 Oil and gas industry – Network 86
3 Materials (Metals and Non-metals) 88
4 Main Environmental Factors 90
5 Mechanisms 86
6 Internal corrosion – Model 90
7 Internal corrosion – Mitigation 90
8 Internal corrosion – Monitoring 70
9 External corrosion – Mitigation 93
10 External corrosion – Model 93
11 External corrosion – Monitoring 93
12 Measurement 90
13 Maintenance 100
14 Management 100
  OVERALL 90

Feedback on online nature of the course

No. Question % agreement Remarks
6 Given the constraints of workload, travel restriction, and other commitments, online course such as this is course is a way forward to share knowledge 94  
7 Things I like about the online nature of the course  
  • The content.
  • Flexibility in attending the course from anywhere in the world.
  • I really like to get in touch with knowledgeable professionals from all over the world.
  • The Q&A sessions.
  • I fell very privileged to have been given the opportunity to study with a book and attend online classes with the author.
  • The different sources of information such as standards, recommended practices,…, highlighted during the course.
  • The Instructor is very knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Style of the lectures.
  • Flow of lectures.
  • Examples received.
  • I fell very privileged to have been given the opportunity to study with a book and attend online classes with the author.
  • Exchanging knowledge about Corrosion and its nature in the Q&A sessions.
  • I have the chance of share experiences with people around the world.
  • I have the opportunity of getting a deeper knowledge from experts in different topics.
  • The Q&A part at the end of each lecture and Sankara’s willingness to find answers even if he does not know off the top of his head.
  • Concepts are clear at its best.
  • Knowing many area which are totally different than that of Only Protective coatings.
  • I really like to get in touch with knowledgeable professionals from all over the world.
  • Exchanging knowledge about Corrosion and its nature in the Q&A sessions.
  • I fell very privileged to have been given the opportunity to study with a book and attend online classes with the author.
  • The different sources of information such as standards, recommended practices,…, highlighted during the course.
  • Timing is great.
  • interactive.
  • Follow-up on questions done.
  • Comprehensive.
   
8 Things I would like to see improvement for me to further enjoy this online course  
  • I would like to have more time to participate more actively in this course and each week.
  • Hard to say during middle of the course as somethings are still yet to be covered.
  • Would like to discuss at least for 3 Lectures ( 1 Module )  with Protective Coatings.
  • It would be great to see better images, pictures, diagrams on the slides that catch our attention and help us to better understand the corrosion mechanisms and different principles from a simply point of view.
  • Putting into practice continuous assessments as a quick weekly test to enhance learning and consolidate it.
  • Even knowing that the time is limited, it would be helpful to consider to use a digital board during the course to allow Sankara to interact with the slide and briefly explain step by step for example the mechanisms, definitions, etc., in a visual form, like a professor does in an onsite class, I mean it will make more dynamic the course.
  • Inclusion of real industry cases can provide more impact.
  • One time hands on experimental workshop might be very useful.
  • Mini quiz questions to make sure we go back and revise and understand everything.
  • Putting into practice continuous assessments as a quick weekly test to enhance learning and consolidate it.
  • Sharing field experiences and case scenarios related to the theme of study.
  • Difficulties in downloading files from webex and sometimes getting access (to log in) to the session.
  • Very Good.
  • It could be best if we are able to save the recording with us.
  • Downloading at WebEx is big task ..it takes lots of time to buffer even at 56MBPS speed.
  • It does not have auto saving . If we want to re-listen we don’t have facility to faster buffering.
  • I did not find many difficulties in Webex meetings and content downloading.
  • Putting into practice continuous assessments as quick tests at the end of every module to enhance learning and consolidate it.
  • We want to re-listen to those lectures. Store them in our computers.

Feedback on online presentation

No. Question Feedback, Percentage
9 I listen to the recorded presentations  
9.1 When I miss the class 78
9.2 After the class to clarify the points 40
9.3 Many times 29
9.4 Sometimes when I have time 58
9.5 Sometimes if I have a doubt 42
9.6 Infrequently 11
9.7 Never 0
10 Based on the experience  
10.1 I will recommend this online course to my colleagues 93
10.2 I would recommend this class if it were offered as traditional onsite course 53
10.3 I will not recommend this course (please specify the reasons) 0

Feedback on course schedule

No. Question Percentage Suggestion Remarks
11 Most appropriate frequency of the class is    
11.1 Once a week on Friday (as it is) 93  
11.2 Once a week on (specify the day) 0  
11.3 Daily (to cover all modules continuously) 7  
11.4 Continuously (e.g., one class per module) 7  
11.5 Twice a week 10  
12 Most appropriate timing of the class is (based on Terms 1, 2, and 3 feedback)*    
12.1 11 AM Eastern Standard Time 80  
12.2 Specify another time (6 PM EST) 7  
12.3 Specify another time (Others) 7  
13 Most appropriate mode of this online class is    
13.1 As it is - informal (with optional evaluation at the end of the course) 33  
13.2 More formal with routine assignment (with mandatory evaluation at the end of the course) 42  
13.3 Formal with professional certificate 38  
13.4 Formal with certificate from a recognised university/college 18  
13.5 Any other mode 0  

Feedback on course contents and uniqueness

14 Contents of the course are    
14.1 Unique to this course 42 ·
14.2 Available, at least in part, in other traditional courses (please specify the course) 24 ·
14.3 Fully covered in other traditional courses (please specify the course) 0  
14.4 Available, at least in part, in other online course(s) (please specify the course) 22  
14.5 Fully covered in other online course(s) (please specify the course) 0  
15 Any other information  
  • Excellent work by Prof. Sankara and thanks a lot for this opportunity.
  • Thank you very much for this valuable opportunity!.
  • This was one of very pleasant experience with this course.
  • Is it possible if I could once again join the same course and clear out and understand few of the terms which I missed?.
  • Thanks for this valuable opportunity!.
  • The course is Best at this moment for all working people the only problem is the recording of the course.
  • If we miss the class its off course our problem, but its a great help with the recording of the same, unfortunately recording at WebEx is taking lot of time to buffer and with lots if discontinuities as well as some time and also can’t be saved in any format for the future reference.
  • Its Great thing to be able to learn from you.
  • Thanks for asking.
 

Acknowledgements

CorrMagnet consulting Inc. would like to thank all participants for attending the 2015-2016 course and for providing feedback and Radha Venkatesan, Maxwell Goldman, and Mohita Sharma for collecting the feedback and forwarding them.

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