Web feedback forms are increasingly being used to solicit academic
research data, as well as for other relevant purposes. As part of the PK5
exam requirements, students must create a simple web feedback form using
Kielo's Mailaa software to demonstrate
that they know how to create and deploy such a form if the need arises.
The Sample Web Feedback Form gives
instructions for how to code all of the Mailaa options.
Requirements and Procedure for the Feedback Form
The form created for the PK5 exam requirements should be a separate web
page (as a research webform would normally be) which must have at
least three different webform elements. The six Mailaa
options available for your form are (not including the multiple-choice
checkboxes, which do not work with Mailaa):
There must be a coherent idea linking the elements, as well as
instructions which explain how to respond to the questions. The
form elements must in an A-B-C or 1-2-3 sequence and also be "identified"
so that the answers received via the form will make sense (this will be
demonstrated in class, and is also part of the Sample Web Feedback
Form instructions (see link above). There must also be a 'Thank
you' page for after the form has been submitted (either the
Mailaa default or a customized version is acceptable).
- Radio-button checkboxes where one choice CAN be selected;
- Radio-button checkboxes where one choice MUST be selected;
- Radio-button checkboxes with a default (although changeable) choice indicated;
- Free text-entry boxes;
- Pull-down menu options where one choice may be selected;
- Respondant name and e-mail address fields (these count as 1).
The form need not be "complicated"; the idea is simply to demonstrate
that you know how to create a functional web feedback form. Images and
audio may be used with your form, but are not required. If images and/or
audio are used with your form, these would suffice for the
PK5 image and audio requirements, as if they had been part of your HTML
Put your e-mail address into the form so that responses will go to you.
Before your exam (after you have notified John that all of your web
documents are ready), John will complete and submit the form to you and
check the 'sequencing' and 'identification' of the output from the
"sender copy" he receives. After you have completed the exam, your form
may be de-activated by removing your e-mail address (unless you want it to
Student and Staff Webform Examples; Customized 'Thank-you' Pages
PK5 Quiz Form Example #1 illustrates one way
the exam requirement could be met, using the standard Mailaa
'thank-you' which repeats the answers the user has given. Quiz Form Example #2 shows how you can add your
own, customized 'thank-you' page.
Also of interest may be past examples of student
usage of webform surveys to solicit research data, as well as the
on the limitations of this procedure for obtaining such data. Other uses
of the Mailaa software include an online Course Registration Form
and the English Section
Online Staff Evaluation Forms. Data from all of these may be used
when designing your form.