eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

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Instructor: Dennis Streveler

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ICS101B, Fall 2011
ICS419, Spring 2010

Dennis Streveler: ICS101B, Fall 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 101B - Tools Inf Age: General Crn (Section): 77864 (001)     77865 (002)     77866 (003)     77867 (004)     77868 (005)     77869 (006)     77870 (007)     77871 (008)     77872 (009)     77873 (010)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 4 (29%) 4 (40%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%) 9 (41%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 17 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (29%) 1 (10%) 11 (42%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
5. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
7. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 10 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%)
8. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.65 26 1.23 Freq(%) 3 (12%) 1 (4%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 7 (41%) 4 (24%)
10. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 21 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 12 (57%) 5 (24%)
11. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 21 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 11 (52%) 6 (29%)
12. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The lab sections.
the guest speaker experiences.
The lab aspects.
Learning about Microsoft office.
dw, and microsoft office
I think that learning about computer science through different people and actually having hands-on experience enabled us to learn very effectively. It was a lot of work, but I personally enjoyed it. I learn best from a class like this!
The assignments were very well-planned, and I liked the way they forced us to research our major in connection to the homework checklists, etc.
learning new things about the programs
Microsoft Office.
The aspects of learning about how to use the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in depth.
All programs we used such as Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc.
Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
learning in the lab and working with microsoft office
learning how to use microsoft office.
I think the SSH and Dreamweaver were most valuable because not many people can access such programs thus they never work with it so it was good to try it out.
The aspects that were most valuable were in lab. Doing the lab work is important to everyday life, like Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. I learned new tips and tricks for using the different programs.
I loved learning how to utilize software such as powerpoint and excel because it is applicable to other areas in life.
Everything about Microsoft Office because it will help me in my future careers.
Learning how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
the checklists
doing the lab and the hands on work.
listening to the different speakers that specializes in their field.
Microsoft Excel.
Everything taught in Lab.
I liked the multi-lecturer format
The lab sessions with the TA because it was hand-on and I feel that's where I learned the most. The lectures were also valuable but I feel it would've been better if there had been more consistency in who was lecturing.
The labs were very informative because they were interactive and hands-on.
Office applications, dreamweaver, etc.
I loved learning more about all the software like Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and SSH. I can use these things in everyday life and it is very practical.
Open Lab hours was very favorable and valuable.
as far as lectures go, i was surprised that we didnt have more lectures that were involving our actual professor. but at the same time guest lectures are probably better.
Learning how to use all of the computer programs in lab.
The skills of the various programs such as Word, Excel, and etc.
The labs helped me learn tho most during this course.
I think Powerpoint and Excel were the most valuable.
Learning how to use word and power point.
Learning how to use microsoft office was the most useful. It helps to increase my skill range in computer use.
Learning about excel
I think the Word and Excel was most important for me. It was also interesting to learn about SSH and DreamWeaver.
The lab sessions were the most valuable.
the lab and learning how to make use of programs like microsoft word, excel, and powerpoint
The lab material.
Becoming better with computers.
The lectures being put on laulima for review.
Simnet assignments.
The labs
the lab
How to relate everything to each other. A lot of things seemed to be inter-connected
Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel Photoshop SSH Dreamweaver
The lectures and lab were very useful and helped me learn more about this course.
powerpoint and excel
Learning the Microsoft office so I can use it more efficiently in the future.
The new skills I learned that will be helpful for future classes and jobs.
the labs
Well, the information from the guest speaker was very valuable. I enjoyed gaining knowledge from actual workers with experience
Lecture was interesting. Lab was very useful.
I enjoyed the lab the most as I feel like I learned practical skills that I can use outside of the course.
the lab.
labs were most useful. hands on experience
Learning how to use the different programs in new ways
I found the use of uncommon things like photoshop and dreamweaver to be most valuable.
I felt all the material was equally valuable as I will be using them all next semester.
Good skills to use for work.
Learning how to use the full potential of Microsoft Office.
Going to class and learning how to use some applications.
The lab sessions
The experience with Microsoft Office
Lab session
All the programs were very useful!
The area when we studied Microsoft.
The part where we got to do the work hands on and get a grasp of what is to come for computer and work related skills in the future.
The lab meetings, as they provide a hands-on opportunity to apply lessons.
One aspect that I think was the most valuable is the microsoft: word, powerpoint, and the excel.
Lab sessions, practicals and checklists.
Gaming Industry, Logic, Ergonomics
Checklists and having the TA teach you the material in class.
the lab sessions
Through the lectures and labs I have gained plenty of knowledge and skill I know I will need to apply in life and the business world. This class was very enjoyable for me because of the class structure. I liked how we had one lecture and two labs and the labs were very hands on, which is very good in my opinion.
The in lab teachings.
Using excel. I never was able to use it before and I know that it will be very useful in my future
All the lectures very very helpful.
The basic skills I learned in programs I would normally find on a computer such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
The Lab mainly.
Excel spreadsheets.
I liked applicable things learned in lab including powerpoint, excel, and word. I really liked the lab, but I was not a fan of the lecture.
I enjoyed learning about computer security, health care informatics and computers in education.
Binary code
SSH, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Microsoft Office basics
The most valuable things to me were learning word, excel, and powerpoint.
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe
The labs.
I liked learning about the Microsoft office applications and some of the informations is use from the other applications.
Learning how to use SSH and Dreamweaver. Also the class lectures.
The most valuable aspect of this class was the guest speakers. They were very informative and professional.
It was valuable learning how to use programs such as excel, dreamweaver and photosop.
Hands-on experience.
Things taught from excel on.
Microsoft word, powerpoint, and excel were important to an extent everything else was completely unvaluable for over 90% of the students in this class and lab.
I think the hands on learning is most valuable.
3 separate courses wrapped into one, where the lecture is only required for the worksheets, the podcasts for quizes, and the lab being unrelated material.
Relating elements of the computer to things going on today so we could see the direction this technology is taking us.
MS word and MS excel and photoshop
There were a lot of thing new things to learn, and they were all effective.
None. Not one.
Learning greater details of Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Adobe Photoshop.
Leaning necessary computer skills.
The labs and lectures were really useful. Also the practice practicals.
Learning about networks. Things like IP or other related words already heard of, but I actually got to learn what they mean from this class.
Lab sessions
learnig about eefective power point presentations was probably the most valuable because that is something I definitely use a lot a need to know in school.
Section #10 I think everything that we learned was extremely valuable in every aspect of home and business. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PhotoShop, and Dreamweaver is extremely useful and important to use for business, school, and at home when you're working on a project or just wanting to create things.
no comment
I valued everything in this course. I wish I would have had more time to learn excel more efficiently.
Learning Microsoft programs because I can use them correctly and optimally in my everyday life, and in the future in a work setting.
The simulations
I think Excel was the most valuable because it will directly related to my major the most out of all the programs we worked with.
The podcast and lab was the most valuable.
#10. I learned a lot of valuable information regarding the different aspects of the Microsoft Office Suite. I learned how to use Word and Excel in ways that I would not have known, without taking this class.
Learning different ways of doing the same function in various programs, like in Word and Excel.
None of them. This teacher is horrible.
The lab was the most valuable because it was very hands on.
10 general computer info
Getting hands on experience in the lab.
Using Excel, Word, and Powerpoint, and also SSH.
the lab instruction.
What we learned in lab was very useful 10
learning how computers actually work
everything was valuable. excel, most.
Section 10 Learning to use excel
13. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
technological terminology
The lectures by Patriarch were bad.
Some guest speakers were more boring than others. The lab simulations that were NOT on SimNet (the simulations on Laulima) described tasks only for PC's. They were harder to complete on Macs because the layout of the programs were different.
Some of the questions on the exam were pretty irrelevant or unnecessary to our understanding of ICS.
the lectures were kind of hard to keep my attention and I didnt find it relevant at times but I still learned
i felt that everything needed to be done this certain and exact way the teacher wanted it done, regardless if it could be done in another way.
I think focusing too much on excel was a bit much considering program keep changing. I heard there is another easier program like excel out there.
The least valuable was requiring to know all the materials in lab.
Nothing was least valuable.
Nothing, everything was useful in one way or another.
the lecture
all were pretty good.
Everything taught in lecture.
I didn't like the SSH and dreamweaver portion of the course
The simulations were least valuable - not in the sense that they didn't provide valuable information - but that they were so easy to complete. You didn't really need to read through everything because it told you exactly what to click and what to type. I would've learned better if it had been more challenging.
The Supplemental Podcasts. I thought the lectures were good enough. The supplemental podcasts just seemed to reiterate everything discussed in the lectures.
It seemed like during the class lectures there were too many guest lecturers.
maybe the amount of information needed to remember for the tests and how to study for it besides reviewing everything. study plans are helpful always.
The weekly lab quizzes.
The podcasts.
Some stuff in lecture doesn't seem necessary to learn.
Some lectures were unrelated to what was being learned.
Lectures and podcasts were not that interseting
I don't think DreamWeaver was important, but it was interesting. Also, the Group PowerPoint was a bit of a waste, since it took up time from other things that I could have been studying for. It was a bit of a stress to prepare the PPT.
The group presentation was the least valuable.
details learned about computers
The lecture material a lot of time did not tie in at all with the class.
So much work that was very hard to keep track of and organized.
Lecture quizzes and lecture worksheets.
The supplemental podcasts.
some lectures
I found some lectures to be pointless
Everything was valuable
focuses on windows and no not much consideration for mac users when putting up the simulations
The supplemental podcasts.
some of the boring lectures
Maybe the poscast because you dont need them to take the test.
I think it's worth taking.
The lectures were interesting, but they weren't very applicable to my future career. Although I must admit that I learned a lot during these, but I really appreciate how they try to make it applicable to various careers.
the lecture.
many lectures were not useful
I thought the SSH was useless, it should have been included in a class about computer programming not this basic class. I will never use it again.
Podcasts and podcast quizes killed me and my GPA.
The online podcasts that did not help me learn at all.
Some of the lectures.
All of the Simnets and simulations
The speakers don't communicate effectively with the students to keep their attention. The TA's for the lab portion of the course don't know how to teach. The TA's should not be graduate students that have a different major than the course itself. There should be more hours for tutoring during the day instead of the evening hours.
All the assignments were valuable just a lot of material and a lot of work to do this class. You definitely have to earn these 4 credits.
When we learned about bytes and stuff.
The lectures. I don't think they are as valuable as the lab.
Podcasts-not saying that they're not valuable, just the least valuable compared to everything else.
Lecture and podcasts
the lecture and lecture podcasts
A couple of the guest lecturers were not as valuable as the others. For instance, the guest lecturer for week 14. I thought what he was teaching was great but the way he executed his presentation made me fall asleep.
The actual podcasts, I think that they should go over the podcast information in class because we are required to go to the lecture and then we have to listen to a whole 30 more minutes of lecture just to take the podcast quiz
I don't ever see myself using dreamweaver in the class and the video game lecture didn't pertain to me, but I'm sure they were useful to other people in the class
The instructors not following the 30-20-10 rule.
Some checklists.
The lectures from many people.
The topics of the lecture didn't seem to connect or flow together. They seemed like random tidbits about computer technology with no real purpose. I also didn't like the overload of busy work. Its only a 3 unit course, I just rushed through most of the assignments because I didn't feel I was learning anything valuable from them. I don't think there should be so much busy work in college level courses. Cut down the amount of assignments and focus on key concepts.
The least valuable aspects of this course to me was the truth tables.
Data mining
the lectures.
Microsoft Excel, Dreamweaver, SSH
The constant quizzes.
I probably won't be using dreamweaver or SSH secure shell very much, and I thought photoshop was fun but it is so expensive that I can't afford to buy it anyway.
I thought learning how to use Word was basically useless. If college aged students do not understand how to use word, that is very sad.
The least valuable aspect of this course was the silly workbook spaces used. Most of them were too easy and pointless.
I didn't like that our TA seemed to spend a lot of time on unnecessary subjects in the lab. Everyone in the class came in with a basic knowledge of computers, and I feel as though if the TA would have skipped over the basics and went more in depth to the less used functions of each program, the time would have been spent more wisely and the class would have acquired more knowledge.
Learning about word and powerpoint. We have known how to use them since we were children.
The first few weeks were useless in preserving how to email and attach files. If you faber made it this far in your education you know how to use the internet and email. Also I felt that my TA was overwhelmed with the load she was given. This course would've been more fluid of she had an assistant.
Microsoft word, powerpoint, and excel were important to an extent everything else was completely unvaluable for over 90% of the students in this class and lab.
The very time consuming projects and assignments that are spread all over are had to keep track of, form quizes to practicals to worksheets to assignments to podcast some week I really had no idea what I was suppose to be doing anymore.
As stated above, the material does not coordinate with itself within the class. Many of the questions asked for the lecture/podcast quizzes and exams are simply factoid based with no relevancy to any major or life skill. That this class is required for so many majors with disregard to prior experience is an atrocity in its own.
Dreamweaver and ssh shell
There were too much assignments between lecture and lab.
Lots of "busy work" which seemed at times unnecessary
The short quizzes before every lab, and the at home podcasts with short quizzes.
Computer programming, unless you want to major in something relative.
The simulations really didn't help me much at all. It was also difficult in the sense that the lab and lecture weren't really related.
Lectures where hardly any notes were taken. A couple seemed like a waste of time.
Least valuable to me was probably Secure shell i feel like i will not use that a lot in the future.
Section #10 I really didn't think that there was anything that was least valuable, but if I had to choose, I would say that the things that were least valuable are the history lessons in computers. I say this because even if you learn all about the history, you can't really use that knowledge to perform special skills that you learn in lab to utilize certain programs.
no comment
The lest valuable aspect of this could I felt was SSH.
Probably having the lecture about health and technology.
The simulation quizzes
A lot of what the guest speakers talked about were confusing and lengthy. They talked about things that weren't as interesting and was never really discussed about after that lecture and supplemental lecture.
Every one of them.
The lecture was least valuable because it was boring and doesn't relate much to the lab content therefore, I wouldn't really pay attention.
supplemental quiz
Too many guests speakers. I don't think there were 5 lectures that Professor Streveler actually lectured. Also, every guest speaker was unprepared, and referred to youtube nearly ever lecture and treated the lecture as a joke. There was not one lecture I walked away with valuable information from. EVERY single lecture was either pointless, or simply stressful, for the opportunity cost of my time being spent doing something actually effective in my life, rather than be in that lecture or lab. Terrible Professor, and terrible lab instructor Sean, lab 10.
The stress.
the podcast.
I didn't really like much of the lecture material 10
The way the course was taught and centered
microsoft word. everyone knows how to use it already.
Section 10 Learning about dreamweaver because I don't need it
14. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 10 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 2 (12%) 2 (13%) 12 (60%) 4 (24%)
15. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 19 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 4 (40%) 9 (47%) 8 (47%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 20 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (43%) 6 (35%) 7 (41%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 17 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 11 (65%) 1 (17%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 5 (31%) 1 (14%)
19. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 8 (36%)
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Needs to be more conscious of when he is speaking while playing a video, but overall a good professor.
He is a good instructor.
a good teacher.
enjoyed it
He is a nice professor and is very passionate about this course. He does not digress much in his lectures, and he is always quick to respond with his emails.
When he does lecture, it's pretty interesting.
very high because he does know what he is doing and seems to care about how the class is doing as a whole and looks for ways to gain our interests so that we will be more involved.
Good teacher, knows course objectives and is well organized.
a very good organized professor
I don't have one considering i did not really get to know him as much as i did my TAs.
He cares for his students and education.
He is a good professor and he cares.
that he is a great professor.
Very interesting subjects and guest speakers, learned a lot.
Good professor and seems very passionate about the course and what the students can take away from it.
He organizes each lecture well.
he's cool
Very knowledgeable .
Dennis didn't seem to do a lot of the work. Grading and what not seems to be done by the students and lectures by his colleague, which is fine, but I think I've learned a lot more from his colleague and the lab TA over.
I thought he was a very goo professor.
He seems like a good professor but I hardly got to hear him lecture. He only did one on health informatics which was interesting. Other than that, he was helping and willing to assist students. He was also good in addressing student concerns. Professor Strevler ALWAYS cracked down on plagiarism and cheating which was good!
Very informant
He is a great teacher and is enthuistic in computer science
I really like Professor Streveler. He is a really sweet old man that is understanding of us students. I enjoyed listening to him speak.
Good professor and very passionate.
lectures were ok but sometimes hard to stay awake in.
Dennis Streveler is a very nice and excellent professor. He went out of his way to help and listened to comments and suggestions that were made. I wasn't too happy with the ICS class but he was very understanding. Overall I think he is one of the best professors that I have had at UH.
A fine professor that is passionate about his work. I just hoped he would have lectured more, as he provides funny and very interesting presentations.
He didn't teach a lot. But, when he did he seemed to know what he was talking about.
He was a great professor
Good teacher but needs to be more understanding about situations.
He seems like a good professor. He is organized and keeps students up to date by occasional emails.
Knowledgeable but information was uninteresting at times
He knew what he was talking about and was usually prepared for class. I think the only thing he was not prepared for was the use of the microphone. He should be more prepared on how to use the sound equipment in the class.
a great teacher
He was a great instructor and had good guest lecturers.
enthusiastic and passionate professor
I think he was a good teacher but expected too much.
Dr. Streveler is very smart, and well organized.
I wouldn't be interested in taking another course with this professor.
Very knowledgable about ICS.
he is smart a very knowledgeble teacher
He's a nice professor but at times didn't communicate well enough to the students during lecture. Sometimes he would ramble off topic
great and understanding professor :)
not sure
My last impression of Prof. Streveler was the lecture he taught on binary codes. Not only did I feel completely lost the whole lecture but was also penalized for it in my worksheet due right after lecture. I feel he could have been A LOT clearer, especially cause this is the first computer class for most students in ICS 101.
Good teacher, seems to know a lot about the subject of the course.
A good and passionate teacher
Is a good jolly guy.
I like him.
He's a good teacher and he seems pretty fair. If a quiz has a tricky question, he will usually give us a point for it. I really appreciate that.
great teacher. very knowledegable
He wasn't bad but he really needs to organize his lectures a little better.
Great lecturer and seems up to date on current technology. However, I have never seen more computer problems with presentations than in this class.
This course has good structure, but the amount of work is out of control. There are so many things due, from different websites, lectures, and labs that it is hard to keep up without forgetting things. This class is also taken way to seriously by the professor. All of them need to make class more fun and be more understanding of student needs. There is no fairness when it comes to failing people. The speakers also need improvement. There are many speakers that come in and have such an accent that they might as well be speaking their own language, because nobody in class knows what the hell they are saying. When half the class is falling asleep, there is something wrong. Lighten the work load and get more involved with your students. Maybe then they will have some respect for you and show more interest in the class.
Good and well prepared instructor. Always finds ways to make lectures interesting.
Excellent. Understanding and fair professor .
He is educated and organized. And funny.
A good teacher but week in some areas.
Too much work for a 101 class. Students have to remember to do weekly quizzes, study for quizzes every lab session, remember to do simulations/homework, and checklists. It's too much.
Good guy. Really cares about the well-being of the students. Wants them to succeed. Gives ample opportunities to pass the class. Displays a high competency in his field
He is a great professor, but really should be more available for help during the week.
He's a good professor, it was good to have speakers every week to talk about the different topics. The lab was much more useful.
He tries his best to teach and accommodates most students
Nice guy, very understanding and very enthusiastic about what he does.
I'm not too sure about Dennis Streveler because he didn't teach much, but my TA (Josh) was very knowledgeable about ICS and I enjoyed his class very much!
Good. A very enthusiastic teacher who is clearly passionate about his field, and I like that in a professor. Encouraged us to think and go beyond the status quo.
He is a great professor, and what he spoke in lecture was interesting.
Way too much work in this course, and way too high expectations. but very enthusiastic
he's a good professor for this course
He is a very nice guy. I appreciate the fact that he replies to our emails (and quick too). He is a great professor, I wish he taught more but overall I would recommend this class to students who not only need it to fulfill a requirement but because I believe this class teaches you many career-related skills in technology.
He is a great teacher and you can tell he has been teaching this course for a while. He is always enthusiastic and positive, which is great to see early in the morning.
I loved how he would respond to the whole class with questions via email and quickly responded to any questions I may have had. He seems passionate and knowledgeable about his subject and made learning the subject more enjoyable.
He is an alright professor. Not the greatest, but sufficiently competent.
An instructor who tries to spark an interest in students taking this course.
He barely taught the class, too much of other people than himself.
he is a very good professor. He's caring about his students and tries his very best to make us feel comfortable to ask questions and seek for help. He also is very concerned with doing our best in the subject.
Serious person.
Dr. Streveler was a decent teacher, but not the best. He needs to work on a lot of things, mostly his interactions with the students. Dr. Streveler needs to work on how he communicate with the class. He needs to learn not to talk down to your students in a demeaning way. If he treated us like adults, instead of saying offhand remarks about how lazy and immature as students we are, then maybe we would live up to his expectations. The offhand remarks about our poor abilities as students sort of ruined my desire to work hard in this class and made me resentful of going to lecture. Dr. Streveler also needs to work on his presentations by focusing on the concepts instead of going on tangents about related topics. For example, talking about the computing technology of a MRI doesn't necessarily require a thorough understanding of neurons, by giving these kinds of random long drawn out tangents, he tends to lose his audience. Stick to the concepts.
I didn't really get to know Dennis Streveler because whenever we had class there was a guest speaker.
clear and concise
very knowledgeable, nice, friendly man
Great guy. Seems passionate about this subject which made him appreciate him more. He genuinely wants his students to get something out of this course and expand.
A good professor dedicated to his field.
He is very nice and clearly knows a lot about this subject.
Very nice professor open to new ideas and technology.
Dennis Streveler is a wel educated man with a high vocabulary, which I like. Though he did not talk much during lecture, when he did speak I got a lot out of it. It may have been the early class but personally I had a propensity to doze off during class lectures. I really enjoyed Streveler's last lecture though the section on binary codes were a bit disorganized and hard to understand. Overall Streveler is a relaxed and intelligent professor with great teaching strategies. I wish he had done more of the lectures rather than relying on other guest speakers (especially those is heavy accents).
I think Dr. Streveler is a good professor. He had a good way of relaying information in an entertaining way, however, I do think the course has way too much work for a 4 credit class. I had more assignments in this class alone than I did in all 3 of my other classes combined. Also, every single simulation quiz that was taken this semester had questions that were not in the simulation. It's very frustrating to a full-time student who spends hours on all of these little assignments, just to get 3/5 on every single simulation quiz.
He seems to know what he is doing.
he should not be getting paid to teach this course. He only conducted 2 lectures out of the entire semester, and the TA's teach the labs and do all the grading. I feel robbed that my tuition dollars are going towards paying this man who did nothing the entire semester, and doesn't even seem to know the material that is suppose to be taught throughout the course.
He was good but some of the choices of guest speakers were poor. The guest speakers may have been knowledge in their field but horrible in public speaking which was funny how we had a class on public speaking.
wouldnt really know, usually doesnt teach, just has guest speakers.
I really like the change in teachers form week to week it keeps things fresh and ensures that the best person for the topic has the chance to teach it.
With many guest lecturers, problems are bound to occur, but to have an ICS class disrupted for 15 minutes because of computer technical difficulties is unacceptable. Boring or hard to hear lecturers made the lecture portion of this class abhorrent. With quiz content being based directly from the podcasts, lecture attendance is only justified by the worksheets as well as the rare extra credit opportunities. No coordination between lab and lecture material (*save one lecture on logic coupled with excel in lab), makes this course very disorganized.
A good teacher who wants to share his passion and succeeds in doing so
Good but the TAʻs and guest speakers did most of the work it seemed like.
He is a good professor, but most of the time, there were guest speakers.
that he is a great teacher and is very intelligent but needs to do a better job training his T.A.'s
Good teacher very knowledge in what he teaches, just provides way too much work. The workload made his class stressful and detracted from our time to focus merely on learning the programs such as Adobe and Excel really well.
8 out of 10
Great professor that tried to let other people teach certain parts of the course, and those other people weren't so great at teaching.
Good professor
He is very knowledgeable about this subject.
Section 10 He gave us a lot of different, useful information that has to do with computers, and I like the fact that his class has both lectures and in class labs. It absolutely covers everything: history, information, and knowledge skills used to utilize programs necessary for school, work, and home.
decent teacher
He was great, always prepared and was always willing to help in whatever way was needed. He was always there to work with you and responded to questions, comments or problems efficiently.
he didn't talk much. it was mostly guest speakers.
He seemed very interested in what he taught and he cared very much for his students.
Organized and knowledgeable.
#10. He was an interesting teacher, and it was good to have guest lecturers to jazz up the lecture classes.
He cares about his students, and seems very knowledgeable in his field.
HIs enthusiasm for technology fails to translate to the students.
Streveler seems unnecessary to the course as he really only taught one or two lectures. Each lecture was given by a guest speaker so I don't feel a need for Streveler. As for the lab, Streveler was absent from there as well as each lab was taught by a t.a.
10 Great!
Horrible. Disorganized lectures, seeming as though the man just woke up from bed and decided what he would speak about that day. Not to mention he took a vacation mid semester to Thailand. I am extremely disappointed with the University for allowing such a professor to lecture, and assigning such a terrible lab teacher.
He is a very enthusiastic about the subject matter, which is always good.
He's a good guy, good professor.
needs to improve on presentation skills.
He's a good teacher. Even though he didn't teach too often 10
Good teacher
great enthusiastic teacher.
Section 10 He was a good professor
21. Overall, the TA is an excellent teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 20 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (20%) 8 (40%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
22. The TA is effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.4 10 1.43 Freq(%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 5 (29%) 1 (10%)
23. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 10 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (6%) 3 (30%) 10 (50%) 0 (0%)
24. The TA is friendly and accessible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.06 17 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (53%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
25. The TA plans class activities in detail.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 20 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 11 (55%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
26. The TA grades paper (exams, homework) fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (14%) 4 (24%) 1 (10%)
27. The TA listened to what students had to say.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 10 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (30%) 7 (35%) 0 (0%)
28. The TA was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (53%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
29. The TA was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.35 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 9 (45%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
30. Assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 20 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 8 (47%) 6 (60%)
31. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (45%) 3 (50%)
32. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (20%) 2 (29%)
33. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (14%) 5 (24%) 2 (22%) 6 (46%)
34. The guest speakers contributed significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 10 1.43 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (7%) 5 (24%) 1 (14%) 7 (50%)
35. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (10%) 3 (43%) 8 (38%)
36. Course material was effectively presented with the team teaching approach.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (30%) 7 (50%) 6 (30%)
37. Team teaching provided insights a single instructor could not.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 22 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (43%) 7 (54%) 4 (40%)
38. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
the guest speakers
I liked the labs.
extra lab time
I really liked how you learned in many ways. I enjoyed the different parts of this course, especially the hands-on assignments because they really made me learn how to do these things.
I liked that the lab activities were fun and simple.
Learning to use programs.
I liked how we had the opportunity to add our creative touch to the projects that we submitted.
the podcasts and that things were readily available online
she knew the material.
Again SSH and Dreamweaver
The guest lecturers.
I liked everything
We get to do things in the class instead of just listening to the TA.
The lab portion of the class because it allowed for interaction.
class time to work on assignments occasionally
Some of the lectures were pretty interesting and most of the labs.
the lab portion, cause you get to do hands on things.
using photoshop
I liked Kittie's knowledge and enthusiasm during class.
I like the podcasts that were available. Although I went to class, I was able to listen to the lecture again if I needed to.
Guest's speaking
I liked learning how to do everything in lab. I learned the most that way in this class.
Open labs and Lecture worksheets.
just the fact that she knew what she was doing and kept that lively spirit the whole day. it was all good. everythng was good in my point
I liked that we had a different speaker each week.
The lab was the best part of the course. The TA is friendly and outgoing making the learning process a lot easier and comfortable.
The labs.
I liked the in class simulations the best
Having a lab so you have a hands on learning experience.
Having hands on learning with lab sessions.
Learning about word
I liked the lab section the best. It went through most of what was needed to required and it helped my learning on different programs.
Lab works
I liked the online podcast.
again the classes in lab were most beneficial to me
The lab was very helpful.
The learning labs.
The Lab
I liked the interesting views of the guest speakers. The tetris speaker was very interesting!
The labs.
the podcast
I thought the lab section was fun. I had an awesome TA that made the class fun, interesting, and interactive
Labs were fun.
I especially enjoyed the labs, because I learned more about programming the lab classes.
I like the lab the best, I learned much more in that class than I did in any lecture.
The lab classes
Learning how to use the programs efficiently that ive always had on my pc.
Learning excel.
I liked the lab because I felt like I learned a lot that can be applied outside of this course.
The labs were interesting and helpful for the hw checklists
the lab was helpful.
learning about the programs
Learning from the differing professionals in the ICS field
I liked learning photoshop.
Alot of the material was very valuable but I think excel and powerpoint were the most beneficial towards myself because I will definately be using them in the near future.
It was hands on and personal.
The lectures.
I actually did develop a higher computer competency
I liked learning about photoshop and being able to work on the computers in lab
The lab was very useful and the open lab helped a lot when I had questions on the material.
Being able to ask questions and practice examples.
Learning a few new things
The hands on part of the lab, where I could actually do the computer work.
I liked the word.
The checklists, because it tested our skills using the programs we learned about, and allowed us to be a little creative too.
Mail Merge(Microsoft Word), Microsoft Excel
The lab classes. My TA Josh was really nice and good at explaining
the lab sessions
I liked how we each had our own computers to work with during the lab.
I liked when we had an entertaining guest speaker, and I liked lab.
I liked being able to listen to the podcasts and do the quizzes on my own time.
My TA was competent enough to teach properly.
The labs where I was able to do hands on work to learn the material.
The microsoft programs part.
Going to class, learn new stuff. Well, one at a time, unlike excel...
Learning hands-on applicable skills in lab.
I liked learning about the software and computer security.
All of the lab stuff
I liked learning word, excel, and powerpoint. These three tools will be the most helpful to me in my future career.
The lectures.
I liked the simulations because I felt like I was actually learning something useful. Also the first few lectures were interesting, but I feel like they got less interesting as time went on.
I liked the photoshop segment, though it was very short.
I liked learning about coding and using HTML. It made me interested in an ICS minor.
I liked learning about photoshop. I also enjoyed listening to Henk Rodgers very much.
none, already know what i NEEDED to know about excel, word and powerpoint.
The separate labs to break down the class and get better one on one attention.
With many guest lecturers, problems are bound to occur, but to have an ICS class disrupted for 15 minutes because of computer technical difficulties is unacceptable. Boring or hard to hear lecturers made the lecture portion of this class abhorrent. With quiz content being based directly from the podcasts, lecture attendance is only justified by the worksheets as well as the rare extra credit opportunities. No coordination between lab and lecture material (*save one lecture on logic coupled with excel in lab), makes this course very disorganized.
I really enjoyed the team teaching, it allowed us various perspectives of how comuting has. Hanged and their explanations and insights.
MS powerpoint and photoshop
TA was really helpful, and easy to understand.
I did not enjoy this course at all.
I enjoyed learning powerpoint, word and adobe. I feel these programs are most useful to me now and in my future.
Lectures were actually interesting, unlike some classes.
I liked that we learned different programs and I liked that it was hands-on.
Learning how to use Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
I liked learning about photoshop the most.
Section 10 I liked doing the labs and the Assignment Checklists the best. It was extremely fun and interesting to learn everything that we did, and I was surprised that I learned all that I did so far. I'm proud, happy, and grateful to say that I took this class. I can do things that I never thought I could ever do outside of class, and that makes me happy.
no comment
I learned to much about excel just wish I knew it better.
Learning new skills and using programs that I have never used before.
Working with programs like Office and Powerpoint.
MS Office and Photoshop Section 10
#10. I enjoyed the lab sections. They were a great hands on approach to learning the material.
Learning how to use PowerPoint and Excel, as well as other applications that I have never heard about before.
I enjoyed experiencing each different program but I wish we could have spent more time learning the skills we were taught. I felt that there wasn't enough time to thoroughly learn each program because there were always another assignment waiting for us to do and sometimes multiple assignments to do so I would try to minimize my time on each assignment to get it done on a timely manner.
10 Powerpoint
I hated this course more than any course I have ever taken in my entire life. HORRIBLE! Literally, this course made me rethink whether or not I wanted to continue my education at the University of Hawaii.
Getting to be creative with projects.
I liked Photoshop and the Microsoft office lessons.
the lab activities.
The lab mostly. It seemed like it was practical to real life. 10
The guest speakers
Section 10 I liked learning the applications in lab
39. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
strict adherence to protocol with no leeway at all. No second chance for the occasional forget to do online quiz or bring book to class. Sounds like a scam forcing us to buy the book and not let us sell it back by forcing us to tear out the pages to turn in.
the technological lecture
The lectures by Patriarch.
I wish we spent more time on learning MS Excel, as it was quite difficult.
Podcasts, some guest speakers.
I didn't like how the lab hours for help was so limited.
the lectures.
i felt that everything needed to be done this certain and exact way the teacher wanted it done, regardless if it could be done in another way.
Doing the checklists and pratical quizzes.
I actually liked everything.
The simulations, and quizes!
the lecture
MS Excel
The assignments, in particular the simulations. There's so much links in laulima that it took me a while to get use to. Also due dates reminder. We were shown the calendar, but better reminders would be nice.
The Excel portion of the lab
Something that is not really related to computer science
I did not care for the Simnet exercises. I think learing in the lab was good enough. I never retained very much from the simnet exercises.
Podcasts, Podcast Quizzes, Simulation Quizzes
nothing really.
I did not like how much work this class was.
I just disliked the weekly lab quizzes as they don't seem to test much on actually knowing the material, but just simple memorization.
Lecture was pretty boring. Not all the time, but most of the time.
SSH and excel
Paper due at end of lecture, was not important sometimes.
The lengthy assignment checklists
Podcasts were sometimes boring. There is a lot of little things to do.
I liked the different presenters overall, but I think some should either be better prepared, speak louder, or not go through the presentation too quickly. Though there is a podcast for the past lectures, for me, it's easier to learn by following the lecturer right then instead of listening to a podcast.
I did not like the group presentation. I do not feel that it fit.
i did not enjoy lecture, i found it hard to follow, and somewhat boring
The lectures.
Not being able to make up missed lecture for Jury Service.
The lectures!
The lecture quizzes.
The supplemental podcasts.
the homework is hard
Sometimes things would be gone over a little fast and hectic but that's because there's so much to cover for certain parts of the class such as Excel
Grading was really tedious.
talks fast
The lectures I thought were very tedious and unclear. Guest speakers were hard to understand sometimes and went on long tangents.
The practicals.
Some of the lectures/podcasts
Maybe the shortness of time that was given to familiarize with each section.
Simulation quizzes were super stressful, some of the questions were kind of obscure and tricky, but he tended to give us the point if a question was unfair. I also didn't really care for podcast quizzes. Even the midterm had some rather obscure questions.
most of the guest speakers weren't that interesting.
The tests
The grading was terrible. The deadlines were too strict and computer based, if you forgot to bring your workbook to lecture you didn't get credit for STILL DOING THE WORK. Unfair.
I think word was the least valuable because a lot of the material I already knew how to use.
Those simulation quizes were evil.
The practicals.
Too much work going on.
Spent 50 dollars on SimNet... The most useless program. All of the things that we learned were during the lab hours.
I didn't like the long lectures.
All the quizzes, assignments, checklists, and podcasts we were required to do. But it was probably because I was overwhelmed with my other three science classes.
The checklists on top on the podcasts on top of the simulations on top of the practicals. I feel like that was a lot of work.
How fast paced and tedious it was considering it is not my major
There is too much time consuming work to do in a short period of time like assignments stacked on top of each other. Space the due dates out.
The mini quizzes.
Listening to the podcast lectures, just because it was one extra thing I had to remember to do outside of class.
Podcasts and way too many assignments and high expectations
the lectures and lecture podcasts
The TA sometimes talk very rapidly that it hard to follow and understand.
I didn't like the podcasts at all
I didn't like the checklists. Sometimes it was hard to fit my major into that particular assignment.
Teaching from multiple professors was interesting and all but too many accents, and I couldn't understand half of them.
In-class quizzes
The checklist.
Have to get up for morning lectures
The lecture, the disorganization and disconnect of topics,the mildly patronizing tone of some of Dr. Streveler's comments, the overload of busy work and podcasts, many of which I found did not help me at all in understanding computer science.
I didn't like the some of the guest speakers because they were hard to understand. (They either talked too fast or had an accent)
The lectures
The lectures were absolutely boring.
The complexity of the assignments.
I didn't like the amount of work there was at home. I feel like I spent more time learning how to do things on my own than I did learning in class.
There was definitely not enough time to take the Excel exam. I think there should have been more options. Also, not all the programs are compatible with Mac computers which is problematic.
Microsoft Excel and SSH.
I did not like the amount of course work. I also did not like the way our TA instructed our class. I feel as though if I would have had a different TA, I would have been more motivated and more successful throughout the course. I also do not like the fact that you were not given attendance points if your worksheet answers were written on plain paper. I can understand if it was a reoccuring theme for a certain student, but if a student is in class, they should receive the points.
I didn't like the fact that we were forced to participate in a group presentation.
none, this is the worst class in the university, it is absolutely ridiculous that students are required to take this class, but i guess that is the only way anyone would take this horrendous class. WOW
The amount of time and effort that I am putting into this class is by far about four times as much as any of my 3 credit classes.
With many guest lecturers, problems are bound to occur, but to have an ICS class disrupted for 15 minutes because of computer technical difficulties is unacceptable. Boring or hard to hear lecturers made the lecture portion of this class abhorrent. With quiz content being based directly from the podcasts, lecture attendance is only justified by the worksheets as well as the rare extra credit opportunities. No coordination between lab and lecture material (*save one lecture on logic coupled with excel in lab), makes this course very disorganized.
Dreamweaver and ssh shell
Majority of it.
Least like the at home podcasts and short quizzes. Seemed irrelevant to my learning experience.
I wasn't so fond of the lectures. They helped with the final, but why not take a final on the things we learned in lab instead?
SSH and Dreamweaver
Group presentation
I liked the Secure Shell the least.
Section 10 I did not like having to do the group presentation in front of the class.
no comment
The SSH.
I did not like listening to lengthy podcasts.
All the guest speakers. It seemed like we didn't really have someone knowledgeable enough to teach us everything.
#10, N/A
The checklists, because they were extremely confusing in their directions and expectations.
The lecture was boring, irrelevant, and could have all been taught through links on youtube which would have saved me time because I know how to use youtube on my computer without running into technical difficulties
10 SSH
EVERYTHING. the lab instructor, the lectures, the pointless 10 point lecture assignments that clearly were never actually graded or looked over. Every student in this class was there because they needed this class for another class, and the instructors and Professors knew that, so in turn, they did not feel the need to effectively teach the subject; which they did not do.
The black or white guidelines and frequent deadlines.
I didn't like the small 5 point quizzes. And Dreamweaver.
too much course material to cover in the given amount of time in labs.
The lecture. I didn't really have much use for it. 10
The homework
group work. dreamweaver.
Section 10 Lecture because I believe the lab was more useful
40. What changes would you make in the lectures?
more gen ed focused
No more Patriarch
in better rooms
I didn't like that it was at 9:00AM.
Make the lectures more exciting and interesting. Also have the speakers speak more clearly because a lot of times I couldn't understand anything they were saying so I was falling asleep during those times.
make it correlate more with the labs
The method is fine. Guest speakers always are different, so I don't think I could make any suggestions.
I would have the guest speakers to present things that are related to what we are doing in lab.
A different option instead of FUGU. It didn't work for me so I couldn't complete SSH simulations.
to be on podcast with a video.. and quiz instead
make it more interesting, optional.
Not sure
Less checklists and practical quizzes.
They're good
no lecture
Sometimes it seems really random
Allow folder paper to be turned in if worksheet was forgotten and left at home.
Maybe have less speakers - I feel that there were too many.
More lectures from own professor. Felt there were too many guest lecturers.
nothing really
I would love to have Professor Streveler or Professor Ogawa present the lectures, as they seem to be a lot more interesting than some of the speakers.
I think they need more interesting topics.
I don't think there is any changes that I would make
More information about things we learn in lab.
More on topic. We are 21st century. Learn more about 21st century stuff.
Being more prepared with the sound equipment. I also wouldn't have done group presentations.
More videos
I would attempt to get the class more involved. It is hard with this generation of apathetic students though.
slow it down more to grasp concepts never heard of before by many
They should be a separate class unless it explained the lab at all.
Lectures are good.
They are extremely dry.
Offer a question and answer session at the end of the lectures.
The in class lectures were alright, the supplemental ones were not the greatest.
make the lectures easier
Have more interesting and understandable guest speakers.
Some presenters need to improve their speech
slow down remember that most of students are beginners
More extra credit, and hands on learning guest speakers.
More time on microsoft office. May be I would like to know how to make apps as one of iPhone.
The lectures are pretty good. I would like to see an IT person from the travel industry come as a special guest. I know they definitely exist and it can help give perspective for the TIM students (since ICS is a prerequisite for that as well).
find better speakers
it wouldn't be required.
More student interaction.
It seemed so long.
Make them easier to understand what exactly is going to be on the exam.
Powerpoints should include more information (or at least notes/comments) because not every student is an audio learner and some depend on the powerpoints to study, in which a lot of the powerpoints only had pictures or minimal information to study off of.
The lectures were alright. Maybe don't bring in guys who think that they are better than students just because they own companies.
More variety of powerpoints/more interesting topics.
I thinking lectures are ine.
Slow down the pace, consider that students have other things they have to do
There would be no lectures and just the lab or have relevance to what we are doing in lab.
Have the lecture podcasts tests be available right after class.
Get rid of the podcast lectures
have shorter lecture podcasts
Better guest lecturers.
either make the lectures mandatory and learn the podcast information in the lecture. or make the podcasts mandatory and the lecture not.
I would add more worksheet questions to the lectures
The concept is great, but try speaking louder or using the lighting system more, the glare on the screens are just too much.
No changes. If anything, change up the topics.
Less guess speakers.
Make it around noon instead at 9:00...
Change all of the things in question 39. Also, I don't like that all of the activities had to "relate to our major." I love my major, but sometimes I get bored talking about it all the time, especially for an entire semester. Sometimes I just want to do some research on some other random interest, and I think there should be room for this. I feel like it would improve the drive for creativity and individuality in the classroom.
I would make sure that they reinforce the important things in lecture and focus less on the little things.
Less guest speakers please
It seemed to me that the lecturers, with a couple of exceptions, did not know exactly what to present to us. Everything just skimmed the top of a subject and a lot of information we got seemed to be knowledge that many of us already had. I think it would be more interesting if the lecturers went deep into a subject without spending more then 5 minutes on an overview. Just go in depth and wow the students in how computers are used in whatever field they are talking about.
Not require the workbook worksheet to receive credit for lectures.
Some lectures were too elementary
Streveler speak more than heavily accented guest speakers.
I wouldn't give students zeros for writing their worksheet answers on plain paper.
More preparation, specially with the technicalities.
That they actually correspond to what the labs are going to be on. It seems like the lecture and lab are for two completely different courses.
I would choose guest speakers that can actually speak in front of audiences well. If you can't find someone else than the professor should do the task of presenting.
have a TA that knows the content how to present it and to just know what they are talking about and not giving us false information on how to do a task.
None, I actually enjoy lecture.
Coordinate lab/podcast material with lecture and provide material in a broad sense which can be used to answer quiz questions without needing to know specific facts such as a percentage from a poll which is only briefly mentioned during a podcast and has no overall bearing.
There fine
Not so much busy work.
Make sure all guest lectures are good speakers and aren't boring.
It would be cool if the lectures/podcasts were optional things if you were interested in computers and things of the sort and the final exam was on what we learned in lab. That way the practical things that people who aren't interested in computers actually will use (as well as the people who are interested in computers) are thoroughly learned.
Better/more interesting speakers
No change to the in class lectures but the lecture podcasts could be shorter.
Section 10 I would not make any changes in the lectures. I think that they were well tailored to the students and the subject of the class.
no comment
Not as long. More interesting.
less guest speakers
Not have them start at 9.
Videos are a good way to keep people interested.
Maybe have less guest speakers and have it correlate to the things we're learning in lab.
#10, Maybe add a little more interaction during the lecture.
Having guests speakers prepare their computer presentations prior to presenting, in order to avoid technical problems/errors.
I want a new teacher to teach ICS 101B.
Give more time for students to get acclimated and learn each program. The course moves so fast that it is easy to learn and quickly forget because it is time to move on to the next program.
10 more interesting topics
Having the Professor actually lecture instead of unprepared, dimwitted guest speakers come in and show us a bunch of stupid youtube videos we could watch on our lapptops in our dorm rooms.
More interaction.
Get rid of the 5 point quizzes.
less course material required to cover in order to gain better understanding of the amount presented.
More interesting? 10
Better speakers
Less in depth and more generalized
not early. no required attendance.
Section 10 More about learning different applications
41. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the TA's teaching style and methods?
cheery personality
In class activities.
It was easy to follow.
she was very familiar with the material
I like how she went over all the aspects of each program in class.
My TA Crystie was really helpful and encouraging in our labs. She always sent weekly assignment reminders, which was very useful in keeping track of our tasks and managing our time. On top of that, she provided us with extra handouts and information for the more difficult assignments. She was a great TA!
very helpful and taught well.
Zooming into the screen to let the people in the back see easier.
I liked how she provided examples of how to do things and how she would always know what she is doing.
Open to one on one sessions.
The TA friend was a great help and the TA helped us with our presentation but could improve on lab explanations in the sense of waiting and making sure everyone knows what to do and is on the same page before moving on to the next step
she explained it thoroughly
Examples and walth-throughs.
He had supplemental podcasts.
She's good at explaining things.
TA was able to explain well, give examples, and speak to the class in a lively manner.
very knowledgeable
gave a lot of examples and tried to make the labs as interesting as possible.
the instructions were very clear.
she was awesome and easy to understand
Very reasonable pace; upbeat.
Easy to follow.
She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable
She was always upbeat and tried to get all the students involved. She also taught slow which made it easy for me to follow along.
She was readily available, approachable, and answered emails quickly and effectively
Easy to follow and learn
My TA was very nice and friendly. She tried to help us out as much as possible. My hardest time was doing the checklists at home and I would email her a lot asking all sorts of questions. She explained very well how to do everyhting and never made me wait very long.
Energetic and caring when helping students.
She related her examples to real life.
The TA's teaching methods are clear and concise. Whenever a question is asked, a timely reply is given within minutes.
All her examples were very well made. She was organized and knew what she was teaching.
I think that my TA did a really good job and explaining things and making sure we understood it
Explained things very well, easy to follow.
He addresses questions when asked on the spot.
Helped when needed
He would go step by step, showing us how to do different things, all of which were important either for the practical exams or what we'll need in the business world. He also took time to help the students, though he sometimes was hard to get in touch with, mainly through email and such.
The practices
He always made things easy to understand.
he was extremely helpful and easy to approach
He was always willing to help and new it was an introductory course so expected enough from us but not too much.
TA Josh is the best TA.
Very responsive to questions.
He went over everything in a lot of detail.
Everything, my TA was very good and he did a good job teaching us how to us the different programs.
he would go over the things we need to know
It was fun and interactive. If the lab wasn't fun it would be boring. She incorporated her likes and personality into the lab activities and that was fun
She really did her best in making sure we understood what we were learning at the time.
Microsoft Excel
When they taught in labs.
Very easy to ask questions. If you got lost she and the ATA were very helpful and getting you back on track.
She was very energetic and understanding.
Shes very interested if we get it or not
She used nice examples and didnt move to fast through the course
Quick response.
She was very down-to-earth and reasonable. She explained everything clearly and treated no question like a dumb question. She was very effective and an excellent TA.
Kelsey was always helpful and available. Answered emails fast. Spoke clearly. Taught us everything in lab needed for checklist assignments
she asked questions
very easy to follow
She had a good style for teaching
My TA was always prepared and enthusiastic about the lessons.
She was very apporoachable and knew her material.
Some stuff.
He went step by step and explained why we use it.
Very casual, yet to the point. Also taught us how to use programs in a clever manner; incorporating relavent things into our learning.
Josh was very knowledgeable and always had some fun way of teaching the lessons.
He was always organized and prepared and willing to stop and help you along.
He was very knowledgeable about the material and would often show us short cuts and easier ways to do things.
he made it interesting.
It was more of a one on one class and I liked that we could ask questions and grasp the concepts.
Goes over things step-by-step, encourages questions.
His teaching style was helpful because he mentioned which tools will be useful to remember for assignment and practical quiz.
Knew what he was talking about and made interesting documents to work with
how he would walk us through all the programs and their commands
He's approachable.
he presented it in a relatable way that was fun and appealing.
Being able to ask an actual person questions while doing the skills
My TA actually engaged the class to review the materials.
I don't blame the TA for teaching the material in such a fast pace because I understand we as students must learn specific skills in a certain amount of time. I do wish that maybe some skills would be cut back so we would have more time to practice and perfect certain skills.
His lectures and teachings.
lab files to practice
all stuffs about microsoft office
He was very easy to talk to and great at communicating concepts. He was entertaining and pleasant to listen to. He was able to connect with his students and understand out limitations.
I liked how he would make the topics fun. For example he would teach us about how to use Powerpoint but then have it be about Disney for example.
Always helpful and prepared
He went at a good pace and answered questions.
She is friendly and willing to help.
The TA had interesting layouts.
TA was nice and approachable.
The way she helps everyone.
Nothing, she was pretty unorganized and didn't seem to have knowledge of the material.
She was open to suggestions and feedback.
One on One time and individual help.
Pointing on the display as well as typing text into notepad was very useful in following the examples provided by the TA's.
Vey patient, willing To go over things many times
She always knew what she was doing and very prompt at giving help outside of classroom through emails.
She was very helpful, easy to understand, and also knowledgeable, and very friendly.
The T.A. was friendly however not very knowledgable on the subject and teaching it.
She was very open to questions, very knowledge in the material.
They are students that are more understanding of situations.
The practice practical was super helpful.
Down to earth. Used themes that I enjoyed.
He went in to very good detail and showed examples of how to do everything we needed to know..
Section 10 He was very hands-on and helped us all the way, especially if someone in the class was stuck. He would personally come to them and make sure they were caught up. He would also answer questions that anyone had to make sure that they understood how to do a certain task, and why we were doing a certain task. He replied my e-mails very quickly when I had a question or needed help with something. I also liked his very humorous personality, which made the class more fun and interesting to be in.
no comment
He was always there to explain concepts in different ways and there to help and show you.
he was really helpful. especially like tutorials he put online
He quickly responded to my e-mail questions and thoughts.
The TA was very clear and easy to understand. Very helpful.
Always available, friendly and always willing to help in person or through email.
communicates efficiently Section 10
#10/. The TA was fair in all grading and was easily accessible to the students, and it was also a fun experience. They taught the material in an interesting and fun manner.
He is young and relates to us in terms of interests and sympathy.
They were fun.
He always made us feel comfortable asking questions and provided a very open and friendly learning environment. He would always help us if we had a problem and help us solve our issues when we made a mistake. He was also very informed and excited about the content.
10 makes class fun
Nothing. My TA was ALWAYS disorganized and would always forget to mention things, which he would remember midway through the class. I felt discouraged to learn as well as ask questions. He was so disorganized it took away from actually teaching the class and allowing the class to ask questions; which is essential for learning for some of the students like myself. I didn't learn anything.
He made very creative and interesting examples that we had to work through.
Nothing he was kinda mean
Sean was very helpful, charismatic, and patient. He displayed good qualities of a teacher.
step-by-step instructions on course material.
He was cool and lively. Made everything more entertaining. 10
communicates in a friendly way
unconventional teaching. taught more than lectures.
Section 10 He answers our questions effectively
42. Please list: suggestions for improving the TA's teaching style and methods.
more open to question
speak louder
Sometimes, she didn't respond to emails.
- slow down a little. - if we do something wrong give us a little more feedback
I wish you could give them more class time to allow for better understanding of projects. other than that i think you should repeat the steps at least twice before moving on.
More examples and walk-throughs.
Try to assist guest speakers in reflecting experiences which ware relatable to students.
She's great in everything.
she's good
I have no complaints
She can be more prepared on what she will be teaching sometimes
If anything, when teaching us how to do things in the lab ask every now and then if everyone is following because sometimes I would accidently click somehting else and you would still be going on and I would fall behind and not want to hold up the whole class to ask you to go back. So maybe go just a tad slower or ask a lot if everyone is on the same page or if anyone got lost.
Explain the checklist assignments thoroughly. When doing the checklists, had to ask from other TA's on how to start it or get assistance from certain parts.
The only thing would be slightly more on the preparation, because some of the tools didn't work as it should have. However, with a bit of work the tools fell in place.
Nothing that I think she needs to improve on.
No suggestions.
Maybe have a little more time or certain things(eg/Excel and DreamWeaver) if time is allowed.
No improvement
none at all, he's great
I think he did a great job.
Dreamweaver was thought too fast. Me and like two other classmates didn't know what was going on and can see others in the same shoes. Another thing, TA should show us how to download it, seem weird but i hard a hard time downloading and being able to use Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Both simulation i didn't do due to difficulty of starting.
None, TA Josh is very clear and helpful.
Really good TA
If a student has a question, respond to the question fast.
None, good already.
he is a good TA good enough
slow down
Take her time, dont rush and try to make sure everyones on the same page more often
She's good.
I think that she could be a little more professional. I enjoy her enthusiasm and how down-to-earth she is, but sometimes she's a little too goofy to take seriously.
Maybe go a little bit slower on hard stuff.
Needs to curb the "filler words" e.g. um, like,
Emailing back quicker.
Explain what is expected in the checklists. Many students misinterpreted or misunderstood what was asked of the checklists.
Be more available. I know he's a busy guy though.
please go at a pace where the students can understand the material and be able to reciprocate the information. and please allow more times to be available for students outside of class.
Talk slower and provide announcements of when things are due.
I feel like he should slow down his lecturing. He goes through the material very fast.
Slow down.
Move slower when teaching.
Sometimes could go a little slower
- more helpful if he checks his email more often and respond
Went over material quite quickly so would be beneficial to students if he went over the new material slower
TA was hard to reach sometimes, didn't always respond to e-mails promptly
talk a little slower
he was just fine
He needs to remember names more. His teaching style works nicely.
Slow down a bit when speaking.
Teaching a little slower would help.
maybe slow down a little so everyone can follow
Go a little bit slower in your demonstrations. Sometimes I would miss just one click on one button in photoshop (or some other program) and completely fall behind.
Sometimes I felt stupid for asking a question but I didn't want to get lost or fall behind.
Explain what something is and why we need to use it before you teach us details. For example, SSH and UNIX, why would I ever need to know how to use those programs. And explain what codes do and why they are used rather then just telling us codes.
She needs more public speaking skills and she needs to explain things better.
Spell Bacon correctly... Stacy spelled it Beacon. She had horrible spelling, speech & grammar. Use proper english Stacy.
The TA always seemed to be in a rush and sped through lab like it was mandatory for her to fit everything into the allotted time. She was really nice and friendly but she hesitated a bit. She seemed organized but not completely sure of everything. She said "kinna" way too much which was very irritating. Again the labs were very hard to keep up in and questions were blown off til the end of the session- which was pointless because if we are lost mid-lab and didn't know how to figure something out that prevented us from moving on with the lab causing us to be lost completely. Also I would like to say that about 75%-85% of the things acquired in lab session were on the checklists but the remaining percentages were not taught during lab. This meant that we would miss out on crucial MANDATORY points for our checklists. She could have given leeway and didn't grade things she didn't present during class.
TA needs to realize the abilities of the class and spend time on subjects that is necessary for the students to learn in order to be successful in the course. Many times we were unable to go over all the points within a program and were unprepared for the practicals and checklists because of it.
Slow down.
Be more assertive.
Find a TA who actually is majoring in the type of course.
The TA needed an assistant so that if a student had a question or a problem with or about their computer and/or program the class wouldn't completely stop and time be wasted.
be knowledgeable in the content they are trying to present, be smart, not ditzy, and be able to relate with other students.
Pointing on the display as well as typing text into notepad was very useful in following the examples provided by the TA's.
She was excellent! but slow down sometimes during lab lessons
No suggestions.
Make sure your students understand what is going on first. It almost seemed like a race against time.
Needs to go a little slower sometimes when teachign.
It would be nice if she explained it more and slowed down(towards the end she went fast).
Section 10 I really don't think that he needs to change his teaching style or method in any way.
TA preformed well
Stopping the entire lesson though for one person's question is kind of hindering to the rest of the class.
explain content more slowly Section 10
#10 No other comments
Elaborate more on each topic rather than quickly covering many things at once.
Keep up the good work. Continue doing what your doing because I really enjoyed this class. He can loosen up a bit with late work and such.
10 keep it up!
Be better prepared. Actually care how your students do. Don't just be there to be there, actually teach.
He could slow down just a little.
be a little more approachable and willing to help
Nothing really, he was really good.
needs to improve on explaining difficult concepts.
Nothing really. He's already good. 10
more on hands help
Section 10 Show more examples
43. Additional comments about your Teaching Assistant, please list.
Very good.
a good TA.
She is very helpful and a wonderful teacher.
very helpful and nice.. helped me a lot during lab
Very good TA I would take a class with her again.
Thank you.
She was wonderful
i like her
Sometimes, I think the grading was too strict.
TA did really good.
Easy to talk to and motivated for student's success.
One of the best TAs I could ask for. I would say the TA changed the course from feeling drab, into something I could look forward to.
Best Ta I have had so far
Good TA.
Check your email more often.
good jbo
Thanks :)
TA Josh is the best TA.
Good lab files that explained each section very well.
the best TA
She was really fun!
My TA was a fantastic TA! She was very helping, understanding, enthusiastic, and just a wonderful great TA!
Thank you!
Very good and helpful!
Best one ever!
Slow down when teaching.
Good guy
very patient and helpful
Great TA!!!
very knowledgable
Josh is a fair grader and easy to talk to
overall he did a good job
If you knew you have a class while having a lab to teach don't schedule it that way. He would let us out early but sometimes I feel that if we had that extra time, many of the students would struggle less on some of the programs.
he was great
He is competent, and should get a pay raise.
Overall, a good TA who knows the material and is very helpful.
good job
I liked the Harry Potter theme. :)
I would say to make the environment easier for students to ask questions.
You're really good :) at teaching
Stacy is nice and funny but she is hard to understand sometimes and doesn't really understand questions very well.
I dont mean to be personal to Stacy, but I feel that I she is still young to be teaching. I was not allowed to choose who i had for lab but I wish I had someone more educated (teaching wise) than a student TA. Stacy is nice and friendly and seems pretty knowledgable. I wish her the best for her career. I dont see teaching as something she should get into.
I don't want to sound harsh, but I don't think Stacy has any busines being a TA. She is a very nice person, but she did not do a very good job of teaching the class. Not only did she tell us multiple times the wrong dead lines, but she also instructed many people wrong on how do to their website, causing hours and hours of extra work, and on the last day of lab she didn't show up until 1:50 pm and we had to have a different TA grade our presentations. Stacy did seem to know alot about the computer programs, but she is not the best at communicating her knowledge to the class in a way that everyone can understand. For the difficult concepts, she would go through them very fast, and when explaining to the class how to save a file, she would spend 10 minutes on File > Save. I often left the class very frustrated and unmotivated.
Shes okay.
I was thankful that you were reasonable and also willing to help me out as much as you can.
not worth my time, too many iomprovements needed by the TA and Class.
Very effective teacher, makes sure she emphasizes key things and gives additional time for people to learn challenging concepts.
Great job, thank you!
TA was really great.
Great TA!
Funny & Personable
Section 10 I think that his teaching style, method, and personality were absolutely awesome and fun.
TA preformed well
#10 N/A
He's cool!
10 Sean Fukui is an excellent TA!
He is very enthusiastic and fun to listen to.
Sean is the man!
knowledgeable, friendly.
Made class enjoyable. 10
Best ta
great TA. should be teaching the class as the professor.
Section 10 None
44. My overall evaluation of this course is...
too hard for 100 level class
I absolutely adore it!
Good, useful course. In the beginning, a lot of the material seemed like common knowledge, but as the semester progressed, there were more useful lessons.
Pretty good. Gives me a good introduction of ICS, although sometimes I feel the workload is more than it should be.
High for the reason being that I have learned a lot in this course alone more than I have ever thought I would.
Learned more than I expected.
it was good.
it was okay.
okay, usual pros and cons
it was worth taking this class.
Great course to take, learned a lot of things that I could use in daily life and future work.
I learned more than I thought I would and am able to use the skills in the future outside of class. It is a good course to take for all professions.
This course overall was pretty fun and helpful.
The course work is tedious.
It's a lot of work.
Good course, but not the easiest.
Very informative
Overall it was pretty decent
I never took a 4 credit course before and was in for a surprise when I discovered how much work it required. The reason I did not receive and A was because there was just a lot of work and my other classes were really hard. I think if I had a lighter schedule I would have been able to excel more in this course.
Good. Learned more than expected, but could use some changes.
Too much work, but the instructors were very nice.
a fine course except for the occasional weekly lab quizzes.
It's okay. A lot of work.
An interesting course that is very useful
It was helpful to learn about basic stuff.
It's a fair course and definitely resourceful for learning the basics of ICS.
Very helpful in that you learn more about word, excel and powerpoint
It was a good course. I learned way more then I expected and it was more interesting then I thought it would be. Though I'm not planning to major, minor, or get a certificate in ICS, I think these were important skills that should be learned.
a great class!
The class was good and I learned more than I thought that I would.
lab was very beneficial, but not so much lecture
Great course, I definitely learned a lot.
Very interesting and will use the material a lot in the future.
It was alright, labs were more exciting and better then the lectures.
It's an okay course. Gets a little hectic in the middle of the semester
Good. The grading system needs to be less severe, because I would not get full points on things because of small things that could have been resolved. It was fair, but a lot of really small points add up and don't truly reflect the knowledge gained from us, the students.
very informative and useful.
Best course I've taken so far. Though, time-consuming.
I enjoyed it but there is definitely room for improvement, especially in the lectures.
The course had a lot of information and a lot of assignments to do, it was very overwhelming at times.
It's a good course that we learn a lot from
This course was good
It was a great course! Very stressful and time-consuming at times, of course, but I felt that I learned a lot. And it's fair considering it's 4 credits.
good class to learn basics on computer
i received a good understanding of programs
Not Bad
This was a very useful course that was taught very well and held my interest.
An 8.5/10
The lab sessions are interesting and helpful. The lecture classes were boring. There's too much work for an ICS 101 class.
Alright. The lectures were kind of pointless for the most part
It was a lot to know from such a short time. Mostly all was useful information though.
good course, definitely have to earn an A, and you work for every credit of the 4 you get.
I feel like it is good but it does need a few minor adjustments. See comments. below.
It was okay, a little too tedious though.
Helpful for business and using computer programs.
Good. I learned a lot more than I thought I would, and I have definitely come to appreciate the art and science of computing--it's a lot more complicated than what you see on your computer screen.
I have learned a lot of skills from this class and I enjoyed it throughout semester.
very tough course but think it teaches you good daily skills
Labs are really helpful and interesting but the lectures are really boring. Students are expected to develop skills that are way too advanced for a 101 course
its a good course
It's awesome!
it was required and I will be glad to be done with it, but I learned many useful things and I'm glad I had to take it. Not sure I would have taken it willingly though.
I learned a lot and it was presented in a way that I could perfect the different skills while still learning the different lecture materials
The course is valuable to people to know how to use the equipment and skills, however...the students apparently do not ask questions until the very end.
A course that is very effective in teaching students a little something about programming.
it wasn't what I expected because I seen more guess speakers than my own professor teaching.
interesting and helpful
Poor. I tried to make the best of taking this required course, knowing that it had little to do with my major, but it still ended up being a drag.
I thought ICS was an okay class but it's not for me. I was more interested in the labs then I was in lecture.
excellent, would recommend it.
learning MS Office was very useful but I wish the whole semester was spent on learning these programs and eliminate everything else. I absolutely hated the lectures and podcasts, and quizzes that had to do with them. I also did not like the simulation quizzes. On most of them I do not ever remember reading or even learning about the topics asked in the sim quizzes.
Slightly above average.
I thought the content was interesting but the grading was really hard and there were so many big assignments to keep track of that it became really stressful.
It was ok. It was harder than I expected, but a lot of the work was tedious. Make the course more exciting somehow.
ICS101B was a very challenging course for me. The material itself wasn't too hard but the time allotted and the strict deadlines made this course very difficult for me. Not saying this isn't my fault but I was very poorly informed by my TA in the beginning of the course that I didn't even know we had to to simulations daily and turn in the checklist files. I lost about 40 points (File Management & Boolean) because I was unaware that it was due. I praise Streveler as for he is a very smart and great teacher. I don't see myself taking any future computer classes. As a freshman this is my first semester and the workload was a rude awakening for me, coming from a local public high school. This course is fairly advanced and I wish I hadn't taken this course so soon.
On a grading scale of A to F, I'd give this class a C+
Good. Helped me understand the computer more.
It's okay.
It is pointless and a waste of time.
There was a lot of wasted time in lab due to questions that were being asked and the lectures had interesting classes half of the time due to poor public speakers.
this is the worst class offered at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
I think that this is a good course again I would just look back into how much time and effort students are required to put in because if this was not a required class I would not have taken it purely on the amount of work that this class requires.
A waste of time and effort in order to do busy work that fulfills a university requirement.
Good but too much work that takes multiple hours weekly.
This course is very effective and made me learn a lot of new things, but very time consuming.
Very boring
A very useful course, just needs to eliminate some aspects that are irrelevant to our learning experience.
Fun and you learn a lot, but there are some unnecessary assignments.
It was interesting.
Section 10 It's very awesome. You learn so many things that are very useful, necessary, and interesting to create many different things that is almost unimaginable.
This is a great class to take, just time consuming and demanding. You need to stay on top of your work.
I am glad it's over. But, I'm happy with what I learned.
it is a good course.
#10 It taught me a lot of computer skills that I did not already know. It was good to know for future reference.
It was necessary and practical, but not entirely fun.
The lectures are terrible. They can't even take their own lecturing advice that they teach to the students. The ICS guest teachers all seemed to have speech impediments where they mumbled into the microphone and Dennis Streveler would share his biased opinions on the UH transportation system.
It could be better if more time is given per program and without the group project at the end. I'm not a fan because I always end up doing all the work for my group. I also felt like the lecture was a waste of time.
10 i know how to use computers now
It was not Professor Streveler I had a problem with in this course, although more than 90% of the course was taught by guest speakers rather than the Professor himself. My main problem was with my Lab Instructor, Sean, Lab section 10. He demonstrated intelligence in the subject matter, but did not care how well the students did in the class, nor was he willing to offer further assistance rather than lab hours that were not his. I have never received an F in my entire life and I felt as though my time was better spent avoiding this class all together and focusing on my other courses for that fact that, because of the instructors in this course, my time was better spent focusing on more important aspects in my life. I was not engaged whatsoever in this class by the instructors, and frankly felt discouraged from learning from both Streveler and my Lab instructor Sean. I have struggled with classes before, but with great instructors, and succeeded in the class because of the instructor encouraging me to learn. Having an instructor who is willing to help you as well as desiring you to do well int he class, mark my words, will always make the student try harder. Overall I was completely disappointed with the University for assigning such terrible instructors.
Very stressful, yet did allow me to gain more knowledge about computers.
On a scale of 1-10, 8.
interesting and informative, but too much homework. (podcast, simulations, checklist, etc.)
It was okay. The lectures were somewhat boring. But the lab was so-so. 10
Good class Learned alot
alright. challenging course, but worth it.
Section 10 It's a useful course to learn basic computer programs
45. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
more gen ed focused
No more lectures, and more podcasts.
One, there are way to many assignments, two there is no study guides for the finals, excel is to fast.
Sometimes really, really boring. I also wish there were more extra credit assignments. Curve the exams.
make the lectures correlate better with the labs. more practical uses for programs
I think more practice on the practical exams would be helpful. Also spread the due dates of the materials more because I felt like this entire class was rushed.
Quizzes and simulations come up fast, not enough time to understand material.
have the lecture part online with a quiz to go a long with it and maybe more tutorial videos so if we cant make it to the help lab we can go over it and arent stuck with the checklist.
I think that the lectures could have been more interesting as well as the assignments
I think giving second tries to improve would better the learning experience. I tend to take mistakes really hard and if i can't redo them i tend to lose interest of the course really fast.
Less checklists and practical quizzes, and go over materials in exams.
This course is well structured.
nothing needs to be improved.
lectures more interesting maybe a exam review day on lecture day before exam
Simplify the coursework. Shorten the lectures. Make the subjects tie in better.
Use a downloadable calendar (such as google calendar) where we could sync due dates straight onto our smart phone.
The course is pretty good. However, sometimes the podcast was not so clear for listening.
Podcasts, Podcast Quizzes, and Simulation Quizzes felt a little unnecessary as "quizzes". Could change into regular homework assignments.
Less work because i spent so much time in the lab when i should have been studying for other courses.
Have professor Strever and professor Ogawa lecture more! No other comment.
no podcasts
I think we should spend less time on Excel. That is the section that everyone struggles with and that can be very confusing
Maybe other assignments given to help learn stuff better. No SIM program, didnt really learn anything that way. More lab days.
Being more prepared with lectures(sound equipment) and having more time for difficult programs(Excel, SSH, and DreamWeaver).
MOre hands on things
I would add a grade subtotal on laulima. It is nice to see your scores, but i can understand how some would feel as if it was difficult to track your grade by adding all the numbers up.
lecture material needs to be broken down more, it can be hard to understand and comprehend. it's difficult to understand concepts like binary numbers and conversions within 10-15 minutes for me at least
I think this course can be improved by lessoning the work load and covering the stuff more in depth rather than a quick over-view of everything and not really learning it.
Already a very solid course.
Less busy work!
More interesting guest speakers. No group projects.
Make the lectures more interesting.
i prefer the podcast better than the lecture and i think the checklist is too much work the exams are hard too.
More interesting guest speakers. Podcasts that aren't so long.
I think more opportunities for extra credit, because we did so much in this course. Also spread out due dates because a lot was crammed in such a short mount of time.
make mac focus as well
Prepare more for the simulation quizzes and a study guide for the mid term and final. There's too much information discussed in the lecture and podcasts to go over all the material before the tests.
Perhaps for the more difficult areas of the course, i.e. excel, go over it in more detail like have more time to go over the hard stuff and be able to practice it in class.
Well, this course made me want to further my knowledge with computers but overall a little more time on each section wouldve been helpful
I would like to have some kind of textbook. So I can study for the exams. Podcasts are good, but it takes too long to review for the midterms and finals to listen to all.
I think just some of the quiz/midterm questions could be evaluated for fairness. Try not to make them so tricky/obscure. I noticed that I received points for some tricky questions, which was fair, but it would be nice to have not received those questions at all in the first place.
make lectures a little more interesting.
It could be improved by making the lectures more interesting.
less checklists, or time to do checklists in class
If you want to improve this course, integrate pie. Kidding, not really much because it's hands on and interesting.
More extra credit opportunities could be given. Also, more reviews could help during midterms.
Preparing ourselves a little more for simulation quizes.
Make it more serious then it is.
Less work (either less quizzes or homework)
Make the course flow better. The lectures were all over the place and not related to lab at all.
please have guest speakers that can speak effectively, please allow more hands on experience for the computer programs for the students.
This course is full of hands on learning and useful information for most career fields. It helps familiarize with technology and programs. I learned a lot of information.
I honestly think that the work load for this class is a bit to much. It is doable but it takes time.
The workload could be lessened. The podcasts should be shorter with more resource. The checklists should not be so long.
Lectures need to be more engaging, it gets kind of boring. The labs are where the students learn everything!
Lower the standards for skills learned and decrease the amount of assignments
have a little less work and have shorter lecture podcasts
The exam was pretty difficult and I don't think the final exam should not be cumulative considering how many podcasts we have to listen and study for. Some of the guest lecturers were hit and miss. Lastly, offer more extra credit.
No more podcasts.
At least get half credit for doing the workbook activities. I forgot my workbook one day and did it on notebook paper and earned 0 points for it. I didn't think that was fair for just doing it on a different paper.
The course is fine...fix the students....which is impossible.
Please modify the skills we must learn in this course. I would say re-evaluating what's most important to teach the students. The checklists were helpful in helping me remember certain skills but as far as creativity, I felt as if I was being demanded too much. For example, the excel checklist could have been shorten.
The teacher could of taught more than other guess speakers.
The course can be improved by adding more review items in the workbook. There are some aspects of word, powerpoint, and excel that are not explained in the review portion.
More extra credits and at least 1 day unexcused absense from 1 lab and 1 lecture
Dr. Streveler needs to learn to respect his students as adults who work hard instead of talking down to them. Focus more on lab activities instead of lecture materials.
This course could be improved by making sure the guest speakers are easily heard. Another improvement could be by maybe using iclickers instead of turning in the in class activities at the end of class. That way you can see if anyone has any problems or confusions about the material learned in class.
Makes lecture all online.
None, good as is.
More material covered in labs, less weight on at home simulations and podcast lectures. Also, I feel that the grading could be more reasonable for the lectures (accepting notebook paper for proof of attendance). Also, there should be more focus on excel (more time spent on it), and more time on photoshop.
This course could be improved with better lab teachers. Also give study guides of some sort for the midterm and finals.
Instruct the TA's better on how to relay the course information, give less assignments and spread out the assignments more. Having the checklist due the day before the test is kind of rediculous.
This course should have better TA's. The homework load was too much.
Less rigid deadlines. Less complexity with the system.
Cut down on the workload. This course was way to time consuming with all the different components that needed to be complete. We have other courses that we need to do work for and this course had more work then the rest of my classes combined.
There should An assistant for the TA and the guest speakers should be chosen wisely.
in almost every way, start all over agian.
My biggest suggestion for improvement would be to make this class more MAC compatible. I find many of the assignments unnecessarily difficult because I am using a Mac computer. Fortunately for me I am proficient in most of these programs already so just took a bit longer to find and figure out how to use some of the more obscure applications but I feel this class would be a lot better if it were more Mac friendly.
With many guest lecturers, problems are bound to occur, but to have an ICS class disrupted for 15 minutes because of computer technical difficulties is unacceptable. Boring or hard to hear lecturers made the lecture portion of this class abhorrent. With quiz content being based directly from the podcasts, lecture attendance is only justified by the worksheets as well as the rare extra credit opportunities. No coordination between lab and lecture material (*save one lecture on logic coupled with excel in lab), makes this course very disorganized.
No immediate ideas
Less work on the checklists. The simulation quizzes before every lab do not show that you learned the lesson, it picks out certain words from the simulation that are barely relevant.
This course could give less assignments. This course could make lectures and labs related.
By not giving so much "busy work"
minimizing work load.
I think the course went pretty well and it was what i expected.
There could be no simulations, but quizzes could come after the lab (based on what was gone over in the lab). Also the lectures could be on the programs learned in lab, explaining the concepts and uses.
Section 10 I can say that there should be at least 1 makeup homework for something that is missed, only because for some reason, I missed a couple assignments and turned in a couple late, and wished that there was at least one that I could make up for besides the extra credit that was given in class (which I'm absolutely grateful and thankful for).
Please see my comments on other evaluations. I have written suggestions there.
less guest speakers!
Assign less assignments.
Shorter simulations and podcasts would be nice. Needs more extra credit opportunities.
Make shorter podcasts and innovative lectures
#10. SOmetimes the lectures weren't as interesting as that past ones, and it makes it hard to listen when it's not as exciting as you expect them to be.
Gamification of assignments!
It could not be required for Business courses. Thus saving money for the UH students :)
Get rid of lecture.
10 making the lectures a little shorter
Teach better.
The group project should not be made to penalize everyone in the group.
More reasonable amount of work More hands on help
The small quizzes need to go. The excel should have less work and more time to complete. The podcasts should be shorter.
less course material required to cover in order to gain better understanding of the amount of material presented.
Been more interesting. Not make the podcasts so long. 10
Better lectures.
There should be more group work in order for the content to be better conveyed
more time on dreamweaver. it is a challenging subject.
Section 10 Concentrate more on applications
46. Other comments:
Thanks for the hard work! bye!
Thank you.
good job and keep it up
I took this class just for the business requirements, and I expected this to be just another class. Like said in previous comments the TA changed my outlook of this class. The class was intimidating at first, and it still is somewhat edgy in lab. There isn't much of a group feel, compared to a language course consisting of 15-20 people. If by any chance in the future I needed an ICS course again, I would know exactly know where to look.
I think that this should be a class that everyone should take to graduate.
Good cours.e
I really enjoyed this class but I feel like it was too much work for an entry level class.
ICS 101 is a good course, everyone should take it.
this is not a easy class it requires a lots of efforts and the works are time cosuming.
Grading needs to be more reasonable, but it was a good course overall.
dr. ogawa was a good speaker during lecture. clear, interesting and easy to understand
Overall, I learned a lot, but the course itself was a little boring.
This course has good structure, but the amount of work is out of control. There are so many things due, from different websites, lectures, and labs that it is hard to keep up without forgetting things. This class is also taken way to seriously by the professor. All of them need to make class more fun and be more understanding of student needs. There is no fairness when it comes to failing people. The speakers also need improvement. There are many speakers that come in and have such an accent that they might as well be speaking their own language, because nobody in class knows what the hell they are saying. When half the class is falling asleep, there is something wrong. Lighten the work load and get more involved with your students. Maybe then they will have some respect for you and show more interest in the class.
It was fun!!
I don't understand why we had to do 4 separate evaluations and all asking the same question. CHANGE THAT!
This is a course I would definitely recommend others to take.
good course to take
Very difficult course but I learned a lot. Wouldn't recommend the class if it wasn't a pre-requisite.
none deserved
Section 10 This was an awesome class overall to take. I really enjoyed it, and learned a whole lot that will be very useful to me in the present and in the future. Thanks!!! =)
#10 N/A
I'm glad its over
10 cool
None, this class was a joke and I am more than upset with the University. This class made me want to switch my major, as well as drop out of school. Instead of waking up in the morning being excited to learn, I dreaded going to this class, and only continued to go because it was based on a point system.
later mass-lecture class time.
I like how we didn't have lecture on Thursdays. 10
good course otherwise.
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Dennis Streveler: ICS419, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 419 - Sci, Psych & Phil of Sys Dsgn Crn (Section): 89146 (001)     89563 (002)     3135 (331)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (78%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (33%) 6 (60%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (100%) 1 (11%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 5 (50%)
7. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 1.42 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
9. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
10. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 2 (22%) 1 (100%)
11. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 1 (11%)
12. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (11%) 1 (100%) 1 (11%)
14. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
15. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 2 (20%)
16. I improved my abilities to do the kinds of writing used by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 1 (11%)
17. I learned about career opportunities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 3 (33%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
18. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
19. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 2 (22%)
20. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
21. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
22. The instructor is not confused by unexpected questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
23. The instructor is skillful in observing student reactions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
24. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
25. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
26. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
27. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
28. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
29. Audiovisual materials (or computers) helped to clarify difficult concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
30. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 5 (56%)
31. Participation in online conversations (e.g., chats/bulletin boards/discussions boards) facilitated by the instructor contributed to my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
32. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
It's definitely a change of pace from the rest of the curriculum, and the course discussions were entertaining and interesting.
I really liked the socratic form of discussion we sometimes used. It made me think about the topic more and encouraged me to contribute.
New ways of thinking
I liked that we did not meet a lot during the week. Also, I enjoyed reading the discussions on the class website. There were many interesting topics in which I also participated in.
Thinking from a point of view I have never experienced.
Fascinating topics and concepts. It's a great ICS class that deals with seemingly non-computer science issues.
I feel I can develop a sound design and organize my thoughts about objectives and goals. This is invaluable when designing projects. I already am using these tools I learned. Thanks for pushing us to think differently, it was tough, but a rewarding skill.
I liked the fact that I was challenged to think a bit more than the usual class.
I enjoyed learning about the concept of 'good design.' I think by having the mindset to try to implement good design in all of my work will increase my value and perhaps make me a more competent/skilled developer.
It made me think.
I thought that the material presented provided an interesting and differing (from mine) perspective about the concepts in the course.
The student/teacher interaction.
Podcasts and online discussions were very helpful.
The laid back style of Dennis' teaching, as well as the open forum discussion present in class allows students to freely participate and share ideas.
33. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Maybe I just don't get it, but everything in this course seems too abstract, lofty, and idealistic to be of any practical use. It's fine to perform such exercises once in a while for personal edification, sure. But the fact that the whole course was this way was a little disappointing.
We learned about top-down design and had a good handle on it. But I thought that there was not enough time spent on bottom-up design. We didn't do as many examples. I had a hard time doing Assignment 4 because I didn't have as much experience as with top-down design.
Doing the creative writing was difficult and somewhat of my least favorite part because often it would be rejected or not given a grade since it was not up to their statisfaction or standards. In addition I really did not like having to use Laulima. This is the first semester actually using it and I really hate it.
Interesting discussions we had.
I expected it to be a distance (and completely online) course, but it was actually a hybrid course with required in-class lectures. Laulima.
Sometimes he can be a bit arrogant and turn his back on you or cut you off when you raise an argument instead of hearing you out. Sometimes he suggests things but gives no definitive answer to back up his suggestion.
I think that Prof. Streveler could listen to the students more.
I found each class stimulating (for the most part), but I would have enjoyed the default option to watch the lectures via skype.
It made me think hard.
The material presented in the course seemed to be a concoction of the professor's own ideas. The definitions and concepts seemed to differ, and sometimes even contradict, material found elsewhere. (i.e., books and internet)
The ambiguity associated with grading the assignments.
I wished there was more focus on the professional aspects of design, rather than the creative and conceptual aspects.
Sometimes, Dennis looks and asks for abstract ideas. It may be difficult for a student to give what he is looking for, but that's not to say it was a bad thing. The course challenges you, something that anyone can appreciate.
34. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 7 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
35. Other comments:
I would have liked some more practical discussions on design. There was some, sure, but especially in the Top-Down portion, the material had its head way too far in the clouds. Do I really believe that someone sat down and said "I want to create an 'intelligence amplifier'" and made the computer? Do I really think that the original designers of the automobile wanted to create a reflection of the self? Absolutely not. Even if that is what they became, the original designers probably wanted to create a sophisticated computing machine to make calculations fast and accurate, and a means of rapid ground transportation.
I learned a lot and this class made me think and look at things more clearly. It was very interesting. It also furthered my understanding of design. This course connected a lot of things to top-down from real life and it was very eye-opening. The instructor shared a lot of his insights that was a positive influence.
I like the fact that we can resubmit assignments and even resubmit them after the deadline but I didn't like not getting any grades for some of them. Granted that those works where not the best and did not deserve a good or high grade but I still wish that there was some kind of grade give to it.
A 3 hour class is killer. I feel that after the second hour most students are just waiting for the class to end, which really isn't productive at all. Is it possible to have a 1:30 physical class and 1:30 web class a week?
I would have enjoyed more opportunity for extra credit
I don't like laulima.
The professor, Dennis Streveler, has a wealth of knowledge--that we know for sure! However, when teaching a course on philosophy, an open mind is a REQUIREMENT--whether you are the professor or not! Student's ideas were not received well by the professor and were often "shutdown" for not being the idea that the professor had in mind. Instead, why not try to support the student's idea and guide him or her using convincing arguments? Students were constantly interrupted, even AFTER being called on. (i.e., "given the floor") I think that the professor means well for the students, but holds his head a bit too high when it comes to his ideas. Be a little more open, please. Isn't that what you asked of us all semester long?
Took the strevy to the levy, but the levy was dry...