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Instructor: Leslie Novosel

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SPED444, Spring 2014
SPED304, Fall 2012

Leslie Novosel: SPED444, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 444 - Ed Excpt Stdnts Reg Clsrms Ele Crn (Section): 89722 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.17 25 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (80%) 4 (16%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.83 25 0.38 Freq(%) 4 (16%) 20 (80%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 25 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 25 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%) 18 (72%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 25 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 4 (16%) 19 (76%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 25 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (24%) 18 (72%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 25 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%)
9. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 25 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 20 (80%)
10. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%)
11. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%)
12. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 25 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 20 (80%)
13. What did you like best about the course?
It was all about the future changes that will be made to the education system, and I feel it'll help me be better prepared as a teacher.
I think the assignments were filled with lots of good information for us to think about and prepare for in the future.
That there was no text book!
This class open my eyes to the different curriculum approaches and how effective they were. The work seems like an overload at times but everything we learn in this class is helpful in the classroom. As a teacher I feel you need to be understanding, kind hearted and very flexible. She truly is a good teacher and enjoyed learning about other peoples personal experiences and approaches when it comes to being a teacher.
What I like the best is the course was easy to follow and clear objectives
it was online :)
There was no textbook.
Leslie really cared for her student's well being and was a great example of a great educator. She communicated effectively and helped me learn effectively.
I really liked how we were able to watch videos and learn a lot without using a textbook. Teacher is VERY sweet and cares about her subject and students :)
Being understanding about the assignments was what I appreciated mostly about this class. Leslie works with you to make sure you can succeed!
The thing that I liked best about the course was that Mrs. Novosel was so friendly and easy to talk to. She was very quick in returning our assignments and was sure to email u s if she had any questions or concerns.
She was very accommodating and helpful when we were all stressed over school
This course was very informative, thought provoking and related to the field of teaching. I have learned so much and intend to keep my notes as reference in the future. The coursework was applicable to real situations, not just some dry information in a text book. The modules the instructor used were the best.
Having set time and direct instruction was very helpful.
Content learned is very valuable
I loved the interactiveness and the forum posting because it was like I was able to get to know each and every one of our classmates and professor. I really liked that the professor was so open and understanding about everything and really wanted us to learn.
The videos helped a lot.
Leslie provided a lot of materials for us to learn from such as videos, articles, and various websites. These multimedia resources definitely helped me understand the content of this class.
I really enjoyed the content this course has offered me. Leslie made the lessons really easy to understand and all of her coursework went to a strong depth. My favorite part of this course has been a combination of the coursework and the collaborate interaction I was able to have with Leslie and the other students with this online course.
I appreciated the online format. This allowed for flexibility, as well as meaningful learning. I appreciated the weekly assignments. Although they were difficult, I found myself learning a great deal and applying it to my instruction in my field placement.
Kind, Understanding, Sweet
loved the weekly assignments.
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
She did everything right!
It was a good course and she was very understanding, so heres nothing she can improve on.
N/A
Have blogs & homework due on the same day.
Not have the Collaborate Blackboard Sessions and have only one assignment or forum due weekly instead of both.
I really enjoyed this course! Leave it as is!
Keep things due on one day. Not one assignment on thursday & one due on Sunday.
This was a difficult class to teach online, but Leslie did a good job despite that fact.
N/A
The collaboration was sometimes difficult because of the time and sometimes school/work got in the way.
This course was wonderful.
Not so much homework
More interactives! They help me learn online better than power points.
Maybe give an estimated time that each assignment will take, attached before each assignments directions.
Leslie was a great professor, and I do not think there is anything she needed to improve on.
I have been very satisfied with the organization and framework of the course. I really have nothing constructive to say.
It would have been helpful to have the assignments posted at least a week in advance. Often times, we would have to wait until the week of the assignment to view it. This made it difficult for work schedules along with balancing the responsibilities of the other COE courses. If we would have had access to it prior to the week of it being due, it would have provided us with the flexibility to plan ahead.
dont change anything. seriously!
15. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.56 25 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 5 (20%) 17 (68%)
16. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.72 25 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%) 19 (76%)
17. Other comments:
I loved how hands-on Leslie was. She really has a passion for this course, and it showed through her teachings. Leslie listened to us, as students, which I greatly appreciated.
This class got me to think deeply about each subject every week, so I am satisfied. :)
Thanks for eveything!
She is the sweetest professor EVER.
She is an amazing teacher! She made an online class personal!
Thanks you for being flexible with the assignments.
A truly pleasant and comprehensive experience! Hope to get to work again with this instructor! Aloha Leslie!
awesome course!

Leslie Novosel: SPED304, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 304 - Fnds Inclusive Schlg Crn (Section): 1439 (411)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.54 13 1.71 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.92 13 0.29 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
9. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
10. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
11. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I think the weekly topic due dates and the syllabus dates of assignments need to match.
Integrate more online meetings, preferably weekly, to reinforce weekly class content.
I found everything very interesting and I learn so much. I found that I was able to elaborate more on the discussion board if I read the chapter first and did the quiz. Would have been nice to have the deadline for the discussion board on Sunday as well
I think the set up of this course is great! I learned a lot!
I have only taken a few on-line classes and because of this I feel my knowledge is limited to the technology that goes along with the instructional aspects of this style of teaching. If I could recommend or offer suggestions it would be in this area to assist students such as my self to have more options available within the the program or more easily accessible.
She does a great job already!!!
It was a great class the only thing that was hard was remembering all the material covered in this class.
I think she did a pretty good job as the way she di... one of the best classes i've taken online!
None....Great Job!
12. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Her previous experience in the education field provided us students with excellent examples, and intersting stories and feed back.
I loved how you were so organized! I also appreciate how you always sent out reminders. Thank you for always keeping in touch with your students because taking online classes can be hard since you have to make the effort to make time for it. I have to say you are the best professor I have had for a online class. Thank you for such a positive and fun experience. I can say that I honestly enjoyed your class and I learned so much things.
Her personal experiences were most valuable and helpful.
She has the patience of mother theresa. She is accommodating to the needs of all students without giving too much lax to anyone student. I think she is a great addition to the Special Education department at Manoa and look forward to learning more from her.
Dr. Novosel provided clarification in a wonderful kind way when we needed to be reminded of open-mindedness, compassion, and understanding. She provided great suggestions that were objective.
Professor Leslie Novosel was very positive and answered any questions we were not sure about. Also gave examples on how we should deal with a situation. Gave meaningful feed back on assignments which were related to lessons and teaching techniques which will help the student.
She was always there to help . . . with anything.
Dr. Novosel gave above and beyond special attention to me as a student, which I am sure each student received this same quality of instruction from her. She was always available for communication and problem solving. Her feedback was highly motivating and positive. When need be she gave you prompting on what changes were needed to help you think further and deeper in reaching another level of her teaching expectation (ultimately helping you to broaden your awareness and a way to improve your grade). It seems very evident that her focus was to help students to love what they were learning and to teach what she finds passionate and what she is gifted at.
So compassionate and caring! She is oopen to all student ideas and opinions.
I thought the online quiz were great way of remembering the material also the discussion post were really fun to read.
The thing i felt most that was most valuable and helpful was that she was always there to answer questions and she new a lot about the subject.
She is very encouraging and helpful. She has brought great speakers to our collaborative sessions. She also gave positive feedback on our weekly discussion post.
13. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
14. 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  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
15. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
16. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
17. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
18. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The extra material Mrs. Novosel provided for us to view, which introduced us to people I would have never known about (ex Brian Kujiyama, who is truly inspirational).
The weekly topic and the videos then went with it were very educating.
The weekly discussion postings were very crucial to the building of community for the students. I learned many different perspectives from each other that augmented the basic content of special education from the textbooks.
I really liked that we could take the quiz's as many times as we wanted this allowed for good review and practice. I like that the questions were changed up. I loved the flash cards and how the previous weeks flash cards were added to each week. I really liked the white board collaboration, it was great to interact with my classmates in this way. I got a better sense of their character. They were all awesome individuals. We got to have a guest speaker, that was great
I really enjoyed doing the activities were we had to experience how a student or person may feel or deal with a situation. For example, one of the activities we had to be blind for an hour. I struggled with this activity and felt very frustrated with myself. I am amazed on what a blind person can accomplish without having their sight but relying on their other senses. I liked collaborate sessions were we would share our thoughts about an assignment or any information relating to the subject.
That it covered a wide range of things yet kept the main focus.
I really enjoyed the text book. It was well written and organized in a way that made learning the subject matter easy to learn. I thought that that the curriculum was set at a perfect pace for stress free learning, especially when you have more than this class. I like the feeling of participating in a classroom setting on-line. Feedback and getting to know the personalities of students was a great experience.
Communication! Classmates and instructor had clear and routine communication.
I really likes having discussion post and watching the videos they were really inspiring to see real life situations
One thing i liked the best was that everything was really organized on Laulima. I think that is most important. I also liked that she comented on our posts, she really took the time to go through all our discussions and responed to them, sometimes more than once. Which is great, i've had online teachers just give you the work with no real response back. I also liked how all the work wasnt due on the same day.
Going over the weekly discussions and seeing what were everones input about the topic.
19. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I feel like the course time was so short. Wish it could be broken up into two parts in two semesters.
Not enough live class meetings. I would have preferred more class meetings to keep me in tuned with the class content.
not enough white board discussion. LOL
writing the paper
Seeing and physical being in class. Computer glitches.
It was a good class. No comment here.
N/A
None
20. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.92 13 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
21. Other comments:
Though the class is a 300 level, I feel it made us think beyond the black and white of textbook content. We were able to go deep in to our own prejudices, experiences, and social interactions in a way that I have never felt before. I know that most of the content was pre designed, but I felt that Dr. Novosel was able to customize the class to help each of us learn about our own identities in regards to Special needs. The one thing that I can take away from this class is how I now use People First language. I never learned to speak this way and if I hadn't taken this class I would have never learned about it. Thank you Dr. Novosel.
Dr. Novosel is the best! You can tell she loves teaching. There has never been a time that I was hesitant to ask a question or make a comment. She is a perfect teacher for this course!
Great course!