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Instructor: Leslie Novosel

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Leslie Novosel: SPED304, Fall 2012

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?
It was a great class the only thing that was hard was remembering all the material covered in this class.
I think the set up of this course is great! I learned a lot!
I think she did a pretty good job as the way she di... one of the best classes i've taken online!
She does a great job already!!!
Integrate more online meetings, preferably weekly, to reinforce weekly class content.
None....Great Job!
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.
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 weekly topic due dates and the syllabus dates of assignments need to match.
12. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I thought the online quiz were great way of remembering the material also the discussion post were really fun to read.
She was always there to help . . . with anything.
Her previous experience in the education field provided us students with excellent examples, and intersting stories and feed back.
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.
So compassionate and caring! She is oopen to all student ideas and opinions.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Her personal experiences were most valuable and helpful.
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?
I really likes having discussion post and watching the videos they were really inspiring to see real life situations
That it covered a wide range of things yet kept the main focus.
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).
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.
Communication! Classmates and instructor had clear and routine communication.
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.
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.
Going over the weekly discussions and seeing what were everones input about the topic.
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.
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
The weekly topic and the videos then went with it were very educating.
19. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
N/A
writing the paper
It was a good class. No comment here.
Not enough live class meetings. I would have preferred more class meetings to keep me in tuned with the class content.
None
Seeing and physical being in class. Computer glitches.
not enough white board discussion. LOL
I feel like the course time was so short. Wish it could be broken up into two parts in two semesters.
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:
Great course!
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!
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.