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Instructor: Shelley Ota

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ACC201, Fall 2010
BUS101, Spring 2009

Shelley Ota: ACC201, Fall 2010

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 201 - Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 51012 (0)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
2. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
3. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%) 3 (20%)
4. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Gaining an understanding of accounting methods
Mrs. Ota was very organized. Her syllabus directly correlated with the work that was given throughout the entire course. She also responded quickly whenever I had questions.
There were chapter presentations available on the course website, which helped me to better understand the material. There were also solutions to the homework problems to check my work and to make sure that I was getting everything correct. I also liked that we had a set schedule to manage my time better.
Watching the powerpoint lectures that Ms. Ota prepared, and watching the text website lectures. Between the two video presentations per chapter, you got a better understanding of the concepts being discussed. If you only had the chapter to read it would have been much more difficult.
Wileyplus and the powerpoints.
The animated PowerPoint presentations with instructor voice-over were most helpful for this course. It seemed as if the instructor's voice added a human element to my learning experience, which made the overall experience very pleasant.
i liked her powerpoints for each chapter.
The Study help on Wiley Plus website
instructors video was the most helpful resource offered for this course
I liked how Ms, Ota had modules that she showed for every chapter, that really helped.
I learned more than I thought I did... usually those web things such as WIley Plus I'm not really good at, but it made me understand it better
Instructor gave plenty of resources for the information and the extra quizzes and such made me feel more comfortable.
6. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
7. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
8. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
9. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
10. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
11. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She was helpful and knowledgeable.
EXCELLENCE! Everything you look for in an online course!
She made sure that everyone followed the class schedule. She did encourage questions and encouraged everyone to put their full effort into their work. It would have been more helpful to have all of my questions answered. I feel like she did not have enough time to address all emails.
I thought Ms. Ota was a great teacher. The class was well organized and it was easy to undersatnd what was expected of you. Ms. Ota responded quickly to questions, which let the student get back to work without losing a lot of time.
Great teacher. The Laulima was set up nice and easy to follow with a predictable pattern which makes things easier. I'd rather take accounting in an actually live class though.
10/10. This instructor is highly recommended for future online ACC 201 courses.
I thought that she does well and plans this course accordingly.
Very good communication. I did not have any trouble with any part of this course online.
Very organized and teaches very well online. One of the best online classes i have taken.
No problem with instructor and course. Followed the course syllabus with no problems.
Great teacher!!!!!
She's amazing! =D
Great instructor. Best example of online learning I have had to date.
12. Assignments (papers, problem sets) seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
13. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
14. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
15. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
16. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
17. The instructor was objective in evaluating student's work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
18. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
19. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The use of online learning methods combined with written lessons.
The exemplary organization.
I liked that there was a set schedule for the entire semester that basically followed the same routine each week. I also liked that all of the information regarding the subject matter for this course was available for access online. I think that it is a great idea to have a few assignments and a quiz for each chapter. I feel like I was able to better understand the material for these reasons.
The powerpoint lectures and the textbook website.
The variety of help to kind of "teach yourself" as an online course feels like you have to sometimes.
I enjoyed the pace set by the instructor. If this were a self-paced course, I would be receiving an "F" by now, as I am a procrastinator. Because there are assignments and quizzes due each week, however, the course kept me on my toes and, hence, I am receiving a grade I am happy with at the present-- prior to the final exam.
I like the concept of everything being online.
The flexibility of making my own schedule to get my assignments done and quizes in on time.
The lecture that is posted online for each module.
I enjoyed the whole Acctg course answered alot of my questions, still a hard major.
I actually learned a lot
The extra quizzes and flashcards.
20. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Printable forms to help with the home work.
I think that there should be a chat room set up for this course. I feel like this would greatly improve any issues with communication. Instead of having to always ask the instructor, students would be able to ask one another.
Maybe a prereq of a higher level math than 1B. I found doing the formulas kind of confusing.
I had a hard time finding where in the book the problems were coming from so specific page references and more actual examples of the problems would be helpful. I felt as though somethings were just thrown out there without sufficent information.
I am unsure of how the course could be improved. When I needed help, I sent an email and receiving a response within 24 hours; when I wanted supplental learning material, I just went into the resources section to get it on the course Laulima website. It's perfect.
I don't like having quizzes done in one area and the homework and tests in another. I forgot to take some quizzes because of where it was located.
It was well organized and requires a lot of self discipline.
Nothing comes to mind. This course as I have stated was the best online course I have taken. Very easy and understandable to follow along.
The time allotted for exams in my opinion is too short. When working with numbers you have to constantly double check your work.
I believe maybe more modules that focus on homework problems that the teacher provides would help.
I think there should be a deadline on tests but you can still take it earlier...
The use of two systems made it overall confusing and the calender could have been made more clear.
21. Other comments:
She deserves a raise!
Overall, I really liked this course. It was self-explanatory and all of the information was provided. There were a few times that I had questions regarding the material. Ms. Ota responded to most of them, but I feel like an open forum amongst students would be very useful for this course.
This was definitely my hardest class, but Ms. Ota was very helpful and I learned a lot about accounting.
I struggled with this class but appreciate the lay out. It's one of the best online courses I've ever taken. Accounting just isn't my thing but I think this course was laid out as simply as possible.
I wish I had the time to go back and review every chapter before I start the next semester.
Overall enjoyed class, cant wait for Acct 202
Enjoyed my class immensely.

Shelley Ota: BUS101, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Business
Course: BUS 101 - Business Computer Sys Crn (Section): 52216 (0)    
1. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
2. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
3. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I liked doing assignment on the myitlab website because it provided good practice for the more difficult projects. I also liked that not all projects were done in myitlab & that we had to do the final projects in each section w/the actual application program.
I found learning new access point to be helpful. Until this course i really had no idea about access.
Microsoft Words, Excel and PowerPoints
The workbook to follow along
wow, office 2007 has so much to offer. it will be advantageous in all avenues of study. each segment held many valuable tools, word has a bibliography tool, excel has cool tables and powerpoint, well, who doesn't love a great show!
The access part of the course was new and informative for me.
I found that Microsoft Office was a good learning expirence. I feel everything I did learn will be useful towards the future.
the skills i learned in this class will benefit me enormously on my job.
5. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 2 (22%)
6. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
7. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
8. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
9. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
12. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She was a great instructor!
This instructor was great! any question i asked, emailed or phoned, a response was given within a reasonable amount of time.
As far as the instructor e-mailing her was a bit fustrating for me. As I saw it she would pick and choose which e-mails she wanted to reply to. Every time I tried to e-mail her either she never responded or she would respond 2-3 days later. I felt my classmates responded faster then her.
mrs ota is very nice, and very open and willing to help students. she always promptly answered e-mails. and was eager to assist.
Very knowledgable and helpful.
The instructor helped a lot when i needed help.
my instructor was very approachable and responded to all my questions and needs in a very timely manner. i couldn't asked for better help.
13. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
14. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
15. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
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%)
16. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
17. The instructor was objective in evaluating student's work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
18. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
19. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked how we knew all the assignments & deadlines for the course & how we were able to complete them ahead of time (before the due date).
I liked that it was basically on-line and I did it when it was convinent for me. The outline of the course was perfectly set. I knew what was due and when it was due!
flexibility of doing work while cooking dinner and being home with family
excel, i use it daily so learning new tricks was handy
The flexible timeline and workload of each subject.
I liked that you could go ahead and do assignments for weeks in advance.
being able to work at my own pace was a tremendous advantage for me, being that i'm a working parent with a full time job. and Ms. Ota was more than accomadating and willing to work with me the best she could.
20. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I think it would be good to clearly announce that you have to buy new books & not used books for this course. Other than that, this was a great course & I learned a lot!
The course itself like I said was perfectly laid out. It was the insructor that I had the communication problem with.
assignment submission and myitlab were a little sketchy, but i think they are working on that. some aspects of myitlab can use improvement, i had issues with my screen freezing during a timed test.
Power Point Project 3B wasn't able to be turned in via MYIT Lab. It would have been more convenient for the student to have been able to do so.
I liked webct better. when you had a new message it showed up when you signed on and also alerted you of upcoming due assignments.
i really enjoyed this course. it had just the right amount of course work and material help.