eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Edoardo Biagioni

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Edoardo Biagioni: ICS351, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 351 - Network Design Crn (Section): 88613 (001)    
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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 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  
2.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor was accessible to 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%)
8. 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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
10. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
11. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
All of it
12. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Maybe the length of the labs
13. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%)
14. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
15. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
16. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
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%)
17. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
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%)
18. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
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%)
19. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
20. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
21. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
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%)
22. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
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%)
23. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
24. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
25. The instructor was professional.
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 instructor has everything going according to schedule.
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%)
27. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
28. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
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%)
29. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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%)
30. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
31. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
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%)
32. 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%)
33. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
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%)
34. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Knows what he is talking about
35. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
nothing
36. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great professor
37. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%)
38. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
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%)
39. 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
40. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
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%)
41. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
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%)
42. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
43. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
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%)
44. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great
45. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Maybe offer it more often
46. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS351, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 351 - Network Design Crn (Section): 88614 (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  
3.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 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  
1.5 5 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
7. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
8. 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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
10. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Everything is this course is valuable.
Lab
Hands-on experience with Cisco routers and configuration of networks
The lab and its hands-on aspect was the most valuable. There should be more courses which allow us to interact with hardware in such a way. Also the last several lectures of class which were not related to the exam were more important in showing us what life in the field looks like, in terms of security or just general network research.
I found that learning how computers are able to communicate in general was the most valuable aspect of this course.
12. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
N/A
all very important
I would like to see more material directly what is done in the professional field. BGP, RIP, and more Cisco configuration.
Not sure what to put here. Everything was really valuable...except maybe cut out the quizzes and quiz scores!
lab reports
13. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
15. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
16. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
17. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
18. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
19. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
20. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
21. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
22. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
23. 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 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
24. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
25. The instructor was professional.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
26. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
27. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
28. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
29. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
30. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
31. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
32. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
33. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
34. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He is very encouraging and helpful/knowledgeable. Gave us great information in his lectures.
He is a very helpful teacher and is very knowledgeable.
Very knowledgeable in the field. I would hope that we could get more professors in the networking field.
The way Edo is able to tie in current topics in class to real-world events and research makes the course feel more impactful. What we learn in class is readily applicable to when we step outside, or even when we are still in the class itself such as the wireless access point discussions!
I found Edo's relentlessly cheery disposition to have the most value.
35. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Lectures come off as boring sometimes.
Sometimes, it may be hard to approach to ask questions.
Not sure what to put here.
none
36. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A great teacher. You can tell he likes teaching and helping students to succeed.
great overall teacher.
I can't think of any other professor currently in the ICS department who would be able to teach the course as effectively as Edo.
good
37. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
38. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
39. 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  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
40. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
41. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
42. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
43. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
44. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A very valuable course for anyone in the ICS program. One of those must-take courses.
pretty fun.
I would hope this course will be worth 4 credits later. It requires a lot of time. 6 hours of class time total a week, several hours of meeting with group members to turn in lab reports the following day. While I appreciate the prompt deadline, as it forces us to meet while the information is still fresh. I would enjoy the flexibility to turn it in later. Sometimes it is hard to schedule time to work on this class and other classes.
I will recommend this course to other students in the ICS department regardless if this class in their graduation requirements or not. Knowing how machines communicate to each other is indispensable in the computer science field.
Ok, but I do have one gripe. Having to share a system with 4 people was bad enough. But I found that having one day was not sufficient time for all 4 people in a group to thoroughly participate. If we had both lab days to work it would be better, but I believe individual lab assignments would be the best option.
45. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
A better lab area. I'm sure this is suggested by everyone who takes this course, but it is true. A better lab area with more room would be nice. Perhaps more equipment also, so that more students can partake in the lab at the same time. Being able to have groups of two would have been great too.
More lab time. Please
New textbook. Elaboration on topics in the text would be helpful. Sometimes it is hard researching topics on the Internet because the networking field is so vast. More lab equipment. One particular group member, I did not enjoy working with.
I think the due date for the lab reports could be pushed back by a day. The lab reports in terms of raw text was comparable to 2-3 page papers offered by other classes, and those usually have a deadline of at least 2 days after assigned. It gives a little bit of breathing room for the students to finish them on time.
Individual labs. Lab assignments that can be done on an open network on campus, or at home. More/better equipment.
46. Other comments:
Your http lab was the most entertaining thus far. Maybe use the book to base your labs upon, but please try writing your own labs more often. I would also have enjoyed some programming assignments. Perhaps a simple app in java or C that can construct and send single packets.

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS690, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 690 - Seminar Crn (Section): 81305 (001)    
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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
Freq(%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor was accessible to 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%)
8. 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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
10. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
11. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
No survey responses were found.
12. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
No survey responses were found.
13. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%)
14. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
15. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
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%)
16. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
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%)
17. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
18. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
19. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
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%)
20. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
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%)
21. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
22. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
23. The instructor was professional.
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%)
24. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
25. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
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 instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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%)
27. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
28. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
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%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
No survey responses were found.
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%)
31. 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
32. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
33. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
No survey responses were found.
34. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
No survey responses were found.
35. My overall evaluation of this course is...
No survey responses were found.
36. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
No survey responses were found.
37. Other comments:
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Edoardo Biagioni: ICS211, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 211 - Intro to Computer Science II Crn (Section): 71684 (001)    
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  
3.27 15 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 5 (33%) 4 (27%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 6 (40%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.62 13 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Algorithgms
The book.
The ability to do assignments in class, so you had the help right then and there.
The concepts you need to know about computer science
The review and beginning lessons to lists and linked lists were most valuable because they are constantly used throughout the course.
The lab conducted by our TA was most valuable in that it actually helped with the very difficult assignments.
I liked the order of which the lessons were taught. The new lessons tied into the previous lessons and made learning new concepts a little more easier.
The in-class/in-lecture activities that demonstrated how a concept worked.
The assignments that reinforced learning materials.
Learning data structures. Valuable to programming as a whole, not just Java
10. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The lecture and lab.
The content of some assignments weren't even learned in class. Taught myself.
Nothing
Everything was valuable because of the way we had to create codes for EVERYTHING.
The assignments were very difficult with very little room for error or mistakes.
The lectures slides weren't engaging. They were too monotone and didn't engage me which is why I always got easily distracted.
Lab. Almost never received any help so I stopped coming.
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 15 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 4 (27%)
12. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
13. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
14. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
15. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
16. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 15 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
17. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%)
18. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%) 4 (31%)
19. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
20. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 9 (60%) 3 (20%)
21. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
22. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
23. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
24. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
25. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
26. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (62%) 4 (31%)
27. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
28. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (67%) 5 (33%)
29. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Knowledgeable, and cares about his students.
He answers students questions.
He is interactive and gives examples. Practically the answers.
Lets you ask questions in class Encourages you to see him if you are stuck on something
He really did try to make the class more interesting, it was just difficult since the subject is so bland and straightforward. He puts everything online so we can study old lectures for exams which is great. His review for exams are very helpful as well.
He is very well communicating with the students and tries his best to teach the course materials.
The lectures covered very general aspects of our assignments
I find that his knowledge of the subjects being taught is the most valuable. When a student would ask a question, no matter how random or off subject it would be, he always gave a good response. Also, his patients is very high. I could tell because there were many instances in class where he'd be constantly interrupted and I'd be irritated.
His clear and explicit explanations. Makes everything very straight-forward.
His ability to deal with and answer techincal questions.
30. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His homework assignments are unclear.
Lecture notes seem a bit ambiguous
Nothing
The connection between him and his TAs are off. He assigns the homework but the TAs have the liberty to grade it the way they want. It could get confusing when they don't see eye to eye or if I were to ask one for help then the other TA or the Professor would see it differently. Then I get penalized.
Nothing ...
The assignments were very difficult and hard to complete on time as a new one is scheduled every week.
His enthusiasm. I know the passion and knowledge is there about Computer Science, but I didn't feel any excitement when coming into lecture.
His study guide slides for the tests. Were not very helpful and it made me feel like I wasted my time using them to study.
31. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Awesome all around guy.
neutral
Great for anyone that can pay attention. I personally can't, but thats just me.
Great and very supportive instructor. Never picks favorites in his classes
He is a great professor but kind of just straightforward. You have to pay attention to everything or you get completely lost. He may be approachable but the way the class is set up with TAs is confusing and hindered my learning. It confused me more when the TA would not help me or teach me more in the lessons and then Edo would say something else in the homework.
He is really a good instructor. He is so enthusiastic and very well prepared for this course.
Edo Biagioni is a very knowledgeable man, however the assignments assume the students are masters of the topics, which is barely the case. We take daily quizzes and most of the students who take them fail. This is a strong indication of students unable to grasp advanced topics, which is in part due to poor translation of proper techniques. I have read the book and even then had difficulty completing the assignments. I do not find "googling" around a very smart way to learn a class. It only taught me to reuse code from other people. I firmly believe that the only people who are doing well in this class either knew Java well enough outside of the course, or were cheating.
4/5. Very knowledgeable professor but needed more enthusiasm and engaging lectures.
A good teacher, but honestly I never put much effort into the class this semester so I think he's probably a lot better than I think.
Good professor.
A little dry sometimes, but overall good.
A pretty great instructor.
32. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%) 3 (23%)
33. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 3 (20%)
34. 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  
4.0 13 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%)
35. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
36. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 6 (40%) 4 (27%)
37. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%) 4 (31%)
38. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 9 (60%) 3 (20%)
39. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Neutral
Great but kinda boring.
Tough, which is why this course needs to have a good teacher such as Edo Biagioni in order for the students to have a better understanding with this material
I wanted to understand things more but the setup became too hard for me to keep up.
Excellent.
I do not plan to take the course at UH Manoa after this. Changing professors every semester is a very dumb thing to do. Who regulates the material taught in the course? Seriously I want to get into network security not programming, why the hell is this course the gateway into the ICS field?
I understood many of the assignments but they were unclear. I felt that the assignments were too challenging at one point and couldve been broken into smaller assignments. Lectures couldve been more engaging.
Probably would be easy if I put the time in to study. I was just overwhelmed this semester and unfortunately, this was the class that suffered.
Pretty good.
40. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
More time to do homework assignments.
more group activities. i fall asleep.
On assignments, the instructions should be more clear and so does the exams. Sometimes it can misread things due to confusion
It would be helpful if the TA actually went over the lessons better to help further my understanding not hinder it by juxtaposing what Edo taught.
It would be improved if more pictures and figures are used during the class. Sometimes the concepts are rather abstracts and easy to loose. Therefore, I think using the visual things is rather useful. However give a lecture based on colorful slides is not always helpful, adding more visual stuffs can make the course more appealing.
Don't assume the students all want to become Java programmers. Find a professor who understands the concept of an introductory course.
More engaging lectures and enthusiasm. Easier assignments. Exams questions were weighed too heavily.
A better lab TA that doesn't let a single student hold him down for basically the entire class (at least, for the first half of the semester). The ATA can't handle the rest of the class alone and it's unfair to expect him/her to do so.
Program examples in-class, maybe.
41. Other comments:
None.
Nothing
Edo reminds me of Gru from Despicable Me :)
No comments.
This class messed up my GPA.
Whutup

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS211, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 211 - Intro to Computer Science II Crn (Section): 76166 (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  
3.2 10 1.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The TA Lab session. Anthony was a fantastic TA, and lectured really well. I'm also really thankful for the open lab sessions. The homework was challenging, but fun at the same time. Having open lab and the lab sessions helped clarify topics from lecture. All of the notes, and references being online were super useful as well.
labs were very helpful and useful
Code review and black box testing was an especially rewarding experience. The TA and LAs for my section, Anthony Christe and Nick Davis, were incredibly helpful at teaching the material and discussing other concepts and technologies.
10. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None, course was structured really well.
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
12. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
13. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
14. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
15. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
16. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
17. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
18. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
19. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
20. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
21. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
22. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
23. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
24. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
25. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
26. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
27. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
28. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
29. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Level of knowledge, but also how he explains course topics makes it really to understand.
he took the time to go through examples to further explain a concept
Easy to talk to, open.
30. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
n/a
Some things on the exam feel as though it wasn't really covered and you wouldn't have known it without reading the textbook thoroughly.
31. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent professor.
He used class time well and took the time to explain concepts thoroughly.
He did a good job of explaining concepts and also asking good questions to make sure students understood the material. In class mini group exercises were very helpful.
Good Prof. would recommend
32. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
33. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
34. 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  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
35. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
36. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
37. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
38. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
39. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Fair
Pretty good course.
40. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
N/a
41. Other comments:
n/a
A little dissatisfied with the grading. For one of the assignments, I spent days and hours trying to complete my code correctly, but in the end I only managed to get about half of the code working correctly. A classmate had almost nothing (just method names and returns that returned null, etc), and the program wasn't working at all. Yet they received a grade that was almost 20% higher than mine. Unfair grading much?

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS690, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 690 - Seminar Crn (Section): 71698 (001)    
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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Guest speakers. This allows me get a feel for the current research in different areas that I would otherwise not know about. Also getting feedback on my own research and my presentation skills is also very valuable.
The diversity of topics from each presentation. Information about the graduate program and graduation requirements.
Respectful and enlightening interactions with speakers and fellow students. Relaxed, un-rushed feeling. Availability of on-line participation option when needed.
10. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Since this course is required every semester and I have been in the program for a few years, I have heard many of the graduate chair provided talks once or twice before in the past from the previous grad. chair. Those talks were, of course, very valuable when I first heard them, but are now at this point the least valuable part of the seminar.
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
12. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
13. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
14. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
15. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
16. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
17. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
18. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
19. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
20. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
21. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
22. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
23. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
24. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He has done a good job hosting the seminar and providing good feedback to students regarding their presentations and regarding aspects of the graduate program (when you should do your proposal, etc.). I think his own talks could be improved upon. One step toward this is to prepare his own presentations. This semester, he used the previous grad chair's presentation, and so I think some things are lost when it isn't completely clear to him about the details of some of the slides.
He's a cool and nice guy
positive
25. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
26. 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  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
28. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The same as what I found most valuable.
29. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The same as what I found least valuable.
30. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The course is great and is a good venue to see student and faculty research, particularly in areas I am not familiar with.
31. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I think the instructor's talks can be improved upon. The instructor should create his own presentation for his talks. I think this will allow talk to be centered on what he is most familiar with and provide different insights than that of the previous grad chair.
Some student(s) start addressing the entire room about unrelated topics when we are supposed to be finished. Some of us have busses to catch! So it might help to punctuate our time to together with something like "Thank you for attending, our time is officially over, but if you wish to stay an chat feel free to do so."
32. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS351, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 351 - Network Design Crn (Section): 88807 (001)     88809 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
lab
The instructor's curriculum is not completely dependent on the textbook. He identified areas in which the book was lacking and focused additional time and effort to make sure the content areas were covered.
The labs were most valuable since they provided hands-on experience with working on networking protocols.
The practice in the lab, dealing with the terminal window syntax and getting a better grasp at it.
Everything is pretty valuable
Being able to have hands on experience with setting up networks in a lab environment with the immediate help from the professor.
The hands on experience in lab.
The hands-on experience was priceless!! I felt like I learned a lot of very practical knowledge that was also made very interesting.
I really enjoyed the Labs, the hands on approach really helped me learn the topics
The lab portion of this course was most valuable in allowing me to gain a better understanding of the material discussed in class.
Getting experience in networking. Learning how to work with routers and linux machines.
labs, though I wish we had more stations. I'd rather have a station to myself and do all the steps myself, I would learn more. However I assume we can't do this due to funding.
building the network in lab
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None
There was really nothing in the course that held no value.
Nothing really, everything was important.
The material was a little outdated but at least the concepts were relevant.
None
I think that the quizzes were not very valuable, but that may be because I was able to keep up with the class. Aside from that, I found that class time was used efficiently.
n/a
9. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
11. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
12. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
13. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
14. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 4 (57%)
15. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 7 (100%)
16. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
17. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
18. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
19. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
20. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
21. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
22. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 5 (71%)
23. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 4 (67%)
24. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
25. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
26. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%)
27. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
This professor actively involves the students and encourages feedback during class sessions.
He is very well educated in this field of study and answered most questions with confident.
Very helpful. Also thoroughly reads our lab reports and grades fairly.
His willingness to help us understand the content of each lab, and provides his service during the lab when needed. Although he may be helpful in the lab he doesn't give a straight answer and allows us to try understand the situation, which is a good teaching technique.
His knowledge about the whole course.
He was able to assist with problems during lab swiftly to keep it going at an easy pace.
Edo is really knows his stuff and is really clear in his explanations. I couldn't imagine anyone else teaching this course. Awesome teacher, great course.
He was able to take concepts and drill them into our heads. He really took that extra effort to make sure everyone was on the same page.
Professor Biagioni is able to relate the course material in a way that is relevant to us. The feedback given on labs is also helpful so that we are able to understand our mistakes more clearly.
He helped us during the labs when we were stuck.
makes the class fun
I like how he tried to make a difficulte and boring class fun with games and lots of examples
28. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
None
How much I underestimated how cold the lab would be and was very cold during the first lab.
Nothing.
Nothing
The awkward silences when he presented questions to the class.
The quizes were more difficult then I thought they would be. I thought I could do well if I just study all the slides and labs but more was needed.
aloha shirts shouldn't be tucked into sweat pants haha.
n/a
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A very effective teacher with a broad range of knowledge who cares for his students and provides additional resources to ensure the success of his classes.
A knowledgeable and organized professor.
Great professor. Would definitely recommend for any students interested in this course or even others.
Thorough teacher willing to help, as well as wanting us to understand the content and trying to get us motivated, generally making the class more enjoyable.
Pretty good
A great and helpful teacher.
Awesome
One of, if not the best ICS profs I've ever had. He communicates extremely well, and seems to actually care about his students. I'd definitely recommend him to other students.
Good instructor but I think he should review more on the quizzes so we know whats coming.
A great teacher who know a lot of information about networking
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
31. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
32. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
33. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
34. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
35. 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
36. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
37. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
38. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
39. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A very interesting course that covers industry essentials.
I learned a lot from this course.
Learned a lot from this course. Would recommend to other ICS majors.
Great intro into finding out how networking works, with a continuous but moderate workload that is manageable.
hard and challenging but knowledgeable to learn.
9/10. The material was interesting and fun to learn, but should be updated as soon as possible.
It has given me a great understanding of Networking and has also pointed me towards a career path.
Recommend to anyone who is interested in learning about networking from someone who knows the subject.
Interesting course and I learned a lot but was pretty challenging.
good, and fun. I just wish there were more lab stations so each student can get more hands-on time with the equipment
Itâ??s a very difficult class if you donâ??t understand the material and study.
41. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Could probably learn more from the lab if done individually or in groups of 2 instead of 4.
None
A different lecture room.
Maybe just some more in class exercises that were similar to the link-state and distance-vector exercises; these two exercises helped me understand the concepts easier.
I am not sure.
The only thing to improve is to update the material when there is a more current version.
The length of Labs are brutal, but nothing can really be done about it. You have to learn somehow.
I would like a little more time to get the lab reports done. It was also tough at times to get experience as we had to share equipment in groups.
Easier quizzes haha = better grades = happy student = like course more :D
In some of the letures it put me to sleep.
42. Other comments:
Quizzes can be tricky, but being able to ask questions before the quiz helps quite a bit.
None

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS211, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 211 - Intro to Computer Science II Crn (Section): 71939 (001)     74681 (002)     77825 (003)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (15%) 8 (80%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (25%) 6 (60%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 20 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (10%) 2 (10%) 4 (40%) 8 (32%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 12 (48%) 9 (45%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 24 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (33%) 9 (45%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 10 (50%) 5 (50%)
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.76 25 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (20%) 1 (10%) 4 (20%)
8. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 7 (35%) 9 (45%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 11 (55%) 8 (40%)
10. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 20 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 1 (10%) 10 (50%) 4 (20%)
11. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 22 (88%)
12. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (25%) 5 (25%) 5 (50%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (15%) 10 (50%) 7 (35%)
14. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 9 (36%) 9 (45%)
15. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 25 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (20%) 11 (55%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
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  
4.42 19 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (10%) 4 (21%) 12 (63%)
19. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 6 (24%)
20. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 20 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (4%) 2 (10%) 8 (40%) 5 (50%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (35%) 11 (55%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
the programming assignments and the supplementary code provided on the web site.
He is always availabile for help when needed.
The mandatory meetings really helped me to excell in this course. And also the TA was incredibly helpful.
willing to help
The small group meetings helped me understand the different ways other students worked on Homework, as well as more understanding about the class subjects.
He always willing to help the students. We spend time for group meeting to go over things that we didn't understand in class or homework.
Labs and weekly meetings were helpful.
Explanations and lectures on topics were given in easy-to-understand terms rather than making things complicated. Also, the assignments were original and relevant.
The meetings the professor has with students, as it forces us to keep track of our progress and make sure we're on track.
The group sessions were helpful. He tries to make class more interactive and reinforces the concepts learned in class with in-class exercises and quizzes.
The fact that he took some of his time and used it to meet with small groups of students every week to make sure they understood the material
knew the material
He made us use skills that would be good to know when applying to jobs in this field.
The weekly meetings were good.
his indepth explanations about the material. he goes over it and if students need clarifcation, he will clarify on the spot.
The most valuable thing was that he was willing to meet outside of class, the weekly meeting really helped my understanding of what we were taught in class.
Challenging work
He was always willing to help.
He's very helpful and wants his students to succeed. Looks like he puts a lot of thought and effort into the course which is awesome for an introductory course.
The fact that he took time out of his schedule to meet up with his students in groups of 3 on a weekly scheduled is something I really appreciate and shows that Edo really cares about his students.
Very knowledgeable on the topics discussed.
His clarity.
His weekly student meetings are fantastic! I love that a professor makes the effort to spend half an hour in small groups with every student in the course.
He is very helpful and given the time makes sure his students understand the course material. His lectures and examples are very clear.
He's very clear about his lectures.
easy to ask you questions. the extra meetings were kind of a hassle, but it was an excellent opportunity to get to ask real questions.
I liked that he had the weekly meetings. They helped me to understand some things that I had trouble with.
He knows what he is talking about.
He assisted his students when they required help.
Weekly meetings, daily no credit quizzes
Always willing to talk to students and explain material that may be confusing.
He really does care about his students and whether they understand the material. He does his best to make sure everyone is on track. He never acted like anything that I asked was a stupid question.
At first, he was really difficult because he told me honestly to take the class seriously or drop. When I started to get serious with the class, I began to improve as a student. Edo helped me rekindle my motivation to be a better student. And as the time went by, Edo began to lighten up and he helped encourage me to keep going. His meetings were really helpful. I was scared at first because of our first meeting, but I began to feel more comfortable with it as he went in detail on how to solve the problems I was getting in my homework or past exams.
he is very accessible when i needed some guidance on the course materials
he is VERY knowledgeable about the subject.
He explains the difficult concepts thoroughly and ensures that a solid foundation is built before moving onto difficult topics.
Very knowledgeable
The meetings helped clarify difficult topics discussed in class that week
The outside of class meetings were very helpful since attendance counted towards our grade and we had lots of opportunities to ask questions.
I thought that he was extremely knowledgeable and willing to help his students. I felt that he really wanted his students to do well. I liked the weekly meetings with him, and I think it's great that he takes time outside of class to meet with all of his students. If he did not make the meetings mandatory, I think a lot of students would be too lazy to make an appointment. I know I would probably be one of these people. I found these meetings pretty useful and they kept me on track.
He explained things very well and keeps all his lectures online.
The weekly meeting that is held outside class time was really helpful. We are able to discuss about the difficult materials and home work during the meeting.
This guy definitely knows what he's doing. very approachable funny guy group meetings are very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very helpful, and fun.
He did a god job of being available for questions.
23. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
often the illustrative sketches drawn on the board were sloppy and hard to understand.
N/A
N/A
Homework assignments could be better.
He can answer any of your questions as long as they pertain to the subject and not on a tangent.
The lectures were not too in depth and could have explained in more detail.
Occasionally the assignment descriptions were a bit unclear as to what was expected, although generally I was able to figure it out.
n/a
A few of the programing assignments weren't clear at times and some of the questions on the mid-terms were poorly worded.
His ability to explain homework assignments on the course webpage.
n/a
there isnt much to nit-pick about.
Forcing us to sit in the front half of the classroom. It just made me kind of irritated, no offense.
Sometimes he assumes that you know more than you do, therefore his explanations can be a little confusing at times. His lectures are very dry, but he does make an effort to use class time as much as possible.
I did not enjoy being in class because I think he expects too much from students in the class. I don't like how he implements in class exercises, then patrols the class to make sure you are doing them. I felt judged if I didn't know how to complete it, even though they weren't graded or mandatory. I also didn't like being required to sit only in the center of the classroom. This sucks because attendance is a good portion of the grade. I also think the tests are graded a little harshly. I mean, sometimes if you don't know one question that can be 10% of your test grade. The rest of the questions if you make one mistake, which is very easy to make when writing programing on a piece of paper, and something I have seen the teacher do on the board himself, you can lose substantial points.
I can't think of any. Although, I do have to say that some of the weekly assignments had somewhat ambiguous instructions.
none
The lectures were not terribly helpful - the topics were well covered, but I had a hard time following the lectures despite having a pretty good grasp of the course prior to taking it.
Nothing really. If anything the assignments' requirements at first are hard to understand but he will gladly answer any question.
Nothing.
homework 12oclock deadline. thats remarkably hard to meet. i think a normal daytime hour would suffice. i'm up all night/morning and sleep in the earlier evening. i'm sure a lot of people do that which leaves little time to meet the 12 deadline wihtout screwing up sleeping
Nothing.
His sarcasm.
Given short time for assignments
Sometimes he used concepts that were a little too advanced for everyone, but on the plus side, that did stretch us to think a little more.
His assignments are really, really difficult.
his explanations and instructions on hw is not always clear
He did not use many visual aids and did not hand write code often. Later in the course he began to use diagrams to illustrate concepts.
Not flexible
The homework was sometimes a little vague when it came to what was expected.
The professor is not the problem.
Sometimes I think since he is so knowledgeable about the course, he may not realize the extent to which a lot things that are easy to grasp and understand for him are not as easy to understand for his students.
I would like more questions on the exam so one wrong answer didn't have such a big impact.
The instruction for some home work assignments can be clarify more.
none
Sometimes he didn't seem to make something as clear as it could have been in lecture. And the lectures didn't always cover stuff to do with the HW due that week.
n/a
24. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
talented and hard-working instructor, generous with his time.
Very helpful, great class.
Great professor with alotmknowledge I'm his field and more. Overall a good experience
Has a great understanding for his field, but can be confusing on the explanations for the course homework. Making the explanation as clear as possible is very important for me as a student.
He knows his material but he could put more effort in his explanations and lectures.
Great programming instructor. As a class with challenging material, it would be difficult to learn without an instructor who can explain things well. I enjoyed the class.
He knows what he's doing.
He has a sense of humor so class isn't too boring.
A good teacher that is easy to talk to
Overall a very good teacher, but hard to understand what he wants from assigments and exam questions.
He is very knowledgeable but has a hard time relating to the level the students are on.
A good teacher.
he is a great teacher and even though the material is challenging, he breaks it down for us.
He's an excellent teacher who knows his stuff and is able to teach it in a way that is easy to understand.
Excellent teacher
He is very knowledgable in his field, and has high expectations for his students. I think the only thing he could do better is describe topics by beginning with very simple examples and eventually increasing to difficult and tricky examples, rather than explaining a concept and showing a very difficult example right away.
Nice guy, wants to be helpful and tries hard. I'm sure some students will like his teaching methods but they did not fit me. I do not enjoy the class time.
He is a professor that is very knowledgeable in his field and is willing to help his students.
Great instructor.
Positive.
He tries and cares which is fantastic. His teaching style is more suited towards individual learners in the lecture hall, but he's fantastic one on one or in small groups.
He is a very good professor. I will gladly take from him any chance I can.
He's a very good lecturer.
I enjoyed the class. It was very fair and I learned a lot.
I thought that he was really smart and that he taught in a way that helped me to understand the concepts of how things should be done.
He knows what he is talking about, but sometimes he makes remarks in class that is is discouraging. But, he is very understanding and willing to work with you until you get it.
Very good professor.
I'm used to powerpoints
I really like him as a professor.
Great, excellent teacher. Very intimidating at first, but once I got to know him and be comfortable asking questions without feeling dumb about it, he is really helpful and very motivating to get the grade I want.
good teacher but course is hard
He is a good instructor and challenges students to think critically. This is shown in the difficulty of the quizzes, exams and programming assignments. I have become a better programmer due to taking this course.
Okay, but very harsh
He is a good professor, knows what he is talking about, but sometimes is unclear about a few things, like homework instructions for example. Other then that I would recommend this class to others.
A helpful professor who knows the material very well.
He is very knowledgeable, helpful, and has high expectations of his students. I think these are all necessary characteristics for a college professor.
I enjoyed the class and didn't find anything too difficult.
Professor Edoardo Biagioni is very responsible as a teacher. I was able to learn alot from this class.
100 out of 10, too good.
Good.
n/a
25. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 5 (50%)
26. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 18 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 7 (39%) 6 (33%)
27. 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  
4.37 19 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 14 (56%) 9 (47%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 25 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 2 (20%) 8 (42%)
29. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 10 (53%)
30. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.16 19 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (8%) 9 (47%) 7 (37%)
31. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 19 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (10%) 9 (47%) 6 (32%)
32. My overall evaluation of this course is...
had a good time. course is well put together.
Very difficult course, but is very doable.
Hard work pays off. Learned a lot In this course and I feel much more wise and knowledgable.
Good core class to help understand concepts of computer science, Homework is relevant to the concepts, tests are on the same track of Homework giving people that did the Homework an easier time on the tests.
Great. I learned a lot. The TA for this course was also very helpful -- lab sessions were productive and interesting. Group meetings with the instructor also worked.
Good if you want to go into programming.
A hard but enjoyable class
Very hard course with very little room for error. Prof. B is a great teacher and knows his stuff, but adjusting to his style of teaching may be hard for some students.
Good class, hard to pay attention at 5 in the afternoon if you started classes at 930.
Difficult but useful.
Basic but satisfactory for its level.
tough course, but it definitely weeds out the people who are unfamiliar with the material. if you know the concepts and really do understand it, then it will show.
The course wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but I think it's a good course for separating those who want to be in this major from those majoring in computer science because they think it would be good for finding jobs.
Good
Good course. Very difficult and time consuming, but good course overall.
Not good. I enjoyed the assignments and programing, which is what the course is supposed to be about, but the rest of the class takes away from that.
It went really well. I feel like I have learned a lot and that this class has provided me with a good foundation to build upon in later CS courses.
Tough class, but with a good instructor you will do good.
Positive
It was fine. Sitting through it was painful but that's because it's really simple stuff.
Course is pretty hard at times, but most of the subject material given is pretty clear and the homework assignments solidify the concepts gone over in the class. If you take the time to study (even if it is a quick glance or two at the lecture notes) you should remain on top of the class. The text is there to just answer some minor questions about the concepts. Basically lecture & homework all you need to understand, text book will help but is not NEEDED like other classes or lectures.
Very difficult, but helpful.
It was solid. good coverage and thoroughly assessed our comprehension through the homeworks.
This is a good class, and I think that I have learned a lot that will help me in the higher level ICS courses that I might take if I pass.
It's tough, but at the same time, it is a little easy if you out in the work.
Very good.
Challenging
This is a good course for intermediate computer programming.
Really difficult course I have even taken in UH, but it helped rebuild my foundation to be a better student.
hard but managable
this course makes you or breaks you. It's a good level to decide whether or not you want to be in this major.
This is a great course that challenges students and definitely increases the difficulty from ICS 111.
Even though it is required it is a good course to take, because a lot of other classes build off of the algorithms you learn
This was a fairly difficult course, especially since a B (not a B-) is required to pass and move on to all other ICS courses. It felt like the class encouraged independent learning since we were not allowed to consult class mates for advice on homework. This may be good for people pursuing a career in highly independent work, but in most jobs we have a team and many resources to take advantage of. There should be at least some team-based assignments to balance the course or at least a more team-like environment.
I think that if someone is considering majoring in ICS, this is a good class to help them determine whether they do or not. It is a lot different from ICS111. The programs are a lot more complicated, deadlines are stricter, and concepts are a little more difficult to grasp. However, I still enjoyed programming throughout this course, and I thought it was appropriately challenging.
A good class that worked off of what I learned in ICS 111.
I learned alot from this course.
9/10
Good.
ugh...
33. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Not enough programming assignments: there should be two a week. Not enough material covered in the course: important chapters of the book are left out. The lecture should meet 3 times a week and the lab only once. Spend a lecture going over Java generics, how to use classes that use them and how to design classes that use them.
I think a way this course can be improved is if people were to be more open in asking questions during class or during the lab sessions. Even though the professor and TA made it easy to ask, people wouldn't.
Change the Homework schedule, I know it seems elementary to allow late-work, but getting help from the TA needed to be done earlier in the week which isn't easy due to the other class homework stopping you from starting your assignment. It does give a sense of responsibility to the student, but at the same time we were slightly blind when trying to start an assignment without going over it first.
If the descriptions for several of the homework assignments were modified, things might be clearer as to what is expected on those assignments. Other than that, I don't really have any other suggestions.
I don't know.
I have taken this class twice and I can say for certain that the small group meetings that Edo now has makes a difference in my understanding of the material.
As stated above clarifying programing assignments and exam questions. Needing a 'B' to pass the course makes it frustrating at times when clear direction isn't given and points are lost due of it.
Change the time that the class is held. 430-545 is the ONLY time for this class and that is really late and cause my schedule to be awfully wacky.
This course could be improved if homework assignments were given with examples. Also if late homework assignments would be accepted with a late penalty instead of no submission at all.
More-frequent-but-shorter lectures would be appreciated. The length makes it difficult to remain focused for the entire lecture.
i really dont have any objections to how this course is setup. The only thing that causes a problem is the time that this class takes place, but in many cases the timing cant be helped.
I don't really know enough about programming in general to comment on how the material could be improved, but the one thing that could be improved for all ICS classes in general is to make it so the times conform with the schedule for the rest of the school, instead of having classes that start 10 minutes before a normal class ends and ends 5 minutes after a normal class starts, making it impossible to take any non-ICS classes in a three hour surrounding window.
Easier assignments on the harder materials.
Pretty much covered this in what I don't like about the teacher.
First of all, some of the assignments were slightly ambiguous, even the TA was confused about what the assignment was asking at times.
Other than the class being a late class (430 - 545), there is not anything that needs major improvement.
Extended time for homework.
Better lectures - more engaging, better examples, etc. More consistency in exam difficulty.
Keep it the way it is. If possible have this professor teach the course for newer students.
Easier exams. Easier homework. More clearer lectures.
I think that it might have been more interesting if there were one or two projects that are longer and maybe more difficult throughout the semester instead of just weekly homework assignments.
More clear instructions on assignments. Towards the end, I did what the directions said exactly, but that was not what he wanted. In other words, give broader and different examples of what is wanted from the assignment instructions. Specifically, the assignment where we need to return the next and previous node in the tree.
Some of the homeworks didn't specify requirements for special cases.
Time to turn in assignments late, clearer assignment instructions
Some extra credit at the very least.
better instructions for the assignments
Trace through code on the chalkboard. Use more visual aids to explain concepts.
Use an E-book or reader, the text was essentially a paperweight for the most part
Maybe have a bit more examples when it comes to explaining the difficult topics
The solutions to homework assignments should be posted after the assignments are due. There should also be a clear grading rubric for assignments.
I think that the regulations for the homework programs should be a little more relaxed. The deadlines are fine, because they give an entire week to complete the programs. If you end up cramming them at 11:00 on Sunday like I have, then it's your own fault for procrastinating. However, I fully completed every single program, and one of the early ones I got 0 credit for because I hadn't realized I had submitted the wrong document. I understand that this is my problem, because I should double check these kind of things, but I think that in cases like these, students should be allowed to get at least partial credit for the assignment rather than 0, because that can have a substantial impact on my grade, and I don't want to not pass because I accidentally clicked the wrong document one time.
Making the class graded on a curve would make a lot of people happy but I didn't really have a problem with how it was graded. I do wish that the exams had more questions on them or extra credit questions because a lot of questions are worth 10 points and that is a large percent of the exam.
none
Make the HW assignments smaller, but have them more frequently.
more exaples
34. Other comments:
n/a
the idea of weekly meetings definitely helped a lot.
This was an enjoyable class, I look forward to taking classes from you again.
I learned a lot from the class and I also found it interesting, not boring, and memorable.
none.
Good class/professor combination if you want to continue on in this major.
N/A
I would appreciate a greater transparency in the assignment grading scheme. There are a number of assignments where I have points deducted for similar reasons but by very different amounts, and other times where I have had order of magnitude bad runtimes with no deductions, but later I get points off for bad runtime on other programs without it being specifically stated in the instructions that runtime should be taken into consideration (it should, but if I got away with it before, why shouldn't I be able to get away with it again?). Also, it would be nice if there were some minor extra credit available on each assignment given out for cleanliness, efficiency, and with a few points available for using a GUI instead of System.out. I agree these things might not be good as requirements on assignments, but without some incentive to try them, I am always going to take the faster route of just writing code to the bare minimum requirements. Also, having some way to grade these extras may help to provide feedback for those who do decide to try them.
Grading attendance should be extra credit. I didn't like how attendance was part of the grade. Same to the meetings. It would motivate us a lot more if attendance was extra credit.
My TA Julie was awesome. She's very pleasant, understanding, and helpful.
I hope this prepares me well for ICS 311
It seems like about half the students in this class were retaking the course and were getting high B's - A's. The other half was not doing so well at all. This is why it would be very helpful to have team based assignments, where the more experienced students could help the students who are relatively new to programming, and everyone has a chance to get good grades.
I feel like I have learned a lot in this class and my programming skills in java have become a lot more advanced than in ICS111. I feel like I also have a better grasp on concepts that were taught in ICS111. I look forward to continuing on and pursuing a degree in ICS.
nope.
no

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS612, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 612 - Theory of Operating Systems Crn (Section): 78783 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
8. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
10. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
11. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
12. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
14. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
15. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 2 (18%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
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  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
19. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
20. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His knowledge of operating systems is quite evident and thorough. He is able to answer most questions even if they don't relate directly to what is currently being discussed. Edo tries his best to create an environment for discussion, but sadly, many students don't seem to enjoy discussions as much as I do.
Very knowledgeable in the field.
Strong understanding of subject matter and always willing to answer questions from students
I especially liked the concise notes posted online before class, and the way he emphasized the important points at a high level in class.
His depth of understanding was wonderful. As needed he could delve deeper into specific areas. He always welcomed class discussion about related topics which made the course much more interesting. He in fact promoted in class discussion which was very enlightening.
Linux expert with a ton of knowledge.
Good knowledge about course material.
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Dr. Biagioni goes into detail on certain aspects which require focus. His lectures are full of content beyond what you could pick up from his slide webpages.
23. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Going through the code during class. I think it's great that he points out important areas of the Minix kernel, but I would much prefer to discuss the theory in class and read the code at home. It might be more helpful to assign reading of the code at home and then discuss the code in class.
I thought that minix lost it's relevance a little after we stopped doing minix projects
nothing
Teaches by talking the entire class time.
The lecture 'slides' were hard to follow sometimes.
n/a
The classes balance/level of skill varied greatly making it difficult to keep in tune with everyone, which reflected on Dr. Biagioni's ability to address problems with particular assignments or results. While walking through code is useful it lacks an amount of detail that would help those who don't already have a major grasp of OS functionality.
24. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Edo is a cool dude and a good professor. He tries his best to make sure the students understand what the material is. I think it's often times difficult because students are hesitant to say anything whenever they don't understand something. I'm not sure why this is however as the class is inviting and friendly. He is also a very fair and reasonable professor.
It is refreshing to have an instructor who is just as interested in the course as I am.
Very good teacher and clear lecturer
great
He enjoys the subject matter and it reflects positively on his approach to the course. His goals are to provide students with knowledge of all the important areas of the field. I would recommend his course to other students.
Expert in the field, encourages questions, helpful, hard grader, slightly out of touch and stuck in the past.
He is a good professor.
Good.
Dr. Biagioni know his materials. I don't necessarily agree with his teaching style but I can see how it would work with people who learn that way and already have a good background in OS. Unfortunately if you lack that background you do have to play catch up a lot of the time.
25. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
26. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.64 11 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 2 (18%)
27. 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  
4.0 11 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
29. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
30. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
31. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
32. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I really enjoyed the hands on aspect of the course. In undergrad I took a similar course that was all theory and hardly any practice, but the assignments really helped me grasp the course material that much more.
Good times.
Very good course. Really deepened my understanding of operating systems
great
The information covered is important and highly applicable to the needs of today's prgramers. I would highly recommend it to any graduate student.
In the beginning of the semester, Edo pointed out that he will try to balance the course in regards to theory and practice. The lectures were almost pure theory, except the times where we looked at code, and the projects were pure practice. I don't think there was a very good way to balance out the theory by injecting projects that require more than just theory.
I got what I wanted out of the course. I learned a ton about operating systems and Linux in particular. However, it was the most painful class I have ever taken. I strongly disagree with Edo's teaching method. I feel he is stuck in Web 1.0 ways of teaching, whereas everyone else is at Web 2.0.
It is a good course with a lot of work
A thorough coverage of operating systems.
This course requires a greater knowledge than it's title provides, especially given the lack of an undergraduate class in the field as of late. It is not surprising that the course work is hard, but the scale of difficulty per assignment fluctuated in a way that made some assignments misconceiving, sometimes partially guided by the professor's spin of the assignment. Group vs individual capability per assignment was a nice option but with no open interactions between students in the class, finding "partners" required existing relationships in order to create, creating a curve in difficulty per assignment based on group number. Book fluctuated on usefulness providing sometimes good analogies to real world or other field materials to explain how things work, but sometimes did not align with professors intention or design of class and could not assist in work. While not the professors fault, the inconsistency of the materials in book and the code used for work created problems. In addition, the complexity of the code given sometimes added more confusion and with the variable documentation of the system specified. Variable computing performance as well as inconsistencies with assignment instructions added more time needed not for working on the actual content of the assignments but on compensating for outdated instructions and waiting for installations or builds to complete.
33. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I would suggest less reading of code (in class at least) and the encouragement of more discussion between the Edo and the students and also between the students and other students. The classroom was pretty quiet minus a few people.
I wish the Minix book was rewritten for the new os.
I'm not sure. Minix is hardly a real OS, but the real ones are so complicated...
If there is no new edition created of the current text a Linux based approach may be more useful to students. The assignements that were in Linux gave me oppurtunities to do things I always wanted to try.
For a large project, especially project 6, have it broken up into sub-projects.
Please include more visuals and examples to make the subject more interesting and pop out to students. It doesn't sit well with students when the whole lecture is listening to the instructor talk about bland textbook notes on the classroom screen. Also, please take it easy on the grading. We are not bad students, we try our best and pour in tons of hours in studying and getting our projects to work. I'm ok with being tested on concepts, but not being docked a whole letter grade for trivial questions that are "you know it or you don't". When there is such a huge information overload, we can't remember every little thing unless you tell us explicitly that it is important.
If the MINIX assignments were meant for the latest version
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1. More consistent assignments, including difficulty specification, group opportunities (allowing people more social interactions in class to make groups), up-to-date instructions, and clearer requirements for completion. 2. More indepth understanding of the coding sequence. This may not be possible, but sometimes code can be said to do something but not definitively show how it does so, which might not be easily shown due to the great amount of code hoping that it sometimes does, but would be helpful to understand and make use of in projects. 3. More interesting lecture materials. The slide/webpages provide little feedback for the lectures, and results in being an incomplete study material for preparing for lectures or exams. Dr. Biagioni's method of teaching is straight forward but also requires one can learn easily through listening to one talk about a topic rather than seeing processes, or working with them directly. Variety or resources to help other ways of learning (especially given the limited scope of the class which prevents optimal searching through the internet) could help compensate for though who cannot learn just by listening/reading.
34. Other comments:
The Minix textbook is overpriced, although it's well written and we did make good use of it in class when discussing the code. If everyone could bring laptops instead, download the code, and make tags, that might be better for searching and navigating the code in class, and ease into developing on it.
Edo is a great as a person, but quite outdated as a lecturer. I get the feeling that he puts in very little effort towards the class--reusing the same exact textbook notes from 2003, copying word-for- word the same assignments from OS courses at other universities, and coming to class just to talk.
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It is really suggested that the undergraduate class relating to this topic be restored to help students build up to this level of practice. "Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety." -Francis Bacon

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS211, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 211 - Intro to Computer Science II Crn (Section): 85744 (001)     85745 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 14 (82%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (75%) 8 (47%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 20 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 10 (59%) 5 (29%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 20 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 8 (47%) 5 (29%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 17 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (30%) 8 (47%) 5 (29%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 10 (59%) 7 (35%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The daily quiz for class attendance. It was good that the course did not count the quiz grade toward the actual grade. It allowed us to review the material we needed to know for the upcoming exam. Edo also gave us almost immediate feedback so we understood what we did right and what we did wrong so we could prepare for the exam.
The lectures were the most valuable. As well as the class exercises.
The hands on stuff. I learn a lot by doing. But I dont think that we were taught how to do some stuff as best as we could have been in labs. But I gained some knowledge on the concepts.
Linked lists / linked list applications; recursion; alternate implementations of classes
learning better program structure and the communication aspects of programming.
The quizzes and homeworks are really helpful. I really like the review of the quizzes we take in class that is sent to us via email.
Being able to learn more about data structures from experience in implementing our own data structures in assignments.
Professor Edoardo Biagioni's explanation towards computer science concepts were very valuable and critical to my learning. He explained concepts very well and gave good examples toward each concept.
Weekly exercises and examples helped to understand new material.
The attention to detail in the programs and the breakdown of programming structures.
in class actual code displays. Would have liked to see some actual demonstrations for example the recursion of the hanoi tower actually run on the computer. I really liked that. Asking for questions is appreciated. I have finally grown and realized that If I have a question i better ask it. :)
The different coding examples really helped a lot. The daily quizzes were also very helpful and served as a way of reviewing the material as well.
The depth of learning we went into.
Algorithm-heavy assignments such as the prime number generator, infix calculator and recursive methods.
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The actual assignments were the most helpful in understanding the concepts and how they could be implemented.
Recursion
New stuff like recursion, trees and heaps
I guess if you are interested in programming, everything about this course would be valuable. The daily quizzes were especially valuable because the concepts carried over to the projects and exams for the most part.
Learning how different data storage programs could be used to more efficiency than basic arrays.
Recursion and arrays, stacks, queus, etc. General concepts that can be applied to all programming languages
The Homework
I learned a lot about recursion
Doing the assignments.
Learning about different data structures and principles of object-oriented programming. The programming assignments especially helped by making us implement the information we learned that week. It was better if one started early, so unfortunately I'm sure I didn't use the assignments as well as I should have, but for those who stay on top of things, I'm sure it really helps with comprehension.
The quizzes were really helpful since I usually spend some time thinking about programming assignments. It was a nice change of pace having to think up code in a mere several minutes.
The demonstrations using the blackboard instead of reading off of a computer screen.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The labs were not very useful. I attended lab, but felt I was able to do more on my own from the lecture notes and the book.
The lab. It was almost as we just went for a work session to work on our own. It was hard to learn how to do things, because a lot of it was like individual searching for information in some cases.
Not sure.
none
None
Every aspect I experienced was important.
I feel that all parts of the courses were equally valuable and everything we did had some reason toward our assignments or understanding toward concepts for assignments.
The teaching assistant did not prove to be of any use. His method of explanation did not help students to understand material. Because of that, labs seemed more like an inconvenience rather than a benefit.
The antiquated rules about turning in assignments that went along with the contradictory phrases about wanting to teach me not to make mistakes in life when it mattered, after the instructor made many mistakes in the class and repeatedly said that mistakes were a part of life and were alright.
Some topics are hard to understand.. understandably! Instead of repeating the material maybe find another completely different way to explain it. I felt the explanation of trees could have been handled better. How? I don't know but there were many blank looks. Recursion is a tough one to explain so I give you that!
Some of the assignments were hard to understand.
Assignments weren't very cohesive. Often times I didn't see the point (in a real world problem solving application) to doing parts of the assignments. Getting a better understanding of what's going on is never a bad thing, but it made the assignments much longer and tedious to do when we simply re-invented the wheel.
Assignment 2 didn't seem very relevant.
quizes, as well as forced group work. individuality should be cherished.
Sorting algs
The programs we had to build didn't help me on the tests at all, they only frustrated me and made me realize that I absolutely do not want to program for a career choice.
the sorting programs at the end.
Individual memorization of coding, syntax, java vocab and utilities
N/A
i learned a lot in every section.
I learned very little to nothing from the lectures. I attended ALL the lectures, and I still learned more from reading the textbook and other resources.
n/a
Some of the aspects of the assignments weren't always clear.
Being fed a lot of information all at once.
9. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.65 20 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (25%) 11 (55%) 2 (10%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 20 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 10 (50%) 7 (35%)
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 20 0.97 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%) 9 (56%) 1 (5%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 15 (75%) 3 (15%)
13. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 10 (50%) 8 (40%)
14. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 20 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 10 (50%) 4 (20%)
15. Talking to the instructor during office hours was helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.58 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (53%) 7 (37%) 2 (11%)
16. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
A bit more clarity when explaining what is expected of the homework. And maybe a bit more leniency when grading, and maybe a bit more time on some of the harder assigned homework.
I think he does a pretty decent job of teaching the course and I am doing pretty well in the class.
No major suggestions.
Maybe curve a test that many people do especially bad in. (i.e. the first exam where the average was somewhere in the 60s). It took me time to get into the class material and I've found it to be pretty fun and interesting since then, but it took longer than the first exam to figure this out. Giving people a chance to do well in the class to start off will let them experience more of what cs and programming has to offer, rather than scare them off on the first exam. I understand that that is the drop or not point, but people will choose for themselves whether they want to push themselves or not at that time.
If it can get better that would be even more awesome than it already is.
Give clearer instructions for homework assignments as well as a better way to present material (ex. powerpoint slides).
I feel that Professor Biagioni did all he could to teaching this course well. He provided valuable notes that were easily available and prepared us for tests and assignments well.
Provide more thorough explanations for assignments.
I thought he taught the course really, really well.
More examples. Interactive examples or actual running of code in class would be great.
Explain the material in a more easy to understand way. Sometimes it is easy to get lost.
Make assignments more interesting.
Before presenting an entire class with several methods, present each important method in its own slide/webpage in large font, double spaced lines, with few or no comments. Then the student can clearly see what the method does. It may be more difficult for students to learn an algorithm or implementation for the first time by viewing the entire class code with lots of javadocs.
just lecture, since its a lecture class. as for teaching, maybe give real application examples, as well as easy-to- visualizable examples (eg, arrays is a container/jars, etc.) exams are bad. They require a 'mastery' of each topic rather than testing on our 'knowledge' of each topic. Not many students who are just learning the course is able to bust out multiple algorithms in a few minutes. It may be better in the future to test on the general concepts of each topic, eg. what are the steps in which a merge sort sorts things? etc. or possibly use mutliple choice questions with short answers, rather than all writing.
Give practice tests aside form the ones given each class which are close to concepts that will be on the exam. This way we have a good understanding of the structure of the test and what are some of the most important key concepts.
More examples
More writing on the board, For me it's easier to understand when following that than trying to decode the code that's put on the website
I honestly learned a lot better by having a more involved TA for labs. For 111 my TA was readily available and was always willing to help me via email. John was a great guy, but he wasn't very much help for assignments like I was used to receiving in 111.
give more examples of how these can be used in real world applications
There is a severe lack of teamwork, the class focuses too much on independence...the homework was time-consuming, perhaps it should be done in teams or in parts. Also, tests should definitelt be open book or at least open notes, there was far too .much rote memorization required.
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Show more examples of the code.
He knows a lot about this subject, but he does NOT know how to teach it. It would be much more helpful to see more examples, rather than just quickly talking about algorithms.
Explain from the beginning, why/and that we are recreating java classes, like arraylists, linkedlist, etc...
No strong opinion on this, I think it's fine as it is.
I think it might be good to do more examples in class.
making the homework assignments clearer to understand.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a good professor who knows his material. Although some topics come off as confusing, his notes are very helpful to have as an aid.
Professor Biagioni is a good professor of ICS, he knows what he is talking, and is able to pass on that knowledge.
Pretty good professor. Learned a lot from him.
A good instructor who seems to genuinely care about the class and this field.
a good teacher and very helpful outside of class
Great!
Very knowledgable in the subject and was able to explain certain content clearly although should work on explaining instructions clearly (in exams and in assignments).
Great professor, very kind, and good at what he does. I would definitely take another class from him.
Excellent instructor with an effective style of teaching. I'd like it if he had more resources or personnel available to him because I feel that he is one of the more effective instructors in the ICS department.
An excellent teacher who knows the material and also knows how to get it across to someone who does not know it. However also very fickle when it comes to grading.
He did good. Its a tough class. Students need to apply themselves.
He really knew what he was doing in teaching the course although he didn't always give clear answers or understand our questions. Overall, he taught the class well.
A good teacher, sometimes hard to understand but is very patient when you have a question.
excellent.
5/10
A excellent teacher; simplifies the concepts so its easy to understand.
Knows the subject and teaches it rather well
He's a good teacher, and always makes sure we understand the concepts of the day and encourages us to ask questions during lecture if we don't understand a concept right away.
Good teacher.
A good teacher overall, just some policies are too strict (no collaboration)
He's a good teacher.
Good.
Overall, Edo is a knowledgeable teacher, but he just does NOT know how to teach it. I learned very little from this class, and I'm just glad it's over. I felt like I learned more from just reading the textbook or looking for other resources online.
Very knowledgeable, seems friendly, and is able to remember (at least some) students' names :-)
He seems passionate about programming and easy to pay attention to in class.
He knows what he is doing, but I had a hard time doing the homework assignments due to lack of details
18. Overall, the TA is an excellent teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.38 17 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 4 (24%) 3 (18%) 0 (0%)
19. The TA is effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.25 17 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 7 (35%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%)
20. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.06 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 4 (20%) 7 (41%) 4 (24%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%)
21. The TA is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.75 17 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%)
22. 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  
4.13 17 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 5 (29%) 0 (0%)
23. The TA is friendly and accessible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.8 16 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 8 (40%) 3 (19%) 1 (6%)
24. The TA sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.69 17 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%)
25. The TA grades paper (exams, homework) fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.59 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 7 (41%) 3 (18%) 0 (0%)
26. The TA broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.13 17 1.2 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 0 (0%)
27. The TA listened to what students had to say.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.56 17 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 9 (47%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%)
28. 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  
3.21 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 3 (18%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%)
29. The TA's comments on written work were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.8 17 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 7 (41%) 3 (18%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%)
30. 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  
4.0 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%) 5 (25%)
31. Please list: suggestions for improving the TA's teaching style and methods.
The TA needs to learn how to run a lab. He RARELY ever went over the previous assignment and took a long while to get back to us with comments and our grades. I did not understand how we are supposed to know what we did wrong or right if we do not get our assignment back.
give us more examples of how to do something before we have to do, going after it afterwards isnt very helpful
No major suggestions.
go through the homework program a little slower
Try to focus on one topic more rather than drifting to other topics while in the middle of explaining one. Make sure everyone understands what you're trying to explain.
I think the TA could broaden the way he approaches reviewing the assignments instead of providing just one specific route to complete the assignment, I think he should broaden and teach different ways of completing assignments
Try to make explanation of new material easier to understand. Student's often don't understand the TA's explanation which makes them feel like lab time is of no help to them.
Could allow a little more time for working on the homeworks while going around answering questions about it because that way everyone can get help on problems they are having with the homework.
The TA was very confrontational. If he didnt agree with how I did something he told me so. He did not offer any advice on how to fix it. When grading my assignments the TA does not tell me where I went wrong. He takes weeks to grade assignments. I went into a test with NONE of the assignments since the last test being graded. i had no idea if I made a glaring error! He was hard to talk to. He was very slow to grade papers. Overall I was extremely disappointed.
Explaining the material better would help.
Posting more sample code that was presented in class.
n/a grade papers faster, that is all.
Give a point for going to class, or somehow make people go to lab
I don't think it matters because he's graduating, but in 111 we were very well prepared for assignments via example code for implementing algorithms. Some might say it was 'babying' us, but it really helps you understand the language when you know how to implement code.
N/A
have more prepared, leave less up to student questions
The T.A. used some bad methods of teaching. 1) He always said these things are "easy" when they may be easy to him, but very difficult for students. 2) Their are sometimes where he would speak unclearly and it was hard to understand him. 3) It would be nice if he would post solutions for homework, so students can see what they did wrong on their assignments.
n/a, was fine.
Maybe reinforce the concepts learned in lecture a bit more.
More one on one assistance. In a bigger lab its hard for the TA to get to everyone.
32. Please list: suggestions for improving the TA's relationships and communication (student - student and student - TA interactions).
Provide more feedback and go over an example for the concepts of past due hw assignment
he allowed time for questions which is good, but for the most part he kind of just let us do our own thing
No major suggestions.
Should have encouraged more emails and questions from students rather than just asking them what they didn't understand on the spot because some people are shy to ask in front of others.
The TA was readily available most of the time however he was slow to interact through email however he was always replied and helped during class times.
Be more sympathetic to students who are new to the subject rather than cover advanced topics that only a few students will grasp.
none.
Talk to your students. Don't talk down to them. Help them. Don't laugh at them.
If he is able to explain clearer, then it would be easier to approach him for help.
None.
n/a
N/A
It's pretty nice when you can email your TA over the weekend and they reply to you, especially when you're struggling to debug your code.
N/A
good comunication
TA's communication was ok. When students have questions, he tries to answer them, although I think, sometimes he confuses the student even more.
John is a little blunt, but I think that's just his manner. He really actually is very willing to help, he just gives feedback in a blunt manner. He does have some useful advice if you just get around his delivery. He was available over email, although seems like a very busy guy. But willing to help when you give him appropriate time to do so. He did try to encourage discussion in lab, which I thought was good (although most of us are pretty quiet most of the time).
Not my area of expertise.
be more friendly and considerate
33. What two or three single words best describe this teaching assistant?
ineffective, conservative, fair grader
knowledgeable awkward
Highly available.
corny, happy
Knowledgable, Strict (grading), Awkward
Knowledgeable, Smart, Intuitive
Ineffective Inconvenient Incomprehensible
Knowledgeable, helpful, confusing
Unhelpful know it all. (sorry, but this is what you came off as to me and why I stopped going to lab)
Focused. Task-oriented.
Friendly and understanding.
Concise Knowledgeable
N/A
Nice, intelligent
helpful, friendly
very good
difficult and overwhelming
knowledgeable, helpful
Knowledgeable, straightforward, fair.
very critical
34. Additional comments about your Teaching Assistant, please list.
none
Willing to help you if you put in the effort.
Can be very hard to understand at times
He knew the material. he did not offer any real help.
Sometimes I can't tell if he is seriously trying to be funny or if he's just like that.
None.
N/A
Congrats on graduating.
N/A
god job
I also think that this T.A. knows a lot about this subject, but does NOT know how to teach it.
Grades haven't been updated these past few weeks, which makes me sad.
35. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I learned a lot from this course. The instructor was great, but the TA needs to be changed.
the course was challenging, but i think i learned some from it. I dont know however if it helped me in knowing that this was my right path in life and brought up more questions than answers for my major.
Good reinforcement / extension of Java and basic programming concepts.
a class that is helpful when figuring out if cs is the right job for you.
Good, (although I need to take it again due to unfortunate issues) I enjoyed this class.
It was helpful for me in learning about data structures and how useful they are when programming, but I feel like I could have understood a lot more with the right teaching methods (ex. clearer instructions and explanations).
Course that explains a lot definitely important toward ICS.
Instructor is very effective at introducing and conveying material to students of varying backgrounds. However, supporting personnel, such as TA, weren't as helpful.
A good course which definitely helped to cement a foundation in ICS
It was good.
overall, the course was okay.
Challenging and well designed.
course could be better, but my experience in the course was about a 7/10
Alot of information packed into a kind of short semester however, the most important part of the class is the work outside of the actual classroom which makes it easy to grasp the concepts.
A good course for ICS majors and minors
This course made me realize that coding was not something I want to do. I never really wanted to code, but 111 wasn't too bad.
good
Very tough course, quite difficult to get the required B to move on...
It's good.
good
Overall, to be honest, I did NOT like the teaching in this course at all. I felt like I learned little to nothing from this course, and will probably NOT be attending ICS311.
Very good course, much more challenging than 111 and takes a lot more effort & time, but delivers a lot of useful programming knowledge. Professor & TA were both good teachers :-)
Interesting course that teaches you a lot. In class exercises make it easier to pay attention and not lose concentration.
Hard and filled with information
36. Other comments:
none
It was fun. Thank you!
The TA grades very harshly on some assignments and very leniently on others. I got a 70 on an assignment I felt I deserved a 90-100 on because of one simple mistake.
The textbook meshed well the course, which is always good.
N/A
N/A
thanks
N/A
I know that the courses content are added based on what we covered in the prior class, but having some reading assignments and homework assignments out earlier would be beneficial for those students that would like to get ahead knowing that their schedule gets busy the following week.
Course page is sort of annoying to navigate.
none

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS351, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 351 - Network Design Crn (Section): 79145 (001)     79146 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (60%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 4 (80%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 4 (80%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Labs were very long.. but I learned a lot from them.
The labs were directly related to what we learned in lecture and allowed us to apply the information we learned to a practical, real world environment (albeit on a small scale). The labs were scheduled in a way that made sense; each lab touched on what we learned in previous lectures.
The laboratory exercises.
The labs. It made topics a lot easier to understand.
The Lab helped the perception of the topics convered
Learning about the various types of protocols and how they affect networks.
The most valuable aspect of this course is quizzes and the labs. Yes the labs and quizzes were graded but the main goal of the quizzes and labs were not only for the grade but for the student. Like the labs where mainly to learn the topic that where being covered that week and for the students to gain a hands on approach of the topics. Also I like the how the quizzes was to let the students know how well they know the topic. Also how we worked in groups in the lab and we had to talk about what was going in given situation in the lab was also very helpful.
in class lectures
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Everything was valuable.
Some parts of the labs were tedious, such as saving output two times for each of the 4 PCs and routers, etc. It was tedious but it was needed for the lab report, so it made sense.
some of the lecture material that was not related to or reinforced by anything done in lab
none
NOthing
I thought that where was no invaluable aspect in this course because everything ties together. A good example of this is how the lectures are on topics that we are going over, doing or going to do in lab. This gives us information on the overall topic. The labs are on topics we seen or will be seeing in the lectures. These labs give us a better more detailed explanation of the topics that we are learning. Finally the quizzes tell the students how well they know the topics that we are going over. Overall can't think of any invaluable or least valuable aspects in the course.
9. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 4 (80%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
13. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
14. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 2 (50%)
15. Talking to the instructor during office hours was helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
16. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Shorten some of the labs or divide the long labs into multiple labs.
I didn't know that knowledge of Linux would be so crucial in the lab portion of the class. I do not have a Linux machine at home and had never used one prior to this class. The first lab, we were already expected to know how to navigate the Linux file system
eliminate the BGP lab and include a lab on NAT/DHCP
N/A
Nothing really. The way the course was organized was fine.
I can't really think of any way to improver the overall teaching of this course because it was taught very well. I liked how everything tied into each other and built up on each other so we bot both a general explanation of the topic in the lecture and a detailed explanation of the topic in the lab. The one thing that was difficult was difficult and that I thought could be improved was that some of the pre-labs were very hard to answer and that we could go over thoughts difficult pre-labs ether in lecture or in the beginning of the lab. This would have I think better allowed me to understand some of the ideas while doing the lab.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very good instructor. Very helpful and has a good sense of humor. Always willing to help students.
He is an outstanding instructor and a valuable resource to the students.
dedicated and hardworking Professor
He is an excellent instructor that really knows his stuff. I would recommend him to any ICS student.
My overall evaluation of Edoardo Biagioni is that he is a great teacher and professor. He went over the material in was that got me interested in the topics and helped me better understand the topics as well. Analogies of everyday ideas and ideas that we know was used to express difficult ideas that would have been hard to understand without the analogies. Also professor Edo was very easy to talk to and because he made it easy to talk to him I was able to ask questions in lab and further my understanding of the overall course. Overall I thought Professor Edo is a great teacher and professor and would recommend taking his classes.
great teacher, once again a pleasure to take his course.
18. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (50%)
19. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (50%)
20. Reading assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
21. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
22. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
23. Directions for laboratory assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 2 (40%)
24. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
25. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (25%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (50%)
27. The exams gave the instructor a comprehensive picture of my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
28. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
29. The instructor was objective in evaluating student's work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (80%)
30. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
In class activities were fun and entertaining. Learned a lot in lab.
Lectures were interesting and engaging.
the in-lab exercises
Lab
Though the lab was long, it was an important part of the class as it gave us hands on experience and deepened our understanding of the material.
I liked the labs the best because they were able to teach me the most about the topics and I was able to get a hands on approach in learning the topics.
the games that we used to demonstrate different protocols were very helpful.
31. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Labs were really long.
Labs were long.
power point lecture slides
Pre Labs. Some topics were difficult to interpret without prior knowledge. (i.e. Protocols, namely TCP's congestion control)
The length of the lab
Can't really complain about anything overall everything was good or helpful in some way.
32. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very good course. My interest in networking has grown a lot.
One of the better courses in ICS I've taken so far.
a good course to get a feeling for network design and troubleshooting
Overall good course, though started out a little overwhelmed since I did not have much prior knowledge of the subject.
Good course for those wanting to focus in networks
Overall evaluation of this course is that it is a great course and furthered my understanding is many topics and ideas that I thought I knew or didn't know.
i learned a lot about the various aspects networking of which i knew very little about before entering the course
33. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Shorter labs or breaking labs down into smaller parts would be nice. Maybe a midterm instead of a lot of small quizes.
the routing material might be reduced or pushed back
I believe that the course needs a new text book. The current text is outdated.
I think the class was overall structured very well. One thing that might be improved is the amount of time given to submit lab reports as some reports take very long to do.
One way that this course could be improved is that the labs themselves are bigger. Meaning that there was more equipment so more lab groups can be created and smaller groups can be created. This would allow for more hands on time and also one would have a better understanding of working the equipment. If one does not know the answer or how to do thing in the lab one can get help at the moment. Also stopping both or all groups in the lab and going over important topics. Which was done sometimes in the lab I thought was helpful and should be done more often. These are what I think are the two things that can be improved in this course but overall great.
34. Other comments:
Great class!

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS451, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 451 - Data Networks Crn (Section): 79148 (001)     1022 (311)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The projects were very good and seemed very practical.
course projects
Programming assignments.
The homework assignments were exceptionally valuable. There is a big difference reading network protocols in the textbook and actually code them in a programming language. It gave a practical sense of achievement.
Dr. Biagioni covers material going deep into computer network theory and development. He demonstrates his superior knowledge of networks every day in class and there is no question that you can stump him with.
I learned a lot doing the projects in the class. I think I can really make a program that communicates using the Internet now.
Projects were very practical and I learned a lot of important coding practices as well the course contents.
I thought the group projects or projects that we where able to have groups where very valuable because I was able to learn from the group members which gave me an overall better understanding of the material. Also with the groups and group members I was able to talk more about the topics which also furthered my understanding of the topics.
The projects not only made us understand about a topic but also practiced our programming skills in C.
Notes
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
A lot of time were spent doing research on my own since I knew nothing about networking prior to this class.
Nothing.
Nothing really, everything assigned was helpful in some manner for the course topic at hand.
None
Some of the material in the lectures and book don't seem very useful. Although it still is nice to know how some old protocols work.
The projects represented very well what I expected from the class... but the lectures were a bit generic.
Not having quizzes or some way to gage how we are doing and how well one know the topics made things difficult at points.
Nothing
10. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
15. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
16. Talking to the instructor during office hours was helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
There seemed to be a huge gap of redundant material that very similar or identical to ICS351. The course would be better if there was more of a distinction in my opinion.
give more hints on the projects
I don't know. I liked this class how it was.
I would think more group exercises, but other than that nothing really the course methodology is taught and executed superbly.
Continue to have milestones for the projects, they are a good idea.
Consider another milestone for the second Project. Two felt like it was too little to steadily finish that project.
One way that the teaching of this course could be improves is that more hands on activities such as some of the activities that where done in lectures should be done more. Also going over and having some example code and programs where helpful. Having more of these explanations and example of code and programs would be helpful.
Nothing
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great!
A good professor. For project 1 he gave us almost no hints on how to do the project and it was hard for those students with no networking background. Sometimes I hope more hints were given.
Very good instructor. Always willing to help in class and outside of class. Very knowledgable in the subject.
Professor Edoardo Biagionni is very enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable in the course subject. Assigns reading and projects with realistic expectations of the students (the time and effort invested to complete assigned tasks).
Amazing professor
A good teacher! Would definitely take him again.
He is very creative and the classes were interesting but sometimes he is a bit confusing when explaining some concepts.
I liked the way that Professor Edo taught and overall he is great. I thinks that he tries his best and does a great job in making material that is not the most interesting topics exciting and interesting. Professor Edo also gives examples and expresses ideas that are interesting to the students and are still on the topic that is being covered.
Great teacher one of the best.
19. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
20. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
21. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
22. Assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
23. Reading assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
24. There was considerable agreement between the announced course and what was taught.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
25. 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  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
26. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
27. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
28. The exams gave the instructor a comprehensive picture of my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
29. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
30. The instructor has a realistic definition of good performance.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
31. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Projects.
Learned a lot from doing the projects.
Programming assignments.
Once again, the projects is what I like doing best in the course.
Developing network programs was very rewarding and enjoyable
Working on the projects was definitely where I learned the most.
Overall I like how ideas and topics that correspond to the topics being taught and learned in the course but are seen by the students and used by the students in everyday life was very interesting and made topics easier to learn. This is due to the fact that they where easier to understand because they are used and one has a basic understanding of the topic. Also this made the topics interesting so one was able to stay on the topic.
The milestone for the projects helps a lot.
Projects
32. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Test
I spent hours doing each project(especially project 2) so I could barely make time for other classes.
Second programming assignment was hard to complete by the due date.
Listening to the lectures for 1 hr 15 minutes (although very informative and reinforcing to the student's knowledge).
Reading the textbook. The information is old and not presented very well. The professor was much better at presenting the material.
One thing that was difficult was that at some points one didn't no basic knowledge of an idea one was overloaded with detail and information of the topic in the lecture. So one would have to sometimes look up and learn the basic ideas before being able to understanding anything. Also a lot of the ideas and topics covered in this course we were intense that I thought there should be a prerequisite or at lease some basic ideas should have be covered before going into some of the more detailed work.
Readings
33. What changes would you make in the lectures?
I would separate the material between ICS351 and ICS451 so that there is no overlap.
More class activities.
Provide more in-class exercises that reflect the material lectured in chunks. (Lecture, exercise, lecture, exercise).
None! The instructor is very good at being flexible while presenting the lectures.
More information and examples of code and parts of programs that are having problems. Also more detail in some of the parts that overall people are having trouble will. This was done but I thought being done more often would be more helpful. Also even though it was done in lectures detailed explanation and use of the board was helpful.
Nothing
34. What changes would you make in the readings?
Nothing. The book was good.
Nothing, the textbook assigned for the course was very helpful.
I'm not sure what other book the instructor could use.
Less readings or at least a more interesting one.
35. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very hard but students learn a lot.
Great course. I learned a lot about data networks.
interesting + good class
The course is great and helpful to any student interested in networks.
This course should be offered every semester :)
A great course! I'm glad I took it this semester.
Good course but I felt that there should be a prerequisite for this course because yes one does have some basic knowledge of some to the ideas being covered in the course but there are also a lot of other topics that I had no clue about. Also I felt that a basic knowledge of the topics that where being taught was needed in order to fully understand the topic.
Great class very fun
36. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Same as above.
It would be nice if more hints were given for project 1 and make the final not cummulative.
I liked the class as it was. Maybe make the due date for the second project later or make the first assignment due earlier.
As mentioned earlier, I feel like there could be more in-class exercises during the lectures to break the monotony of sitting and listening and asking questions. Other than that, the current setup (readings, exams, and projects assigned) is fine.
Give a bit more time for Project 2 and/or add another milestone to make it a bit less overwhelming at first sight. Otherwise, it's perfect.
Even thought some of these ideas where done in the lectures and class already I think the option of having groups for projects should be used. Also having activities where participation and getting a hands on approach of learning the topic should be done more. One this makes it so everyone has to know and learn the topic in order to participate. Also if one does not know the topic or idea one has to learn it or students have to explain the idea to people who don't understand the topic. This give the students a gage of if they understand and know the topic and reinforces one knowledge of the topic if one must teach the topic to another.
No improvements needed
37. Other comments:
Probably one of the most interesting classes I've taken at UH. Almost certainly the most practical because of the projects. Thank You for the semester, Great Job.
None.
Thank you for a good semester
None

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS699, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 699 - Directed Reading or Research Crn (Section): 72102 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. Other comments:
He is an excellent professor.

Edoardo Biagioni: ICS211, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: ICS 211 - Intro to Computer Science II Crn (Section): 86318 (001)     86319 (002)     88955 (003)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (33%) 10 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (33%) 8 (80%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (33%) 3 (30%) 5 (28%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (33%) 2 (20%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The concepts and best practices of using object-oriented programming. The in-class exercises helped keep the class involved and alert. The use of graphical aids and pseudo code made the concepts much easier to understand.
By doing homeworks, I could much understand the class contents. Those homeworks had a clear description. Moreover, we had quizzes before every class. That were very helpful to understand the contents of last class, and the professor gave us clear answer after the quiz and send more clear solution us by e-mail.
The labs.
For the 211 course, his knowledge of recursion and its implementation in Java was the most useful. It helped on multiple assignments and based on other data structures I've seen so far, I'm almost certain it will be useful later in my academic career.
Was helpful learning the more abstract ideas in computer science
The lab exercises, which covered application of concepts as opposed to only theory.
Lecture notes, quizzes, and examples
Instructor answered questions very good. He seems to know his material.
Learning how to implement code in many ways.
ADT, Abstract Data Type and the lab homeworks, most of the topics are interesting.
Taught well Learned alot
The fact that theres so much material to cover, it get's interesting to be able to have more data structures under your belt to program more complex algorithms and java programs.
everything offered was very valuable
Learning how to program more difficult assisgnements
The homework projects.
The homework because it helped me understand the material better.
The underlying programming concepts and algorithms for approaching problems.
Solving problems step by step using "proven" techniques
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The specific code as I am not the type of student who can memorize granular details, but rather concepts and methodologies. I often write programs with the API on the next screen as a reference.
The labs.
lectures were a little boring and moved slow at times
None.
none
I didnt really like the lectures. Coming from the ICS 111 class, the lectures were more interesting, and used real life examples. In this class, there were black and white lectures that made it easy to lose track of what's going on. Also, the instructor only talks about material without giving examples.
The lab days.
n/a
I hate the fact that we have to learn in a lecture hall. It's not the course that sucks but I hate the idea of being in a huge class in an auditorium setting. Plus if this class was taught in a classroom with less students, and where the desks have much more room, learning would be more efficient.
everything offered in this course was very valuable
maybe learning how to convert infix to prefix and postfix that seems useless and confusing. might as well just use infix because its the easiest to understand
The daily quizzes.
The exams because we couldn't use a computer to write code.
Frustratingly vague assignment specs.
9. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 2 (11%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 2 (20%)
13. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
14. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 3 (18%) 0 (0%)
15. Talking to the instructor during office hours was helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.28 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%)
16. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
The methodologies and practices in class were effective and meaningful. I cannot think of any improvements there. The one and only thing I can think of is the chalkboard was in a shadow and hard to see at times.
He taught us with simple web page. If he taught us with something graphical stuff like power points or pictures, that would be helpful for students to understand the class material.
Maybe give more examples.
Try to make the lectures more interesting because it put me to sleep. Or he can try to talk with a more enthusiastic voice.
When it comes to computer science, it is very important to avoid any ambiguity, especially when wording assignments for midterms and finals. Unfortunately, there were some cases when assinments in midterms didn't sound clear enough. As a result, student, like me, might interpret some question wrong and answer the question different from offered one. The mistake resulted, in turn, may distort the real evaluation of the student's performance in the course. Throughout the course, the were also different kinds of suggestions to challenge ourselves while doing homeworks. Taking into account how busy majority of students are, it would be resonable to encourage them on these challenges with at least symbolic extra-credits. It would not impact the final grades in significant way, but would give students motivation to undertake some extra-efforts to fullfil the requirements of the course.
none
Improve descriptions of lab exercises, perhaps with sample input and output.
Maybe more examples walking through the more difficult concepts, although there was an adequate amount. more is always better. One thing, when writing on the board could be a bit more legible in hand writing or bigger font size writing.
Make the lectures more interesting. Have powerpoints instead of online list of bullets.
n/a
The way he explained concepts were harder then what they needed to be. I learned them before, but the way he explained it was complicated.
Try to make Computer Science more intresting
Try to break the class down into smaller sections (ideally 15-20 people) in a more compact learning environment.
He could be more clear on his exam questions because I remember being stuck on several questions I knew the answer to but did not know how to express it in my code. I know that sometimes questions are vague to promote critical thinking and can be figured out with some common sense but when I am under pressure such as time constraints and stress, I do not think as clearly and become muddled by vague questions.
Some assignments could be improved. Doing certain things seemed pointless. Using Comparator instead of Comparable seemed useless and some other minor stuff. Tests could be improved a lot. He said himself he cant write perfect code or something the first time, and on the tests we are expected to write perfect code in a limited amount of time. Programming sometimes can take hours for the assignments and we get to test the code.
I think he did the best that he could.
Make lectures more interesting and change the exam style.
If possible, make the lectures easier to relate to for the students.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A strong teacher who knows the material but more so is comfortable admitting when a mistake is made. Approachable and friendly. A teacher in which I would like to take more classes with in the future.
He is a okay professor, easy to understand but could make more examples for certain concepts.
A very knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor who deepened my knowledge and interest in my coursework. Much of the material, I learned in 241, but with his examples and explanations, I was able to implement them in code. The assignments were challenging but doable, and made connections with how it could be used in the real world. He is speech is understandable in lecture, and his examples and in-class exercise helped me to understand concepts taught in this course.
Extremely knowledgable instructor with coherent style of teaching and fair approach to grading
hes a good teacher
Good. Expertise on the material was excellent.
Enjoyable, although class was quite silent, always engaged students in conversation.
a great instructor that knows his material. He knows his material, but needs to explain it in a more interesting way.
He is a great professor who gives excellent instruction. He expects the best from you and will gear you to become better in computer science.
Super Excellent
He makes things harder and more complicated to understand.
Average, could be better
Good professor. As I said before however, try get the class to be taught in separate sections instead of teaching everyone all at once in one big lecture hall.
He is a good teacher but just needs to be more clear on what he wants and could use more exciting ways to present his knowledge instead of black text on white background display and drawings on a medium sized chalk board.
he is a very knowledgeable professor, and he seems to really enjoy teaching. he seems very approachable but i never really had the chance to meet him outside of class. i think he should break the big class into smaller ones to encourage class participation from students.
He was a pretty good teacher. He made a lot of the materials very simple to understand.
He was okay.
He is a very good professor.
Good teacher that knows his material.
Excellent.
18. Overall, the TA is an excellent teacher.
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