eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

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Instructor: Moana Nikou

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ART101, Fall 2013
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Moana Nikou: ART101, Fall 2013

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 20134 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.18 18 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 6 (33%) 7 (39%) 1 (6%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.71 18 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 3 (17%) 4 (22%) 4 (22%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.89 18 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 6 (33%) 6 (33%) 0 (0%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.17 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 5 (28%) 8 (44%) 0 (0%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 18 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 4 (22%) 5 (28%) 2 (11%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.8 18 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 4 (22%) 5 (28%) 3 (17%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.18 18 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 4 (22%) 8 (44%) 1 (6%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.18 18 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 6 (33%) 7 (39%) 1 (6%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 18 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 8 (44%) 7 (39%) 0 (0%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 6 (33%) 8 (44%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 9 (50%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 9 (50%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 10 (56%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 4 (22%) 11 (61%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 18 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 8 (44%) 6 (33%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 6 (33%) 8 (44%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 5 (28%) 10 (56%)
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  
4.22 18 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 4 (22%) 9 (50%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
His lectures were engaging and keeps you interested in the subject. This class a was fun and I got to learn so much on art and the history of it.
I had to take this course in order to graduate....in a few more weeks!! I really enjoyed the opportunity to express my limited artistic abilities in a number of different mediums. I found painting very relaxing. Who knew?
I really liked the test format. The class projects were really fun and interesting too!
I really like the sketchbook projects and the art work projects.
The instructor was very knowledgable about the history of art. I learned a lot of thing about the beginnings of art that I was unaware of
The projects were fun
His lectures and slideshows are very well organized.
I really enjoyed doing the projects and sketchbook assignments. If it were not for this class I don't think I would ever try do do such assignments. I really enjoy doing arts so this class really helped me to think outside the box and use my creativity.
I'm not really an artsy person, and being that this is a DE class, I didn't know what to expect as far as "art" assignments, but I really enjoyed myself. I like that he gives us enough time to complete assignments and that he provides us with a videos of how to execute assignments and also gives us examples of past students assignments for an idea of how to complete our own.
Professor Nikou made this class clear and too the point.
Projects
Projects and sketchbooks
I enjoyed watching short movie clips of different cultures showing the different styles of art they used.
This class enforced me to think and constantly pick my brain.
I enjoyed doing the actual art projects and sketchbook assignments.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
n/a
The online format of separate picture and audio programs. Often times the jpeg slides did not correspond to the lecture, or they were missing. I would have preferred a more traditional power point format.
I really wasn't a fan of the really long lectures and slide shows.
Sitting in forn of the computer for hours listening to a lectures.
I would forget to complete the quizzes sometimes
The lectures were long and boring
Writing an essay about a video related to this course. I didn't have time to do this part.
I felt at times some of the modules were unclear. I had to email the professor for more information.
I only thing I disliked was that I had to click back and forth into computer windows to play/pause the slideshow and audio for the lectures.
Accent
reading and lecture. it was too much
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None.
Although the lectures helped to complete quizzes and exams, it was quite lengthy, with watching videos, listening to lectures and slides. It took a great deal of time, which was okay, considering this is a distance learning course. The lectures were a bit hard to follow, especially when it got to the Romans and Greeks. I had a hard time following because I had very little knowledge of the rulers and their significance with art. However, I did learn.
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent
I learned something, so it was a beneficial course.
It is a wonderful class!!
I would tell other students to take his class. It is very interesting and you learn a lot about different styles of art.
Ver good
It's a good couse
Clarity of presentation/lecture - Excellent
I would recommend this class to others just because this I really enjoyed the art projects and sketchbook assignments. I also liked how we had to turn in weekly assignments, that really kept me on my toes and in tune with what is going on. I had no chance of falling behind, which is a good thing.
I really enjoyed this course. It's different from the classes that I usually take, and I found it relaxing for a change.
This class was a good online course to take. Professor is nice and the work load is understandable. Not too difficult.
Good
I liked it, it was fun but I just thought that the amount of reading and lecture clips were a lot for a 100 level class.
It was fair and I enjoyed it having as a online class. It really fit into my schedule.
AWESOME!
I enjoyed this course. Mr. Nikou is very knowledgeable.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
This course is designed perfectly for the subject.
This course (online) could be improved by combining the lecture slides with the lecture audio. It would be much easier for students to see exactly what you are talking about instead of wondering when we should switch to a next slide.
Change the online format.
I think if there was a video lecture instead of audio so you can see what the teacher is writing on the board and talking about in the lectures that we only hear in this online audio lecture.
No so many lectures to listen to. Not so long lectures.
Be more orgnanized with the lectures. Make the finals easier.
The assignments could be a little clearer as to how to do them and when they are due. More modules should be opened at a time so that we can go ahead and do some work ahead of time. That would be a big help to many of us students.
The slideshow and audio slides, are about the only thing that I think can be improved about this course.
Can't think of anything
I think that the slide clips on laulima needed to be dealt with better. I couldn't open them on my laptop. I also felt like the amount of lecture and reading could have been cut considerably.
I feel this course could be improved by having less quizes and more art projects.
No changes.
I don't think that there is any improvement needed. Although the lecture were lengthy, I believe it is necessary to teach students art and its history.
27. Other comments:
I loved this class Mr. Nikou is a great teacher and was always available when I had a question or a comment. I look forward to taking another of his art classes.
Just the long lectures i would change other than that it was a really good class
I enjoyed it.
Great class! Should be required for all HCC students!

Moana Nikou: ART101, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 21581 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 14 1.41 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.6 14 1.58 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 4 (29%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.17 14 1.53 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 8 (57%) 2 (14%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 14 1.41 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%) 0 (0%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.91 14 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 1 (7%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.5 14 1.58 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 3 (21%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.15 14 1.46 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%) 0 (0%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.91 14 1.58 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 2 (14%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.15 14 1.46 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%) 1 (7%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 14 1.28 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 11 (79%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 1.44 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 14 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 12 (86%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 1.46 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 9 (64%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.52 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.29 14 1.59 Freq(%) 3 (21%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.41 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.44 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 14 1.5 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (79%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.48 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 10 (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  
4.29 14 1.44 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i like all the sketches that we had to do.
Professor Nikou was very organized and clear about everything.
I really liked that Mr. Nikou was passionate about his subject and that made me want to listen. Plus there was a lot about the arts that I had no idea about. I loved learning about stuff I never knew :)
I like that the instructor is clear and set about the schedules. Even if this is an online class, Nikou responds to e-mails quickly and is always providing with great details. He strongly encourage to ask questions. I also like the projects! They're really fun.
Mr. Nikou was well-organized having links to each weeks work.
I love the sketchbook assignments and projects!
Nikou was very organized and prepared
You were able to do hands on work in an online class.
There is nothing I gained or took out of this course.
I like it how he responses quickly to all my questions and if i need help about the class. He is very through and a great art instructor.
I enjoyed how he stayed perfectly on schedule with everything.
NOTHING. I enjoyed everything up until I actually talked to him.
I thoroughly enjoyed the links to You tube, viewing additional movies that were directly applicable to the course subject. I used the rewind and pause extensively which helped me capture all the points of discussion.
I liked the way the whole course was set up. Professor Nikou was very organized with his lectures and slides. He responded to emails very quickly.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
nothing everything was great.
Professor Nikou could have communicated better whenever a question came up.
Nothing to really complain about :) I really enjoyed this class!
No class discussions.
Nothing
The long lectures. Some of the slides for visuals are not working.
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The long lectures, but i really benefited from them.
Everything, especially the professor.
The slides and audio lecture were separate files, they had to be opened and managed independent of each other. I would have preferred the lecture and slides to be in the form of a movie, filmed during the live lecture.
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
is 10/1o
Excellent, loved the class, planning on taking more classes from Professor Nikou.
Excellent class, awesome teacher, responds to emails very quickly and is always available for help !
I like this online class. I like the projects and the lessons. The professor is awesome!
My overall evaluation of this course is very great. Assignments and lectures were easily seen and accessible.
Excellent! I learned so much!
A very informative and enjoyable class
Enjoyable and learned a lot.
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excellent.
Great class, learned a lot.
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Mr. Nikou was extremely encouraging. The content and main points were clear and easy to understand. I learned that I could produce works of art, something I never believed I could achieve.
I really enjoyed this course. Love the sketchbook assignments and the projects.
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26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
everything is perfect.
Professor Nikou could have communicated better with the students whenever they had a question. The audio from the lectures could have been different, more reading from the textbook/ONLINE rather than listening to a hard to hear lecture.
I think maybe Nikou's questions on the quizzes could be worded better. Also, he tends to fumble his words when speaking.
I believe that this course does not need any improvement.
This course could be improved by having updated slides to match the lecture.
Maybe Mr Nikou can add some powerpoint slides for the lectures. It'll be helpful in case the video slides are not working.
It was unclear what the actual due dates of the assignments were. According to the syllabus it appeared all assignments would be due before the midterm or final, but in the grade book, they had due dates.
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This course could be improved if instead of slides and audio were put together or be like a video footage.
There's really no way to improve this course.
Get a new professor for this course. Make sure the teachers are from America and know how to speak English properly.
Filming the lecture vice slides and separate audio files.
Have the assignments submitted under assignments that way we can get feedback from every assignment.
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27. Other comments:
I learned so much not just in theory, but really applying it in life. Such an awesome class!
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Moana Nikou: ART101, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 26050 (0)     26051 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (44%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (75%) 2 (22%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 9 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 9 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (50%) 3 (33%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 9 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (44%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%) 8 (89%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 8 (89%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 6 (67%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
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 (22%) 7 (78%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (50%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (50%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 3 (75%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (50%) 6 (67%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%) 6 (67%)
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  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 6 (67%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Online courses are hard to track and follow along when you have issues outside the online course. His knowledge of art and it's history helps me a lot today when dealing with my sociology work.
I liked how the instructor would post instructional videos to follow when doing assignments. This was very helpful to see!
Class was extremely well organized for an online class. Teacher had great lectures and slides. He was extremely knowledgeable. I like a lot.
I really enjoyed learning about the history of art. I was amazed by how I took for granted pieces of artwork simply because I did not understand the piece or because I never tried to observe the piece of work.
Although, I have not been the best and will most likely be enrolled in this class again, it was the ability to receive direct feedback from the instructor, when question or concern arose.
That the class only lasts a month, and that there was plenty of opportunity for Extra Credit, and that the class was based off the lectures more than the textbook, although he did cover what the textbook had to say, but he made it more understandable.
The history of Art
The essays were clear and to the point.
I liked that the course was a fast pace and it helped me understand the art world better, in many different ways.
I enjoyed the online lectures the best.
Learning about art
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The course needs to be longer because then it allows the students to focus more and not have to rush things as far as getting quizzes done in a timely manner.
I felt that there was a lot of assignments to do on top of the weekly quizzes. It was hard to keep up with everything.
I was a little confused in trying to keep up with the slides and audio separate being that it was an online course I thought it would've been easier to articulate.
Sometimes video would freeze or pause with certain links.
There was not enough time to truly appreciate the subject. When the class only lasts a month we did not get to ponder any specific subject at any great length.
nothing
The lectures were a bit hard to follow since they weren't done directly for us but a physical class instead.
n/a
I dislike the readings assignments.
Having to ask questions
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The course isn't bad at all but i won't be taking online courses again. Too much of time is needed on this course. I have a family so my priorities needs to be focused on them too. If the course was longer then I wouldn't have a problem with it.
I felt that this class was fun and enjoyable. I learned a lot through his audio lectures and videos.
Excellent.
good!
95% I enjoyed this art course online & would recommend other students to take it as well. Although, I am located on a different island Marty communicated effectively with me via email.
This course is a high pace organized course and one must stay dedicated in order to be successful in completion.
Overall the course does help introduce students to different art forms, the history behind art, and the cultures that help form art and the art that forms cultures.
The reason I signed up for the course was because it was considered a Writing Intensive course. But overall I really enjoyed listening, watching the videos and slides. I feel I learned a great deal from this class.
7 of out 10 mainly because I think the lecture would be improved in terms of presentation. The content was fine but the presentation was lacking.
that it was well organized. I was able to understand directions well and follow through.
Due to emotional situations, I was not able to continue the course and
He is a good teacher and knows a lot. Explains concepts well.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
The course needs to be longer and quizzes need to be shorter. It needs to focus more on design rather than history.
I think the amount of quizzes could be less.
Thought class was great. Tough in summer school because so much work and projects in a short period of time.
I would suggest powerpoint along with the lecture to organize the slides with the audio.
IĆ¢??m aware that there are other students in the course, but felt alone in the completion of the material, perhaps it might be beneficial for a required classmate discussion group, which can be encouraging when receiving comments from fellow classmates.
Making the web files more PC friendly would definitely have improved my experience with the class.
nothing
Integrate the audio and video slides in one. Maybe if needed, redo the ones that are a big vague and off topic. Highlight the key areas in every video and lecture.
n/a
There could be a entire chat room for all the online class members. If there was a room specifically made for chatting, that could have been cool.
Writing a research paper about art is hard because it is absolutely impossible to find any credible online sources in journals. If we need to do research then we should be told what are considered credible sources and what databases to use.
27. Other comments:
Loved his lectures. They were great.
thank you teacher!
Thanks for allowing me to enroll late, the motivation you gave and hopefully you will allow me to retake this course in the future.
Marty Nikou is a great instructor. I would pick his class again. Answers emails quickly, and creates a great internet class. Thank you professor!
This was a great class / course. For the most part I enjoyed it. My only concern is the presentation of the material.
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Overall he is a good teacher, but he research project needs to be improved. Perhaps there should be some recommended websites or databases that students have access to. If I were a frshmen in college I would have no idea on how to look for credible sources.

Moana Nikou: ART101, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 23845 (0)     23847 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.11 19 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 8 (42%) 9 (47%) 1 (5%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.07 19 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 3 (16%) 2 (11%) 5 (26%) 4 (21%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 19 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 5 (26%) 5 (26%) 2 (11%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.24 19 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%) 2 (11%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.93 19 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 3 (16%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 19 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 3 (16%) 8 (42%) 5 (26%) 2 (11%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 19 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (32%) 9 (47%) 1 (5%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.24 19 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 9 (47%) 7 (37%) 2 (11%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.24 19 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 7 (37%) 2 (11%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 19 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (5%) 12 (63%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 19 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (32%) 7 (37%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 10 (53%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 8 (42%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 19 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 9 (47%) 5 (26%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 19 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 4 (21%) 10 (53%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 19 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.68 19 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 6 (32%) 8 (42%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.74 19 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%) 2 (11%) 9 (47%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 19 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 4 (21%) 5 (26%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 6 (32%) 5 (26%)
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  
4.5 19 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 5 (26%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
All aspects were good.
Learning art history and some of the art projects (painting). The deadlines (although unclear) were pretty lenient and we were given ample time to complete them.
The creative aspect that the teacher creates a conducive atmosphere for.
I liked exploring my artistic creativity and learning about art history.
IT was easy to stay on track as the shcedule is consitent and timely
At first, I thought I needed to take Art class because it requires for my major; however,I enjoyed drawing for in this class, even if I was not a good drawer. I also liked how Professor Nikou encourages his class that it's not necessary for everyone to have a good piece of art, as long as everyone put an effort on their work. In that case, it helped me to relieved my stress because I know I'm not a good artist.
The examples
I enjoyed doing the acrylic art project. It has been a long time since I've picked up a paint brush!
I enjoyed all aspects of the course
I enjoyed the art sketches and projects. Although the expectation of quality work was expected, I did not feel pressured into doing something great and artistic especially because I have no experience.
Everything about this class were great.
Hands on with different types of projects
doing the projects
The assignments. I enjoyed sketching and seeing the artistic improvements in just a few weeks.
I really liked all the art projects
I learned not only art, but about religions, cultures, and societies in this course.
I did learn alot in this course. I do love art, and taking an art history class was one of my goals in my college career. It makes me realize how much I do love learning about art. I really liked Moana Nikous organization of the course. He was on point and gave great direction to the course. I also enjoyed the length given for the final. I thought that gave me a more time to correct and put more thought and input into my essays. I think all professors should do what Moana Nikou did. It helps the student put more effort into the work.
Detailed explanations were asked in regards to paintings on our mid term. No explanation was given as to how long the explinations needed to be.
Hands on art work.
I liked the fact that the instructor didn't put pressure on us to turn out professional art pieces. He allowed us to do our best and bring out our own creative ways.
Easily understandable from instructor.
Aspects of the course that I liked best included the allowance of self expression and creativity through art projects.
the course was on-line
N/A
doing the Hands on art projects
I loved the hands on projects. Even though this was an online class, Moana still encouraged students to do good on their projects. He was also flexible with assignments because he understood how much work was needed to put into it. Although I did enjoy how much he thoroughly explained the subject matter to the best of his ability.
That it was online.
Projects
Very educational and Nikou gave great examples
Freedom to create arts, this helps students to create new forms of arts.
I liked how with each section that we went through in the book, Mr. Nikou would explain what had to be done, gave both visual and audio directions/lectures.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Nothing.
I think we had too many art projects to do. And the instructions for most of the assignments were unclear. I did bring this up to Moana's attention, but I got a snark remark on how I didn't have to do it if I had already done it in the previous section. The deadlines were confusing.
I enjoyed drawing and giving myself a creative canvas.
Some lectures were extra long
I could view many videos from my home so I had to watch those videos using library facilities
I think we should of have a discussion under Laulima.
not being able to do some art work again to show improvement.
Reading
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Nothing
Reading
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The exams questions were somewhat confusing. I wasn't positive how much detail to give. It might be helpful to give a word count and more direction for the desired material on exams.
Nothing
The lectures, I am taking the DE course and maybe taping his actual class might have been more visual than seeing slides.
I have taken many online courses (over ten courses). I did find the format for this class to bit a bit difficult, however it is an online course and I do understand that it is a bit more difficult. For some reason my MAC computer could not open many files so I would have to switch from computer to computer. Thus during the last two projects I learned that there were student examples which indeed were quite helpful but I do however wish I learned how to do this before hand. I did spend quite a bit of money on materials which included buying the textbook, the clay, the paints, the paintbrushes, the photographs, the clay tools, the wire, the canvas, the sketch book, the pencils, oil pastels, and the illustration board ( which was $10 at Ben Franklin & $3 at KCC). And in the end all of that ADDS up for a poor college student. Although I did have some materials from previous art classes in high school I did think that the materials that I needed to buy was a bit excessive. I would also enjoy feedback from my art.. I think that's the best way to improve and grow from learning from others. But if feedback was given in our dropbox about what we could improve on, what we did well, etc. That would be fabulous.
Learning about cave art
Reading out of the book; for me it was hard to understand.
N/a
The aspect I liked least about the course was the lack of outline provided for each video. Instead of presenting student with keywords maybe inclusion of direction towards the learning concept is better. Some of the videos were long and did not 100% relate towards the main topics given.
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N/A
listening to alot of different lectures
Some of the weekly assignments were unclear and a little unorganized. Due dates for the assignments were set and therefore I was left a little confused.
The visual aids were small on my computer screen which made them sometimes difficult to view. Not enough examples of former art projects that I was able to view.
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It can be a little bit of a large load
The sculpting project out of all assignments was my least favorite.
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent.
I was really pumped to be taking Art because I love all things art, especially art history. But I was only left disappointed and pretty much regretting that I had taken this course. I really wanted to enjoy this class, but I couldn't. The instructions and the assignments were confusing. All in all, art is usually my favorite course, but this one has just really turned me off from taking any online art classes from HCC.
I enjoyed this course a lot and it improved my art skills a lot.
Very fun and interesting
awesome
My overall evaluation of this course is that I enjoyed this class so much and I am happy that Professor Nikou appreciates my art work even if I'm not a good artist.
very interesting and fun
I enjoyed this course it brought the art side out of me again.
educational and creative
I enjoyed this class very much. I responded well to Mr. Nikou's teaching style. He does a very good job explaining the material in his lectures.
I would recommend other students to take this Art class. This Art class has opened my eyes to new things. I certainly enjoy this class very much.
Very satisfied with all the things I learned with art
excellent
Great! Marty Nikou is an excellent professor. He is extremely helpful and always encouraging. I enjoyed this class most because of him.
I thought overall it is a great class, and I learned a lot.
Good class
It's a great course. Learned a lot, his listening lectures also give a lot of insight and is really helpful.
8 out of a 10. I enjoyed taking an online art course but honestly i'd much rather take one in a classroom environment because i would rather have a hands on instructor.
Very well taught and easily understandable from instructor.
This course is pretty decent. I learned a lot of new things.
This course was informative and a good introduction to the arts. I know I am not artistic and creative.
N/A
it is a very interesting course that I enjoyed.
It good if students wish to explore their artistic sides and learn about the history of art.
It is a very interesting class, and I learned a lot of history as well as about art.
Okay
Good course it is easy to tell that Professor Nikou is very passionate about his job.
I really enjoyed learning about art and art history. It gave me the strength to draw again.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
The laulima portal needs to be fixed. Also a one time password entry for viewing the homework should be implemented instead of a day by day entry system.
Less art projects. More focus on art history and class discussions online.
This course can be improved by improving the online interactive system.
Make it clear who is in the regular unit and who is in the writing intensive unit
No suggestions
I thought this course was fine. Maybe an improvement could be a chance to do things more than once to show improvement.
The course could be improved by having a simpler weekly guideline. There were so many different assignments to complete during one week.
I think having a weekly discussion forum would benefit students and help them get a better understanding of the course material. students could be broken up into groups and each week the group is assigned a topic on which they are to write a short discussion post. Students would not only learn about their topic but they could read other groups topics as well to help them learn.
Partial essay and multiple question exams. Updated information/instructions on the class website.
Nothing
This class could be improved in the drawing part of the class. We could of did more drawing instead of reading and watching movie clips.
I think the course was straight forward. Not much room for improvement.
More feedback and buying less materials would help this course to be improved.
Be more specific with students and give explanations as to why they received the grade that they did
I think this course could be improved if the timeline sheet was way more understandable. For example, there was about two different due dates for certain things. Not to mention the surveys for each section was more than point less for me. I would have rather had an overall survey at the end of each project.
N/a
The projects could be broken down like the sketch book assignments. I suggest taking a few general pictures that led up to Project 3's picture collage. Or making a cube with plaster, some simple task that allows students to work with the medium first before going into a big project in an "all or nothing" sense.
N/A
This course can be improved in not having class lectures that are recorded because it's hard to imagine and identify with. Lecture's could be shorter and the slides that correspond could be more distinct.
Better (larger) visual images. Better explanation and examples of art projects.
Clear instructions
1.) The deadlines are sometimes hard to reach, some weeks there are little assignments to do then the next week there is a whole bunch of work to do. 2.) The lectures should go into more detail from the book instead of a class discussion.
27. Other comments:
This is a great class!
no comments
Thanks for a great semester!
Overal i think Nikou was very helpful when i asked him any questions and if i'd happened to do any extra work he made it known to give me extra points.
Fun semester
N/A
Keep doing what your doing. Your doing a good job.
none

Moana Nikou: ART101, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 20132 (0)     20133 (0)     20134 (0)     20394 (0)     20428 (0)     21581 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.75 6 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (25%) 2 (33%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.6 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 4 (36%) 3 (25%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (33%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 11 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (33%) 6 (35%) 2 (33%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.2 6 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (50%) 5 (42%) 1 (17%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 12 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (14%) 4 (33%) 1 (17%) 1 (8%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.83 7 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (47%) 1 (17%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (24%) 10 (83%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 10 (83%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 9 (75%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%) 12 (71%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (17%) 3 (50%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%) 2 (33%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (17%) 7 (58%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 10 (83%)
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  
4.0 6 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 5 (45%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I really liked the projects that we did for the class because it really got my mind to work on what I wanted to interpret in my art. But, overall it was a fun experience.
I really enjoyed the projects we did in class. All of the projects were very interesting and fun to do. I also somewhat enjoyed the lectures because they weren't monotonous, some were really fun to learn.
I liked how passionate Mr. Nikou is at teaching ART 101. He really goes the extra mile as a teacher to help the students understand the curriculum. I liked all the hands on activities the best though, it really let me imagination run free and allowed me to express myself through my work.
I like how he assign those art project to us. Because i had no idea I could actually create a master piece.
This art class was fun, although too much on historical information, we could've done more hands on art projects in class. I did really enjoy the informative films though, it was really educational.
I liked drawing and discussing our projects as a class. It really helped include the class in conversation and opened our minds to other ideas that are creative and kept the mind thinking.
I like dong the projects and learning about how Art in general shaped the world and how some of it's old traditions popped up through out the years
The project grades were more based on the effort implemented into it, rather than how well it looks.
I like how well versed Marty is about the historical context of art.
Getting to express my inner emotions through my utencil on a blank canvas
The instruction and texts give students a basic understanding of art techniques. The instruction included the opportunity to use art medium.
The times when we were able to sketch in class are fun. Also, incorporating videos into his lectures.
I liked the art projects, and the resources that were available, such as online reviews and study guides.
generally learning all the material
The opportunity to use what little skills in the arts I have to express my individual mind.
I like how there are so much information's on the power points that presented,and the activities we've done on class.
I raelly like the fact that the instructor has a great depth of knowledge and love for the subject which is the most important thing with any teacher. Plus the fact that you give us so many opportunities for bonus points to get a good great and to learn more about the subject. I also appreciate the fact that you go over everything that's on the study guide and even repeat whats on there, not only that giving us a LOT of help for preparation for the exams. Great job Marty :)
The aspects of the course I liked the most were the hands-on projects and the reviews of arts from the years before.
Doing the actual project works
Being able to work on art at your own pace and being able to create art the way you want, not having someone tell you what you exactly have to do
Opportunities to expand class experience through extra credit assignments. Involvement of physical creation of art projects to support class objectives.
flexibility
Making my own art
I loved how the online course material was formatted. It was very easy to follow and rarely did I ever feel unconnected or lost in the course.
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! IT WAS A VERY FUN YET CHALLENGING COURSE!
I like watching the videos and doing the hands on work. I enjoyed it very much.
I liked the incorporation of completing art assignments as well as lectures regarding art. Mr. Nikou is informative and easy to listen to.
The instructor's use of multiple teaching methods online was the most advanced in an online class that I have ever experienced.
I liked the flexibility of the on-line class. I also liked that the lectures were available on-line. My other on-line classed did not have this available and I found it very helpful in understanding the material.
I liked the fact that we could visit and revisit each lesson at our own pace, which is the whole point of distance education, i guess, but Marty (Moana) made it easy for us to access the information we needed to know through both recorded class review sessions and through Laulima videos and lectures.
The lectures and videos helped me under stand the reading.
I enjoyed the videos/links and our professor going over
What I liked about the course the most was the fact that we all were in control of our grade. It was up to us whether or not if we wanted to do the work or not, and he always encouraged us to do extra credit work to make the grade of the student better. He is a very good lecturer.
I really enjoyed learning about the History of art.
visual aspect hands on groupwork
Doing some of the art projects in class.
The clips of the movies, and the in class activities.
The use of a lot of visual aids and how they were easy to access on the internet. I enjoyed doing the small hands on projects as well.
I liked the drawing, but not necessarily getting up in front of the class, and telling them why I chose what I did. I liked the videos also. The are so many chances for extra credit, there is no reason why everyone should not pass. Great professor.
I enjoyed being in both writing intensive and art class and being given the option to stay and participate in the art aspect of the class time.
I enjoyed learned the history of art, the different centuries and how art differs.
This course allowed be to become more creative and amde me realize what I was capable of. Overall, I really enjoyed taking this class.
the projects. I have found new hobbies!
Marty is a very good teacher and makes the material fun to learn.
The course give me a broad overview of various type of art in a systematic way. The course help me to explain to a non-art person why the thing I am seeing is beautiful, what I am looking at. It also give me a new perspective with the art I am very familiar with.
The art timetable kept me organized and on track. I knew when the sketchbook assignments and art projects were due ahead of time, as well as when there would be a test. Having the assignments listed by sections and available at all times was helpful. It allowed me to look back at previous videos and lectures or preview what was coming up in the next section. I felt that it let me work at a steady pace. The art review sections were great. Although I was not able to attend any of the Blackboard meetings, they made this course feel more like an actual college class.
Hands on art projects
The extra credit video essays
The different art project/assignments we had.
It was on-line
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
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The least I liked were the lectures, but as time progressed throughout the course I started realizing that I needed to pay close attention to what is discussed in order to pass the exams.
Too much talking.. And the material for the art project was a little pricy.
He embarasses you when you give the wrong answers in class room participations.
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None.
Some of the art projects shocked me a little bit. I was not prepared to spend money out of class to buy canvases, and photographs, or even a portfolio. I'm not much of an artsy hands on person so doing project number 3 was a little difficult for me. Also, it was hard to get out of work, and school to go to a museum for project 4.
Nothing really. The class is just super quiet most of the time.
The classroom isn't setup well for the number of students.
Some of his lectures were just uninteresting, but probably because it was on subjects that I wasn't interested in.
Lectures
i Would say the whole learning of the origin of the different styles of paintings come from
Writing assignments
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There wasn't really anything I disliked honestly, the instructor made almost sound interesting. Don't really have suggestions for improvements.
None.
I only thing I didn't like was the cost of the art supplies.
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I did not like how there was a password for the ART 101 course online, it was a hassle.
NOTHING AT ALL
Maybe it being an online class. I don't know i think i am just use to sitting in class with an instructor but this was easy class to follow.
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It can be confusing to do some of the tasks because there are writing intensive activities also mixed in the regular class assignments.
I am not much of an art person so the second part of the class was a little "less interesting" to me but this was nothing to do with the class itself or the insructor
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Lots of reading
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I liked everything.
I wasn't a big fan of the way movies were presented.
long class period
Writing too much essays.
Lectures at times were a little hard to understand.
None! all aspects were necessary to understand the subject fully.
I do not have anything to say I did not like, besides the writing, but that is required by the school.
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I felt being rushed to speak when it was my turn but not uncomfortable.
I actually enjoyed this course very much.
Having the purchase so many materials for all the assignments and projects when on a tight budget.
Nothing.
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The only challenge for me was the Blackboard meeting time, but I understood that it might be more convenient for a majority of the other students as well as the instructor. It was fortunate that the sessions could be viewed at later times.
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I thought it was a challenge that the only way you can get an A in the course is by getting a perfect score on all tests and submitting all work. Lots of extra credit were offered.
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was very interesting and fun. He really explains things in detail and gets into it with the history of art. Gives A LOT of extra credit.
Awesome! Recommend it to everybody if they ever need a class that's fun.
It's a good course to take whether it's a prerequisite, major or to just take up a class. It's really interesting and you do learn a lot through just one semester.
This class is useful for those who are into history and art.
Very informative, he does give positive constructive critisms for you art work presentations which actually motivates you.
Two thumbs up.. I learned a lot in this class and I believe this art class is worth taking especially because I feel that it broadens your understanding of art more than you assumed it would.
Awesome
Art 101 (Introduction to Visual Arts) with Moana Nikou has been an enjoyable experience. The project instructions/procedures are crystal-clear and the exams are not difficult whatsoever, unless one hasn't been paying attention during the lectures.
Good class if you like feeling-based art
Very interesting andf fun class.
Very good.
A great introduction to art class. He covered a lot throughout the semester and I learned a lot as well.
Being someone who loves art, this course was great for me. Other than the long lectures, I enjoyed the fact that I was able to express myself through various projects/assignments.
it was an interestingly fun course.
Overall this course was educational, and some what interesting.
my overall evaluation of this course was alright. I would recommend this class to my friends.
Awesome class. Awesome teacher!!!! Makes learning art fun and opened my eyes to a different way upon looking at art.
I liked this course a lot because the professor is always on task and he makes sure he lectures clearly.
Good
Great course and one of the best online classes I have taken. Fun way to learn art and create your own art pieces.
neutral
It was an interesting subject but i am glad it is over
I wish I had more time.
I would recommend taking this online course to anyone who feels like they already know a good deal about art basics.
RECOMMENDTO ALL STUDENTS
This class was easy to follow and i enjoyed the time and work i have done for this class.
The course is a good foundation for ART101 and Mr. Nikou is a good teacher and lecturer.
I enjoyed it!
excellent
i really had fun doing the projects and learning about some of rich history art has behind it.
I enjoyed the course it was very informative.
It was a good course and I would recommend this course to a friend if he or she was interested in learning about art and history.
I would recommend this course to other people.
good i enjed it
that this class was a little tough to get through.
Overall a good class if interested in the study and creation of Art.
I would recommend this course for those interested in working on the different areas. I wouldn't recommend this class as a writing intensive class. Taking it as a writing intensive is boring.
My overall evaluation of this course is okay, would have liked to do more drawing, but because I was WI, I could not; which is okay because I did not want to have to do double work.
Felt like he had a chip on his shoulder
That this teacher clearly loves the subject he is teaching and you could learn a lot if you take the time and willing to spend time to speak up when you are given the chance to when you need clarity.
I would recommend this course to other students looking to fulfill the writing intensive requirement for their degree.
At first I was nervous about taking this course because I have no artistic background. After taking this course, my eyes have been opened to more possibilities and I am now aware of more potentials that I have.
he is a great teacher. I feel i have learned a lot this semester. :)
I think this class was a great class...very fun and interesting. Professor Nikou was very helpful and answered any question you had right away if by email. I learned a lot from this class.
I really liked it!
Very informative, I am glad I took this course here. I had seen art museums around the world, this course does help me to appreciate the other side of track I tend to shun away from.
I enjoyed this course. The course site was easy to navigate, assignments and instructions for projects were clear, the lectures and videos were interactive, the instructor was helpful, and review sessions allowed me to understand the content clearly.
Great! Mr. Nikon is a great art instructor
Very good!
highy recommend this course to anyone
it was good
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
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It could be improved by making more projects rather than movie reports. Having the freedom to do the movie report without a set deadline is frustrating because we watch movie clips at least once or twice a class and it piles up.
More Art project so student can be creative.
It would have been nice to have more activities as a class at the end of the lecture to discuss what we learned from the lecture to help better understand it. Also, I would have enjoyed a fieldtrip together as a class rather than independently for our last project. It would have been much more helpful learning about the Museum through our instructor.
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Change project 4 to something hands on.
The only improvement worth mentioning is the importance of the textbook for the course could be stressed a bit more.
More examples could be taught in the form of activities. Maybe to give a clearer understanding to some.
A classroom that could accomodate a horseshoe setup would suit Mr. Nikou's presentations better.
Have guest speakers come in and present to the class. Take a class trip to a museum.
More hands on learning. Find various ways to understand art history as there is a lot to know.
One way that this course could improve is to add more opportunities to create art. Bigger art project. The second way it can improve is by keeping the lights on.
We should do more activity or other ways to learn about the history and the important thing in art.
None really
This course is fun and all, but sometimes there's just too many information to consume at once. Maybe a little more hands-on it'd be great. But all in all, it was a great course.
I think there isn't anything to improve and the professor has a good teaching system for this class where anyone can learn art from home
Cumulative point score available for review on a consistent basis
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I really think this course is fine as is.
NOTHING!!
Separate the writing intensive course tasks better. Quicker grade feedback would be helpful.
I honestly don't feel any improvement would be necessary
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I honestly dont know how this course could be improved.
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This course can be improved by allowing more time to work on essays during class. Also, the grading and rubric of the essays could be more easier for students to match with the professor.
More in class activities.
More journal writing for WI students. Try separating the WI class and the regular Art 101 classes so that the instructor has more time with working with students. Field trips to art exhibits and museums.
The course could be improved with more drawing in the class instead of lectures. I enjoyed the drawing, I would have liked to learn how to draw better, instead of taking it home for extra credit.
different teacher
This class overall was pretty good and I see no improvement at this time.
If I were taking just the art course I would want there to be more hands on art pratice in class.
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This course was my first online course, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. I think the course is well designed and organized. It met and exceeded my expectations.
The website layout for assignments could be much clearer
Space the projects/sketches out better.
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27. Other comments:
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good class
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Mr. Nikou is passionate about his subject.
Taking this course was definitely a great learning experience for me, and I do not regret taking it.
thank you for the lesson :)
One of the coolest classes and most dedicated teachers to the subject I have known.
I really appreciate how understanding and reasonable the teacher is, he does a great job!
None. Thank you!
I feel Professor Marty explains his course well and I enjoyed the slide and recorded session.
It would be nice to have a day off so that we could visit the Honolulu Museum of art. I don't know about other people but I work on the days that I don't have class. So finding the time to visit the museum is a little difficult.
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none
Keep teaching Marty, you have great passion in your subject and it shows.
Thank you for a wonderful semester. I enjoyed learning Greek history and art.
fun class, i would definitely take another course instructed by Mr. Nikou.
I do a lot of digital art works, took a lot of digital art, movie making courses. And I very much enjoy to relearn all the fundamentals in a new perspective this course has to offer.
If other online courses are as great as this one, I plan on taking more in the future.
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Moana Nikou: ART107D, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 107D - Intro to Digital Photography Crn (Section): 21547 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.75 9 1.49 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.75 9 1.58 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 1 (11%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 9 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 1 (11%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.75 9 1.49 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 9 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 9 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The class is very helpful and fun. I am very confident to taking pictures after learning a lot of skills from the teacher.
Professor Nikou explained and demonstrated how to control my camera using the three main aspects. I believe that alone made the class worth it.
Professor Nikou gave the class a lot of room to be creative with our photograph projects. We also shared photos with classmates.
The aspects of the course i liked best was taking photos on campus. It allowed us to get an experience before the actual product. Also, sharing our photos in class helped to get feedback on what the other classmates think of your work.
The instructor was very passionate about the subject he was teaching and also cared deeply for the students' overall improvement. Marty had high expectations for his students.
The freedom to take pictures of what we want.
the aspects i like the best was getting to know my classmates more, and seeing other peoples work. it shows me how i can improve more on my photos!
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
i think this class is awesome and i would tell my friend about taking this class.
Nothing. This course was a chosen elective in a field that I found interesting. Everything was good in this class.
We didn't get to spend much time outside of the classroom to practice shooting photos.
The aspects i liked least was nothing.
Nothing.
the aspects i dislike the least was my portfolio! i was having a hard time finding the right photos to print, and some of my photos was under expose!
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I am very pleased and happy to choose this class. We had a lot of homework but i feel very fun and excited to finish the works.
a must take course if you want to understand your camera in a friendly and open environment.
This is a great course taught by a very experienced professor. I strongly feel that taking this course has improved my photography skills.
I think this course is great. It allowed us to work hands on and allowed us to think for ourselves.
Excellent!
10/10! Good stuff!
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
it would be fun if we can pick one or two classmates to do group project. Thus, we can help each other taking picture and learn from each other
It could be set a later time. 8:30am is early. As for the actual course, it was set up perfectly.
More photo shooting practice in class.
Maybe a little bit more campus photography or excursions.
Need more time to do projects, although it was helpful to have earlier deadlines to prevent procrastination.
It would be nice to go on more field trips. More hands on experience.
27. Other comments:
I would consider taking another photography class from Marty, if I had the time and money.
No additional comments.

Moana Nikou: ART101, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 23084 (0)     23087 (0)     23306 (0)     23374 (0)     23845 (0)     23847 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 4 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (50%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (38%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 8 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (67%) 1 (13%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 9 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (80%) 2 (50%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (75%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 6 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (38%) 1 (25%) 1 (13%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (100%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (50%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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 (100%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%) 5 (63%)
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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 8 (89%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked the fact that we were able to be creative.
The hands on projects.
The joy of this class, I really happy that I take this class. I learn so many new things for the teacher. He is very enthusiasm.
Overall I liked everything about his class. His lecture was clear and inspiring and all of the projects he assigned were interesting.
the projects
I like about doing the projects, and drawing in class and outside of class. Doing something new such as painting, taking pictures for abstracts and doing sculpture showing in motion.
I enjoyed learning about the Greeks and their knowledge of architecture. It applied to the things I am learning in my architectural class. One example was the Pantheon, which was originally known as the first building structure shaped as a dome.
i really enjoyed the projects we did throughout the semester. Art 101 was the only class that i have that has projects. i also like how we were able to paint and learn different techniques in the process
I liked the projects that we did.
The making of art.
Projects that we had to do was fun and interesting. Mr. Moana Nikou didnt matter too much of the appearance of our projects as long as we took our quality time and effort to finish up project by deadlines.
the hands on activities. i also enjoyed learning the history of art and the many components that make up art.
I liked how it was more about the history of art instead of actually creating art.
The hands on parts where we got to actually draw, paint, or sculpt something.
i really liked martys lectures. Especially in the beginning of the semester the way he word things and his ideas are very thought provoking. The lectures throughout the semester really felt short even thought some where an hour long. I like his way of showing a video before he starts a lecture it gets me thinking and it also prepares for us for the lectures he is about to present. I really like that he doesnt grade you on how good of an artist you are but he grades you if you meet the criteria that is in the syllabus. That was a relief because i am not a good artist but i am intrigued by art.
Everything discussed is open for students to add input or ask questions. Vast knowledge of art is taught in an interesting and very welcoming manner as a student.
I liked the projects and the lectures were fun
Mr. Nikou always contributed his energy and positive attitude to each class. His theatrical way of teaching brought life to the class. Questions are welcomed and answered properly. His grading scale is fair, and tests aren't ridiculously difficult, but still challenges you.
I liked the 'in class' projects.
I liked how our Mr. Nikou is very talkative. He brings great energy to the class room even though most of us are extremely tiered. Except that one time were he was sick but that doesnt really count. And he made good use of movie clips that apply to what ever we're studying
learning about the art from different periods of time. it makes me look back about my history class and freshens my mind
Doing artworks! I thought I already know everything about art, but Nikou introduced me to his own view and interpretation of art.
The aspects of the course that I liked the best were when we would watch video clips that related to the topic and helped us understand it more, when the whole class would participate in the hands on activities during class, and the extra credit quizzes that were given to help benefit our understanding even more.
I really enjoyed his lectures that were given during class sessions. They were very informative. The pictures and examples that he showed of previous students' work were great for those in the regular NON-WI course. I was in the WI course, but I feel that the student's artwork from previous semesters was a major help.
I like how the instructor encourage students to get involved with the class discussions.
What I like best about this course is the presence of the class. Every student were active when it comes to discussions and answering questions.
i liked doing the drawing and painting stuff.
His presentations are something to look forward too. Everyday is something different.
I like the presentations he gives to the class talking of the various materials on art. It is clear and precise, helping to give good understanding to the students.
Learning about art history
I liked that we were given due dates and all of our WI assignments early on.
Although this was an online section Marty was always quick to reply to emails and his weekly help sessions were a great help. his course is well organized
Very well organized.
That the professor was readily available for questions and responded quickly to emails.
Assignments
I liked the hands on projects. I produced pieces that I thought I would never be able to do.
I liked online learning and listening on my own time.
Very organized course and had fun projects! I like how the projects were not graded on quality, but whether or not you completed it correctly because everyone views art differently. It made me comfortable completing the projects...and for once, I enjoyed art! =)
I loved doing all the projects and the museum visit. I guess Art is more meaningful when it's a hands on experience.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I wish we would have had more projects.
The powerpoint lectures. They were uninteresting.
Nothing at all
nothing
what i like the least is the long lecture because i just want to do the other works.
I personally didn't like the projects that were involved in this class.
the aspect of the coarse i liked least was the Art History part. i found it to be complex and difficult to understand.
The lectures of the history of art kind of just flew right above my head, didn't understand one thing.
Nothing.
none
n/a
The art projects.
The history was my least favorite parts of the course, but was still somewhat interesting.
none.
N/A
None!
I didn't like the power point lectures.
none
Since I am a writing intensive student, I have no choice but to finish all my paper work. Honestly, I hated researching.
I enjoyed this class overall. For the WI portion, I would like it if he were to explain the essay assignments more in depth, rather than just referring us to the WI course packet.
I did not really like how the writing intensive students and art students are combined together in one class.
N/A
didn't like the writing portion
The fact that every single writing intensive student got a bad grade on their first paper and in order to get a better grade we would have to meet with him.
The quiz seemed very specific for covering such a broad subject, yet from studying the review sheet and listening to the lectures it was manageable.
nothing
That the grading system was not clearly expressed and although we were told we could get extra credit, we were not told exactly what qualified as extra credit. It was hard to figure out what exactly we were getting for credit as well.
Nothing really
I did not like the type of exams. I would like to see a final art project instead of a written final. I would like to see graded quizzes instead of large midterm and final exams
n/a.
Nothing!
Lots of reading, though the reading in itself was fun sometimes it was hard to find the time to read so much.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This was a good course.
It is a good course to take to get exposed to different art mediums and works. I enjoyed it.
Excellent
Perfect
really good course. fun and educational!
A great class and great teacher that get you involve in many ways.
It was very informational, very broad. I learned more than just the history of art.
overall i have learned a lot of new material regarding art and various ways to express art not only in a painting but in other ways as well.
It was good only because we got to do hands on projects.
Good.
this class was interesting and a positive classroom atmosphere.
this is a great introductory class to art. it's fun yet challenging at the same time.
Great course. However, I felt very rushed when it came to the time line of when projects started and when they were due.
Good course, learned quite a bit.
great course to take! i would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is just curious about art.
Great course, would suggest to friends. Will consider taking more art classes! Learn a ton of art concepts and artists in general.
fun class to take even if its not a requirement
Best Art class I ever attended.
It's not really an art class. People who enjoy learning how to improve art skills shouldn't take this class.
Very fun class, we have many hands on oppertunities, watch many movie clips, and the lectures arnt to bad.
class was awsome. professor gives a lot of extra credit. lectures are not boring
This course was awesome! So much fun!
This course is a great and easy course to take. I took the Writing Intensive portion of the class because I felt that I wasn't creative or as good enough as an artist to take the regular class. However, after taking this class and participating in some of the class activities, such as painting or drawing, I've discovered my ability for creativity. This course helped me explore my abilities to do different things, and has given me an opportunity to discover something about myself.
I really enjoyed this course. Moana was very energetic and made me want to come to class! HE was very friendly and he provided a welcoming environment!
I think the instructor is really knowledgeable about art and he is really passionate in teaching.
This course is interesting, very direct to the point, and it allows us to work hands on using our own experience and an open mind.
The artistic part of the class looks more fun then the writing intensive part.
Would recommend to other students
It is good, but the WI part is intensive, lots of writing!
i enjoyed this class it was a great experience to take his course.
Great class.
It was alright but I would have liked to know that I was on track because we were not given grades regularly either.
Great class. I'd recommend this to a friend.
Good. It was very informative and I learned a few basic concepts about art.
good.
Love it! I would recommend it to everyone!
Great!
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
This course could have used more extra credit opportunities. This course could have maybe had a field trip to a museum.
Make the lectures more hands on and interactive with the students.
Nothing much. I knew all of the students were respecting the professor and had wonderful semester.
nothing i thought it was good
Longer class so we have more time to draw. Cut down the lectures.
More drawing exercises. Just to make the materials we bought worth the money. Other than that, I think that there is nothing else to improve.
the way i think this coarse could be improved is if the instructor was to explain the concepts in the exams more specifically rather then giving a broad overview of whats on the exam.
Nothing.
none
if i were to add to the class, i would add more in class projects. also more art projects would make it a more challenging course. another way is to add some field trips to museums or art conventions happening around town.
Space out the projects or simply take one or two of them out.
Little less concentration on the the extremely detailed history side of Art
shorter lectures? more videos!
create some type of group project, or collaborative art project with other students.
Class field trips.
It would be nice if the videos watched in class weren't interrupted constantly for explanations. I prefer discussion and lecture AFTER the entire video clip has played.
none.
There is no way it could be improved. It is already good!
This course could be improved by having some sort of group work or group project to get the students to interact with each other a little more. I also feel that this course could improve on finding more of a balance between the writing intensive and the regular portion of the class. I think the ratio between the two portions is unfair.
More time to help WI students on essays.
There should be more hands on work during class. Also, doing some of the work for projects should be performed in class so that the instructor gets to communicate with the students more.
This course have nothing to improved on
This course can be improved starting with the instructor. He needs to believe in his students more and not put them down for one bad grade and encourage them more to do better and believe in them.
the layout to the webpage needs to be fixed. the webpage needs dates and also it needs to stop creating windows in windows.
Grades given on a regular basis and extra credit clearly stated.
Maybe make a grading sheet so students can keep a track record of everything that is to be counted towards their grade.
This course could use a little bit more drawing techniques. Maybe incorporate more shading or other techniques.
I think that more meetings to meet with students being up to date and to check in along with the syllabus. I think that more resources to learning should be available with examples.
None.
I'm not sure. I guess the Live Q&A should be a little shorter.
27. Other comments:
I would take other class from Moana Nikou again. He's a great teacher .
Because of this Art 101 class, I am going to major in to Art(more likely fashion and design).
really fun enthusiastic teacher
fun class and interesting
Professor Nikou is a great teacher. He describes with a lot of details and emotions through his lectures.
thank you Mr.Moana for all your help.
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Professor Nikou is a wonderful teacher. I would recommend this course to any one interested in art history. The classroom environment was amazing. I loved being able to have discussions that were in a way almost philosophical.
none
Mr. Nikou deserves a raise!!!!
none.
Thank you for everything, Nikou. You're an awesome teacher. Keep up the good work and inspiring other artists.
Thank you Moana for a great semester!!!
Overall, I think the instructor has passion in art and so as teaching. I strongly recommend him.
N/A
None.
Professor Nikou was very helpful.
n/a.
Thank you Professor Nikou!
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Moana Nikou: ART107D, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 107D - Intro to Digital Photography Crn (Section): 24044 (0)     24045 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 3 (43%) 6 (50%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 6 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 9 (75%) 1 (17%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 3 (27%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 11 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 5 (71%) 4 (36%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 10 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 3 (43%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 7 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (71%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (86%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 5 (71%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (57%) 10 (91%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%) 11 (100%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (14%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (71%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 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  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (57%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i like learning how to take pictures and use the different settings on my camera. learning how to think outside of the box while using the different techniques we learned. also it was very interesting learning about the different artists in the world and what they specialize in and it helps you to improve and think differently when taking pictures.
I loved this class! Really enjoyed learning the technical aspects of photography as well as the deeper artistic perspectives.
He accepted feedback about what kind of assignments we'd like to do instead of just assigning what he wanted.
I liked how we got to see everyone's photos and got to talk about them.
I enjoyed critiquing our work. Even though it was harsh at times, it was all just professional opinion to improve our art work.
My teacher. I believe Marty is one of the few teachers out there that has my full respect! He is always cheerful and encourages us to pursue any and all avenues to achieve creative perspectives in our projects.
Showing everyone's work.
I liked how I learned the different styles of taking a photo.
The weekly assignments were very though provoking and adequately explained the practices we were learning.
The inclusion of a comprehensive overview of photography's history all the way from the earliest serendipitous prototypes to the modern digital camera. Furthermore, in a time period in which the art major is considered reserved for the less intellectually endowed, Moana Nikou is an example of how art is truly a refined, elegant subject that has many true intellectuals at the helm.
I like the critique of our work.
Very organized and respected way that Mr. Nikou's presented and critiqued effectively for each students photos, and each student contributed very interesting photos.
I learned that even my mistakes are beautiful. I learned that with excellent mistakes i can make a master piece.
I learned so much about photography i this class! Great Teacher!!!
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
it was hard to understand the fibonacci spiral because i couldnt get pictures that would represent it.
Not enough class time. Would have liked to learn more about different famous photographers.
nothing.
NONE
near zero studio lessons.
I wish this class could be an every day class! 2 times a week seems so little and it is such a fun course I feel it deserves more class time.
How slow it was, we couldn't choose what we wanted to take pictures of.
I did not like how limited the teacher is to talk outside of class.
it felt like this class for beginners.
Can't think of any right now.
I loved it all.
Not enough class meetings
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
great! you learn a lot and see a lot of examples. he explains everythng well and is very open to any questions you have.
Very enjoyable class! Professor Nikou is very knowledgeable about this course and I was able to gain a deeper understanding and passion for photography.
Very good class for anyone interested in improving their photography skills.
A good class.
I enjoyed this class a lot. It helped me improve my photography ten fold.
I would definetly recommend it to anyone interested in photography or digital arts. Marty makes this class so much fun!
Fun, and very social
This course is good if you really want to learn how to take better looking photos.
Digital photography is a means by which the artist can express him or herself meaningfully. If done right, the art can be timeless, and Moana Nikou teaches you how to make it timeless.
Excellent introduction to photography. No photo background person with point-and-shoot can learn theories and how to take reasonably well digital photography. Excellent to take before investing a DSLR camera.
I thought this course helped me express my artistic ideals through the camera instead of using pens and paper.
Very educational
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
this course could be improved by being a little longer because time just goes by too fast when we are just getting into the subject.
This course seems very fast paced when it comes to the limited time to get a good photo for an assignment. I loved the variety of assignments given, but I think that if less assignments were given in exchange for more time on the assignment, this could help in producing more great photos.
idk.
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just at least maybe one or two more studio days.
As I mentioned before, make this class 4 times a week to allow for more projects and creativity.
Let students pick what pictures to take on the assignments, what they are interested in.
The teacher could be more readily available outside of class for more questions instead of always being on a time limit.
Can't think at moment.
I don't think it needs improvement. As for a beginner like myself this course of perfectly scheduled. As for the advanced students in my class, they might have been little bored.
27. Other comments:
Professor Nikou's passion for photography was an inspiration and motivation for myself and many other students, i'm sure. He is great at making you think outside the box, and looking at the world from different angles and perspectives. AWESOME TEACHER!
Thank you Marty!
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My respect, admiration and appreciation to Professor Nikou. Thank you for making this course the most entertaining and creative class in my entire educational career.
Mr. Nikou's response to my email questions are within a day, if not immediate or within a couple of hours. I value this practice of Mr. Nikou's very much, as this greatly affects students' (my) perception of teacher's interest to students (my) work.
i wished that I knew about this class earlier in my earlier college life. I would have enjoyed myself little bit more.

Moana Nikou: ART101, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 20132 (0)     20133 (0)     20134 (0)     20394 (0)     20428 (0)     20456 (0)     21165 (0)     21166 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (57%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.71 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (33%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 7 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (10%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.89 10 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 1 (33%) 1 (13%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 8 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 1 (17%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (29%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%) 2 (67%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
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%) 1 (20%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (50%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 4 (80%)
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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 4 (57%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked the teacher's learning style, he made everything very interesting and fun to learn. I especially admired how, because art can sometimes be very judgmental sometimes, he encouraged everyone to participate and ensured that no one's work would criticized and such, thus making everyone feel more at ease to express themselves.
the extra crdit
I enjoyed learning about international artists, art work, different styles of art and techniques, and more.
Doing the Arts project and also the way how Marty Nikous taught the course what i like about Marty is that he teaches with a sense of humor .
I liked learning about the different eras of art.
Mr. Nikou gives very good lectures that are easy to follow and understand. He is understanding and compassionate to schedule conflictions.
The history interested me the most; About how art was and how it's evolved to what it is today. How everything is translated and the meaning behind it. I enjoyed the whole course, from every aspect.
I liked when he would show us movies that involves art because some of them, if i would have watched them on my own beforehand, i wouldn't think of relating it to art but he made me open my eyes and observe the different types of art in movies.
i liked the actual art that we did.
Creating our Art projects
Learning the different art forms and sketching it ourselves
I liked sharing our art with our classmates.
The teacher's insight and enthusiasm are highly conducive to the learning enviroment.
His lectures were very informative and easy to follow. The projects and sketchbook assignments were fun to do!
I believe my class and I was blessed with such great teacher. He was kind, open to any questions we had, informative, encouraging and more. I enjoyed the projects and lectures, but most of all the selection of extra credit videos. I honestly learn better through visual aids.
actually doing the projects turned out to be fun and interesting. a lot of the topics were very engrossing. i felt my appreciation of western art increased.
Some of the art works that we did and some of the writings that we did in class
Learning more about the different types of art and artists throughout history.
Organized slide presentations.
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I like the way the instructor describes the art he shows us. He is good with words and you can tell he is very passionate about the subject.
A lot of visuals
I really loved the clear timeline so we knew what was due ahead of time. I also liked the chances for extra credit.
Marty was an amazing teacher. he made my first experience taking online classes very easy
Marty Nikou is a very good professor.
Syllabus, Marty's lectures live on Thursdays, Emails with clear explanations.
I loved learning about the history behind art works and the artists background.
I liked the way the class was layed out for us students. We knew what we would need to do for the course and when we would need to do it. I liked the way every assignment was given and displayed to us.
I liked the videos we had to watch for each section. It helped me understand more and give me a visual. Also I enjoyed the blackboard sessions. I also enjoyed the projects we got to do like the clay model,painting,and picture collage.
The live class discussions were the best because it was a study guide for our quizzes. It also gave a better understanding of the assignments we were doing.
Very well organized and easy to follow online instructions.
although we did not meet face-to-face, class discussions were always fun. haha
never thought about taking art, or learning about art. i found it extremly interesting.
visiting the art museum
i liked the way the class was setup... the videos/lectures were all enjoyable and i learned a lot. instructor was always very helpful and answered emails/questions right away.
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24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
nothing really.
the exams
The aspects of the course that i liked least was going over more book/powerpoints rather than spending hands on time working with concepts learned.
What I like about the course most was that he explains clearly about what art is about.
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not many. i love this class.
Nothing.
To be honest, i can't really stand sitting through a class with mostly lectures.
i dont like learning about the history. i wanted to do art more than learn.
Lectures on art. Im more of a hands on kind of person so i like creating art.
PowerPoint presentations were a bit long
Great class. Nothing bad
Nothing really...
none
some of the videos (aside from the lectures) were too long. i have also had some technical issues, but professor nikou and jon blumhardt were very responsive. there was not enough information on non-western art and its development. this is a terrible oversight.
Doing the lectures
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I wasn't to fond of the weekly blackboard meetings due to my work schedule conflicting.
i do not like online courses period. i like being in a class face to face.
I wish his lectures had a video of himself actually giving the lectures out so it feels more like i am in the classroom.
Review for the final exam. the lecture was over 2 hours. It will be easier if the instructor email the students a guide line and be open for questions. Go over the material in just one lecture was too exhausted.
Nothing much the overall class content was very good and Marty was a pleasure to learn with.
There's nothing I disliked about this course.
I didn't like the reading as much but it was really interesting.
The book work readings.
nothing really.
two days out of the week to review online
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was very good and exceeded my expectation for an art 101 class. :)
good
Good, very enlightening course
was pretty good and interesting because i learned great stuffs about the visual of Arts.
A good course to take and learn about the history of art.
I would recommend any and every student to take this class. Even if not required by major.
Over all, I really enjoyed the course and learned more then I thought I would out of it.
This course was okay to me.
moderate. wouldnt take it again.
It was ok. I learned of the history on different types of art and where it started.
I really enjoyed this course, creating our own art pieces and learning different techniques, plus in some lectures he used video to teach which was good.
I enjoyed this class. Teaches the basics of what is art and where it came from.
It was great.
I believed this course helped me to improve my artistic skills and opened my imagination. I enjoyed learning about different art techniques and artists.
everyone should have to take it, but african, asian, australian, south american, etc. art should be covered as well.
This class was okay, it was challenging especially if you're in the writing intensive side of the class.
Positive. I would recommend this course to others because it is an enjoyable class and I learned a lot also.
Enjoyed the class
Very good course.
It was a great course, and i learned many new things
I enjoyed it.
I enjoyed this class very much. the material is very interesting.
I have much better understanding of art now than before taking this class. This class have taught me to view an art work in its formal and conceptual form. I now have a better appreciation of art so much so that I have taken up learning to make art myself.
Its a great course and I would definitely recommend it to others who are online students and need to take this course
It was great. I enjoyed learning so much about Art and it's history and creating art myself.
Average.
Excellent!
great course. wish i took it in a classroom than online.
very interesting course
I dont feel like I got out the best out of this class.
i enjoyed the class and the instructor.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
more hands on would be nice, cause that's how some people like me learn better.
its good
The course could be improved by doing more hands on techniques in class. Or a balancing of the two, lecture and hands on.
team work more participation that i could do the projects a little better.
I believe it good. No improvements needed.
This class can be improved with more extra credit assignments.
I don't think you can improve the course, the instructor was amazing, making each class very interesting, bring enthusiasm and passion into the class room.The projects were fun and interesting, the lectures were interesting and full of life.
I think it would be better if there were more hand on activities that goes along with lectures. i think most students would rather be doing things instead of mostly lectures where u just have to listen and take notes.
more art work. more hands on activities.
Create more hands on Art. Creating more examples that can relate to modern times.
This course could be improved by, making some PowerPoint lectures a little shorter, but other then that, I loved the class.
Phenominal class.
Maybe more project work and/or sketchbook assignments would help us apply what we learn more.
Post grades of projects/assignments/tests in a section so that we are able to keep track of our progress
I hope one day eliminate could video chat with the whole class, not just the teacher. I would recommend having a day at the beginning of the semester where the class can actually meet one another and the teacher.
african, asian, australian, south american, etc. art should be covered as well.
None
NA
N/A
this course could be improved if the time frame was maybe 15-30 minutes earlier. although i understand how difficult it is to have a time frame that is suitable for everyone.
N/A
Final exam review.
Keep up the great work Marty and goodluck in all your future endeavors.
Once again, this was a great course. I cant think of anything that would need to be improved.
This course could be improved by having more art projects. Also more ways of studying the material that was learned and memorizing it.
This course would improve if the book work was decreased and the live class discussions were used more. This would allow students to communicate better. Sometimes the bookwork is hard to understand, but with the live class discussion, it makes the readings more clear.
I am not a big fan of Blackboard Illuminate. It seems like it has a lot of technical issues.
this course is great. keep up the good work.
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27. Other comments:
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This course was pretty interesting and fun and really good.
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Mr. Nikou is a really good instructor and I enjoyed his class very much.
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Marty is an awesome professor and he doesn't hesitate to reward those who are clearly doing their best in the class :) He's very open and I think he's lenient to a certain extent.
Awesome class!
marty is great.
Moana Nikou is a good teacher. His tells you straight up what he thinks about your work and what you need to improve on.
Thank you, Professor Nikou.
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Marty Nikou is awesome.
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Aloha & mahalo!
This was my first online class and I was very pleased with the experience. Great job!
none. thanks! (=
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Moana Nikou: ART107D, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 107D - Intro to Digital Photography Crn (Section): 21286 (0)     21287 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.17 8 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 7 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (14%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 8 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 1 (14%) 1 (13%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (14%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (43%) 6 (75%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 7 (88%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (75%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
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  
3.75 8 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The Photo taking of course! Because it really is fun as our teacher says. Thats why we're here.
Discussing of the photo's displayed
The videos of famous photographers because we get to see how professional's do this as a living. So we know how to somehow copy those styles as best we can when we actually take photographs on our own.
I loved the hw hole course. It was a great experience.
The whole course learned a lot.
I like how he explains the different setting or components of the camera. Like if I changed something in manual he would explain how it would affected the pictures end results.
I enjoyed reviewing pictures and the lectures on composition.
I think that the subject is really interesting, and that really helps! I like seeing other peoples work. And how they interpreted the assignment.
The photograph assignments =)
I liked how we were able to go on our own and do projects and take pictures for certain circumstances.
Meeting new people with the same interest.
Professor Nikou is the best instructor I ever had. eve though he picked on me sometimes i think its cause he knew i could do better and it helped me strive to better myself.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Genre--definitely a difficult one as I am not much of a people person, but I tried.
N/A
The viewing of our pictures because it seemed like he was too focused on some students pictures instead of others. Playing favorites with some students.
Liked it all
None
I wish we could have received more feedback on our assignments - not necessarily in front of the class but on a more 1-1 basis.
Overall the friday class is too long, and its hard to focus. It's a really troublesome if your an introvert. I had a hard time pushing my self to go to places to take shots. But sometimes this could be a good thing!! :)
I was hoping that during class time it was going to be more hands-on. A little disappointed in that, but still learned a lot.
Thought it was gonna be more hands on. This class needs more time.
n/a
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I really liked sharing my art as well as seeing what others have to display. Digital Photo was very interesting and I liked how we learned from different people. Not just the instructor himself, but we learn from each other--the students. We learn from professional photographers through documentary videos that Marty would show us. Well incorporated sources from all around to help me succeed in my hobby.
I enjoyed this class
This course is pretty good for his first time teaching digital photography. He sure knows how take photos professionally and can tell which photos are bad and good.
It is a great class
Really great
I found the course very enjoyable it allowed me to challenge myself to be braver in picture taking. It challenged me to think outside the box and learn a little bit more about composition.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and believe it was a great opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography as well as become more familiar with my camera.
This course is really fun! :) I really enjoyed my self.
I really enjoyed this class and learning more of the basic photography skills.
It's okay, but it could use some help.
i enjoyed the demonstration and examples given through out the semester and it really improved my understanding of how to use cameras to better my artistic flexibility using a digital slr camera.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
A big thing is time management. When showing the photos, maybe limit each person's set of photos 5-7minutes. I know Marty has a lot to say about different parts of a single photo that many of us don't realize but I really would like to go through the whole class' work while the whole class is still in class--some days we don't see peoples work because they're absent. I like to be inspired by everyone. Marty may have to just cut down on the thoughts which I know is hard for him, but consider the audience to let their eyes do the talking. Then have a couple comments, then on to the next photos.
There needs to be more field trip classes because the students need to be engaged with life during the class. There also needs to be more time with our hands on our cameras. There should only be one quiz to see how much we know, so the teacher can tell who knows photography or not. The quiz should count as extra credit just because the class is meant for people joining/entering the photography world.
It is a perfect course
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I think it would be great to have one on one student-teacher conferences for the mid-term where you gave us more constructive criticism on our work. We are all here to learn and are prepared to hear what we need to do to improve.
:) I think for the friday class there should be a set break, I guess a simple 15-20 min break in the middle. So that your students can be more focused!! :)
I think the course can be improved by having fieldtrips to specific areas that relates to his assignment.
More hands on in class.
More time. More hands on. Getting out there.
I wish there were more classes other than once a class a week i think the class should always be 3 hours long, meetings twice a week. i always learn so much in one meting but there isnt enough time to go out and do the projects that is often delayed. I really think we should push for field trips harder instead of having these extra credit it should be part of the course.
27. Other comments:
Marty is a fine instructor. He really makes me feel comfortable as a person who enjoys photography just as a hobby. He is very easy to talk to and is always willing to give us pointers on how we can improve. I admire his passion he has for photography as art. Thanks Marty!
Great class! Wish I had more time to spend on the photo assignments but the semester got crazy at the end.
It was a first for this class, so it'll improve over time; wish I were in the later stages though, I'd probably learn more.
Overall I really enjoyed the course and class environment. I just wish I had more time to really improve the skills I just learned.

Moana Nikou: ART101, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 26034 (0)     26035 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. 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%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
16. 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%) 2 (100%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%) 2 (100%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%) 2 (100%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
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%) 2 (100%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (100%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked how everything was layed out for us on what to look at for each chapter. It was very organized so it was easy to stay on top of everything for this fast class.
The instructor's recorded classroom lectures and slides for each section proved very helpful. Also, the study guide provided at the start of the course was helpful.
Although I am not a huge fan of the book work (class reading) of any class, Marty's class readings were not only informational, but also interesting which made it easier to understand and retain. His recorded lectures were also quite entertaining which made them fun, thus more enjoyable than many other lecturers.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Nothing was bad because the class went by so fast.
The Blackboard and Illuminate weekly sessions were difficult to attend, due to time conflicts, and contained repeated material from the recorded instructor's lectures (seemed like a waste of time).
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very good I would not recommend this course to people with busy lives because there is alot to do for it. But if someone had the time I would recommend it.
Overall, I enjoyed taking this course. The workload and deadlines were manageable. The course content was easy to understand and comprehend. Also, the instructor's humor was uplifting and encouraging.
I thought that Marty did an outstanding job of presenting the course material in a manner that was not only informational, but enjoyable-- anyone can present material to a class, but the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher is their ability to make the material relevant, accessible and enjoyable to their students. Marty succeeded in all three.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I don't think I have the right to talk about how to improbe this class.It is a fast pace course and if I was to complain of how much work their was I should not of taken it.
The Blackboard and Illuminate sessions could be done without. Video clips could also be updated.
The only improvement I think could be made is in regards to Blackboard. It seems like there are still kinks to be worked out there. Changing programs mid-term was a bit of a "hiccup" which semi- disrupted the flow of the class, albeit this was not Marty's fault at all-- and it should be said that he was more than gracious and patient in making sure that we as students transitioned and adjusted to the new program as easily and as seamlessly as was possible.

Moana Nikou: ART101, Summer I 2011     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 26029 (0)     26030 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 5 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (60%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (40%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 1 (20%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 8 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 2 (40%) 1 (13%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (20%) 3 (38%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (20%) 4 (50%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%) 6 (75%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
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 (50%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
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 (25%) 4 (50%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (80%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (80%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (80%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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 (50%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%)
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  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 4 (50%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Online class meetings are more convenient for me and I was more motivated to attend (and be attentive). Many oportunities were given for grade improvement (extra credit and essay re-submissions).
I enjoyed class discussions on elluminate. Also the lectures provided, even though it was an online class, were very helpful in understanding the subjects.
I enjoyed the scope of the course and the fact that it managed to include both prehistorical and postmodern art.
I liked the visuals and the backround of art shown in the class.
The subject material was very enlightening. I enjoyed the movie reports, and the art projects were fun.
I like the experiment of artist.
I enjoyed being able to reside in the comfort of my own home to complete my assignments.
Prof Nikou was extremely quick to respond to questions for those of us living on outer islands. He is also very fair, giving students several ways to improve their grades. This has been a wonderful and enriching experience for me, HCC is lucky to have Prof. Nikou!
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Some of the interface was a bit clunky. I'm not sure if there's a solution, and it didn't really create problems per se, but it was just a bit clunky.
Summer session goes very fast!
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Well, I would have been able to actually sit in on a lecture, and be able to discuss art with prof Nikou in person. Send him to the Big island one time each course!
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course was very interesting and I feel that I am more knowledgable about art because of it.
Very good.
Very enjoyable and educational. The projects challenged and informed what it took to perform art in those mediums.
excellent course
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wonderful experience
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26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Everything that was provided in the course was sufficient enough to walk away with the knowledge intended.
I felt that the recorded lectures could be edited down a fair amount (with the silences and interactions with the class cut out).
Longer Summer session(even 1 week). This would enable the working students to plan their project and lecture times.
keep doing good!!
Don't mix writing intensive students with non WI students.
Send him to outer islands to meet with his students!
27. Other comments:
I learned a lot and enjoyed the class greatly. I would recommend the class and wish Marty Nikou all the best.
I like him to help the student in the class. He is a wonderful teacher!!!
Although these are harsh criticisms, the class overall was intriguing and enjoyable (for the mostpart).

Moana Nikou: ART101, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: ART 101 - Intro to the Visual Arts Crn (Section): 61007 (0)    
1. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
2. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
3. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
how interesting the instructor made the course. He always had a smile on his face and was very courteous.
Some of the art projects that we did, that i have never thought about doing before.
Nikou always telling us that it was going to be on our test.
the knowledge that I gained and the artistic skills that I developed:)
The art
the history of art and all the different paintings that we were taught.
The sculpture project we did.
Doing our third project which i made out of clay.
the projects done. i loved the projects.
all the history we've learned about visual arts. Important people, places, and paintings help me understand a deeper meaning of art.
the art terms, the style of art, and a little bit of the art history.
His expressions of teaching our class.
The great projects we did to expand our creativity.
My awsome teacher and understanding he gave me about art history.
4. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
5. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
6. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
7. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
8. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
9. Audiovisual materials (or computers) helped to clarify difficult concepts.
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%)
10. The instructor was objective in evaluating student's work.
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%)
11. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
12. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
13. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I really enjoyed his enthusiasm when speaking about art.
I like the fact that he showed a lot of visuals during his class, which made sense because its an art class. He also was energetic, and involved students in his some of his class discussions.
Art history helped me out in my History 151 class.
I especially liked the projects we did, both in class projects and our four main projects. I also enjoyed his interacting with the class and how he taught a little bit of everything. Oh and I liked how he would give us examples of projects form student in the past.
I liked the classes, they were interesting
He always asked if we had any questions throughout the lecture and always gave us opportunities to give our late work in.
He is very animated when he lectures.
He explained everything thoroughly and in details. He pushed us to strive. He gave us a lot of opportunity extra credit. I also liked the slides he would show us while he is lecturing.
the projects
Moana Nikou used both lecture and a hands on technique to teach the course. I liked working on projects because it allowed us to express our thoughts through art.
i liked everything. it was new and different to me.
I LOVE how Nikou talked with such excitement about the subject. He really knows a lot about art.
I loved how he made sure every student understood the material, his enthusiasm and ,otivation he gave me to pursue art.
14. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is a very fair instructor and is very clear about the assignments.
Yes i would. Professor Nikou is very knowledgable, and offers many chances for students to excel.
IF you like are then yes
Yes I would recommend Moana Nikou to other students because he is a great teacher, one of the best I've had so far.
Possibly , depending on their interests
Yes i would because he is a really nice teacher and he always asks for our opinions and thoughts on the sunject
Yes... he is a very fair teacher.
Yes i would because he his a strong, motivated, well knowledged professor.
yes, good teacher.
I wouldn't change anything about this course. The instructor and topics are simply amazing.
yes, i would recommend moana nikou to those interested in art and wants to learn some of the art terms, artist will most likely use.
yes, because he gives an equal amount of work that we can handle and he knows what he is doing.
Yes. i believe he is an awesome art teacher
absolutely, i learned a lot in his class about art, both academically and creatively.
15. Other comments:
Thank you
He opened me up to the world of art. Before taking this class the only artistic thing I would attempt to do was music. But after being in this class I've taken up drawing, painting ect. He rocks:)
I enjoyed this class very much :)
Keep up the good work professor Nikou!
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Go Nikou!

Moana Nikou: ART101, Summer II 2010     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: ART 101 - Intro to the Visual Arts Crn (Section): 64003 (0)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
5. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
6. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
7. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
8. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
9. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
10. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The assigned reading is well integrated into this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
12. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
13. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course were well integrated with course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
14. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
15. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
16. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
17. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
18. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
20. The instructor emphasizes important points.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
21. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
23. The instructor returns exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
24. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
25. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked the fact that he made us do sketches in class other than having lectures all day. Drawing in this class was fun.
I liked how he used the screen a lot and showed a lot of examples from the textbook. I liked how he allowed us to be creative for the projects.
26. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is very funny and encourages students to have fun when doing art.
Very nice and helpful.
27. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes. He is very easy to talk to and helps students when they don't know what to do with their projects.
Yes, he really knew his material and I feel like i've learned a lot from his course. He was very nice and helpful. Always available and prompt when it came to questions or concerns.
28. Other comments:
I really had fun taking Art 101. I even enjoyed using acrylic paints.

Moana Nikou: ART101, Summer I 2010     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 26091 (0)     26092 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.8 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (100%) 1 (20%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. I learned to recognize quality work in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
12. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
13. I participated actively in class discussion.
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%) 2 (100%)
14. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
16. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
17. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (100%)
18. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
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%) 2 (100%)
19. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%) 2 (100%)
20. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%) 2 (100%)
21. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
22. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
23. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
24. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
26. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The on-line discussions; the videos posted for us to watch; his lectures he had us listen to on-line.
Since this class was online, being able to finish each section whenever I wanted was what I liked best. Even though there were sort of deadlines for each section like Section 4 and 5 on Tuesday, doing them whenever I wanted made it easier in terms of time.
This is the first art course I have taken that clearly defined the role of art in societal change. I thought it was amazing how art has played a definite role in humanity, history, and revolution. As it is recorded we record the history and feelings of those involved from those days. This is (seems to me) something that is usually harder to get out of a book.
I love the way we can have the virtual meetings online during class sessions with opportunities to hear each other's voices and see each other through webcam. We were able to see each other's work and present it to each other describing the process, our feelings and thoughts.
Our instructor Moana Nikou is tremendously knowledgeable in the field of Art History and I would argue that he could very effectively teach many courses related to the fields of anthropology, world history, religion and theory the fine arts. He is extremely interesting in his lectures, articulate and challenging. He also demonstrates exceptional patience towards students that may have none or little exposure the arts or its histories. I thought the online materials and projects were excellent. I highly recommend this instructor and feel honored to have been in his class!
27. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Having just mid-term and final exam. Too much information to remember because of everything being squashed into 6 wks. Maybe for summer courses only, he should make quizzes after three chapters worth 40 pts. each. So, he could have 5 quizzes worth 40 pts. each totaling 200 pts.
Having some sections being crammed with information was what I liked least. Each section had a different main idea though so it's understandable that some would require more work.
Professor Nikou explained and defined the roles of Art and artists very well. I think I enjoyed his open interpretation method of instruction and acceptance of our ideas.
None... I had a great and progressive time in this class.
I had some small technical difficulties accessing the website, however this is most likely due to my older laptop.
28. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Course was put together very nicely on-line. I was hesitant taking it on-line, but it was as if attending class, therefore I learned a lot. Instructor very knowledgeable and enjoyable!
This course was good. I don't think there are any major problems regarding this class.
Very good. Summer courses are very difficult and this is compounded with this being a WI course. Professor Nikou however, has delivered the lesson very well and allowed for as much time as possible (given our schedule).
It is a great class for working student like myself. The requirements were clear and expectations, precise.
A++
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Quizzes instead of two major exams and maybe separating the WI students from non-WI students. Each took up valuable time from each other during on-line chat. I know it is seems senseless to have two lectures on the same sections, but can't think of any other way.
I think this class might be improved if the on-line class sessions were changed to around one hour and thirty minutes per session. Although some may not like having an extra thirty minutes per session, I feel that the instructor will be able to explain more about each section.
I was not entirely clear on the expectations of the writing assignments. Several of my papers were marked as incorrect only by the use of verbage or because a particular phrase was misunderstood. Perhaps, allowing the reader to take in the paper with a bit more of an open mind would be beneficial. Other than that this course was the best summer course I have taken thus far. Professor Nikou is a very good instructor and I felt welcome and able to freely converse in the class.
There were just a fewl technical glitches I am sure will improve in the future as the class continues for the future students. Other than than this course is great!
I really have nothing to add at this time. I think Moana Nikou has done a superb job in preparing his materials and students for an excellent introduction to art history!

Moana Nikou: ART101, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 23084 (0)     23085 (0)     23086 (0)     23087 (0)     23306 (0)     23374 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 8 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (50%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 5 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.6 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (50%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.75 5 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 1 (20%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 5 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (50%) 1 (20%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (13%) 1 (50%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 8 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 1 (20%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (100%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (100%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
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%) 2 (100%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (100%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (100%)
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  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 4 (80%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I really enjoyed our project assignments. Mr.Nikou did an excellent job. Thanks for teaching me some very interesting things about ART.
the art projects
The art projects are very interesting and fun. I'm not a very creative person but this class has expanded my horizons and has given me a better appreciation for art.
I loved exploring the language of art. I was taught how to transfer ideas and thoughts by this course. Mr. Nikou was able to not enlighten me of "art" but to use relativity in his lecture. He is VERY THROUGH when it comes to direction and expectations in his projects. Bravo.
The aspects i like about this course is that art is so unique, anything can be considered nice.
the class drawing sessions with the relaxing music playing in the background, relieves a lot of stress.
I liked doing the assigned projects the most, because I could freely express myself with my art.
drawing and lots of options for extra credit
I enjoyed the artwork and videos we got to see in class.
I learned many things from this class!
I liked the drawings that we're able to create, this allowed me to free my mind.
Learning about all the different artists and their art work.The hands-on art work.
The hands on materials used to relate to the topics discussed.
Mr. Nikou was very informative. He has a very happy, bubbly personality, and I never felt under pressure while attending his class or doing assignments. He always explained the assignments thoroughly and was very understanding to certain personal issues. He was my nicest teacher this semester.
All of the art projects.
I like the aspects of having to do paingting and other type of art projects.
Art Projects- We were assigned projects pertaining to different types of mediums and styles. I enjoyed presenting in front of the class as well as seeing the other students' work.
I Liked having class just once a week, even though it was for two and a half hours, I also enjoyed looking at different art from various time periods throughout the course.