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Instructor: Moana Nikou

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ART101, Spring 2014
ART101, Spring 2014
ART107D, Spring 2014
ART101, Fall 2013
ART101, Fall 2013
ART101, Summer I 2013
ART101, Spring 2013
ART101, Fall 2012
ART107D, Fall 2012
ART101, Spring 2012
ART107D, Spring 2012
ART101, Fall 2011
ART107D, Fall 2011
ART101, Summer II 2011
ART101, Summer I 2011
ART101, Spring 2011
ART101, Summer II 2010
ART101, Summer I 2010
ART101, Spring 2010
ART101, Spring 2010

Moana Nikou: ART101, Spring 2014

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 23845 (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  
4.08 13 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (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  
3.8 13 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%)
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  
4.1 13 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
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  
4.18 13 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 2 (15%)
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 13 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 2 (15%)
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  
3.88 13 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%)
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  
4.23 13 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%) 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 13 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%) 2 (15%)
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  
4.17 13 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%) 1 (8%)
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  
4.54 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 1.28 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 13 1.42 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 13 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
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  
4.15 13 1.28 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I enjoyed the lectures and project assignments
I loved the fact that he encouraged me outside of the classroom to do my best!
Doing projects and sketches
Marty incorporated different styles of learning. We were assigned to read from the textbook, listen to lectures & follow slides (because it is a DL course), and we were given hands on art assignments. I liked that it wasn't all one medium. We were given the opportunity to learn in different ways. I appreciate that about DL courses.
The fact that we were able to turn our work on our own time
The projects and the freedom to be creative--and the fair grading of assignments, as well as feedback.
I liked the material that was study. Professor Nikou did a great job and explaining the concepts through is course lectures and slideshows.
That it was online and that I could do the homework anytime I wanted to when I was free.
I loved how organized and easy it was to follow the course. I also loved how each section of the course came with audio and video slides.
Loved every part of the course and lectures. The freedom of online instruction instead of dealing with the hassle of traffic, issues of being physically in a classroom environment, and more importantly the ability to learn from a true professional artist with the utmost knowledge. Recommend highly that this course be taken for any true naive artist that wants to explore the reality of art! The prefessor clearly states what is expected and needed to complete each assignment, project, and clearly made me open my eyes to the rich history of Visual arts!
I liked how the modules clearly showed what us students needed to do for the week.
I'm grateful for the additional time to turn in assignments.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
nothing
listening to long lectures. having to click back and forth from the audio and slide.
I didn't like however, the weekly quizzes. Selecting a DL course for me, is to learn and study at my own pace. It would have been appreciated if each section was available 3-4 weeks ahead of time, instead of unlocking each week.
A lot of work
Some of the project objectives were a little unclear. Some deadlines were shortened for weekly assignments.
That I never got to meet him face to face.
At times I found it hard to understand his accent in the lectures, so it made listening and understanding a bit hard.
This was a great class and well constructed, I have nothing negative to say.
None!
I didn't like the lectures they were to long and it's hard for me to learn just by listening.
I would have loved a little more elaborate slides.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
a fun, easy and informative class
somewhat okay
of satisfaction. Our instructor gives us feedback on our quizzes and other assignments, which is rare nowadays, especially for DL courses. The workload was a bit much than I had expected for a 100-level class, though.
Good if you discipline yourself in keeping up with the work
I would recommend it to ANYONE! He's an amazing instructor.
Great course, great professor, fun projects/assignments.
a good learning experience about art. I came in the class thinking it was going to be a breeze, but I actually had to work.
Great for anyone, would recommend it to all students.
Admiration of in depth details of visual arts and the ease of instruction! This course has opened my eyes as well heart to the true value of visual arts that I will take with me on my educational journey for life! Highly and kindly recommend this course of instruction and challenge any naive artist to learn from an amazing professor.
I thought it was a good class. i learned a lot.
Great course for general education
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I don't have any issues with this course.
listening to long lectures. having to click back and forth from the audio and slide is a hassle. I suggest having the slide and audio put together. Also for the quiz have the question chronologic to the audio and slide.
This course could be improved if students could be involved in discussions with one another. This allows ideas to flow and comprehension of topics to be better. Also, its to ease the stress on quizzes.
More projects? Other than that, nothing.
Routinely review online course material that students need to view in the modules.
I don't know.
I dont think this course can be improved. It comes with everything you need and clear instructions.
Only to keep the same professor and his style of instruction!
27. Other comments:
Instead of doing lectures AND textbook readings each week, maybe do an alternate of the resources. DL courses, it's sometimes difficult to set aside 4-7 hours a week to listen to lectures and read text. Listening to lectures for an online course may defeat the purpose, for most students, to take an online course. It's like they might as well take the course on-campus. Happy summer!
N/A
Good course. Thanks for having me a part of it.
I think not only was the course good but the instructor was friendly and easy to approach. It was my favorite course in my two years of college. Because the material covered was interesting and the course itself was organized and easy to follow along without getting left behind.
Thank you to Professor Marty for opening my eyes to the visual arts!

Moana Nikou: ART101, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts Crn (Section): 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  
3.93 14 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 5 (36%) 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 14 1.54 Freq(%) 3 (21%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%)
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  
3.64 14 1.45 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%) 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  
3.86 14 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%) 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  
3.54 14 1.39 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 3 (21%) 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  
3.46 14 1.56 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 1 (7%)
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 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%) 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  
4.07 14 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%) 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  
4.15 14 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%) 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  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 14 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 5 (36%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.36 14 1.39 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.79 14 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 4 (29%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.46 14 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 3 (21%)
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 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 7 (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  
3.93 14 1.44 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i like creating project 3
neither
The projects he made us do was fun.
I liked this entire lecture/course.
I truly enjoyed learning the history aspect of art and how art has developed over the years.
I really enjoyed the art projects we did but I wish we had more art to do rather than art history.
not much
I liked the supplemental viedos along with his course lectures. I liked the spacing between art projects and sketchbook work.
i love that i could do my work along with the time chart but not submit my quizzes till later, i was able to listen to the lectures again with fresh ears and make sure about my answers.
course was easy to follow along with
I liked the art projects and sketchbook assignments. I've never taken an art class before even in high school so this was a treat. I was able to find my creative artistic self and have fun without all the seriousness. Don't get me wrong Mr. Nikou did challenge my intellect with his lectures and weekly quizzes.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
the first part was the hardest for me.. trying to give detail on what art means to me
The lectures and quizzes.
n/a
The projects were costly and not all things needed were given in the syllabus. However, the syllabus did say there may be additional things needed as the class progressed.
I did not like doing a quiz every week and listening to a more than an hour long lecture that sometimes did not answer the question.
lectures were out of a classroom , long, boring, and even though you listen 4 times he doesnt state the facts clearly
I didnt like the course lectures very much. I liked the slides that went along with the voice lectures, however its hard to learn with just listening to his voice. I would have liked a written lecture where I could also read what we were learning, or even having a video of his talking (where we could see him and not just hear his voice) would have helped as well.
a few times my slide shows wouldn't load properly
nothing
I did have difficulty with some of the weekly quizzes but I am happy with the overall outcome. I feel like I did learn a lot in Mr. Nikou's class and I would recommend his class to a friend.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
i liked the course
to much random material with no clear focus or purpose
B+
Great professor, overall the lectures where clear, quizzes were easy if you followed the module list and went over the lectures, best thing about it is that you are able to pause, play and pause over and over again til you got an understanding of the lecture and took notes. I would highly suggest anyone who want to take art 101 to take Mr. Nikou
I liked this course. It was fun and informative.
It was an okay course.
D. needs improvement big time
It was a good course and would suggest this class to other people, but inform them about the downfall of the lecture set up.
Its my favorite class I've taken. I don't feel like the load of work was overwhelming and I feel like i've learned a lot that i wont forget because he is AWESOME about making sure the answers on the quizzes are answered clear, therefor I felt like I knew what I was learning and I wasn't always felling like I'm guessing my answers. I wish I could take all of my classes through him.
Great class, I would definitely recommend it to others
This class was challenging and I had to work hard for my grade but I'm glad I went through this course. I will forever look at art differently. I thought an art class would be pretty easy but Mr. Nikou did not let me slack which shows me he really cares about me and he is very passionate about his work. He responded VERY quickly to all my questions and posted grade updates almost weekly which I loved!
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I think that although its an online course, and he does a recording of an actual class, maybe do a video of the class would really help. many times he's talking to the class and writing things on the black boards but the online class can't see what he's writing.
I took the online courses, so it would be nice of Marty to give us some reading material. Another way is to answer our emails.
Great class
I am not sure if this is necessarily an improvement. However, I really liked seeing examples of previous projects. Perhaps being able to see past works for the sketches (other than having to watch the entire videos over again) would be nice. A link, like the projects, in resources would have been nice.
We should have more physical art assignments. Less quiz and lecture.
either we read from the book or learn from proper lectures, this isn't what art is about.
I would improve this course by adding or changing the form of lecture, because its hard to learn (for some students) by ONLY listening to the lecture. I would suggest a written lecture to read, or a video of the professor talking.
The volume on the videos was quite soft even with the volume turned up.
Not really sure if this is an issue on Mr. Nikou's part or an issue on my end but the audio couple of the weeks were not as clear as other weeks. I did bring this to his attention early and he did check on it and got back to on that. I also checked my volume on my laptop.
27. Other comments:
none
none
Moana Nikou is an excellent professor and makes this class really informative and fun. Even taking this class online, it still felt very interactive thanks to his videos and slides.
I enjoyed the opportunity to learn under the guide of Mr. Nikou; he is a great asset to the University!

Moana Nikou: ART107D, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 107D - Intro to Digital Photography Crn (Section): 24345 (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  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 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  
3.5 8 1.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 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  
4.2 8 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 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  
4.57 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.0 8 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%) 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  
3.8 8 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
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  
4.14 8 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%)
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 8 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (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  
4.17 8 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%)
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 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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 (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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 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  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
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 (75%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (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 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
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 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
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 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
21. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
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 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
He is willing to spend extra time during office hours to give us advice on our work.
Being that I am very passionate about photography, this course allowed me to learn and improve more skills and techniques. I liked how there were weekly projects based on techniques we've learned to practice our newfound knowledge.
The artistic freedom and ability to make our own choices of subject.
I learned a lot about my camera and how to use it properly. Also more about the mechanics of it and how it functions and in doing so made the camera a great tool for art.
Taking so many photograph of different subjects.
Learning how to use my dslr and all of its functions. Like depth of field, shutter speed and, ISO.
The aspects that I like the best of this course is that Prof. Nikou encourages his students to go outside and do activities in public. This is an interesting class that students can enjoy the views around them through their camera.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
-none-
That we only had time to shoot so many photos.
Due dates were kind of weird as they were actually due the night before the day of class but he was flexible on the deadlines most times.
I enjoyed all of the projects Mr. Nikou assigned to the class.
I can't think of any that i would not like about this course.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
excellent
This course was very enjoyable for me and Mr. Nikou allowed students to fully express our concerns and opinions.
It's great, I loved every minute.
Take it. It's a good art medium to learn and a fun class.
ART 107D(0): Intro to Digital Photography class was an excellent experience for me. I learned a lot from this course, and I became a pretty good photographer thank you Mr. Nikou!
This is an interesting course that I think everyone should take. It encourages me to go outside and take picture of people in public which I always afraid before because I thought people in public would feel uncomfortable if someone is pointing the camera at them. But after the excursion, I see that most people are very friendly so I can take pictures of them without any trouble.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
More class excursions would be nice to improve this course. Also, being able to work more in the studio would be nice.
If everyone was more enthusiastic this would be more fun!
Not much to improve. He was pretty explanatory on the techniques and aspects of the projects he wanted.
Nothing this course could not have been better!
I like the class as the way it is but it would be a little more interesting if students can use edit tools to edit and retouch their pictures so they would look more interesting.
27. Other comments:
Really great class learned a lot about photography and cameras.

Moana Nikou: ART101, Fall 2013     Back to top

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?
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
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?
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.
The projects were fun
Projects and sketchbooks
I enjoyed watching short movie clips of different cultures showing the different styles of art they used.
I really liked the test format. The class projects were really fun and interesting too!
I enjoyed doing the actual art projects and sketchbook assignments.
This class enforced me to think and constantly pick my brain.
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.
I really like the sketchbook projects and the art work projects.
Professor Nikou made this class clear and too the point.
Projects
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I would forget to complete the quizzes sometimes
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.
n/a
The lectures were long and boring
reading and lecture. it was too much
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I really wasn't a fan of the really long lectures and slide shows.
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.
None.
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.
Sitting in forn of the computer for hours listening to a lectures.
Accent
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Ver good
I learned something, so it was a beneficial course.
Excellent
It's a good couse
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.
It is a wonderful class!!
I enjoyed this course. Mr. Nikou is very knowledgeable.
AWESOME!
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.
I would tell other students to take his class. It is very interesting and you learn a lot about different styles of art.
This class was a good online course to take. Professor is nice and the work load is understandable. Not too difficult.
Good
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Change the online format.
This course is designed perfectly for the subject.
Be more orgnanized with the lectures. Make the finals easier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No changes.
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.
No so many lectures to listen to. Not so long lectures.
Can't think of anything
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.
I enjoyed it.
Great class! Should be required for all HCC students!
Just the long lectures i would change other than that it was a really good class

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 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 all the sketches that we had to do.
Professor Nikou was very organized and clear about everything.
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 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.
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.
You were able to do hands on work in an online class.
There is nothing I gained or took out of this course.
Mr. Nikou was well-organized having links to each weeks work.
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 love the sketchbook assignments and projects!
Nikou was very organized and prepared
I enjoyed how he stayed perfectly on schedule with everything.
NOTHING. I enjoyed everything up until I actually talked to him.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Nothing to really complain about :) I really enjoyed this class!
nothing everything was great.
Professor Nikou could have communicated better whenever a question came up.
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.
No class discussions.
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Nothing
The long lectures. Some of the slides for visuals are not working.
The long lectures, but i really benefited from them.
Everything, especially the professor.
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent class, awesome teacher, responds to emails very quickly and is always available for help !
is 10/1o
Excellent, loved the class, planning on taking more classes from Professor Nikou.
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 like this online class. I like the projects and the lessons. The professor is awesome!
I really enjoyed this course. Love the sketchbook assignments and the projects.
Enjoyable and learned a lot.
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My overall evaluation of this course is very great. Assignments and lectures were easily seen and accessible.
excellent.
Excellent! I learned so much!
A very informative and enjoyable class
Great class, learned a lot.
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26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I think maybe Nikou's questions on the quizzes could be worded better. Also, he tends to fumble his words when speaking.
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.
Filming the lecture vice slides and separate audio files.
I believe that this course does not need any improvement.
Have the assignments submitted under assignments that way we can get feedback from every assignment.
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 by having updated slides to match the lecture.
This course could be improved if instead of slides and audio were put together or be like a video footage.
Maybe Mr Nikou can add some powerpoint slides for the lectures. It'll be helpful in case the video slides are not working.
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.
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27. Other comments:
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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%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 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  
3.2 9 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (22%) 2 (50%) 4 (44%)
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%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 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 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 3 (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  
3.71 9 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (75%) 2 (22%)
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%) 4 (44%) 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  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (22%) 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 9 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 3 (33%)
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 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (25%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (25%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
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%) 2 (50%)
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%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (50%) 3 (33%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (25%) 4 (44%)
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 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 3 (33%)
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%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (50%)
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.
Learning about art
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.
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.
I enjoyed the online lectures the best.
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.
Having to ask questions
nothing
The lectures were a bit hard to follow since they weren't done directly for us but a physical class instead.
n/a
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.
I dislike the readings assignments.
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.
good!
I felt that this class was fun and enjoyable. I learned a lot through his audio lectures and videos.
Excellent.
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.
He is a good teacher and knows a lot. Explains concepts well.
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.
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.
Due to emotional situations, I was not able to continue the course and
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.
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.
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
Making the web files more PC friendly would definitely have improved my experience with the class.
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.
27. Other comments:
thank you teacher!
Loved his lectures. They were great.
Thanks for allowing me to enroll late, the motivation you gave and hopefully you will allow me to retake this course in the future.
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.
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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Marty Nikou is a great instructor. I would pick his class again. Answers emails quickly, and creates a great internet class. Thank you professor!

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%) 4 (21%) 7 (37%) 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  
3.77 19 1.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 3 (16%) 8 (42%) 5 (26%)
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%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%) 5 (26%) 3 (16%)
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  
4.71 19 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 3 (16%) 8 (42%) 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%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 5 (26%) 7 (37%) 5 (26%)
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  
3.73 19 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 4 (21%) 5 (26%) 4 (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  
4.65 19 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.06 19 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 6 (32%) 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%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 4 (21%) 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  
4.56 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%) 1 (5%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 6 (32%)
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%) 0 (0%) 9 (47%) 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  
4.47 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (42%) 13 (68%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 19 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 12 (63%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 19 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 9 (47%) 11 (58%)
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%) 9 (47%) 4 (21%) 10 (53%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.79 19 1.32 Freq(%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 10 (53%) 3 (16%) 4 (21%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 19 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 3 (16%) 5 (26%) 6 (32%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 19 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%)
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%) 2 (11%) 9 (47%) 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  
4.11 19 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (58%) 12 (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  
4.11 19 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (58%) 12 (63%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The examples
The creative aspect that the teacher creates a conducive atmosphere for.
All aspects were good.
I enjoyed all aspects of the course
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.
I really liked all the art projects
IT was easy to stay on track as the shcedule is consitent and timely
I learned not only art, but about religions, cultures, and societies in this 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.
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.
Hands on with different types of projects
I enjoyed doing the acrylic art project. It has been a long time since I've picked up a paint brush!
doing the projects
The assignments. I enjoyed sketching and seeing the artistic improvements in just a few weeks.
I liked exploring my artistic creativity and learning about art history.
Freedom to create arts, this helps students to create new forms of arts.
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.
Aspects of the course that I liked best included the allowance of self expression and creativity through art projects.
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.
Hands on art work.
N/A
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.
the course was on-line
Projects
doing the Hands on art projects
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.
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.
Very educational and Nikou gave great examples
Easily understandable from instructor.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
not being able to do some art work again to show improvement.
I enjoyed drawing and giving myself a creative canvas.
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.
Nothing
I could view many videos from my home so I had to watch those videos using library facilities
The lectures, I am taking the DE course and maybe taping his actual class might have been more visual than seeing slides.
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Nothing
I think we should of have a discussion under Laulima.
Reading
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.
Some lectures were extra long
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.
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.
Reading out of the book; for me it was hard to understand.
N/A
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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listening to alot of different lectures
The sculpting project out of all assignments was my least favorite.
Learning about cave art
It can be a little bit of a large load
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
very interesting and fun
I enjoyed this course a lot and it improved my art skills a lot.
Excellent.
educational and creative
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 thought overall it is a great class, and I learned a lot.
awesome
Good class
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.
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 satisfied with all the things I learned with art
I enjoyed this course it brought the art side out of me again.
excellent
Great! Marty Nikou is an excellent professor. He is extremely helpful and always encouraging. I enjoyed this class most because of him.
Very fun and interesting
This course is pretty decent. I learned a lot of new things.
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.
N/A
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.
This course was informative and a good introduction to the arts. I know I am not artistic and creative.
Okay
it is a very interesting course that I enjoyed.
I really enjoyed learning about art and art history. It gave me the strength to draw again.
Good course it is easy to tell that Professor Nikou is very passionate about his job.
Very well taught and easily understandable from instructor.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I thought this course was fine. Maybe an improvement could be a chance to do things more than once to show improvement.
This course can be improved by improving the online interactive system.
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.
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.
Less art projects. More focus on art history and class discussions online.
No suggestions
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.
The course could be improved by having a simpler weekly guideline. There were so many different assignments to complete during one week.
I think the course was straight forward. Not much room for improvement.
Make it clear who is in the regular unit and who is in the writing intensive unit
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.
More feedback and buying less materials would help this course to be improved.
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
Better (larger) visual images. Better explanation and examples of art projects.
Clear instructions
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.
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.
Be more specific with students and give explanations as to why they received the grade that they did
N/a
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.
N/A
none
Keep doing what your doing. Your doing a good job.
Fun semester

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%) 1 (14%) 5 (45%) 8 (67%) 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  
3.17 7 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (25%) 1 (14%)
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  
4.56 12 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%) 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%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 2 (29%) 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  
3.5 6 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 7 (41%) 6 (50%) 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%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 5 (42%) 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 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 1 (17%) 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%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (33%) 1 (17%) 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  
3.6 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 7 (58%) 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  
4.0 6 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (43%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 5 (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  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 2 (33%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
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%) 3 (50%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 4 (57%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 11 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (29%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%) 8 (67%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 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  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (73%)
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  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (55%)
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.
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.
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 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 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 aspects of the course I liked the most were the hands-on projects and the reviews of arts from the years before.
The times when we were able to sketch in class are fun. Also, incorporating videos into his lectures.
Getting to express my inner emotions through my utencil on a blank canvas
The opportunity to use what little skills in the arts I have to express my individual mind.
The instruction and texts give students a basic understanding of art techniques. The instruction included the opportunity to use art medium.
I like how there are so much information's on the power points that presented,and the activities we've done on class.
generally learning all the material
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 :)
I liked the art projects, and the resources that were available, such as online reviews and study guides.
Making my own art
Doing the actual project works
Opportunities to expand class experience through extra credit assignments. Involvement of physical creation of art projects to support class objectives.
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! IT WAS A VERY FUN YET CHALLENGING COURSE!
I liked the incorporation of completing art assignments as well as lectures regarding art. Mr. Nikou is informative and easy to listen to.
flexibility
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 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 like watching the videos and doing the hands on work. I enjoyed it very much.
The lectures and videos helped me under stand the reading.
I enjoyed the videos/links and our professor going over
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.
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
The clips of the movies, and the in class activities.
Doing some of the art projects in class.
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
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.
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.
The different art project/assignments we had.
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.
It was on-line
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.
The extra credit video essays
Marty is a very good teacher and makes the material fun to learn.
This course allowed be to become more creative and amde me realize what I was capable of. Overall, I really enjoyed taking this class.
Hands on art projects
the projects. I have found new hobbies!
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
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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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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.
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.
None.
Writing assignments
Some of his lectures were just uninteresting, but probably because it was on subjects that I wasn't interested in.
Nothing really. The class is just super quiet most of the time.
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The classroom isn't setup well for the number of students.
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i Would say the whole learning of the origin of the different styles of paintings come from
There wasn't really anything I disliked honestly, the instructor made almost sound interesting. Don't really have suggestions for improvements.
Lectures
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NOTHING AT ALL
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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
I did not like how there was a password for the ART 101 course online, it was a hassle.
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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.
Lots of reading
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I only thing I didn't like was the cost of the art supplies.
Lectures at times were a little hard to understand.
Writing too much essays.
I liked everything.
I wasn't a big fan of the way movies were presented.
long class period
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.
None! all aspects were necessary to understand the subject fully.
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Having the purchase so many materials for all the assignments and projects when on a tight budget.
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it was on-line
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.
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.
Nothing.
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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.
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
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! 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.
Awesome
I liked this course a lot because the professor is always on task and he makes sure he lectures clearly.
A great introduction to art class. He covered a lot throughout the semester and I learned a lot as well.
Very interesting andf fun class.
Overall this course was educational, and some what interesting.
Very good.
my overall evaluation of this course was alright. I would recommend this class to my friends.
it was an interestingly fun course.
Awesome class. Awesome teacher!!!! Makes learning art fun and opened my eyes to a different way upon looking at art.
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 interesting subject but i am glad it is over
I wish I had more time.
Good
RECOMMENDTO ALL STUDENTS
The course is a good foundation for ART101 and Mr. Nikou is a good teacher and lecturer.
neutral
I enjoyed it!
excellent
I would recommend taking this online course to anyone who feels like they already know a good deal about art basics.
This class was easy to follow and i enjoyed the time and work i have done for this class.
I enjoyed the course it was very informative.
i really had fun doing the projects and learning about some of rich history art has behind it.
Great course and one of the best online classes I have taken. Fun way to learn art and create your own art pieces.
Overall a good class if interested in the study and creation of Art.
that this class was a little tough to get through.
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
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.
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.
highy recommend this course to anyone
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.
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.
it was good
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.
Very good!
I really liked it!
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.
Great! Mr. Nikon is a great art instructor
he is a great teacher. I feel i have learned a lot this semester. :)
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
The only improvement worth mentioning is the importance of the textbook for the course could be stressed a bit more.
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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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.
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Change project 4 to something hands on.
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.
Have guest speakers come in and present to the class. Take a class trip to a museum.
More examples could be taught in the form of activities. Maybe to give a clearer understanding to some.
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.
A classroom that could accomodate a horseshoe setup would suit Mr. Nikou's presentations better.
We should do more activity or other ways to learn about the history and the important thing in art.
None really
More hands on learning. Find various ways to understand art history as there is a lot to know.
Cumulative point score available for review on a consistent basis
NOTHING!!
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Separate the writing intensive course tasks better. Quicker grade feedback would be helpful.
I honestly don't feel any improvement would be necessary
I really think this course is fine as is.
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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
More in class activities.
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.
I honestly dont know how this course could be improved.
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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.
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.
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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.
Space the projects/sketches out better.
The website layout for assignments could be much clearer
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27. Other comments:
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good class
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Mr. Nikou is passionate about his subject.
thank you for the lesson :)
One of the coolest classes and most dedicated teachers to the subject I have known.
Taking this course was definitely a great learning experience for me, and I do not regret taking it.
None. Thank you!
I really appreciate how understanding and reasonable the teacher is, he does a great job!
I feel Professor Marty explains his course well and I enjoyed the slide and recorded session.
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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.
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.
none
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.
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If other online courses are as great as this one, I plan on taking more in the future.
fun class, i would definitely take another course instructed by Mr. Nikou.

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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
The aspects i liked least was nothing.
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.
Nothing.
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.
I think this course is great. It allowed us to work hands on and allowed us to think for ourselves.
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.
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
Maybe a little bit more campus photography or excursions.
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.
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%) 2 (50%) 6 (46%) 5 (63%) 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  
4.5 4 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 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  
4.6 8 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 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 (50%) 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  
4.5 4 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 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 (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  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (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 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (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  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (31%) 2 (50%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 2 (50%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
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 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (25%) 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  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (38%) 9 (69%)
22. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (43%) 6 (50%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The hands on projects.
I liked the fact that we were able to be creative.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 liked the projects that we did.
The making of art.
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
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.
I liked how it was more about the history of art instead of actually creating art.
the hands on activities. i also enjoyed learning the history of art and the many components that make up 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
I liked the 'in class' projects.
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.
The hands on parts where we got to actually draw, paint, or sculpt something.
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.
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
Learning about art history
Assignments
I liked the hands on projects. I produced pieces that I thought I would never be able to do.
Very well organized.
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! =)
That the professor was readily available for questions and responded quickly to emails.
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?
The powerpoint lectures. They were uninteresting.
I wish we would have had more projects.
none
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.
Nothing at all
nothing
The lectures of the history of art kind of just flew right above my head, didn't understand one thing.
Nothing.
none
none.
The art projects.
n/a
N/A
I didn't like the power point lectures.
None!
The history was my least favorite parts of the course, but was still somewhat interesting.
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
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!
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.
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...
It is a good course to take to get exposed to different art mediums and works. I enjoyed it.
This was a good course.
this class was interesting and a positive classroom atmosphere.
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.
Excellent
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.
Perfect
really good course. fun and educational!
It was good only because we got to do hands on projects.
Good.
Very fun class, we have many hands on oppertunities, watch many movie clips, and the lectures arnt to bad.
great course to take! i would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is just curious about art.
Great course. However, I felt very rushed when it came to the time line of when projects started and when they were due.
this is a great introductory class to art. it's fun yet challenging at the same time.
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
It's not really an art class. People who enjoy learning how to improve art skills shouldn't take this class.
Best Art class I ever attended.
Good course, learned quite a bit.
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.
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.
Would recommend to other students
Great class. I'd recommend this to a friend.
Good. It was very informative and I learned a few basic concepts about art.
Great class.
good.
Love it! I would recommend it to everyone!
It was alright but I would have liked to know that I was on track because we were not given grades regularly either.
Great!
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Make the lectures more hands on and interactive with the students.
This course could have used more extra credit opportunities. This course could have maybe had a field trip to a museum.
none
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 much. I knew all of the students were respecting the professor and had wonderful semester.
nothing i thought it was good
Nothing.
none.
shorter lectures? more videos!
Space out the projects or simply take one or two of them out.
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.
create some type of group project, or collaborative art project with other students.
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.
Class field trips.
Little less concentration on the the extremely detailed history side of Art
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.
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.
Grades given on a regular basis and extra credit clearly stated.
I'm not sure. I guess the Live Q&A should be a little shorter.
27. Other comments:
fun class and interesting
Professor Nikou is a great teacher. He describes with a lot of details and emotions through his lectures.
I would take other class from Moana Nikou again. He's a great teacher .
thank you Mr.Moana for all your help.
Because of this Art 101 class, I am going to major in to Art(more likely fashion and design).
really fun enthusiastic teacher
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none.
none
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.
Mr. Nikou deserves a raise!!!!
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
Professor Nikou was very helpful.
n/a.
Thank you Professor Nikou!
None.
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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%) 7 (58%) 5 (42%) 3 (43%)
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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (57%)
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%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 1 (9%)
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  
4.82 12 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (8%)
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%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 2 (29%)
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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 2 (29%)
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%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 1 (10%)
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  
4.67 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 4 (57%) 2 (18%)
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%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 2 (29%)
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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%) 4 (57%)
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%) 2 (29%) 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  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 8 (73%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
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%) 2 (29%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (57%)
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 (29%) 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  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (29%) 8 (73%)
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 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 8 (80%)
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.
The weekly assignments were very though provoking and adequately explained the practices we were learning.
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.
I loved this class! Really enjoyed learning the technical aspects of photography as well as the deeper artistic perspectives.
Showing everyone's work.
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 liked how I learned the different styles of taking a photo.
I learned that even my mistakes are beautiful. I learned that with excellent mistakes i can make a master piece.
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.
I learned so much about photography i this class! Great Teacher!!!
Very organized and respected way that Mr. Nikou's presented and critiqued effectively for each students photos, and each student contributed very interesting photos.
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.
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.
Not enough class time. Would have liked to learn more about different famous photographers.
How slow it was, we couldn't choose what we wanted to take pictures of.
nothing.
NONE
I did not like how limited the teacher is to talk outside of class.
I loved it all.
it felt like this class for beginners.
Not enough class meetings
Can't think of any right now.
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.
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!
Very enjoyable class! Professor Nikou is very knowledgeable about this course and I was able to gain a deeper understanding and passion for photography.
Fun, and very social
Very good class for anyone interested in improving their photography skills.
A good class.
This course is good if you really want to learn how to take better looking photos.
I thought this course helped me express my artistic ideals through the camera instead of using pens and paper.
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.
Very educational
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let students pick what pictures to take on the assignments, what they are interested in.
idk.
NONE
The teacher could be more readily available outside of class for more questions instead of always being on a time limit.
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.
Can't think at moment.
27. Other comments:
none
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.
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!
i wished that I knew about this class earlier in my earlier college life. I would have enjoyed myself little bit more.
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.

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  
3.5 2 2.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
2.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
3.75 5 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 2 (40%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
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 5 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
2.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 1 (20%) 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  
3.89 10 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (29%)
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 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (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  
4.0 5 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (20%) 6 (60%) 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  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (10%) 3 (38%) 1 (20%) 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  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (33%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 9 (90%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (67%) 7 (70%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
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%) 8 (80%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%) 1 (33%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 5 (63%) 2 (67%)
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%) 4 (50%) 2 (67%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
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 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 learning about the different eras of art.
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 .
Mr. Nikou gives very good lectures that are easy to follow and understand. He is understanding and compassionate to schedule conflictions.
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
His lectures were very informative and easy to follow. The projects and sketchbook assignments were fun to do!
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.
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.
Organized slide presentations.
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.
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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 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.
Marty was an amazing teacher. he made my first experience taking online classes very easy
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.
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.
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24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
nothing really.
Nothing.
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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.
not many. i love this class.
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.
Nothing really...
PowerPoint presentations were a bit long
Great class. Nothing bad
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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NA
I wasn't to fond of the weekly blackboard meetings due to my work schedule conflicting.
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.
i do not like online courses period. i like being in a class face to face.
two days out of the week to review online
nothing really.
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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. :)
Over all, I really enjoyed the course and learned more then I thought I would out of it.
A good course to take and learn about the history of art.
good
Good, very enlightening course
was pretty good and interesting because i learned great stuffs about the visual of Arts.
I would recommend any and every student to take this class. Even if not required by major.
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.
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!
It was a great course, and i learned many new things
I dont feel like I got out the best out of this class.
i enjoyed the class and the instructor.
great course. wish i took it in a classroom than online.
very interesting course
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.
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 believe it good. No improvements needed.
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.
This class can be improved with more extra credit assignments.
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.
Maybe more project work and/or sketchbook assignments would help us apply what we learn more.
This course could be improved by, making some PowerPoint lectures a little shorter, but other then that, I loved the class.
Phenominal class.
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.
Post grades of projects/assignments/tests in a section so that we are able to keep track of our progress
african, asian, australian, south american, etc. art should be covered as well.
None
NA
N/A
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 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
this course is great. keep up the good work.
27. Other comments:
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This course was pretty interesting and fun and really good.
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.
Mr. Nikou is a really good instructor and I enjoyed his class very much.
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Awesome class!
marty is great.
Thank you, Professor Nikou.
Moana Nikou is a good teacher. His tells you straight up what he thinks about your work and what you need to improve on.
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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%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%)
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  
4.2 8 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
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%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 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  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 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  
4.4 7 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 2 (29%)
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 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (29%) 2 (25%) 3 (43%)
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%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 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  
4.29 8 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 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  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 2 (29%)
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  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 5 (63%)
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 (14%) 1 (13%) 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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
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%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 6 (75%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 6 (75%)
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%) 3 (43%) 2 (25%) 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  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%)
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 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I loved the hw hole course. It was a great experience.
Discussing of the photo's displayed
The Photo taking of course! Because it really is fun as our teacher says. Thats why we're here.
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.
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.
Meeting new people with the same interest.
I enjoyed reviewing pictures and the lectures on composition.
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.
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.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Liked it all
N/A
Genre--definitely a difficult one as I am not much of a people person, but I tried.
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.
None
Thought it was gonna be more hands on. This class needs more time.
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.
n/a
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.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It is a great class
I enjoyed this class
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.
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.
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.
It's okay, but it could use some help.
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.
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.
This course is really fun! :) I really enjoyed my self.
I really enjoyed this class and learning more of the basic photography skills.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
It is a perfect course
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.
None
More time. More hands on. Getting out there.
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 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.
:) 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.
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!
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.
Great class! Wish I had more time to spend on the photo assignments but the semester got crazy at the end.
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%) 0 (0%) 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  
0.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (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 (100%) 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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
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%) 0 (0%) 1 (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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%)
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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
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%)
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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
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%) 1 (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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
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.
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.
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?
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).
Nothing was bad because the class went by so fast.
-none-
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
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.
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.
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.
The Blackboard and Illuminate sessions could be done without. Video clips could also be updated.
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 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%) 1 (13%) 2 (40%) 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  
4.17 8 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (25%) 1 (20%) 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  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (20%) 6 (75%) 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 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 1 (13%)
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  
3.86 8 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (13%) 3 (60%) 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  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (38%) 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  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (40%) 4 (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  
4.14 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (13%)
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 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%) 3 (38%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 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  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 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  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (80%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (80%)
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%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%) 5 (63%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (43%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (38%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 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  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (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  
4.0 8 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (60%)
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 the scope of the course and the fact that it managed to include both prehistorical and postmodern art.
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 liked the visuals and the backround of art shown in the class.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Summer session goes very fast!
nothing
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25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very good.
This course was very interesting and I feel that I am more knowledgable about art because of it.
wonderful experience
Very enjoyable and educational. The projects challenged and informed what it took to perform art in those mediums.
excellent course
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26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I felt that the recorded lectures could be edited down a fair amount (with the silences and interactions with the class cut out).
Everything that was provided in the course was sufficient enough to walk away with the knowledge intended.
Send him to outer islands to meet with his students!
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.
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 ...
Nikou always telling us that it was going to be on our test.
all the history we've learned about visual arts. Important people, places, and paintings help me understand a deeper meaning of art.
The art
the art terms, the style of art, and a little bit of the art history.
how interesting the instructor made the course. He always had a smile on his face and was very courteous.