eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Thanh Truc Nguyen

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Thanh Truc Nguyen: ETEC442, Fall 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Educational Technology
Course: ETEC 442 - Computers in Education Crn (Section): 78788 (004)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
7. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (60%) 5 (33%)
8. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
9. I participated actively in class discussion.
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%)
10. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%)
11. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 3 (20%) 8 (53%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
13. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
14. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
15. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
16. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Online collaboration
Although it was definitely a lot of work, I think the unit plan was the most beneficial because it helped present a good representation of lesson planning in the classroom and gave students a good experience preparing one. I also really liked that we had peer reviews because it helped us to look at different parts of our lessons that we may not have noticed on our own.
The online collaboration. Also, I enjoyed using the Ning website. It was easier to follow (assignments than Laulima.
It was nice collaborating as a group to complete a project. The assignment modules were informative and interesting.
The projects and discussion were very good. Some of the other assignments seemed too simple while doing them, but it turns out that they generated a lot of good discussion - so I think that was the point of those particular assignments.
The online traing. Gogle docs and the NING website were excellent programs to work with:)
I felt that learning how to integrate technology into my future lesson plans was the most important concept that I have learned.
Tools and resources.
modules
I liked that we had to apply some of the knowledge we learned in class to real life working with children.
Learning about the various webtools I was not aware of prior to taking this course.
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Some aspects of the modules were not interesting, e.g., website on webquests.
All the different required readings from different websites, it got a little confusing at times when we had to many different windows and things going on at the same time. As we went through the semester it definitely got easier to manage but sometimes it did feel a little much to handle.
NA
I felt like much of the material was too basic for a 400 level course.
Did not find any assignments to be not valuable. The Illuminate sessions didn't benefit me much.
Not enough class meetings via eluminate.
I really feel the course was ran well. All the information was useful.
None.
Pedagogy theory was sometimes weak if not counter-productive.
assignments
n/a
I think the idea of collaborative groups and using Google Docs was valuable, but the experience was a little frustrating for me. It can be difficult when all members do not follow timelines or group agreements.
18. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The online communication aspects of the course.
Webquests!
The Google docs paper. I liked the different tools people wrote about. It provided me with different technology ideas for my school.
It being the first completely online course that I took that had a sense of community.
What I learned about the course material was great, but what I learned about myself has really been eye-opening.
The group work and use of technologies in the classroom.
I will remember my UBD unit because it is the first complete technology integrated unit plan that I have created.
Resources.
webquest
All of the technology that I didn't know existed...how to look at a situation and apply which ones benefit the students learning.
Being introduced to various webtools, and foreseeing how technology can enhance the curriculum and increase student engagement.
19. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
20. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
21. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
22. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
23. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
24. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
25. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
26. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
27. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
28. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Nguyen is a great teacher, she incorporates great technological aspects in her unit and really encourages real aspects of teaching within the assignments. She also responded very quickly to her email if we had any questions, and if she was unavailable for whatever reason, she made sure someone was able to communicate to us about what needed to be done and the expectations that were required of us. Communication is key between teachers and students especially when you're working with an online distance learning course.
She really cared about the student needs. She was flexible and adapted well to the challenges of an online course.
fantastic and knowledgeable. I will recommend this instructor to fellow students and teachers.
No complaints. Easy to communicate with.
The instructor was understanding and well trained in the subject. I would definitely take another class from this instructor.
The instructor is very understanding and accommodating. She has thorough knowledge and seemed enthusiastic about the material.
She did the best she could for this class.
Awesome. Took time to answer personal questions related to the content, but not specifically to class requirements. I respect and admire her.
Excellent. I struggled because of personal issues, and she helped me through it and encouraged me through it all. She was very good about getting back to me when I had questions about assignments and class in general.
She was knowledgeable and patient. She helped to calm my nerves in the beginning because I entered the course not being too tech savvy.
29. The writing assignments helped me retain the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 4 (27%) 6 (40%)
30. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
31. What changes would you make in the readings?
I had a very hectic schedule so having a lot of readings was a little difficult. I think it would help to have small summaries of the important topics to get the basic idea and subject of the reading. Many times, ideas would get lost within all the readings and I think we could have done with less required readings. I really enjoyed the videos because they were short clips that demonstrated how these technological aspects were integrated into real world situations.
NA
Include more theory.
none
I would prefer a more clearly defined table of contents or checklist for each week's assigned readings and assignments. I found that it was easy to miss something while going thru the course material on Laulima due to the nature of clicking thru nested pages.
I would not change anything about the readings in this class.
I would not change anything.
More practicality and less theory.
none.
None
None
32. What changes would you make in the discussion sections?
The discussions helped us to think outside of the box and let us get to know our classmates. They were a good part of the curriculum.
Utilize Ning more and online communication (chats)
none, discussion prompts were helpful
I felt the way the instructor handled the discussions was excellent. No changes need to be made.
I liked the discussion sessions and would not change anything.
More cross-sharing of what individual students were doing in their classrooms.
none.
None
None