eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Bradley Ashburn

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BIOC141, Fall 2014
BIOC141, Fall 2014
BIOC241, Spring 2014
BIOC241, Summer II 2013
BIOC241, Fall 2012
BIOC241, Spring 2012
BIOC241, Fall 2011
BIOC241, Spring 2011
BIOC241, Fall 2010

Bradley Ashburn: BIOC141, Fall 2014

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOC 141 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry Crn (Section): 51093 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (83%)
2. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 23 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 22 (96%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 23 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 22 (96%)
4. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 21 (91%)
5. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (83%)
6. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
7. What did you like least about your online course experience?
N/A
The fact that I took this specific course (BIOC 141) and that I took this course online, I feel that there are several things I should have strongly disliked about this course experience, but there is absolutely nothing that could be disliked. The course was designed and instructed to give each student every opportunity for success. Of the 5 courses I took this semester, this was the best instruction I have received.
The fact that I got the lectures and quizzes mixed up one week :( That is the thing I liked least about my online course experience.
The thing I liked least is that I needed a couple of more examples of some of the problems. Having to make appointments made it alittle difficult but not too bad.
Nothing
The only negative thing was that the times meetings were set up for students to have a review session was during the weekday. Being an online course i would assume most take online classes because of their availability. Having more later review sessions or on weekends would have been nice.
I wish I found the time to actually watch his lectures.
None
The only thing I least like is that I have to drive down to the testing center to complete exams, but I completely understand why we need to.
Nothing except that chemistry is really hard.
N/A
I didnʻt like how we had to wait to get the results of our quiz scores.
I would've wanted to receive the quiz results right after finishing the quiz, but I understand that it needs to be looked over first, and it prevents cheating.
There isn't anything I didn't enjoy.
I just didn't like how we're given 2 days to take our exams,i was hoping it was the whole week.
8. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Professor Ashburn explained the content clearly.
I liked that there were lecture videos to help with the course materials.
I like the video lectures, he really explains things in details.
I should have hated taking a science course online, but Dr. Ashburn's video lectures and online instruction format was beyond impressive from the first day. At first, the organization seemed overwhelming, and intimidating, but I have become spoiled and wish every single online course I take would have video lecture requirements by the instructor. The course was so successful because it's a reflection of the instructor's high degree of professionalism. I cannot say anything negative about the course or the instructor as there is no need for improvement.
I liked the way Mr. Ashburn teaches!! Concepts were almost instantly understood and elaborated on very well. I enjoyed having him use real life examples and the occasional humor. My favorite class I have taken all through my three years of college.
I really like the lecture videos. I felt like Dr. Ashburn was really able to explain the material in a way that I understood.
powerpoint/slideshow is easy to understand
Mr. Ashburn was very thorough in his lectures and explained things very well. The video lectures were very helpful and the examples he showed and worked through.
He's probably the best online teacher I've had. He helps the students out asap.
What I liked most about my online course experience is the Modules that were distributed. It was a fun new way to learn the course materials.
I enjoyed everything. I learned more than my last instructor.
I loved the online lecture videos online that Professor Ashburn provides! It makes it so easy to learn and it gives you the opportunity to watch it over and over. With the lecture videos, the most important information is provided through Ashburn and that is exactly what the exams and quizzes are based on.
The lectured slideshows
Dr. Ashburns video lectures were very informative and extremely helpful. His video lectures were very thorough and easy to understand.
Dr. Ashburn is an excellent BIOCHEM, His Podcasts are simple, he applies concept checks, and he makes a connection between the course and real life, like nursing field and the ability to calculate solutions or a way to calculate calories, etc. He sends out e-mails informing his students of either grades (from the quizzes or exam), exam review sessions that he put together for his students with the BIOCHEM tutor, and he makes himself available for help thereʻs just a lot of things I enjoyed about this course...
Lots of help offered. Clear expectations. Due dates and reminders posted everywhere. If you miss an assignment, it's all on you, because the professor gives more reminders than he should have to.
I enjoyed his lecture delivery the most. He was entertaining and used examples that related to daily life.
Ashburn's class was very organize and I really liked all his broadcast lecture videos because it helped me understand all our topic.
9. Other comments:
So far it is one of the best online course I've taken. I really learned a lot from this class!
NO NEED FOR IMPROVEMENT, but I truly would hope that this course design could become a model or the level of standard for online course instruction as despite having taken this course online, I learned the most in this course, and through instruction in the lectures (not having to be dependent upon teaching myself). Instruction was the best I have received. A big big big thank you to Dr. Ashburn.
When I am able to easily understand the material being taught to me, I tend to really like that class and that is what happened this semester with Biochem 141. Dr. Ashburn is a very good teacher and I want to thank him for a great, fun-filled semester :)
This class was awesome!! I was really scared of taking an online chemistry class but I feel like I really learned in this class and I enjoyed learning about chemistry.
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Great job! Would take any class you teach
For the first time, I loved everything about this online course. This class is not like other online courses where you have to read one chapter a week and take a quiz. This course provides the greatest learning materials. I love how Professor Ashburn has an amazing personality in which it makes learning fun. He adds in humor to his teaching style. He also adds other great information that is related to real life situations, which is awesome because it makes you understand so many things that everyone experiences everyday. If I could pick one teacher to learn every subject from, it would be Professor Ashburn.
I loved this course with Dr. Ashburn, he made learning simple, fun, and easy. Thanks for the semester Iʻm really glad I got to take this course, Iʻm looking forward to taking more classes with this professor.
Great professor and teaching style.
Keep up the good work Dr. Ashburn!! :)

Bradley Ashburn: BIOC141, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOC 141 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry Crn (Section): 51096 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
2. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
4. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
5. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
6. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
7. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Access to the slides and worksheets was very difficult and because of the non-standard applications used to show the material (Apple/Mac PDFs). This was distracting and was an impediment to time management. I needed to save the slides and/or print them so I could follow along and do calculations in the lecture video. If I could not save or print them my progress was delayed. Not a small inconvenient issue! I understand how MACs are a convenience when it comes to network security and processing speed but it is not friendly to Microsoft and Adobe applications. Strongly recommend posting the slides in powerpoint and adobe on Laulima.
I loved the fact that Mr. Ashburn made all of the lectures available online.
That I didn't make time to actually meet you in person! You are truly THE BEST ONLINE teacher I ever had!
No comment.
I wish I took his face to face class.
The timing on the chapter quizzes was too short.
There was nothing about this course that I didn't like.
Not much it was good experience.
N/A
There wasn't anything that I "least liked"
Nothing : )
One aspect that I did not like was not being able to interact face-to-face with the professor. He was extremely helpful in answering questions regarding the material and exams. If I was on island I definitely would have taken his course on campus.
n/a
no face to face interaction
I thought that this class was amazing, especially considering that it was an online course. However, in my past online courses I was able to review my grade immediately after completing a quiz or exam, so my only complaint was that I had to wait for my grade to be posted several days after I completed the quiz/exam.
There wasn't anything I disliked about dr. Ashburn's online course.
8. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The online is an outstanding timesaver for those in the workforce or homebound. I got a great foundation in biochemistry! I am prepared to go further in my science studies. Thank you very much Dr. Ashburn you are a great instructor, professor, and mentor.
I liked the fact that I could stop and start as needed with my hectic life.
His podcasts were beyond helpful. They gave me a better understanding of the information in the text.
Great explanation of topics. Maybe more practice problems and not all answers available in book key. Maybe the teacher could post all the answers to the assigned questions.
He is a great teacher. He is very funny and expresses the course in a way that makes it clear and understandable.
It was very interesting
I liked every chapter of this course and how Dr. Ashburn taught us. I know he cares a lot for his students and is willing to help them succeed in their future goals.
Good lectures had a good amount of explanation.
I really like that Professor Ashburn made this course really understandable. I really like the way he makes analogies to make it more relatable and more clear to understand. I even like that he give extra credit opportunities to help with our exam scores.
I loved the video lectures. They were in depth and helped make the text understandable. They were also funny.
He sends out reminders and gives reviews for exam.
I like how Dr. Ashburn explains all lectures in a clear and organized way. He made the lectures fun and very knowledgeable at the same time. He made a hard problem become easy.
I truly enjoyed taking BIOC 141 with Professor Ashburn. He was very detailed in his explanations of the material and was very generous with the extra credit opportunities.
This is my 1st online class ever. I like the how Dr. Ashburn explains while writing on his slides. I understood/learned a lot even just online.
The teacher made this course straight to the point and easy to use.
he had videos that were posted so it didnt feel too disconnected. I liked that he took the time to prepare this and offered extra credit for his students.
This is my second time taking Biochem since I wanted a better grade, and I found that this time around I learned so much more and I was able to comprehend the material much more better. The main thing that I enjoyed most about this class was the way Dr. Ashburn created his lecture videos. I've taken many online classes where the only form of "lecture" was just a simple powerpoint that supplements the textbook. I've also had an online course where the professor created audio clips. However, I find that Dr. Ashburn's method of powerpoint including a voiceover that actually lectures his way through the powerpoint, as well as writing on each slide helps so much to pay attention to the lecture and really comprehend the material.
His power point lectures! They were on point! Very explanatory, helpful, visual and intuitive!
9. Other comments:
Please take my recommendations on access to course materials.
I would have liked Mr. Ashburn be more available for tutoring. Mr. Ashburn has a way of putting things that make it easier to understand the concepts. The tutor was helpful, but at times, she had to review the material and she was just reading from the book(I could have done the same at home). I also wish there was more access to worksheets and keys. Doing the problems in the book were not always accessible when on work breaks, but carrying a worksheet around is a lot easier than an entire binder.
I hated science before your class and now that this semester is ending I actually have a grasp and appreciation for science. Thank you for that!
Dr. Ashburn you should teach higher levels of science courses because you make students love science!!
All in all, I really enjoy this class and Professor Ashburn a lot. He is a really good teacher and I would recommend him for Biochemistry.
It's my first time taking an on-line course and didn't know what to expect but Dr. Ashburn made my first time very awesome. I learned so much in his class. We need more teachers who teach the same method that he does.
I would definitely take another online course with Professor Ashburn!
I don't know what it is but there were few times where I felt I was ignored when I ask him question(s) in person. I like that he attaches his slides for us to print out while we do our lectures we can write our notes at the same time & go back to it. But overall he's helpful.
I can really see the effort that Dr. Ashburn put into the course for all of us to excel. I appreciate it so much and made learning easy. I am also so thankful for Dr. Ashburn emailing us reminders about due dates for quizzes, otherwise I would have missed these deadlines. I feel so fortunate to have taken this course. I cannot thank you enough! You are an amazing professor I can only dream that every professor had the quality and effort you put into a class.
Just wanna thank dr Ashburn for teaching in a way that makes learn biochemistry fun and interesting! He always had me laughing at his explanations of concepts :)

Bradley Ashburn: BIOC241, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOC 241 - Fdmntls of Bioch Crn (Section): 52569 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 23 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 23 (100%)
2. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 23 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 21 (91%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 23 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 22 (96%)
4. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 23 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 22 (96%)
5. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 21 (91%)
6. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 21 (91%)
7. What did you like least about your online course experience?
N/A. I thought this class was very organized and well put together.
The only thing I wasn't a real big fan about this class, were the timed quizzes. I don't know if its just me but I feel so pressured out when you see that little time, getting closer and closer to 0:00!
I just love the idea that I can work, at the same time I can go to school with my own spare of time.On line class is very helpful to me as a busy mom and an employee in reaching my goal and aspiration in life.
There was nothing I didnt like about dr. Ashburn's course.
Nothing! Favorite class by far! :)
AS with any online course, organization is required in order to stay on top of things. Self-discipline & time management was at times difficult, but that is an individual issue & is no reflection on the course itself. no negative comments from me.
Nothing
He was great, dont have any
I like how he had the videos to help us learn the chapters.
That I never new when a discussion was due because It wasn't sent through email. And the exams had to be taken in class. It was difficult to make t to Lcc because of my busy schedule.
I didn't have much interaction with the professor or other students. I like socializing with others.
The thing I liked least about this class was not being able to get our grades right after we finish our quizzes and exams. I wish we could find out after we finish the test or quiz.
Honestly, there wasn't anything I disliked about this course, it was challenging enough for me
The only thing was that I needed a computer to watch the lectures. I'm not sure if it's the settings on my iPad and phone but I could not listen on my free time because I needed my laptop, which I did not always have on me.
This has probably been my favorite online course I have taken yet. I have no complaints.
Nothing
Nothing about the course. I am not so great with time management but the material provided was so helpful, I'm still getting a great grade.
The only thing that i wasn't to thrilled about with this online class is the deadlines having to stay on top of them is a struggle.
None
8. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I loved the podcasts! Before I signed up for the class, I saw such high reviews for this professor! The teacher makes me laugh almost every module and I have learned so much from this course!
I loved the instructional videos, they were very easy to follow and understand.
It is very manageable.
I appreciated the online lectures and his sense of humor. I also enjoyed the exam reviews that was held on campus on dr. Ashburn's free time.
The advantage of re-watching the lecture videos are the best. I really liked that every Sunday or every other Sunday quizzes were due. Another thing I liked was that Dr. Ashburn provided review sessions for our exams and if we couldn't make it to the session he posted the powerpoint slides on Laulima. He always emailed us when quizzes/exams are reaching its deadline, and also told us the average, high score, and low score of the exams/quizzes.
Professor Ashburn is the best by far. I haven't taken an advanced math course over a decade, so I was VERY anxious about Biochem. My nerves took over whatever self-confidence I thought I had before the course began, but once I watched Prof Ashburn's first lecture, all of the self-doubt began to disappear. His class is definitely a challenge & requires lots of practice, but man...what a rewarding feeling to accomplish a 96% overall course grade (so far, with 2 quizzes & 1 final to go)! Not only is this class teaching methods & conversions, to say the least, but it also has reminded me that I am more than capable of accomplishing anything that I decide to do, backed with hard work, of course! Thanks Prof Ashburn!!
Dr. Asburn's lectures, power points, review classes and most of all his willingness to help his students to be successful in his class.
The online videos
I like that I could learn in my own space and not be bothered by other people I don't like.
He had lecture videos.
Videos because Professor Ashburn made it easier for me to learn each lesson step by step which is what i need!
Dr. Ashburn made me want to take more online courses. I was hesitant to take a science online, but his videos helped me so much throughout the semester. He explained things so simple and he did concept checks which helped me master the course material.
The thing I liked most about this class was the instructor. He was very helpful and made it very easy for me to understand concepts.
Professor Ashburn is by far the BEST Professor I've had at Leeward! He genuinely cares about ALLLL his students. He made it very interesting to learn the material I needed to and he related them to real life situations which are always the best! Leeward needs more Professors like Dr. Ashburn!
I loved: -quick responses -the lectures were easy to understand -lectures prepared us for the exam -Items on the exam related to what we learned and not something crazy that wasn't even discussed -good textbook -PowerPoint was made available -approachable teacher -online requirements were not too much unlike other online courses that seemed overwhelming because it was not organized in an easy way.
What I liked about my online course experience was the fact that Professor Ashburn's powerpoints and video lectures were highly helpful, compared to when I took this same course with a different Professor on campus. He explained things very clearly and thoroughly. I felt like he genuinely cared that his students would do well in this course.
The class was extremely organized. Material was explained in a way that the concepts were easy to understand. Tests and quizzes were based off homework material so I felt I was prepared and understood what I needed to know. Dr. Ashburn is a wonderful teacher and made chemistry fun to learn! Great teacher!
Professor Ashburn is a great instructor and lecturer and he made a what would have been boring online course, fun and exciting to learn!
The tutorial videos Professor Ashburn provides are extremely helpful
Dr Ashburns online lectures i love the youtube videos he does, there amazing.
The lectures provided by the professor were extremely clear and helpful.
9. Other comments:
Thanks for a great semester! :)
Dr. Ashburn is very smart and very intelligent professor. I will recommend him to students.
Dr. Ashburn is a very hilarious guy! I'll watch the videos and laugh most of the time because he would use such random things to use as examples such as food, malls, and animals. He definitely makes learning fun. I HIGHLY recommend him! :)
Professor Ashburn...you are definitely an amazing teacher. Thanks for always responding to my concerns & patiently explaining concepts until I understood them. Also, your ability (Gift/Talent) to teach in a way that we all (most of us) can understand is greatly appreciated. After having more than a handful of poor professors (People who weren't meant to teach), I have a great appreciation for you!! Thanks again for a great semester! PS..even though it was an online course, the in-person review sessions were beneficial to all of us who attended, so thanks for putting in the extra effort for us!
Dr. Ashburn is a wonderful instructor with relatable and understandable lectures.
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I enjoyed the class :)
I like how Professor Ashburn was able to help us whenever he can, especially for preparing us for the exams. I have a better comprehension with his teaching method than the textbooks. He made biochemistry interesting and easy for me to learn. I thank him for showing us many ways to understand each lesson (e.g. textbook problems, practice worksheets, tutoring,etc) because it shows how considerate he is to his students. I strongly recommend Professor Ashburn for biochemisty/chemisty courses.
GREAT class. Loved the simplicity of the setup online. Great teacher. We need more of them. I actually learned a lot more than my previous science courses. The professor sets us up to pass. He cares.
I would highly recommend this course to other students. Great course and teacher. I wouldn't change a thing!
MAHALO PROF A!!!
I got into this class thinking it would be extremely difficult, but I ended up finding it to be the most enjoyable online class I have taken in all of my three years here at Leeward. Of course, the content was still a little challenging, but the lectures and the help provided by the professor made the class easier

Bradley Ashburn: BIOC241, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOC 241 - Fdmntls of Bioch Crn (Section): 59108 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
2. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
4. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
5. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 16 (76%)
6. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
7. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Nothing at all! I did wish we had some online quizzes for every chapter so that it'd prep us for the exam.
Nothing. This was my first online course and professor Ashburn made all the material easy to understand. I hope every online class is this structured.
I couldn't get questions I had answered instantly
I truly enjoy this class, there is nothing I would say that is my least favorite.
It was hard to concentrate.
Unable to take all the exams at once.
What i liked least about my online course experience is that its hard to know and meet people in class to study with. I understand it is online but with a hard class like this, it would be nice to have study groups.
Not having that teacher student interaction like you have in a classroom.
The course was only based on 3 exams. It would be a help to allow students to get to work for their grade too, since some students such as myself don't so do well with exams.
I didn't like that it was strictly exams. I wanted homework or quizzes that helped us to lead up to the exams.
That our grades was based entirely on exams. I took this course because a friend of mine previously took it and that friend told me that homework was included as well. It was a disappointment to find out that it was only based on exams. I also disliked the fact that we had to go to a testing center to take the exams. It would have been nice to at least make it taken at home.
Its harder to learn the math conversions online
I def enjoyed the pod casts review lectures. They are a big help!
Few technical difficulties were present.
nothing.
I didn't have any problems.
I think that this teacher is doing a wonderful job for the material that is needing to be covered, and clearly helps us understand what we need to learn and do.
8. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I love the podcast videos that were posted specifically stating the week it should be watched. The podcast's were easy to understand and actually felt as though I was in a face-to-face classroom.
I was kind of cautious about taking an online course, especially a science one. But I'm so glad I did. Dr. Ashburn is definitely on my favorites list for science teachers because his podcasts are thorough and entertaining. I've learned a lot more in this class than in a lecture class.
I liked how the material was explained and how I could go at my own pace with enough time to go over what I had learned from the pod casts.
I could take the material at my own pace
Everything!! I love the way that the class is structured, I enjoy learning from Dr. Ashburn's podcasts. I like how he has his class assignments broken down into modules so I can learn the material piece by piece.
That you can learn at your own paste and always go back to the lecture
The Course is extremely easy.
What i liked most about my online course experience is that i was able to review the material on my own time. I was able to make appointments with the professor and tutor when it was needed. Our professor responded to emails promptly.
Having the opportunity to learn in a different setting by going through all the course material almost like i'm teaching myself.
I liked how the lecture podcasts had a "flow" to it. Watching him do the example problems also helped because he explained how he got a certain answer and what he had to do to get it.
I got to work at my own paste.
That it was a self-learning, independent learning experience. The fact that it was an online course and that it went well with my busy schedule.
That I could look at the lectures on my own time
Considering the fact that i had nothing to do all summer, i was able to learn better whilst gaining a better understanding.
Podcasts were very helpful.
I like how he discuss the topics, its clear and easy to understand.
I like the study guides at the end of the chapters : )
I like the material that is being covered in the class, and I also like the way the teacher has it set up for teaching on-line. The video pod casts are very helpful!
Easy accessibility.
9. Other comments:
This class was awesome!!! Thanks professor Ashburn.
overall, a good course. Info was clear and very easy to understand
I learned so much from this class, Dr. Ashburn is an awesome teacher where I know that I will be able to remember his class and the material for future usage such as the nursing entrance exams.
He is a great instructor.
I will recommend other student to take this easy class to fulfill pharmacy prerequisite. There are some pharmacy schools out there that will take LCC biochem ,so it is recommended that these people enroll into Dr.Ashburn class in the future.
none.
Thank you for making me look at Chemistry in a simpler and different perspective!
Practice problems also helped a lot.
Professor Ashburn is an awsome teacher, very knowledgeable in everything he teaches. I would recommend taking him for biochemistry, wish I took him the first time.

Bradley Ashburn: BIOC241, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOC 241 - Fdmntls of Bioch Crn (Section): 51567 (0)     51809 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 17 (77%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 22 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 5 (83%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (82%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 16 (73%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 22 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (73%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (77%)
7. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 22 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 2 (9%) 17 (77%)
8. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 12 (55%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (100%)
11. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (17%) 17 (77%)
13. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 22 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 19 (86%)
14. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 22 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 18 (82%) 1 (5%)
15. Other comments:
This was an excellent class. He taught us in a way that was fun and memorable. I would recommend him to anyone.
most professional instructor I have had the pleasure of taking
Very good teacher a little fast paste for me in a way. He is more than happy to help if you dont understand the material though.
i would deffinately recommend him to anyone, he's just an awesome instructor. even though i took his class online because his class filled up quickly, i learned quite alot but wished i would of took a face to face course because i learn better that way, overall his work load wasnt bad and graded assignments on time. hes great (:
Great learning experience. I would recommend this class to students who are not strong with chemistry and who want to learn.
Should break down the exams to either individual chapter exams or up to 2 chapters depending on how much problem solving there is. Having just 2 exams and a final is a little intense to do online especially when the allotted time of taking the exam is about 90 mins long with a lot of equations to figure out. Otherwise this class was a learning experience for me.
Class was informative and the workload was easy.
I would recommend Dr. Ashburn to everyone! He's a great teacher and very understanding!
Awesome Teacher willing to help you out in this class!!!!
This was the best online science course I've taken, the lecture videos are really helpful, the course load is reasonably distributed throughout the semester, and the professor is really helpful.
Dr. Ashburn was an excellent teacher for this online course. Very organized course and he was readily available for questions and help.
The only thing I had difficulty with was when the problem sets were due. The due dates weren't so clear even when I followed with the weekly plans and modules. Other than that I really enjoyed the podcasts, it made online learning for this course enjoyable :)
Excellent BIOC241 online course taught by Prof. Ashburn. I would definitely recommend other students to take any of Ashburn's courses.
I enjoyed this course and scheduling seemed suitable with my schedule. Online course made it better for me to manage.

Bradley Ashburn: BIOC241, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOC 241 - Fdmntls of Bioch Crn (Section): 55474 (0)     55728 (0)    
1. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
2. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (50%)
3. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 30 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 7 (100%)
4. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 30 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 7 (100%)
5. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 30 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
6. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 22 (73%)
7. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 30 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 28 (93%)
8. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 1 (14%)
9. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked how Professor Ashburn allowed the students to interact with each other when it came to solving in class problems and questions. It gave me the opportunity to learn and view things from the different perspectives of my peers.
Professor Ashburn was extremely organized and thorough. He presented the material in a very interesting way that made me want to learn and come to class and was also helpful in retaining the material. I look forward to taking other classes from him. Love that he does concept checks and walks around the class to ensure that everyone is doing it correctly. Great study guides. Overall, the best professor I have ever had.
I enjoyed his lectures because he always made them interesting & never a dull moment!
This course was one that I saved for last because I was terrified of Chemistry after struggling with it a lot in High School. I wish I could share my experience with everyone because Mr. Ashburn is hands-down a gifted teacher. He is absolutely amazing and his passion for the subject is easy to see. Because he understands the material so well, he is able to break it down into short cuts or different perspectives to help students learn. He has given me the confidence to continue on in the medical field and no longer be afraid of Chemistry. He sometimes gets our work back to us within the same day and he is always available for questions or emails. I have nothing but wonderful things to say and I hope he knows that by his fun attitude and great teaching skills he is changing lives.
Instructor had a good sense of humor. He also used real-world examples.
I liked how he related things to real life situations and he never did make the class fall asleep!
The homework
Everything. The course was very organized. Professor Ashburn provided multiple resources to further enhance understanding. The communication was quick and Professor Ashburn was always available to help.
online quizzes
I liked learning about chemistry over all.
He made the material easy to learn. He put it in everyday terms for his example which helped to understand a lot better.
I like the use of podcast to show powerpoints on what to learn and study. Very organized indeed.
Podcasts
Prof. Ashburn did a really great job with this being an online course. The podcasts felt made learning the material much easier.
I thought Dr. Ashburn's podcast were very helpful.
I liked everything! Very interesting course once you start paying attention and actually learning the material. Wish I studied harder and earlier in the semester.
I liked how he gave out extra credit because it really helped.
The discussion forum was awesome!! It allowed all of us to post questions, talk directly to Dr. Ashburn, and I felt like I would always get a timely response. Although this was not the first time using a class discussion forum for me, this was by far the most efficient!
The podcasts were very helpful and highlighted important concepts. Professor Ashburn spoke very clearly and his examples were excellent and humorous.
the podcasts make it very easy to follow along
I like that he made it easier for the people who learn better through listening by posting the lectures.
The podcasts were the best part of the online course. Prof. Asburn is very thorough with his lessons. They were very informative. He is on point on every aspect of the class. He is especially prompt on responding to emails. Very fair and knowledgeable instructor. One of the best class I've taken.
Dr. Ashburn is an excellent professor and provided me with one of the best learning experiences throughout my college career. Dr. Ashburn was always available/easily accessible to answer questions/discuss the subject matter. This course was put together in a VERY ORGANIZED manner which helped me stay on track and not get behind. Being that Dr. Ashburn assigns one assignment per week along with an online lecture (with accompanying lecture notes), it provides students with a weekly routine, which helps us to stay on track. If you want to learn about Biochemistry, Dr. Ashburn will provide every student with the tools/resources necessary to succeed, and more. If you follow his directions, and make use of what is provided, your learning experience will be very positive and rewarding!
I really liked the videos that he provided for his online course. Instead of being like most online courses, he actually taught a lesson as if we were actually live in his class. He was very organized when it came to modules and problem sets. Also, even though I signed up for his online course, he always made it available to come sit into his live class, and also go to him for help.
The instructor's podcasts are very helpful!
I like the online class because it gives me time flexibility and to study on my own pace. I also like the interactivity among the students and Dr. Ashburn in discussing the subject areas.
Doing Homework, As long as we do our hw and showing our work even if it was wrong or right we still get the full credit for it
the best thing that I like in this course was the professor was very helpful and answer all the question very clear.
You gave a lot of examples through the podcasts which made it sort of easy to answer the ones given on our homework assignments.
Dr. Ashburn really seemed to know his stuff. The whole semester is laid out and simple. His material is completely comprehensible, if you do what he assigns. I would definitely take another class from him.I liked the extra credit opportunities, as well as the very structured format. His lectures are humerus and easy to understand.
I really enjoyed learning from the podcasts. Professor Ashburn's technique of teaching was very well organized and understandable. This was my third time retaking biochemistry and I feel like the material of the course was taught so clear to me this time. The material taught was broken down and the analogies were extra helpful I really enjoyed doing homework that I understood!
I liked every bit of this course. I recommend it to everyone who needs this course.
I like the podcasts because it really helped me to learn
The podcasts were wonderful; I loved having a lecture that I could listen and rewatch if I had any questions. The podcasts were wonderfully clear, spoken in simple terms so they were easy to understand, and had great examples! I loved the sample problems because they especially helped in understanding and clarifying the material. The teacher's voice was also animated and made learning the material much funner! The tests were not easy, but if you studied the material and did the homework, then I felt you were fine. The level of difficulty is very appropriate.
10. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Nothing.
None
N/A
Cant say there is anything. nothing but good things to say.
Most of the course grade was based on just two exams and the final exam. This might reflect genuine learning better than an accumulation of small assignments and smaller unit tests, but it's nerve-wracking.
I wish there were a little more extra credit offered.
The part that it's over.
going to testing center for exam
n/a
I wish I took it in class because I would have loved to listen to the lectures in person but i couldn't. He online was still good though
NONE.
Sometimes it's difficult to get a response when you need it. It isn't because of the teacher. It's because of the conflicting schedules and when I'm able to go online.
None
n/a
The course is great. I could've had a little more self-discipline, though.
nothing really
none
NONE
N/A.
Nothing really, maybe just that getting answers wrong on your exams brings down your grade a lot since each multiple question is 2pts each, but he does give a lot of extra credit opportunities.
Podcasts!
Hmmmm, I would say that the weekly problem sets would be my east favorite but just because I tend to cram and do homeworks on the last minute.
Exams!
none
Well, maybe it was just a misunderstanding on my part or a lack of "searching around" but before an exam, I was always thinking "Did I do this right on my homework assignments? I need to get the concept down to make sure I understand it on the exam" I wasn't sure until AFTER exam 2 that the homework answers could be found on the module (home) page. My mistake. Maybe it would be good to make that clear-er next time for future students? Maybe I would have understood the material more.
That exams had to be taken at LCC.
There was honestly nothing I did not like. This course was very informative and educational.
N/A
n/a
I disliked the fact that I had to travel to farther campuses to take my tests. I wished that it was possible to arrange tests elsewhere (such as UH Manoa) for example. But yeah, that's pretty much it!
11. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 30 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (27%) 21 (70%)
12. Other comments:
Professor Ashburn is an example of an excellent Professor. He provided opportunity of extra credit and time where we could meet with him if any questions were to arise.
Professor Ashburn is by far the best professor I have had in my college career. He makes the material 'easy' and interesting and doesn't just lecture at you. He truly cares about his students and helped me to earn an A in his class.
He has a great sense of humor and uses modern technology to make his lectures very interesting. He also keeps his students involved in the lectures.
Instructor could do more demonstrations of chemical processes (SHOW a chemical reaction); could also use more objects to illustrate concepts, like models of atoms and molecules.
Professor Ashburn is an excellent professor. He is very helpful. Though its an online class, Professor Ashburn was always in communication with the class and he made it seem like you weren't taking this class online. Overall positive online experience.
Good Job
I recommend him for other students.
I really enjoyed this course. I think the material was presented in an understandable way and enjoyable way. Dr. Ashburn was fun and always gave life examples.
Keep up the good teaching :)
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Ashburn's course to my peers. I learned so much in this course, which helped me develop greater confidence in my abilities regarding chemistry, and as a future contributing member of the healthcare community. Thank you Dr. Ashburn for a great semester!
Very organized and clear instructor.
Dr. Ashburn is a very good and knowledgeable Biochemistry teacher. I also liked that he had video podcasts of every chapters. It's like actually sitting in class.
Mr. Ashburn is one of the coolest teacher!
no comment. I hope Prof. Ashburn keep his good work and help some more student. God bless!
It's a good class. Everyone thought I was crazy for taking a science course online but I learned a lot through your podcasts.
Thanks for the great semester Dr. Ashburn! I've learn a great deal about biochemistry, and will continue to apply it!
The analogies used were very helpful and it made the course enjoyable! Your technique of teaching, especially for an online science class was excellent! Great semester.
This is a great course. The teacher is fair and very nice. He answered questions that students had. Very helpful. I would definitely recommend him

Bradley Ashburn: BIOC241, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOC 241 - Fdmntls of Bioch Crn (Section): 54306 (0)     54977 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 19 (83%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 18 (86%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 18 (86%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (26%) 13 (62%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 21 (91%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 20 (87%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 21 (91%)
11. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 23 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (17%) 16 (80%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 23 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 14 (61%) 6 (26%)
14. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
what I like about this course is having the lectures available online, so we are able to refer back to it.
I liked how the lectures were online.
I really enjoyed the online lectures, it really made it easy to just go back and review anything that i missed or did not understand.
i liked how it was both online and in class.
What I liked the best about this course is the way that Ashburn assigned homework. Each week was ten problems, and within those ten problems it really helped me understand the chapters. Also, I liked how during class period we would do homework. While during homework and came upon a question I didn't quite understand, it was really helpful that Ashburn is there to help me. And another thing is the podcast were online because I would watch the podcast before class and do the homework in class. Then if I had any questions, I would ask him.
the way he held his class, Powerpoint lectures and in class work. the in class work really helped me learn because you can ask questions and do your work at the same time. most times your at home with questions and they cant be answered until the homework is due.
I LIKED THAT LECTURES WERE DONE ONLINE, I THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY INTERESTING AND CONVENIENT. THEN COMING TO CLASS TO DO THE HOMEWORK SO THE STUDENTS COULD HELP EACH OTHER OUT AND ASK QUESTIONS IF NEEDED. I ALSO LIKED HOW WE HAD REVIEW BEFORE THE EXAMS SO EVERYONE CAN UNDERSTAND THE LESSONS BEFORE THE EXAM DATE.
I liked that we go to watch the podcasts online and then come to class with any questions that we were unclear about. I liked that we could do homework in class because it gave me an oppurtunity to ask for help.
Podcast lectures Doing homework in class and ask question if needed Using extra credit upon exam
Watching podcasts at home and doing homework during class helped me be on top of things. I liked that if I didn't understand a problem he was there to help me right away!
having the lesson be teach online web cam.
I really liked that all lectures were posted in Laulima that way I could watch them at my convenience and rewatch them if needed.
I really like the homework due each week and podcasts (lectures)
Access to podcasts at all times outside of meeting times.
Podcasts helped a lot whenever I missed a class session.
I really liked the podcasts. It gave me the opportunity to learn the material at home and do the homework in class so that if I had any questions, I could have face-to-face help with it. Learning the material at home gave us the opportunity to have class time to ask whatever questions, rather than spending class time learning the material and having limited time to ask questions.
I like that the reading was accompanied by podcasts which explain the material in greater detail.
The weekly podcasts are very organized and direct to the point. The discussions apply principles to situations in everyday life.
I liked that our lectures were given via podcasts, making it easier to take notes. We could pause and rewind lectures to better understand the material without disrupting the other students.
the entire online class is great, from the discussion forum to submitting assignments to taking exams.
I liked that all the course material was exactly as Dr. Ashburn said it would be from the beginning. All the assignments were hard, as to be expected of a course like this, but everything was thoroughly explained by the professor.
podcasts made me feel like i was in class. instructor is smart, helpful, down to earth, and makes difficult material very easy to understand. extra credit opps throughout the semester. study guides given for exams.
I love extra credits.. I enjoyed the science fair to earn extra credit.... i enjoy learning the podcast as well because it helps me with my homework.
I enjoyed the podcasts, especially since this is an online class, they helped to tie everything together.
That this class was online.
It was easy to follow instructions on what to do. Also I liked the fact that there was a specific place we can ask for help and if anyone else needed the same help they could see the solution to the problem.
Everything I just wasn't on my A Game this semester:(
How each work load and assignment were spread out evenly to make the work load a lot less stressful.
I really enjoyed the online pod casting videos. It allowed me to understand course material and allowed me to review things which I forgot.
I loved that everything was clear and the curriculum is well spaced that it benefits the learning process. I was able to understand the concepts well. I liked that the teacher was available to answer questions even if it is not a face to face course.
I like the lecture that he provided for us through Laulima. I thought that this method helped me in learning better.
The discussions and extra credit.
The video podcasts.
The PowerPoints and the examples used in the PowerPoint.
An aspect I liked about the course was that it was online. This is my first online class that I've done and probably will be the last. It was very tough for me to work by myself and to think that I do not have help right there and then. But if you are the type that loves online class, it is okay. You must have the knowledge of teaching yourself though.
I liked everything!
Podcasts, and examples did help out a lot. Where as, other teachers don't go out of their way to do that for online classes.
15. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
the only thing i didn't like about the course is it's at 900am, but besides that everything else i enjoyed.
There were nothing that i did not liike in this course
I disliked how some coursework on the online lectures were difficult to understand.
nothing
There's nothing that I could say that I didn't like because I enjoyed this class.
i loved every aspect of this class.
I HAVE NOTHING FOR THIS :)
NONE
None.
Nothing. everything was prefect.
Nothing at all.
Need more study materials or ways to help us study on the exams.
None. I thought the grading, coursework, etc. were fair.
The math portion. I wish that it problems were demonstrated in class, especially the ones with more than one step.
That biochem 251 wont have podcasts anymore
N/A
podcasts
Honestly just the level of difficulty, but that's to be expected in a BIOC course. Nothing was unlikeable about the class itself or the professor.
N/A
None
none
None.
None
Didn't dislike anything.
n/a
Having to take your test between 8am-4pm. It would have been more appropriate to have it be a proctored online test being that it was an online distance learning class. The whole reason I am taking a distance learning class was because of time constraints.
Having to go on campus to take the exams.
Needs more explaination on powerpoints
Lease aspect was a little bit of the communication. Being on a online class is tough. You must teach yourself the topics and when you need help, you have to either email the professor or your peers.
NOTHING
Multiple choice exams
16. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.7 20 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 2 (10%) 16 (80%)
17. Other comments:
Dr. Ashburn is a really great professor, he is really helpful. I would definitely recommend him to other students.
Dr. Ashburn knows what he is doing in class as a Biochemistry professor.
I would totally recommend Ashburn to anyone who is planning to take his class. Very helpful and really knows his stuff. (:
i really enjoyed this class! the way it was taught helped me by 1 billion times! i wish every class was like this, i would pass all my classes. please have all classes taught exactly like this!
THIS WAS ACTUALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE CLASSES :) THIS CLASS WAS VERY CHILL TOO, DR. ASHBURN, YOURE A GREAT TEACHER, THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL SEMESTER. SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT SEMESTER FOR BIOCHEM 251. I ALREADY KNOW THAT IM GOING TO LIKE THE CLASS :)
Veryy good course. Highly recommended.
Dr. Ashburn provides excellent examples and lecture in class if needed. MAinly his class is self-assessed by doing all your homework and give the student the opportunity to ask questions and work independently.
Excellent course and teacher!
Other students should take this class, it's a tough course, but professor ashburn makes it simple and easy to overcome.
I really enjoyed this class and it also helped me with my NLN Exam. I also really liked this instructor, he was very helpful and encouraging.
I found that I have only used the podcasts that was available twice which was in the beginning of the semester class. It was very informative, but I felt I learned better from reading out of the textbook. When I went back to the podcasts, it was pretty much reading the book except on video. So, I kept my head in the textbook and find that useful.
I am taking Dr. Ashburn next semester for BIOC 251, and would highly recommend him to anyone that needs to take this course. He is extremely quick to respond to emails and very flexible to meeting hours for help. Fantastic professor!
best online course iʻve ever taken to date! highly recommended!
Great teacher, great class...
Professor Ashburn answered all questions and returned our material/tests/etc in a very, very timely manner which really helped in the online environment!
Dr. Ashburn is awesome!
I wish there was an extra credit opportunity because I missed a couple homework assignments. Perhaps earn +1 pt for a non-assigned homework problem, or demonstrate knowledge of a criteria through submission of 1/2 page paper including an example.
I would definitely recommend this course to whoever needs it!
Taking this course was very helpful to my other studies! I used alot of what we learned in my other classes =) Thank you!!
Really enjoyed this online class. Organization of this online course was extremely good.
It would be nice to have a podcast review before exams.
Professor Ashburn knows what he is doing, but just getting the course topics in your head is very hard. All science, medical field majors, I highly recommend him as a professor, but rather do this class in a regular sit in class so you can ask questions on the topics you need help on.

Bradley Ashburn: BIOC241, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOC 241 - Fdmntls of Bioch Crn (Section): 52681 (0)    
1. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
2. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
3. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
4. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
5. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
6. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
7. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
8. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
9. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
10. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
11. The assigned projects were appropriate to the level of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
12. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 18 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 18 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Being able to communicate with fellow classmates and Mr. Ashburn.
Very straight forward and clear, presentation jived with was was to be learned nothing was a secret!!!
The online discusssion with peers and Ashburn. Very convenient.
I like how he had lectures done to watch online. I've been taking online courses for about 3 years and never had an online lecture video done.
I liked how there were no surprises. You knew exactly what was going on each week. I also like how he encourages us to communicate with our online classmates because a lot of times it helped with homework assignments. It was nice to also know I wasn't the only one having some difficulty with particular assignments. The podcasts were extremely helpful. I'm the type that likes to have to professor explain to me more clearly what the topic is all about. After watching them, it really helped me understand everything better.
I like the fact that its an online atmosphere and it was quick to get response from classmates. even though Dr.Ashburn responded quickly the classmates were able to help out as well.
I liked how it was really organized and easy to navigate throughout the course site. Professor Ashburn had us to homework and progress checks which were like quizzes and I having these assignments helped me learn the material better and kept me on schedule and studying. Professor Ashburn was also helpful with having podcasts explaining the material and being able to help us through the discussion forum.
I loved how Professor Ashburn was always willing to help. Very good class!
Podcasts and discussion forum with both professor and students
The podcasts were so great - loved being able to replay them as much as I needed to, so I could understand the material
I know that I learned a lot this semester, but it didn't feel like it because the way that the material was presented, explained, and organized made the subject so simple and easy to tackle. I loved the way the professor taught.
I really liked Professor Ashburn's podcast and slides.Content was covered well and to the point which made material easy to comprehend.
The way that Dr. Ashburn set up internet classes were awesome. Very clear and concise.
I liked watch podcast. It was clear and helpful.
This class was one of my best online classes that I've taken. I was apprehensive in taking an online chemistry class, but Profesor Ashburn explained each concept extremely well, and put them into real fife settings so we could grasp the tough topics.
This was the most interactive online class that I've ever taken and it helped my learning immensely. Dr Ashburn is an excellent instructor and provides us with the visual tools that are also needed in a class. The podcasts were the most helpful and I don't think I could have done as well in this class without them. The fact that he encouraged all the students to be teachers as well was great. I realized that we are all teachers in our own way and when someone expressed how they came to a conclusion that was quite often what made things click for me.
I really enjoyed the podcasts and was able to watch them at your own leisure.
The aspect of the course that I liked best was the podcasts, having discussion forums, and lectures that I could print.
14. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
deadlines. Not that anyone likes those either.
I didn't like that the progress checks were only 30 minutes. It takes a long time to figure out what formula to use and you want to make sure you're doing it correctly because its worth 20 pts. Also, the mole to mole to molar mass conversion factors are killerz!
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Honestly, there really isn't anything I could say that I disliked. He put a lot of effort into making this class easier or more comprehensible.
Biochemistry is a lot of information to take in especially in one semester
Everything was fine, the only thing I personally had trouble with sometimes was the points for the discussion forum, just because I had nothing to say or I was ashamed to mention something. But it was good that we had the discussion forum for points because it helped me get involved and know learn the material a little better.
Actually there was none. Everything was great.
I was saddened to hear that the second biochemistry course was not offered online, but other than that, I have absolutely no complaints from this class.
Nothing I thought it was great..
The only thing I didn't like was the fact that I couldn't watch his videos on my iPhone. Besides that, his weekly online lecture were perfect.
I wish i would take this coure in the campus.That way i would do communitate dirrectly with people. However i enjoyed this online course.
The fact that Biochem 251 isn't online!
I didn't enjoy a lot of the interaction of the class online because for me im more shy and not willing to post how i solved a problem because i feel it might have been wrong. Not real confident on the answers, also i feel weird interacting like that online through a forum. But i understand why it was there.
Having a time limit on the progress checks.
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
16. Other comments:
Very good teacher, knows material very well and very understanding to students needs. Always willing to help and offer extra credit activties that invovlved helping the community as well.
Professor is a very good teacher. He makes chemistry fun like how he said in the beginning of the course. I like his you tube videos that he posts. Very interesting and able to relate it with real life.
Great teacher! I would definitely recommend him for students looking to take this class.
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I would recommend this class to everyone. Science was not a subject that came easily to me - and I thought doing this online would make it more difficult, but the tools are provided by Professor Ashburn so that you will succeed, as long as you are willing to do your part and put the work in.
The only reason why I simply agreed instead of strongly agreed to questions 9 and 11 is really because I thought the class was quite simple, and that we were rewarded greatly for what seemed like simple work. This is definitely credit to professor, and I would just want to say I think highly of him, and thank him for his time and help this semester :) I thoroughly enjoyed this class.
I really enjoyed this online class, it made me interact with other students online which I normally wouldn't have..Also the forum was great for getting help from others especially since classmates actually participated..Great class now you need to work on getting 251 online that would be awesome...
Thank you very much professor Ashburn. I really enjoyed this course and podcast was very good for me to understand. It made materials easier and i could know figure out what is important for the chapter. Also thank you for the encouragement.
As stated earlier, this has been one of my best online learning experiences.
I have to admit I was not looking forward to taking this class but in the end I enjoyed it most out of all my classes and this was because of the excellent teaching skills of Dr Ashburn.
Great course! Real great teacher, knowledgeable and very active with the students. Learned a lot and got interested in BioChem.
Great Professor! I would recommend him to any student who is interested in taking a biochemistry class.

Bradley Ashburn: BIOC241, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOC 241 - Fdmntls of Bioch Crn (Section): 51332 (0)     52272 (0)    
1. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
2. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 1 (50%)
3. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 1 (50%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (33%) 14 (67%)
5. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 9 (43%)
6. I enjoyed this course.
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%) 19 (90%)
7. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The practical application of chemistry in real life situation. Actually it is cool to know that life is actually all about 'chemistry'.
The most valuable and helpful things about this course is your attendance to class, the power points, study guides, lecture notes, and creating friendships to have study groups are valuable for your success in class.
This online course was very well organized. The way it was set up made it very easy to learn the materials.
I really values the fact that i can fast-foward, rewind, pause, and replay the podcast. The fact that i was able to do that really help me better understand the material being taught. Its the best leaning tool thus far.
Podcasts were the biggest help.
Being able to take our test at home. Makes it much easier for someone with kids at home during the day and work at night.
I found that it's important to truly understand how Chemistry plays an important role in our everyday life.
The way Prof. Ashburn used Laulima and connected with his students was the most thorough job I have seen online so far. He made the course material interesting even more so than many of my at campus teachers.
I enjoyed the course.
The professor responds to our concerns & is always involved in the class discussions. The deadlines are the same every week for homework & quizzes, which means I don't have to remember certain dates on top of my other classes. Very enthusiastic teacher (from what i see on the podcasts) :) & I enjoy the podcasts because there a subtle jokes which enlighten the podcasts. He also uses everyday examples to further explain the material, rather than using ONLY the book.
It explained things clearly, and assignments were straightforward. no guess work involved.
Even though it was an online class, everyone was so helpful in the class and so interactive. We were eager to learn and help each other learn. Professor Ashburn was not only a great professor, he gave us a lot of information through examples and videos pertaining to chemistry that made learning chemistry fun.
Discussion forums and podcasts helped a lot!!!
his pod casts and class discussions.
Being that I am pursuing Nursing, the entire course was valuable to me! I found that the podcast were extremely helpful in understanding the lessons in each module.
the most valuable and helpful about the course is the interactions with the students using the discussion and professor. the podcast also helped a lot in order to understand the materials in the book. i do the podcast first than i read the book while doing my homework. so it makes perfect sense when doing the homework.
The most valuable and helpful things about this course was the dimension analysis. It is one of the key points to know in getting your equations and answers right.
The Podcast is what brought the entire lectures together and it made sense.
This course helped me better understand other classes I was taking. I understood the chemistry part of my microbiology class I was also taking. The course also help me with simple calculations I know I need to know for my future career.
Professor Ashburn's online lectures were interesting and kept my attention to learn the class material.
The teacher was very proficient in explaining the material in an easy to understand way. He was also very helpful and this was an enjoyable course to take.
I really liked how Dr. Ashburn made our class interactive. He taught class through "Podcasts" and even had a place (If needed) for interactive class/tutor time. If only all our classes were that easy. I'm a working mother who wants and needs the education to get ahead. So this class has been awesome!!!
8. 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 (50%)
9. 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%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
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 (50%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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 (50%)
13. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor is friendly.
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 (50%)
15. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
16. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
17. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (50%) 12 (63%)
18. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (84%)
19. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%) 19 (95%)
20. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I am not taking this class online but in the classroom every TR 9-1015. Anyways, Prof. Ashburn is a very talented and intellectual person. Chemistry is a hard subject but he tried his best to present the concepts in minced parts so we can fully grasp the idea. He has a very good use of powerpoint and other technology which i think were very helpful in facilitating learning.
This was not an online course.
I liked the fact that everything was so organized. The podcasts were clear and made material that would normally be confusing, very interesting and understandable. I liked the fact that the professor had a sense of humor in his podcasts and a personality that made the class fun. Out of my several semesters at Leeward, this class would be in my top 3 favorite classes I've taken thus far.
same answer as previously stated
The syllabus was followed throughout the whole semester and everything was easy to find and clearly explained.
The communication and positive inputs from the students and the professor. The participation of everyone was encouraging.
The podcasts he used were top notch and professional. Not only did he show the material and narriate as he went through each problem.
The pace, the way the teacher provided the material.
It was very similar to in-class courses, because he has podcasts where he takes the time to explain everything, just as a professor would in class. He always explains "difficult" material in a way that the student is able to understand.
Convenient. No time constraints -- as opposed to those on campus.
I didn't think online course was going to be this interactive but this online course was a pleasant surprise as to it felt like i was actually in a real class.
forums were a good way to connect with everyone in class and also helped when questions came up
that he was always available and responds quickly to emails. he has a very organized website (laulima)
I liked that everything was either easy to understand, and/or explained clearly! I didn't feel like I was being rushed through the semester, or any lessons, for that matter. I was able to work at a fair and steady pace.
the communication with other students and the podcast because it is my very first time using and learning from a podcast. i never used it before and enjoy watching the podcast, its much easier and i can review it anytime of the day.
It was my first online course and I loved it...He was very helpful and I enjoyed watching his podcasts
As this course only being the one I took, the experience was great. Everything was all scheduled and organized with homework materials. I really enjoyed the pod casts which was one of the main things that help me understand the material even more.
I liked the way Professor Ashburn put everything together which made it flow smooth all the time. He pretty much spelled everything out in the modules; what to do first, second and third. After reading the material then watching the podcast everything made sense most of the time and when there was something questionable there was always our classmates willing to help each other out. Making weekly chats helped everyone in the class get to know each other which made asking questions not as shame as usual.
I hesitated taking BIOC 241 ONLINE, but it wasn't like we didn't have class. Watching the podcast was like going to class... my classmates were very helpful.. we really used the discussion board. I say this is by far the best online class I have ever taken. Highly recommended...
Being able to watch class lecture pretty much on your time, which is convenient for my time schedule with work and my other classes.
i love that online courses are getting more available and flexible for the working class people.
21. Other comments:
Keep it up...especially the cool powerpoints and slide!
I appreciate Professor Ashburn's enthusiasm for teaching. He really made improvements in his way of teaching so that students could understand and relate better to the content. He is a great teacher that wants his students to succeed in their chosen field and college career.
Dr. Ashburn i really enjoyed your class! you're an awesome instructor.
Bradley Ashburn, I highly recommend students take his courses. He is very helpful and kind :)
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The class was awesome and the instructor did a wonderful job.
This is my first online course & I am very impressed. The class is just like an in-class lecture because there are podcasts that are made in the way a professor would teach in a classroom.
Class was tough, but the professor helped make things easier to understand through his podcasts
I would strongly recommend that if anyone wanted/needed to take BIOC241, you should definitely take Bradley Ashburn's class!! Professor Ashburn is very clear, and equally fair about what he expects throughout the course. He also gives his students an ample, yet sufficient amount of time to complete assignments and exams. I didn't feel rushed or stressed at any time during this course. I also felt that Professor Ashburn was extremely approachable!
One of the fun classes I've took! =)
This was the best online class I have taken so far and I've been in school for 2 years now. Other online courses should take notes from Professor Ashburn and I'm sure the learning experience for online courses will be much better and not a waste of time.
GReat class... great teacher!
Dr. Ashburn has been great, he really makes you want to learn the material and love it! We feel through him and he loves his work. He does a great job, alot of people would benefit from him and will take on the information and use it in our daily lives.