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FKA196 evaluation

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2007-11-17 - 2008-06-26
Antal svar: 16
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: ?%
Kontaktperson: August Yurgens»
Utbildningsprogram som genomför enkäten: Chalmers

Your own effort

1. How many hours per week did you spend on this course?

We mean total time, that is, it comprises the time you spent in class and the time you spent on your own work. Try to estimate the average time over the entire study period.

16 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»8 50%
Around 20 hours/week»3 18%
Around 25 hours/week»4 25%
Around 30 hours/week»1 6%
At least 35 hours/week»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.87

2. How large part of the teaching offered did you attend?

16 svarande

0%»1 6%
25%»0 0%
50%»0 0%
75%»4 25%
100%»11 68%

Genomsnitt: 4.5

- The only thing that stopped me from attending all the classes was my health. Sorry.» (75%)

Goals and goal fulfilment

The course syllabus states the course goals in terms of learning outcomes, i.e., knowledge, skills and attitudes to be acquired by the student during the course.

3. How understandable are the course goals?

16 svarande

I have not seen/read the goals»1 6%
The goals are difficult to understand»0 0%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»7 43%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»8 50%

Genomsnitt: 3.37

- Make sure that the goals are spelt out at the start of the course. Many may think that they do not help you at all, but I think it"s nice to have seen them. They kind of lay in the back of your head during the course and may help you to focus on what is important.» (The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn)

4. Are the goals reasonable considering your background and the number of credits?

Answer this this question and the succeeding one, only if you do know the course goals.

16 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»2 12%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»14 87%
No, the goals are set too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.87

- The course if, of course, meant to be an introductory and fundamental course, but I think it would be possible to set the goals a bit higher and demand a bit greater detail from the students.» (No, the goals are set too low)

5. Did the examination assess whether you have reached the goals?

15 svarande

No, not at all»0 0%
To some extent»8 53%
Yes, definitely»6 40%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.53

- The course covers a lot of material, difficult to cover in one exam. More in-depth home assignments could maybe cover some parts.» (To some extent)

Teaching and course administration

6. To what extent has the teaching been of help for your learning?

16 svarande

Small extent»2 12%
Some extent»4 25%
Large extent»9 56%
Great extent»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.56

- Attending the classes was a good way to learn "without" effort. Reading the same material yourself instead took much longer time. This means the lecturing gets a good grade!» (Large extent)

7. Would you prefer one teacher for the whole course or several, each specializing in a particular topic of the course?

(Think of different styles of teaching and expectations regarding level of difficulty or comprehension)

16 svarande

(på denna fråga var det möjligt att välja flera svarsalternativ)

One»3 18%
Maximum two»4 25%
Maximum three»2 12%
Each lecture should be given by a dedicated specialist»6 37%
Does not matter»2 12%
No opinion»1

- This is a hard question. If it would be possible to have just one lecturer throughout the course I think this would be advantageous IF the lecturer has enough in-depth knowledge on all the subjects. If not, perhaps someone who knows almost all the topics well and then call in an expert when needed.» (Does not matter)
- Some teacher is good at teaching no matter they are specialist or not, and vice versa» (Does not matter)

8. To what extent has the the course literature and other material been of help for your learning?

16 svarande

Small extent»3 18%
Some extent»6 37%
Large extent»6 37%
Great extent»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.31

- The course would improve very much if it followed a suitable textbook. Even if there was mention of a printed and an online book, almost all learning was dependent on computer presentations distributed, rather unorganized, as pdf files.» (Small extent)
- the Ohring book was completely useless but the slides were really helpful » (Some extent)
- The book wasn"t really needed to fulfil the goals, but gives the opportunity to find more information on interesting subjects. The slides were good only if you have attended the lecture. The quizzes were really good.» (Large extent)

9. How well did the course administration, web page, handouts etc work?

16 svarande

Very badly»0 0%
Rather badly»3 18%
Rather well»7 43%
Very well»6 37%

Genomsnitt: 3.18

- Some things were a bit unclear. Better to have one person in charge of the course than two.» (Rather badly)
- There were no problems with course administration. But the handouts were very much unorganized and inconsistent in their style and presentation. The filenames of the handouts were indescriptive and it was unnecessarily hard to notice which file belonged to which particular lecture, due to cryptic filenames. These could perhaps easily be organized into sequential section numbering with consistent names.» (Rather badly)
- Good to finally have someone who updates homepage etc. so frequently. Good job!» (Very well)

Particular course moments

10. What do you think about quiz home assignments?

16 svarande

Very bad idea»0 0%
Bad idea»2 12%
Neutral»2 12%
Good idea»7 43%
Very goog idea»5 31%

Genomsnitt: 3.93

- The questions themselves was a good idea but as home assignments there could be more (to come up with a question just takes a few seconds). For example submit a question AND hand in a solution to some problem.» (Bad idea)
- it was really good because we had to review the lecture after class.» (Very goog idea)

11. Did quiz-exercises help you learn the course material?

16 svarande

No, they even hindered my learning»0 0%
No, it was a waste of time»1 6%
Cannot say»2 12%
Yes, they helped somewhat»8 50%
Yes, they helped very much»5 31%

Genomsnitt: 4.06

- The quiz material was rather limited, and since the exam was based on the quiz I did not prioritize to learn much else. However, I believe the quiz can be of great help if the exam would NOT contain the same type of questions.» (Cannot say)

12. What do you think about the quiz-based examination?

(To be compared to the common essay-writing alternative)

16 svarande

Very bad idea»0 0%
Bad idea»3 18%
No opinion»1 6%
Good idea»8 50%
Very good idea»4 25%

Genomsnitt: 3.81

- Easy to learn and easy to pass the exam but no good coverage of the course contents. It just shows that I devoted a few days to memorizing all the questions. A different type of exam would stimulate more learning.» (Bad idea)
- A good way to asses knowledge if the course keeps its current format, where not so much in-depth knowledge is required. More complicated matters must be tested with essays.» (Good idea)

13. How many quiz-questions do you think is feasible to answer during four hours of exam?

14 svarande

50-75»0 0%
75-100»3 21%
100-125»1 7%
125-150»6 42%
150-175»0 0%
175-200»2 14%
200-225»1 7%
225-250»1 7%
250-275»0 0%
275-300»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 4.28

- A different type of exam should be used.» (?)
- It took me about 45 minutes to go through the, I think, 87 questions in the exam. 15 min. to checked skipped questions seems reasonable. To really fill four hours, about 350 questions should be ok.» (?)
- it is really difficult to take a exam for all of 4 hour » (200-225)
- Most of the questions are kind of know/know not. It shouldn"t be necessary with more than 1 min/question on average.» (225-250)

Study climate

14. How were the opportunities for asking questions and getting help?

16 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»1 6%
Rather good»6 37%
Very good»7 43%
I did not seek help»2 12%

Genomsnitt: 3.62

- we never could find august in his office,but he was always answer our question during the lectures.(really thanks)» (Very good)

15. How well has cooperation between you and your fellow students worked?

16 svarande

Very poorly»0 0%
Rather poorly»1 6%
Rather well»6 37%
Very well»8 50%
I did not seek cooperation»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 3.56

- Due to the relatively non-complicated course material. Not so much cooperation was required. When it was necessary, though, I think it worked out just fine.» (Very well)

16. How was the course workload?

16 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»4 25%
Adequate»10 62%
High»2 12%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.87

- Raise the bars a bit.» (Low)

17. How was the total workload this study period?

16 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»1 6%
Adequate»7 43%
High»8 50%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.43

- because it was the first quarter of our study and has its own special problems.» (High)

Summarizing questions

18. What is your general impression of the course?

16 svarande

Poor»0 0%
Fair»2 12%
Adequate»2 12%
Good»11 68%
Excellent»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 3.68

- Good and interesting lectures.» (Adequate)
- It seemed like the exchange students understood more of the course than we who study at chalmers did! » (Good)
- Dedicated teachers that also keeps the administration going. Interesting course with useful material. Quizzes are good. The course could be a bit more demanding.» (Good)
- The grade percentage (i.e. 1 grade point) assigned to the poster presentation was absolutely unfair and did not represent the time and effort put into preparing the poster. It should definitely weigh more than just one home quiz assignment.» (Good)

19. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- The teachers good attitude!»
- The quizzes as such.»
- no homework»
- test format of the exams»
- Lab sessions, introduction to cleanroom safety, poster session.»

20. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- The form of the exam. Introduce some serious home assignments to cover more of the course content in the examination.»
- More Fundamental teaching! Seemes like the exchange students somehow had an advantage, and the course should not be THE FIRST course of the Master Program.»
- I think you should require from the students that they submit the quizzes EACH WEEK. Then they could be used for practise throughout the whole period and errors would be discovered quicker.»
- bigger database of quiz-questions»
- some lectures like CMOS,E-beam Litho. were useless and we couldn"t get their essential points. »
- Examination and bonus point system. As it was now, I think that it is possible to pass the course with a good grade without much understanding or knowledge gained.»

21. Additional comments

- Thanks!»
- Thank you for everything!»

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