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0910-2 Databases, TDA357/DIT620

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2010-01-22 - 2010-01-31
Antal svar: 46
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 28%
Kontaktperson: Börje Johansson»
Utbildningsprogram studenten tillhör: Informationsteknik 300 hp

1. What is your study programme?

45 svarande

Software Engineering (IT)»7 15%
Computer Science and Engineering (D - civing)»11 24%
Computer Engineering (D - hing)»3 6%
Industrial Engineering and Management (I)»9 20%
Master"s programme at Chalmers»14 31%
University of Gothenburg»0 0%
Other»1 2%

Genomsnitt: 3.35

- secure and dependable computer system» (?)
- Software Engineering and Technology» (Other)

Your own effort

2. 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.

46 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»14 30%
Around 20 hours/week»12 26%
Around 25 hours/week»13 28%
Around 30 hours/week»6 13%
At least 35 hours/week»1 2%

Genomsnitt: 2.3

- Pretty much just the time the lectures took, i.e. 2*2 h.» (At most 15 hours/week)
- Less in the last weeks due to finished lab assignments.» (Around 25 hours/week)
- Way to much time on some frustrating parts of the assignments, made the last weeks rather exhausting» (Around 30 hours/week)

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

46 svarande

0%»2 4%
25%»5 10%
50%»5 10%
75%»19 41%
100%»15 32%

Genomsnitt: 3.86

- Always read the slides of the lectures but didnt go them very often.» (25%)
- Only the lectures.» (25%)
- I studied 150%, 45 credits, this semester, so I wanted to attend more classes but where unable to do so.» (50%)

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.

4. How understandable are the course goals?

46 svarande

I have not seen/read the goals»16 34%
The goals are difficult to understand»1 2%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»5 10%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»24 52%

Genomsnitt: 2.8

- There could be more information about exactly what kind of techniques you need to learn to pass the exam. XPath for example.» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)

5. 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.

35 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»1 2%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»34 97%
No, the goals are set too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.97

- What you expect from a chalmers course, covers a lot and yet goes deep and broadens your competence» (Yes, the goals seem reasonable)

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

36 svarande

No, not at all»0 0%
To some extent»8 22%
Yes, definitely»24 66%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»4 11%

Genomsnitt: 2.88

- Too much weight on XPath and XQuery» (To some extent)
- I don"t think the examination represented what we learned in the course, allthough the exercises in the examination was fun!» (To some extent)
- Lots of different content. One of the better constructed exams I"ve had.» (Yes, definitely)
- See prev. ans.» (I don"t know/have not been examined yet)

Teaching and course administration

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

46 svarande

Small extent»2 4%
Some extent»16 34%
Large extent»21 45%
Great extent»7 15%

Genomsnitt: 2.71

- Mostly read the slides.» (Some extent)
- I did some SQL since before.» (Large extent)
- Great teacher, articulated well so he I could easily understand and the lectures were not to theoretical. They were on the right level.» (Great extent)

8. To what extent have the lab assignments been of help for your learning?

46 svarande

Small extent»3 6%
Some extent»2 4%
Large extent»19 41%
Great extent»22 47%

Genomsnitt: 3.3

- But it took to much time since the examination was on so much more than just er-diagrams» (Large extent)
- It would"ve been nice with some assignments on XML / XQuery / XPath etc. since this was testsed on the exam.» (Great extent)
- Really good labs.» (Great extent)
- "Forced" us to learn things which were direrctly relevant to the course which I really liked. It help in the examination.» (Great extent)
- Really good labs!» (Great extent)

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

46 svarande

Small extent»16 34%
Some extent»10 21%
Large extent»18 39%
Great extent»2 4%

Genomsnitt: 2.13

- Didn"t open the book.» (Small extent)
- Bought the book but didnt read it, slides and labs were enough.» (Small extent)
- Tha lack of solutions for the exercices in the book, made most of the exercices useless. It would be great if someone could make the solutions for the book.» (Small extent)
- Still haven"t gotten around to opening the book... thus turned out to be a bit of a waste of money.» (Small extent)
- The course book was too much text so I avoided it for most parts.» (Small extent)
- Didn"t have any course litterature» (Small extent)
- As with all american literature, the book was extremely extensive and there were"nt a single answer to the excercises.» (Some extent)
- did not read anything really. studied the tasks in a borrowed book prior to the exam and used google/handouts to find out about things. » (Some extent)
- the book I did not feel the need to read! but the presentation slides were very good.» (Some extent)
- did not buy the literature, since I knew the slides were going to be very informative» (Large extent)
- Nice book.» (Large extent)
- You can almost manage without the book.» (Large extent)
- the slides were very helpful» (Large extent)

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

45 svarande

Very badly»1 2%
Rather badly»1 2%
Rather well»21 46%
Very well»22 48%

Genomsnitt: 3.42

- The fire system is just plain bad. Why not use the student portal?» (Rather badly)
- Except for when the slides weren"t availible prior to the lecture.» (Rather well)
- Don"t remember. If I even used it.» (Rather well)
- though I like to print in batches and be ahead of the lectures,so having slides even earlier would have been great» (Very well)
- A easy to read webpage» (Very well)

Study climate

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

46 svarande

Very poor»1 2%
Rather poor»4 8%
Rather good»16 34%
Very good»18 39%
I did not seek help»7 15%

Genomsnitt: 3.56

- Lab session gave possibility for at most two encounters with an assistant due to the high load.» (Very poor)
- Too few assistants during the exercises / labs» (Rather poor)
- Hard to get attention in such big classes.» (Rather poor)
- very good at the lectures, and more average at the labs» (Rather good)
- Ibland var det lång kö vid labbhandlednigarna» (Rather good)
- The lab sessions were to crowded. It was hard to get help» (Rather good)
- the problem was for the lab assignments which were long queues for geting help.However the problem largly resolved at the second half of the course.» (Rather good)
- A big class (in number of students) with too few teachers/assistants to ask.» (Rather good)

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

46 svarande

Very poorly»2 4%
Rather poorly»1 2%
Rather well»4 8%
Very well»31 67%
I did not seek cooperation»8 17%

Genomsnitt: 3.91

- Great that you did not have to be in groups. I hate it when you have to be in a group with some random moron and not only do the entire task but also try to explain it to them, which of course is much more time consuming than the actual task. So that was good...» (I did not seek cooperation)

13. How was the course workload?

46 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»0 0%
Adequate»31 67%
High»13 28%
Too high»2 4%

Genomsnitt: 3.36

- For me, it was ridiculously lax. But I"m rarely representative, so I"ll just say "Adequate".» (Adequate)
- The lab took to much time» (Too high)

14. How was the total workload this study period?

46 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»1 2%
Adequate»23 50%
High»16 34%
Too high»6 13%

Genomsnitt: 3.58

- many deadlines to meet, due to large assignments in IEMs logistics course.» (High)
- read 3 courses in parallel. » (High)

Summarizing questions

15. What is your general impression of the course?

46 svarande

Poor»0 0%
Fair»2 4%
Adequate»4 8%
Good»24 52%
Excellent»16 34%

Genomsnitt: 4.17

- To much focus on relational algebra and theoretical stuff, to little focus on "reality".» (Fair)
- The problem with this course (as with many of chalmers courses) is that is very far away from the real life use of databases. And not in a good way. What made you choose shitloads of normalization, XQuery and relational algebra over for example even mentioning what Hibernate/Toplink is? The priorities are not even closely related to what you actually have use for in Real Life. If I ever have any practical use of relational algebra, I"m going to eat my hat. If I ever get a job which doesn"t include something like Hibernate/Toplink/JPA then I"m also going to eat my pants. What"s worse is that the labs and examples often used of very very bad practice methods. If you want to have more theoretical course (which of course is chalmers "thing") then good practices are the way to go, not relational algebra. I"m still waiting for the big warning sign attached to the information about triggers. Could say more about this, but it"d probably crash the evaluation form or something.» (Fair)
- The part about XML and index seems not to fit the rest of the course content.» (Good)
- Graham Kemp lectures were fantastic.» (Excellent)
- Great teaching, great labs and a good solid exam. One of the best courses so far.» (Excellent)
- This course has a clear goal, it"s easy to understand what you expect from the students. And it"s well balanced. Keep up the good work.» (Excellent)

16. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- labs»
- Grahams lectures, the "seminar" sessions were quite helpful to»
- labs»
- Graham.»
- Well... Everything.»
- lab»
- course organization»
- Labs»
- Teacher»
- the teacher»
- The lectures. If it wasn"t for my second course which also had lectures at the same time, I would have attended all lectures. The lab assignments were good, learned alot of these. The exercises with sessions are all good, even though I did not attend every session, it gives you a chance to ask questions. The hand-written paper should also be preserved to next year because of all the different syntax.»
- The teacher was very good. 2 of the course assistants were very helpful and helped responsibly (phu phung and Nicholas smallbone). the assignment was finely described and deliverables were clearly defined, also it was a practical (near to reality) case, I liked it! »
- The teacher, the labs»
- The labs»
- the lab assignment but could be more realistic»

17. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- relational algebra»
- Smaller assignments earlier would be good, these were sometimes repetitive.»
- available excerises with proper answers.»
- nothing»
- iSQL*Plus is horrible to use! A user interface disaster. Exercise questions should come with answers (duh). More detailed guidelines about how much data should be added on lab assignment 2. The exercise assistans sessions should follow some common idea. Depending on the assistant they were very different. The book is fine, but not actually needed. Powerpoint slides during the lectures (this is the 21st century).»
- You could probably extract this from the answer above.»
- Nothing really.»
- create a student and professor meeting forum to discuss things/questions related to the course.»
- getting help for lab assignments should be made easier! »
- The deadlines. Also, more lab sessions or more assistants.»
- Ā smaller lab since there is so much more than er we need to learn»
- remove the fire system»

18. Additional comments

- Would be interesting to hear a bit more about the applications of Database technology»
- One of the best courses I"ve taken.»
- I found it really hard to understand Pung during the tutorials.»
- Banana.»

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