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Technology and Society 2011/2012 SP 2, TEK 225, TEK 225

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2011-11-28 - 2012-01-30
Antal svar: 14
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 29%
Kontaktperson: Erik Bohlin»
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.

14 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»7 50%
Around 20 hours/week»4 28%
Around 25 hours/week»3 21%
Around 30 hours/week»0 0%
At least 35 hours/week»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.71

- A lot of reading! =)» (Around 25 hours/week)

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

14 svarande

0%»0 0%
25%»3 21%
50%»3 21%
75%»5 35%
100%»3 21%

Genomsnitt: 3.57

- Clashed with another course.» (25%)

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?

14 svarande

I have not seen/read the goals»3 21%
The goals are difficult to understand»0 0%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»5 35%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»6 42%

Genomsnitt: 3

- The goals are quite vague, resembling "guidelines". Given the wide nature of the course, this could be expected, though.» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)

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.

11 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»0 0%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»11 100%
No, the goals are set too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2

- havent read them» (?)

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

11 svarande

No, not at all»0 0%
To some extent»5 45%
Yes, definitely»3 27%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»3 27%

Genomsnitt: 2.81

Examination: Project and take home exam

6. How long time did you spend on the take home exam?

12 svarande

Less than 10 hours»2 16%
10-20 hours»2 16%
20-30 hours»6 50%
30-40 hours»2 16%
More than 40 hours»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.66

7. Howl long time did you spend on the project?

14 svarande

Less than 10 hours»1 7%
10-20 hours»7 50%
20-30 hours»4 28%
30-40 hours»1 7%
More than 40 hours»1 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.57

8. What grade would you give the take home exam as a means to learning?

12 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Bad»0 0%
Average»5 41%
Good»5 41%
Very good»2 16%

Genomsnitt: 3.75

- Because of the analytic nature of the take home exam, a chance to get feedback during the process would be welcome. This should improve the result as well as the learning if carefully handled.» (Average)
- The papers were very good. There could have been deeper and more guiding questions so that it is easer to produce more thoughtful material. Too open questions may lead to "analysis paralysis".» (Good)

9. What grade would you give the project as a means to learning?

14 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Bad»0 0%
Average»6 42%
Good»7 50%
Very good»1 7%

Genomsnitt: 3.64

- Potentially a good idea but it didn"t work out well for learning because there were no guidelines on how to apply the various tools presented during lectures.» (Average)

Teaching and course administration

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

14 svarande

Small extent»4 28%
Some extent»7 50%
Large extent»3 21%
Great extent»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.92

- The lectures were not good enough at presenting the various tools we were expected to use in assignments.» (Small extent)

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

14 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»4 28%
Large extent»6 42%
Great extent»4 28%

Genomsnitt: 3

- The papers for home exam were interesting and good for learning.» (Large extent)

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

14 svarande

Very badly»0 0%
Rather badly»0 0%
Rather well»7 50%
Very well»7 50%

Genomsnitt: 3.5

- Though I sometimes had difficulties in navigating through all the hand-outs in search for some specific document. This is not a major problem, but provoked some mild annoyance.» (Rather well)
- page directed to sp1 instead of sp2» (Rather well)

Study climate

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

14 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»0 0%
Rather good»2 14%
Very good»9 64%
I did not seek help»3 21%

Genomsnitt: 4.07

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

14 svarande

Very poorly»0 0%
Rather poorly»0 0%
Rather well»5 35%
Very well»9 64%
I did not seek cooperation»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.64

15. How was the course workload?

14 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»2 14%
Adequate»9 64%
High»3 21%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.07

- Lite obalanserat mellan veckorna, det fanns i princip inget att göra de två första veckorna.» (Low)
- But not very well-balanced. Too much work easily accumulated at the end of the study-period. » (Adequate)
- It was not heavy but many take this course along two other courses so everything is in order.» (Adequate)

16. How was the total workload this study period?

13 svarande

Too low»1 7%
Low»0 0%
Adequate»7 53%
High»2 15%
Too high»3 23%

Genomsnitt: 3.46

- What is the relevance of this question for this course? Is it a part of any school program?» (?)

Summarizing questions

17. What is your general impression of the course?

14 svarande

Poor»0 0%
Fair»4 28%
Adequate»2 14%
Good»8 57%
Excellent»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.28

- The course is claimed to be very broad, but all it covers is different aspects of economics and IT.» (Fair)
- I was disappointed in the beginning. Wanted better lectures, more clear descriptions of what to learn and how to apply it in the assignments.» (Adequate)
- But there seemed to slightly too much focus on the subjects of economics and information technology. These are parts of society, of course, but by no means the only ones. More ethics, sociology and science theory would have been welcome.» (Good)

18. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- The articles. »
- The project.»
- The take-home exam!»
- Grupparbete för det var det roligaste.»
- Home exam»

19. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- The take-home exam or the time that is given for the project. It is too much work altogether. Or have different dates for handing in the individual essay and the group project report. »
- Change the name to "Economics and IT" or something like it.»
- The lectures, make them more clear.»

20. Additional comments

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