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Technology and Society 2011/2012 SP 3, TEK 225

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2012-02-18 - 2012-03-14
Antal svar: 16
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 53%
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.

16 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»9 56%
Around 20 hours/week»4 25%
Around 25 hours/week»2 12%
Around 30 hours/week»1 6%
At least 35 hours/week»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.68

- Very effective teachers and well planned course!» (At most 15 hours/week)
- ~8h/week» (At most 15 hours/week)
- A lot of homework. I wish the lecture time was better used by explaining the main concepts so that we don"t spend too much time discovering it when we read the literature.» (Around 20 hours/week)
- It depends of the week : when we have a take home exam, we study more.» (Around 20 hours/week)

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

16 svarande

0%»1 6%
25%»4 25%
50%»3 18%
75%»6 37%
100%»2 12%

Genomsnitt: 3.25

- I saw during the first lecture that the teacher was speaking A LOT but without making his point. He used slides overcharged. For example, he showed slides about the four levels of Williamson, but he didn"t explained the principle of these 4 levels, so personally, I was really lost and I felt I was wasting my time. That"s why I didn"t attend many lectures.» (25%)
- The lectures were boring! The lecturers basically just read the slides with a monotonic voice. More interaction please» (25%)
- Great teachers!» (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»3 18%
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»6 37%

Genomsnitt: 3

- The goals were described quite broadly. I thought we would discuss other areas of technology also, now most of the time was spent with ICT.» (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.

14 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»0 0%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»14 100%
No, the goals are set too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2

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

14 svarande

No, not at all»0 0%
To some extent»6 42%
Yes, definitely»6 42%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»2 14%

Genomsnitt: 2.71

- The examination was very much focused on the IT-business and could perhaps be more general considering the name of the course. » (To some extent)
- The home exams were evaluated with points, didn"t tell me much.» (To some extent)

Examination: Project and take home exam

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

16 svarande

Less than 10 hours»4 25%
10-20 hours»3 18%
20-30 hours»4 25%
30-40 hours»4 25%
More than 40 hours»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.68

- In my opinion, some articles in the literature are quite long.» (Less than 10 hours)
- one exam 10» (10-20 hours)
- I was reading very slowly, but it was quite efficient because the writing part was not so long when I used my reading notes. It is good that the take home exams are separated in 3 because it allow us to work the whole quarter. I think that it was too much homework. It was OK for me because my other course didn"t took me too much time at home. But if it wasn"t the case, I would definitely have been overbooked !» (20-30 hours)
- ~8h for each of the three home exams» (20-30 hours)

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

16 svarande

Less than 10 hours»4 25%
10-20 hours»7 43%
20-30 hours»2 12%
30-40 hours»2 12%
More than 40 hours»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.31

- We were efficient.» (Less than 10 hours)
- Less than 10 hours because we divide the work. each person work 7 or 8 hours» (Less than 10 hours)

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

16 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Bad»0 0%
Average»6 37%
Good»5 31%
Very good»5 31%

Genomsnitt: 3.93

- Messy formulations of the questions, especially the one in assignment 1, where Porters theories should be compared to some other guys, or something like that. Was very ambiguous, and I have gathered that I apparently answered it as it formulated on the paper rather than how it it was explained on a lesson (the way that was expected) » (Average)
- but it depends one the take home exam. » (Good)
- Take home gives a very good opportunity to fully show what I learned during the course. Without any stress.» (Very good)
- I like it, continuous working is always better than just a written exam in the end :)» (Very good)

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

16 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Bad»2 12%
Average»5 31%
Good»8 50%
Very good»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 3.5

- Although the most fun part of the course, the project felt very fuzzy. "Pick a subject and write a few pages about it". Don"t think it resulted in much new knowledge. » (Bad)
- A real case study !!! Unlike the rest» (Good)
- The project was good but not necessary. It could be replaced with another take home exam. It would boost my learing evan more.» (Good)

Teaching and course administration

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

16 svarande

Small extent»3 18%
Some extent»7 43%
Large extent»5 31%
Great extent»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.25

- I didn"t attend to many lectures» (Small extent)

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

16 svarande

Small extent»1 6%
Some extent»5 31%
Large extent»6 37%
Great extent»4 25%

Genomsnitt: 2.81

- Depends on how the question is interpreted. Since I stopped paying attention in classes, they were the main source of information. Since most information were either statistics, or conclusions such as "research has proven that the telecom infrastructure in the poorest parts of Africa is very poor", I would not say it gave any long lasting impressions that I will ever find useful.» (Some extent)
- It"s good that all of the lecture slides and additional reading were available through Studentportalen» (Some extent)
- Some literature are really boring and not written clearly. Although, I really liked Porter"s articles and the article of Meredith and Mantel.» (Large extent)
- The lecture slides and articles was very well.» (Great extent)
- Good quality of the materiel. » (Great extent)

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

16 svarande

Very badly»0 0%
Rather badly»1 6%
Rather well»10 62%
Very well»5 31%

Genomsnitt: 3.25

- Problems with the english version to load the hands-in» (Rather well)
- If all reports could be uploaded in one zip rather than 20 PDFs needing to be downloaded separately it would have been very convenient though. » (Rather well)
- Even if this isn"t the fault of the course per se, the student portal is often malfunctioning making it impossible to view the online content (course litterature) and hand in exams. It would be preferable to at least have the course litterature on an external webpage for more reliable access. » (Very well)

Study climate

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

16 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»1 6%
Rather good»1 6%
Very good»10 62%
I did not seek help»4 25%

Genomsnitt: 4.06

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

16 svarande

Very poorly»0 0%
Rather poorly»1 6%
Rather well»5 31%
Very well»9 56%
I did not seek cooperation»1 6%

Genomsnitt: 3.62

- I was alone in my project.» (I did not seek cooperation)

15. How was the course workload?

16 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»2 12%
Adequate»13 81%
High»1 6%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.93

- Though a lot for MTS course, or so I have gathered» (Low)
- Almost too high. As I said. I didn"t had too much to do in my other course.» (High)

16. How was the total workload this study period?

16 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»2 12%
Adequate»11 68%
High»3 18%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.06

Summarizing questions

17. What is your general impression of the course?

15 svarande

Poor»2 13%
Fair»1 6%
Adequate»2 13%
Good»7 46%
Excellent»3 20%

Genomsnitt: 3.53

- First time I take a course in Chalmers which feels like a waste of time. I have no general problem with taking a course which has more of a social science aspect rather than natural sciences, and have studied some economics and management on my own accord. Little if anything in this courses contents though have felt worthwhile, and left any impressions I think I will carry with me. I"m just very glad that there are other ways to contribute to welfare and global social issues than ICT and that it is unlikely that I will ever have to work with the bureaucracy of the European Parliament.» (Poor)
- I have studied 4 years at Chalmers, 0,5 year at Handelshögskolan in Göteborg, 0,5 year in a university abroad. This is the first time I experience a course as utterly superfluous. I don"t really like the Idea of MTS courses being mandatory to get the "civilingenjörsexamen". I can get the hope that all engineers won"t be introvert geeks only knowing things about their field of science. Forcing them the take 7,5 points of this, or architecture, or whatever won"t change that though. I would say it all comes down to the personalities, attitudes and interests of the students anyway. Crystallizing the field "Human, technology and society" into a course which is more or less only about telecom infrastructure, and furthermore presenting it to its fullest dryness, did not exactly change this opinion of mine. I"m sorry, but this felt like a complete waste of time.» (Poor)
- I don"t feel that I"ve learn so many things. It was quite boring. Too much speaking about IT and nothing else : I"m in mechanical engineering, and I was not the only one!, so please : speak about something else than IT !!!» (Fair)
- I would say that not only an engineering or a science study will help an graduate student, but also some courses like TEK225 which reflects the impact of technology on society will help us to visualiza more.» (Excellent)

18. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- lecture slides»
- cut the take home exam in several parts.»
- Takehome exams, individual reflection report. And offcourse Chalita and Erik!»
- The timing and three take-home exams during the quarter instead of one at the end.»
- Project work »
- Home exams»
- The system of three take home exam, because it one of them don"t interest us, the others can be very interesting. That is the case here. The first one, i less interesting than the others.»

19. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- literature?»
- - Speak more about something else than IT - use more examples !!! I feel like I have just read books during this course. We need something alive - too much workload for homework !!!!»
- No project report. »
- In my opinion we should work more like exercise session, I mean, a little bit less lectures but replace by discussion and case studying sessions.»
- The whole focus on ICT.»
- I feel the current course plan would work effectively.»
- More lecture support not juste power point on the web site. A writing course can be helpful.»

20. Additional comments

- N.A»
- Thanks for a great course!»

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