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MPCSN 1213-1 Advanced topics in computer systems and networks, DAT145|DIT664

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2012-10-25 - 2012-11-09
Antal svar: 21
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 42%
Kontaktperson: Maria Sörner»

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.

21 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»7 33%
Around 20 hours/week»6 28%
Around 25 hours/week»6 28%
Around 30 hours/week»1 4%
At least 35 hours/week»1 4%

Genomsnitt: 2.19

- Almost everything in the course was repetition from other courses I have taken last year, so apart from the assignments, there was not much to study for.» (At most 15 hours/week)

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

21 svarande

0%»0 0%
25%»2 9%
50%»4 19%
75%»11 52%
100%»4 19%

Genomsnitt: 3.8

- I had a schedule conflict every third lecture with my other course, and I always went to the other course because it was a lot harder.» (50%)
- I wasnt able to attend the last two weeks.» (75%)
- Did not attend the last two lectures on self-stabilization» (75%)

3. How many papers and book chapters have you read for this course?

21 svarande

0 None was offered, I do not like to read or I had no time»1 4%
1-2 papers/book chapters»4 19%
3-5 papers/book chapters»7 33%
More than 5 papers/book chapters»9 42%

Genomsnitt: 3.14

- What book?» (1-2 papers/book chapters)
- I like reading papers.» (More than 5 papers/book chapters)

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.

To review the learning outcomes for this course, click here. (Opens in new window)

4. How understandable are the course goals?

21 svarande

The goals are difficult to understand»2 9%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»14 66%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»5 23%

Genomsnitt: 2.14

- The goals sound totally unrealistic. It is not possible to include that much in one course.» (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.

21 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»1 4%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»18 85%
No, the goals are set too high»2 9%

Genomsnitt: 2.04

- Unfortunately, the goals have been completely missed, even though they were reasonably set. Hardly any current research has been presented, nor has there been any coverage on how to write proper scientific reviews. » (Yes, the goals seem reasonable)

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

21 svarande

No, not at all»7 33%
To some extent»11 52%
Yes, definitely»3 14%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.8

- The exam was almost exclusively about material which has been covered in other courses. A seminar course which gives the students the possibility to deepen their knowledge in a chosen field seems much more reasonable for this kind of course. » (No, not at all)
- The exam was very unbalanced. Also see my comments under "Additional comments".» (No, not at all)
- Well, it is very hard to have a proper examination of this course. It is very generall. Some questions were detailed. I don"t know how to solve this in this course.» (To some extent)
- The examiners answer on the exam was "answer another question if, there are many" when someone didn"t understand a question. Not very helpful.» (To some extent)

Teaching and course administration

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

21 svarande

Small extent»8 38%
Some extent»7 33%
Large extent»4 19%
Great extent»2 9%

Genomsnitt: 2

- The quality of the teaching varied a lot. Some of the quest lectures was really boring.» (Some extent)
- some of the guest lecturers were more interested in saying how wonderful their company is, rather than talking about any topic at all.» (Great extent)

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

21 svarande

Small extent»3 14%
Some extent»9 42%
Large extent»7 33%
Great extent»2 9%

Genomsnitt: 2.38

- Many of the lectures were based on slides from other courses and they were not rewritten to fit into this course. In most cases they were too detailed and hard to understand.» (Some extent)
- Good introduction to intressting papers. This could be of a bigger focus in the future.» (Great extent)

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

21 svarande

Very badly»1 4%
Rather badly»4 19%
Rather well»13 61%
Very well»3 14%

Genomsnitt: 2.85

- Pingpong just isn"t very good. It was OK, but confusing as always with pingpong.» (Rather badly)
- It is ping pong, but it worked fine.» (Rather well)

Study climate

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

21 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»3 14%
Rather good»6 28%
Very good»5 23%
I did not seek help»7 33%

Genomsnitt: 3.76

- Elad was on facebook, which I think is a good thing. But it would be better with another forum, maybe google groups.» (Rather good)

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

21 svarande

Very poorly»0 0%
Rather poorly»1 4%
Rather well»4 19%
Very well»16 76%
I did not seek cooperation»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.71

12. How was the course workload?

21 svarande

Too low»1 4%
Low»2 9%
Adequate»14 66%
High»1 4%
Too high»3 14%

Genomsnitt: 3.14

- hardly did anything.» (Too low)
- The material was very simple, however the assignments led to a much higher workload than necessary. For most of the assignments I did not see the point. They were too simple to actually have much of a learning effect, and there were too many to concentrate on any one subject.» (Adequate)

13. How was the total workload this study period?

21 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»1 4%
Adequate»13 61%
High»1 4%
Too high»6 28%

Genomsnitt: 3.57

- My other course was rather difficult, and I had to prepare for another course which I will take this period. Together with the assignments for this course which seemed rather senseless to me, it led to a rather high workload in general. » (High)

Summarizing questions

14. What is your general impression of the course?

21 svarande

Poor»3 14%
Fair»7 33%
Adequate»9 42%
Good»2 9%
Excellent»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.47 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

- There has been too much repetition. There were too many assignments, but they were too easy. Fewer assignments on a higher level would be good. Again, I believe the course goals have not been met, if the goal was to prepare students to be able to write a master thesis.» (Poor)
- Total waste of my time. I did not learn much and the whole course seemed pretty much pointless.» (Poor)
- It is a good idea, but the course has a long way to go before being good.» (Fair)
- It is not too bad. But it still needs some work to get more focused. » (Adequate)
- some of the lectures could be more fast on the introduction part, especially the one about parallel algorithms.» (Good)

15. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- I think it is nice that you notice that effort has been put in to get many speakers to attend. Good job.»
- Guest lectures should be preserved for next year because they were really resourceful.»
- Good that you were able to chose subjects to work with»
- 4/6 assignments.»
- The hardware security and cyber physical systems were both new and interesting topics. I specially liked the assignment in hardware security.»
- The guest lectures, which provide many opportunities for the the students. (master thesis, projects etc.)»
- the course can be made an elective and not compulsory, regarding content it is like trying to cover a vast ocean, finally we end up with a few handfulls, it can be more narrowed down»
- The home assignments»
- The assignments.Are educating and quite interesting. »
- The good response from the grader of the assignments. Also the many different subjects to chose from (the assignments). »
- The assignments.»
- more related topics for the course»

16. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- Maybe the researcher could give more insights into what and how they do research. In detail, how did they come up with their papers? What difficulties were there? How did the solutions appear?»
- more interesting guest lectures »
- The course structure should be changed so that it prepares students more for their masters and triggers interest in research, because at the moment the way it is structured it does not do any of the above at all. The exams should also be looked at carefully because we were disadvantaged By this I mean, we had an option of taking 4 out of 6 assignments on our area of choice, yet an article for one of the assignments was part of the exam, what happened if one did not do this assignment but chose another? I would therefore suggest we should have 6 questions from all the six areas, but students choose four from these six to level the playing ground if questions from the assignments part of the exam. Lastly the schedule should be planned well so that there is enough time for everyone. We had so many guest lectures until we had to cover tough algorithm 5 days to the exam yet this was part of the exam, this is unfair you know because we rushed through due to time constraints and therefore even when you check the exam scripts you will realize students performed poorly in self stabilization, not because the lectures were bad or its tough, but due to lack of ample time to cover everything in class»
- The assignments should be released at the beginning so you know what you should do at all assignments. Even though you are interested in one area, the interesting thing might not be taken up during the assignment. If you skipped another assignment that now were more interesting than the one you thought you liked in the beginning then you can not undo your choice.»
- Less repetition, more presentation of actual current research. Again, the format should probably be changed.»
- The workload of the assignments were very different. For instance the Cyber physical system and parallel programming assignments was easy and took little time to complete, while the assignment in self-stabiliazation and smart grids and overlay networks seemed to be much harder and take more time. One idea could be to have these more time demanding and more complex assignments in the beginning of the course, when the overally workload is not that large in general.»
- The examination assessment was very bad!»
- The course examination should be based on a take home exam and or report/presentation scheme. Not a final written exam»
- I don"t think that there should be written exams. The lectures were too short and informative. The material was presented as summary of the work of each professor and introduction for what ex-job student can have. There isn"t something that you actually learning from the procedure. So there is no point in my opinion to write exams on them. »
- Better instructions on the assignments and clearer explanation of what is expected from the hand-in. »
- Make the assignments bigger and only require the students to choose 1-2 of them. The assignments should include one programming part in which the students are required to write more than a few lines of code. Correct the assignments faster, 2-3 weeks is not acceptable. Many of the lectures felt like repetition of specific topics from previous courses since the content was in many cases the same (in fact the same slides were used by many of the lectures).»
- Guest lectures.»

17. Additional comments

- I think the course got gradually better. The course fit in the master program, but it needs more polish.»
- Generally I believe the course is good and we really learned a lot. Just the few areas stated above disadvantaged us. Magnus Almgren gave the best lecture,he should keep up the good work. He triggered an interest in hardware security in most of us.Everyone else gave their best also »
- I would like to have an exercise session or two on the self-stabilization.»
- For the Parallel Programming subject we had 1 problem in the exam for all 12 points. The funny thing is that the topic was not covered in class. The professor just decided that it is enough that some students covered the topic in a course from last year. Not fair for all others. Another problem is represented by how the Self-stabilization lectures go. The teaching is inadequate for people who don"t have any background in mathematics and proofs. And just posting some solutions from some book does not help at all. The professor should detail more the mechanisms of self stabilization for a better understanding of the topic. More than 75% probably don"t have a clue about what is he talking there. Cyber Physical Systems and Hardware Security were very good lectures and should be kept as they are.»
- The exam was one of the worst I have taken so far. The part about Self Stabilizations was impossible to understand since algorithms given in the exam had no explanation of what the variables meant. The part about Parallel Programming contained only one question about many topics discussed, very unbalanced. One question required that you had read one of the papers from assignment "Hardware Security" which was optional. One was supposed to do only 4 out of 6 assignments. Also impossible to ask questions on the exam since the examiner had not written most of the questions.»
Genomsnitt totalt för detta stycke: 2.47

Genomsnitt totalt för alla frågor: 2.47
Beräknat jämförelseindex: 0.36

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