Aktuella utvärderingar

Visa resultat

Här kan se resultatet från utvärderingen och exportera statistiken till ett annat program. Det går också att göra en enkel filtrering genom att klicka på svarsalternativen och kommentarerna eller en avancerad filtrering genom att använda knappen längst ned.

MPALG 1213-2 Models of computation, TDA183|DIT310

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2012-12-21 - 2013-02-01
Antal svar: 17
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 40%
Kontaktperson: Maria Sörner»
Utbildningsprogram som genomför enkäten: Datateknik 300 hp

Opening question

1. Which university do you belong to?

Some of our courses are taken jointly by students of the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. In order for us to be able to look at the answers of each student group separately, we would like you to indicate which university you are registered at.

17 svarande

University of Gothenburg»0 0%
Chalmers University of Technology»17 100%

Genomsnitt: 2

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.

17 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»4 23%
Around 20 hours/week»5 29%
Around 25 hours/week»4 23%
Around 30 hours/week»3 17%
At least 35 hours/week»1 5%

Genomsnitt: 2.52

- Exercises and assignments are difficult but well designed and, very interesting!» (Around 25 hours/week)

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

17 svarande

0%»2 11%
25%»0 0%
50%»3 17%
75%»1 5%
100%»11 64%

Genomsnitt: 4.11

- Had an other lecture in parallel with the lecture on mondays » (50%)
- One lecture (out of two) was at the same time as the only lecture in my other course. Please consider making the block schedule work for bachoulor courses as well (especially electables)!» (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.

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

4. How understandable are the course goals?

17 svarande

The goals are difficult to understand»0 0%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»5 29%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»12 70%

Genomsnitt: 2.7

- Clear course with goals that is simple to understand» (The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn)

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.

17 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»1 5%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»16 94%
No, the goals are set too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.94

- A very broad course. Takes up several subjects and does not go deep into many of them. Good for my education.» (Yes, the goals seem reasonable)

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

17 svarande

No, not at all»0 0%
To some extent»4 23%
Yes, definitely»12 70%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»1 5%

Genomsnitt: 2.82

- Weird exam, very small questions and few. It felt hard to know what to answer and if the answer was enough.» (To some extent)
- I think the exam was slightly too basic and did not really test for much in-depth understanding.» (To some extent)
- If by "examination" we are including the assignments and exercises.» (Yes, definitely)

Teaching and course administration

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

17 svarande

Small extent»3 17%
Some extent»4 23%
Large extent»6 35%
Great extent»4 23%

Genomsnitt: 2.64

- The lectures were slow, and it basically repeated what was written in the literature. The lecturer also wanted us to have read the literature beforehand.» (Small extent)
- Good with the Q&A, very good for this subject. I would have appriciated one lecture a week more to be able to grasp the concepts better, but that"s couse of the how I learn best.» (Some extent)
- Self learning is the major part of the course» (Some extent)
- The exercises on Wendnesdays was really nice » (Great extent)

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

17 svarande

Small extent»1 5%
Some extent»3 17%
Large extent»9 52%
Great extent»4 23%

Genomsnitt: 2.94

- It is unusual for me to read a subject where there is very little information on the internet. For me it"s easier to learn when there are several sources that says the same thing in different ways. The way (especially the Chi (X)-part) used a document that was the only source of information on the subject made it hard for me to understand. For me it would have been easier with some example code for instance. I really like the way the course litterature was available via pdf:s though. Much easier to read with an ipad than a heavy book.» (Some extent)
- The teaching matched the course literature very closely.» (Large extent)
- I think it would have been good to have some alternative to Bengt"s lecture notes.» (Large extent)
- Could sometimes be clearer, but overall great. » (Large extent)

9. What did you think about the balance between lectures and exercise sessions?

17 svarande

I would have preferred more lectures and fewer exercises»5 29%
The balance was just right»11 64%
I would have preferred more exercises and fewer lectures»1 5%

Genomsnitt: 1.76

- 2 hours of lectures a week seemed like too few, it felt like there should have been more material in the course.» (I would have preferred more lectures and fewer exercises)
- I think there should have been at least one more lecture each week.» (I would have preferred more lectures and fewer exercises)
- Especially the parts where there was hard to find information on the internet, more lectures would have been good for me.» (I would have preferred more lectures and fewer exercises)
- I learnt more from other students than from the lecturer.» (I would have preferred more lectures and fewer exercises)
- Although, more lectures would have been good.» (The balance was just right)
- Didn"t antend any lecture due to the collision. » (The balance was just right)
- Except in the first week, the first assignment came a bit too early.» (The balance was just right)
- I would have preferred more lectures.» (The balance was just right)
- I did not attend any.» (The balance was just right)

10. The coursework was split between exercises and assignments. What did you think about this arrangement?

I would have preferred:

17 svarande

just exercises»0 0%
having more exercises and less assignments»2 11%
having more assignments and less exercises»3 17%
just assignments»1 5%
The balance was just right»11 64%

Genomsnitt: 4.23

- Having both and so many of them was to much» (having more exercises and less assignments)
- Having two weekly semi-compulsory assignments is not good scheduling.» (having more assignments and less exercises)
- The assignment were very good.» (just assignments)
- I like the concept. In some of the assignments and exercises it where very hard to grasp what to do though. Since there are so few lectures, it would be good to have a more clear view on what we are supposed to accomplish with the exersices and assignments.» (The balance was just right)
- It was a bit fuzzy on what score you would get on the exercises. Clearer difference between 2 points and 5 points on a assignment.» (The balance was just right)

11. The course placed an emphasis on explaining your solutions in front of the class. How did you feel about this?

17 svarande

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

Explanations and discussions in the class helped my learning»14 82%
Too much focus on presentation, I prefer more taught content»1 5%
The exercise sessions went too much into details»0 0%
I do not like presenting to the class»4 23%

- It is rare that a course spends so much time on making sure everyone understands the finest of details.» (Explanations and discussions in the class helped my learning)
- I needed more time to solve the exercises than just a day and a half. Also sometimes I think the exercises got a bit derailed and maybe 6 people were running the show meanwhile the rest were scratching their heads. Of course I do realize it"s hard to take the discussion in another direction if no one speaks up...» (Explanations and discussions in the class helped my learning)
- I really liked this. It motivated you to really learn the course material. It also opened for great discussions in the class. Even if you presented something in the wrong way it really helped you understand wich errors you made and it was also really nice to get new perspectivs on have to approach problems. » (Explanations and discussions in the class helped my learning)
- I could not attend on those classes, very good of Bengt to be able to hand in the exercises in another way. Thank you for that!» ()
- Really liked it.» (Explanations and discussions in the class helped my learning)
- We did not have that much time to prepare the exercises, so I felt pretty insecure on my solutions.» (Explanations and discussions in the class helped my learning, I do not like presenting to the class)
- I did not attend any exercises.» ()
- I really liked this, especially not letting students getting away with vague explanations» (Explanations and discussions in the class helped my learning)

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

17 svarande

Very badly»0 0%
Rather badly»1 5%
Rather well»7 41%
Very well»9 52%

Genomsnitt: 3.47

- It was all there from day one.» (Very well)

Study climate

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

17 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»0 0%
Rather good»1 5%
Very good»14 82%
I did not seek help»2 11%

Genomsnitt: 4.05

- The mailing list was very useful for this.» (Very good)
- It"s great to have a forum where people can ask questions and get quick responses!» (Very good)
- One of the best courses i"ve taken in this sence.» (Very good)
- Fast answeres on the mailing list.» (Very good)

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

17 svarande

Very poorly»0 0%
Rather poorly»0 0%
Rather well»5 29%
Very well»7 41%
I did not seek cooperation»5 29%

Genomsnitt: 4

- Since I knew some of the other students beforehand. This was really essential for me to have small discussions about the more philisophical aspects, to help me grasp these concepts.» (Rather well)
- I have to take care of babies at home therefore can not spend much time in the school» (I did not seek cooperation)

15. How was the course workload?

17 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»2 11%
Adequate»10 58%
High»3 17%
Too high»2 11%

Genomsnitt: 3.29

- But it is good and necessary.» (High)
- As mentioned before, there was not enough time to solve the exercises.» (Too high)

16. How was the total workload this study period?

17 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»2 11%
Adequate»6 35%
High»7 41%
Too high»2 11%

Genomsnitt: 3.52

- Had it at the same time as adv algorithms.» (Too high)

Summarizing questions

17. What is your general impression of the course?

17 svarande

Poor»1 5%
Fair»0 0%
Adequate»4 23%
Good»6 35%
Excellent»6 35%

Genomsnitt: 3.94 (bidrar till totalt genomsnitt/jämförelseindex)

- This could have been a good course, but the execution was not impressive.» (Poor)
- The emphasis on exercises and open discussion was really helpful to my learning. The content is quite fundamental and it almost feels like this course should be compulsory for CS students.» (Excellent)

18. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- The excercises/handouts.»
- The exercises and the message board.»
- All of it.»
- explaining your solutions in front of the class»
- The possibility to ask questions.»
- Everything»
- The course layout.»
- Assignments and exercises»
- - Presenting exercises in front of the class - Focus on technical details»
- The assignments.»

19. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- Lower the points needed to pass the course. Offer alternative reading material. And I would have like to have the solutions to the assignments and proper solutions to the exercises (sometimes the same exercise was solve by several people on the white board and it was unclear which was the correct solution).»
- Nothing I can think of»
- Maybe some arranged discussions about certain subjects. I know this is hard to arrange but it would really have helped me (like SI in the lower grades).»
- More planned tutoring and perhaps written answers to the exercises. Sometimes i left the exercise session not really knowing what our conclusion was. It can be diffusing when faulty solutions are explained.»
- Maybe more time for the exercises...»
- Maybe being a bit more forgiving to the students presenting during exercises when they"ve done some kind of mistake. »

20. Additional comments

- The exam was surprisingly short, though one cannot really complain about that I suppose.»
- I think it"s unfair to force students to complete assignments and exercises to stand a chance in passing the course. If you didn"t do assignments or exercises you would need to score 100/140 points on the exam. Anyway It think I learned a lot doing assignments and exercises so that"s good.»
- Good course overall, a little hard to grasp the concepts but it is a complicated subject. I would have liked a clear explanaition of why primitive recusion was invented and why it is useful. I got this by asking for it but that should really be in the original course. For me as a software engineer bachelor this was hard to understand.»
- Fun course in general, a bit fuzzy on what we"re supposed to learn sometimes though.»
Genomsnitt totalt för detta stycke: 3.94

Genomsnitt totalt för alla frågor: 3.94
Beräknat jämförelseindex: 0.73

Kursutvärderingssystem från