Today's Date is 2017-09-24 12:27:45

This is the survey for PC320 from 2015 F term.


Q 1 The lecture quizzes were
at a reasonable level of difficulty a good test of important concepts both of the above neither of the above
36910
16%32%47%5%0%
 
Q 2 Did the online quizzes help you remember the important points?
Yes, almost all of the quizzes helped that way. Yes, one or two quizzes helped that way. Not really; I would have remembered those points without the quizzes. Not really; even after the quizzes I didn't get those points.
97310
45%35%15%5%0%
 
Q 3 Did the online quiz help you understand the important points?
Yes; answering the questions clarified what was important. Yes; correcting my mistakes in the quiz helped me remember. both of the above neither of the above
76430
35%30%20%15%0%
 
Q 4 Being required to demonstrate things in the lab was
useful to summarize important sections of each lab a good way to have part of the lab mark assigned both of the above neither of the above
521210
25%10%60%5%0%
 
Q 5 Keeping a lab notebook was
a good idea because it kept all important information in one place easy to learn to use productively both of the above neither of the above
101900
50%5%45%0%0%
 
Q 6 Using the lab notebook for quizzes was
helpful for the quizzes good for helping to know what to write in the notebook in the labs both of the above neither of the above The notebook wasn't really needed for the quizzes.
421103
20%10%55%0%15%
 
Q 7 The lab notebook summaries were
a useful exercise helpful for tests and quizzes both of the above neither of the above
68420
30%40%20%10%0%
 
Q 8 The emphasis on modularity when designing and building circuits was
very useful helpful for the project both of the above neither of the above
631010
30%15%50%5%0%
 
Q 9 The course web page was
organized and easy to follow better than having a printed lab manual both of the above neither of the above
64910
30%20%45%5%0%
 
Q 10 I clicked on the optional links.
almost never rarely fairly often almost always
371000
15%35%50%0%0%
 
Q 11 I was helped by the optional links.
almost never rarely fairly often almost always
28820
10%40%40%10%0%
 
Q 12 I watched the videos.
almost never rarely fairly often almost always
37640
15%35%30%20%0%
 
Q 13 I was helped by the videos.
almost never rarely fairly often almost always
28550
10%40%25%25%0%
 
Q 14 The lecture notes posted online were
helpful to follow more useful than the actual lecture both of the above useless unnecessary,
140501
70%0%25%0%5%
 
Q 15 The lectures
provided useful background for the labs provided sufficient background for the labs both of the above neither of the above
451100
20%25%55%0%0%
 
Q 16 In some lectures, I showed videos as part of the lecture. What did you think of that?
The videos were usually a good addition to the lecture. The videos were usually a waste of time. The videos were usually good, but could have been watched some other time. I don't remember any of the videos.
170300
85%0%15%0%0%
 
Q 17 There's no required textbook for this course. How do you feel about that?
I would have liked one would have bought one if it covered most of the topics in the course. I might have bought one if it covered some of the topics I didn't understand well. I might have bought one if it seemed to be a good reference book. I wouldn't have bought one this year because the lecture material was sufficient. I never buy textbooks unless they're needed for assignments, etc.
33365
15%15%15%30%25%
 
Q 18 What do you think about the split between theory and practice in this course?
The course has too much theory. The amount of theory is OK, but it's not clear how this will fit with other courses now or in the future. The course is too much practice and not enough theory. The amount of practical material is OK, but it's not clear how this will fit with other courses now or in the future. The mix of theory and practice seems about right.
040016
0%20%0%0%80%
 
Q 19 I feel comfortable figuring out how to use an unfamiliar device from the data sheet.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
003125
0%0%15%60%25%
 
Q 20 I feel comfortable building circuitry to produce a desired range of output voltages from a sensor.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
003116
0%0%15%55%30%
 
Q 21 I feel comfortable building circuitry to control a DC motor or relay from any type of input.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
01487
0%5%20%40%35%
 
Q 22 I feel comfortable using operational amplifiers in various configurations as needed.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
002117
0%0%10%55%35%
 
Q 23 I feel comfortable combining sensors, actuators, and other components as needed to produce more complex circuits.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
002810
0%0%10%40%50%
 
Q 24 I feel comfortable using the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi .
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
010316
0%5%0%15%80%
 
Q 25 I feel comfortable using the serial console on the Raspberry Pi .
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
121313
5%10%5%15%65%
 
Q 26 I feel comfortable using the Raspberry Pi standalone with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
010316
0%5%0%15%80%
 
Q 27 I feel comfortable programming in Python on the Raspberry Pi.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
101315
5%0%5%15%75%
 
Q 28 I thought that the lab project was
at a reasonable level of difficulty a good way to bring together important concepts both of the above neither of the above
161300
5%30%65%0%0%
 
Q 29 Using something unfamiliar made the project more interesting.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
010712
0%5%0%35%60%
 
Q 30 Using something unfamiliar made the project more open-ended.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
000515
0%0%0%25%75%
 
Q 31 Using something unfamiliar gave me confidence that I could apply what I had learned to new situations.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
012710
0%5%10%35%50%
 
Q 32 Using something unfamiliar made the project too difficult.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
49322
20%45%15%10%10%
 
Q 33 Lecture quizzes
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
313211
15%65%10%5%5%
 
Q 34 Online quizzes
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
312500
15%60%25%0%0%
 
Q 35 Lab demonstrations
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
044102
0%20%20%50%10%
 
Q 36 Lab notebooks and postlabs
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
27640
11%37%32%21%0%
 
Q 37 Lab project
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
000614
0%0%0%30%70%
 
Q 38 A written final exam (which doesn't exist now)
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
170111
85%0%5%5%5%
 
Q 39 PC/CP320 only requires CP164 and PC/CP220 as prerequisites. Is that reasonable?
Yes, I think those should adequately prepare anyone. It depends; someone who did well in those courses would be OK but someone who didn't do well would struggle in this course. Somewhat; more physics or electronic background would help a lot. Not really; if one partner in a group did not have a more extensive background than that, the labs would be very difficult.
96220
47%32%11%11%0%
 
Q 40 If someone was thinking of taking this course as an elective, you'd tell them
the labs make it more fun the labs make everything seem more 'real' Both of the above are true the labs make it a lot more difficult the labs don't really make much difference
331400
15%15%70%0%0%
 
Q 41 Pick the answer that best describes your feelings:
I look forward to doing more electronics labs in the future, if they're similar to these. I dread doing more electronics labs in the future, if they're similar to these. I don't expect to do any more electronics labs, so what I thought of these doesn't matter for the future. I think the labs in different courses will be different enough that I can't base my expectations for future electronics labs on these.
103610
50%15%30%5%0%
 
Q 42 The 'proof-of-concept' demonstrations during the project
helped me break down the project into modules made it easier to schedule my work Both of the above Neither of the above
621110
30%10%55%5%0%
 
Q 43 Having crossover between different courses (eg. combined PC320/PC319 project)
reduced the workload for the term. made the connections between the courses more obvious. Both of the above Neither of the above
115210
5%5%26%11%53%
 
Q 44 Since this was the first time PC/CP320 has been offered, you were 'guinea pigs' for the course. Based on this experience, would you be willing to take another course the first time it was offered?
Yes, I enjoyed this course in spite of it being untested. If I had a choice, I'd wait until it had been taught at least once before. It would depend on who was teaching it. Not really; there were too many confusing things about this course that will probably be sorted out by the next time it is offered.
132310
68%11%16%5%0%
 
Q 45 In order to improve teaching beyond my own courses, I'd like to be able to share the results of these evaluations with other instructors, students, etc. May I have your permission to do that?
Yes, I'd be glad if any improvement could come from this. Yes, this is anonymous enough that I don't mind how the results are used. No, this isn't anonymous enough for me to be comfortable with the results being shared. No, even though this is anonymous I don't want the results to be shared.
163000
84%16%0%0%0%
 

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