Today's Date is 2018-08-15 18:52:02

This is the survey for PC320 from 2016 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
04800
0%33%67%0%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
28020
17%67%0%17%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 none of the above
15420
8%42%33%17%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
12900
8%17%75%0%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
70310
64%0%27%9%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.
21503
18%9%45%0%27%
 
Q 7 The lab notebook summaries were
a useful exercise helpful for tests and quizzes both of the above neither of the above
41420
36%9%36%18%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
41610
33%8%50%8%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
41700
33%8%58%0%0%
 
Q 10 I clicked on the optional links.
almost never rarely fairly often almost always
27210
17%58%17%8%0%
 
Q 11 I was helped by the optional links.
almost never rarely fairly often almost always
22710
17%17%58%8%0%
 
Q 12 I watched the videos.
almost never rarely fairly often almost always
35310
25%42%25%8%0%
 
Q 13 I was helped by the videos.
almost never rarely fairly often almost always
23420
18%27%36%18%0%
 
Q 14 The lecture notes posted online were
helpful to follow more useful than the actual lecture both of the above useless unnecessary,
110100
92%0%8%0%0%
 
Q 15 The lectures
provided useful background for the labs provided sufficient background for the labs both of the above neither of the above
42600
33%17%50%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.
80310
67%0%25%8%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.
00174
0%0%8%58%33%
 
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.
14016
8%33%0%8%50%
 
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
00390
0%0%25%75%0%
 
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
01272
0%8%17%58%17%
 
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
01353
0%8%25%42%25%
 
Q 22 I feel comfortable using operational amplifiers in various configurations as needed.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
10542
8%0%42%33%17%
 
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
02334
0%17%25%25%33%
 
Q 24 I feel comfortable using the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi .
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00039
0%0%0%25%75%
 
Q 25 I feel comfortable using the serial console on the Raspberry Pi .
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00048
0%0%0%33%67%
 
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
000210
0%0%0%17%83%
 
Q 27 I feel comfortable programming in Python on the Raspberry Pi.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
001011
0%0%8%0%92%
 
Q 28 I thought that the integration project was
at a reasonable level of difficulty a good way to bring together important concepts both of the above neither of the above
12900
8%17%75%0%0%
 
Q 29 I thought that the exploration project was
at a reasonable level of difficulty a good way to investigate new concepts both of the above neither of the above
14700
8%33%58%0%0%
 
Q 30 Using something unfamiliar made the course more interesting.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00174
0%0%8%58%33%
 
Q 31 Using something unfamiliar made the course more open-ended.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00147
0%0%8%33%58%
 
Q 32 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
01083
0%8%0%67%25%
 
Q 33 Using something unfamiliar made the course too difficult.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
23610
17%25%50%8%0%
 
Q 34 Lecture quizzes
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
18300
8%67%25%0%0%
 
Q 35 Active learning exercises in lecture
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
29100
17%75%8%0%0%
 
Q 36 Online quizzes
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
28200
17%67%17%0%0%
 
Q 37 Lab demonstrations
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
12612
8%17%50%8%17%
 
Q 38 Lab notebooks and postlabs
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
18300
8%67%25%0%0%
 
Q 39 Integration project
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
01182
0%8%8%67%17%
 
Q 40 Exploration project
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
03360
0%25%25%50%0%
 
Q 41 A written final exam (which doesn't exist now)
nothing 5 or 10% 15 or 20% 25 or 30% more than 30%
71220
58%8%17%17%0%
 
Q 42 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.
54210
42%33%17%8%0%
 
Q 43 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
03900
0%25%75%0%0%
 
Q 44 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.
101100
83%8%8%0%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.
93000
75%25%0%0%0%
 

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