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CST8207 17W Course Survey Report

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 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   44 / 73 (60.27%) 
Focus: Overall Results
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The Course

CST8207 - 10
ResponsesCourse
SAAUDSDNMean
Q1Course learning activities (e.g lectures, discussions, practical work, group work, etc) are varied.2813210444.5
Q2Course learning activites are linked to the course learning requirements.3013100444.7
Q3All of the course learning requirements are covered in the course.2716100444.6
Responses: [SA] Strongly Agree=5 [A] Agree=4 [U] Undecided=3 [D] Disagree=2 [SD] Strongly Disagree.=1 
The Course

CST8207 - 10
ResponsesCourse
EVGGSNSNMean
Q4Overall, please rate the quality of this course2614220444.5
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Question:What did you like most about this course?
Response Rate:70.45%   (31 of 44)
1the content of the course, assignments, midterms like almost all whole program structure is good.
2ians humor and ability to answer all your questions with ease
3When's it my turn?

Wouldn't I love

Love to explore that shore above?

Out of the sea

Wish I could be

Part of that world

Out of the sea

Wish I could be

Part of your world

4Very good ramping up for learning a programming language. Starts out confusing, but easy enough and ends with very confusing but understandable material. Enjoying learning a very simplistic programming language.
5This is the most interesting course you ever have in CST Program. If you hate reading theory every time like me, you can also do better only in this very course by only clearing the concepts and doing each and every assignment by own.
6The thing i mostly liked about this is the course is the skills to do a number of things which we can do manually and according to our wish. We don;t need to depend on windows to do these things.
7The professor.
8The materials are very strong enough to make us learn.
9The fact that I can actually do my own script/code.
10The energy and enthusiasm that Ian brings to class really shows his passion for learning Linux
11The course covers a lot of basic content for linux, it offers a fine challenge without being too overwhelming.
12The challenges in the assignments
13Review the practice test before exams.
14N/A
15My teacher
16It's not very easy course but I like this course to study.
17It is a challenging and an interesting course
18Ian
19I really enjoyed figuring my way through a problem. Every assignment was like it one unique puzzle that needed to be solved, and whenever you found the solution or solved the problem it was very gratifying. In addition the extensive weekly notes, worksheets, especially the practice questions for the midterms, were invaluable part of the course are really helped cement the various concepts.
20I loved learning about Linux. I came into this program with zero knowledge of Linux, and I'm leaving, with enough confidence to start running it at home.
21I liked that the course is designed to help understand the basics of Linux. It covers important aspects that set a good foundation for working in Linux systems.
22I like this course very much little bit difficult but the talented professor IAN Allen make it very easy. Thankyou very much IAN. Yeah linux is better then window.
23I enjoyed this course. I knew nothing about linux going in. It was daunting at first but I learned a lot. The teacher was very good at laying the course out. As well as having very informative notes and videos.

It is nice there is bonus assignments for the midterms so you can boost up your mark if you didn't do so well.

24I dont know ,but actually I am in love with Linux
25I come to know more about Linux OS.
26Great course that teaches various skills.
27Great course Ian! The course assignments are like solving puzzles. the way Ian designs them are very fun and satisfying. Its making a rather boring subject fun and interesting.
28Exam system.
29Everything
30Classes are informative. I love Ian's soliloquies.
31A Course Linux Server (CLS) was provided for the students to use in their studies. Using the CLS is a much better solution than having each student run their own Linux system in order to learn the course material.
 
Question:How could the course be improved to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:59.09%   (26 of 44)
1some questions of the assignments are a bit confusing, it will take some time to figure it out.
2provide knowledge.
3n/a
4its 10/10 I really enjoyed it.
5if there where ways to rephrase some of the steps in the assignments, to make it easier to understand how the step need to be completed. Its to bad that the course is very short!,
6allow practice tests to show you where to find the correct answers to learn why you have got that answer wrong.
7Unsure, as with the worksheets was easy enough to understand materials and concepts, but many people would not do worksheets and suffer. Possibly make worksheets mandatory markings to enforce how important the worksheets are.
8This course will definitely broadens your way of thinking for sure as far as Unix like operating systems are concerned. You will definitely know some good stuff if you follow the instructions of professor.
9Theory and related things should be repeat in the tutorial (the lab).

10The professor can teach more slowly. And take more time to explain the difficult things.
11Professors should teach the actual codes in the labs, not just during theory classes, or not just when we ask how the codes work.
12Nothing.
13Nothing. I found the course satisfying.
14No suggestion.
15N/A
16More time per question for tests.
17Lecture slides and more detailed notes on what topics have been covered in class would be helpful for studying. Wording for the course can sometimes be hard to understand as there are multiple ways many actions can be done. Having a more detailed list on exactly which options need to be learned for commands would be beneficial.
18It would be better, if you can make assignments little shorter.
19It is pretty informative course. But still a number of students are facing a lot of difficulties in this subject particularly. It would be better if there would be some less assignments.
20I would definitely have a worksheet or two available for scripting. While Linux scripting is much simpler than Windows, what isn't simpler than Windows frankly, a worksheet would help people get through the common problems and errors that most people face when they first tackle scripting. Scripting is definitely a confidence building task. When you are first faced with, you don't completely trust everything you have learned up to this point and worry that you might accidentally create for yourself a serious problem with your terminal.
21I don't have any suggestions other that keeping Ian as the professor for this level.
22I didn't say anything about improvement coz. teacher knows more then student. And if prof is like Ian then no need of improvement.
23For those unfamiliar with a command line environment, more importance must be placed on familiarizing themselves with this type of system. While some students already understand or are quick to gain this familiarity, some do not and that constitutes a severe disadvantage for them. Becoming fluent with the basic elements of the Linux command line, such as pressing the TAB key, using the command history and keyboard shortcuts are MORE important than the syntax of commands at this level. If you never gain the familiarity with the command line, you will never be comfortable using it even if you know all the commands. Understanding the course materials requires fluency with the command line.
24Everything is good.
25Course is well balanced.No changes needed.
26And I'm ready to know what the people know

Ask 'em my questions

And get some answers

What's a fire and why does it

What's the word? Burn?

 

 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   44 / 73 (60.27%) 
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The Professor

ALLEN, IAN D
ResponsesIndividual
EVGGSNSNMean
Q1Overall, please rate the effectiveness of your course professor338210444.7
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What did you like most about the course professor?
Response Rate:77.27%   (34 of 44)
1very lively, keep the focus of the students all course long
2professor has a fun personality
3humor, intelligence, communication.
4he always accepts to listen to questions and explain for the students.
5Very outgoing
6Very knowledgeable with the course and linux itself. Great guy to ask questions about during labs and lectures with how eccentric his personality is. Makes lectures not boring as he works along side the class asking questions and showing why answers are wrong by students. Will miss his expertise and experience with teaching in my future linux courses.
7The teaching style of the professor is excellent.
8Professor is very friendly and cooperative.
9Professor is very helpful in the labs.
10One of the best teachers I have ever come across. Hats off to his teaching skills and knowledge.Ian! is a total genius.
11Nothing 
12Mr. Allen is very knowledgeable about Linux. His attitude and teaching style are very entertaining, and that helps us remember the course materials.
13Knows his stuff, keeps dry technical information interesting and fun. Really respect and appreciate his effors
14Interesting to listen to.
15Ian makes a hard and complex subject very enjoyable to learn. He has converted me into a Linux person. His website is a staggering achievement. it was overwhelming at first but once I learned how to navigate through it, It was an invaluable resource, and its free! He is an incredible instructor. 10/10. Thanks Ian!
16Ian is very energetic and entertaining. he is very skilled at grabbing and keeping the attention of his students. Much of the most helpful advice for the program has been provided by Ian - read all the words, don't delay, 15minute rule. When a student gets stuck on the assignment, the path to the answer of a question is given rather than the direct answer itself. This helps the students gain valuable research capabilities and understanding of the course material. "Don't do it for them, you'll help yourself get smarter and them get dumber. Don't help my students fail."
17IAN is excellent professor in this program. He did so much hard on his assignments and the best part of his teaching is his humour and never let you sleep in his class.
18I want much more than this provincial life!

I want adventure in the great wide somewhere

I want it more than I can tell

And for once it might be grand

To have someone understand

I want so much more than they've got planned

19I love the way that Ian teaching, he is the best teacher I ever met. This course is actually very funny. And Ian's website is also a very good learning material, things are explained in detail and strongly logical.
20His way of taking attention of all the students towards him.
21His teaching style. We got all the things he taught us so far. If someone ask about someone who can teach linux, i would like to refer him.
22His knowledge of Linux, his dedication to the students learning, and his sense of humour.
23His energy.
24He understands the material more than anyone I know. He explains things with lots of examples, has great energy and humor, asks questions, and loves his job. I find he puts great detail into his website and makes certain that all the information needed is in his notes. I've never met a teacher before who put such time and dedication towards teaching something. Overall I think he is a great professor, and most others should strive to be like him.
25He is very good at explaining confusing and what could sometimes be boring topics, but keeps it very fun and entertaining and always has my attention with his energy and passion to teach. He goes very in depth with each topic he covers which makes learning a lot easier and helps me understand what's really going on inside what we're learning.
26He is funny, simple and really helping.
27He is friendly.
28He has a very interesting teaching style. At first it can be a little intimidating but through out the grind of the semester he brings energy is class which is very refreshing.

He is very approachable and willing to help you if you are willing to learn. Once you have read the notes and tried to understand he will take time with you to explain it to you a different way until you get it.

29Great sense of humour

Very good at explaining things

30Everything, great professor.
31Everything
32Enthusiastic about the course.
33Best way of teaching.

34Always an exciting class, if you were bored or tired in one Ian's classes you probably weren't there. Makes what would probably be an otherwise dry subject into something somewhat enjoyable. I'm a big fan of Linux as a direct result.
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What, if anything, could the professor do differently to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:63.64%   (28 of 44)
1slow down in lecture maybe explain alittle more
2nothing.
3n/a
4make the assignment easier and simple than usually, it is.
5his website is a bit of a mess, a minor complaint
6Well, whatever he does is for our better future.
7This course is my favour, but one thing, it will be better if the assignment can be simplified a little bit, some of the assignment just takes me a very long time to finish.
8Teach other semesters. Its going to be so boring without you around.
9Repeat and point out the main point of theory in the lab (tutor class)
10Only real issue I have is he reads stats too literally and social understanding skills are not the greatest. Students suffering from family issues and illnesses when asking for extensions were replied with stats they used his CLS and seemed to make it sound like he expected much more time each week on it than most students can afford to with all other courses, family and life.
11Nothing
12Nothing. I found everything satisfactory.
13Not much, the course has a time line that he can only fit so much and us as student can learn what we can with that time.
14No suggestion.
15N/A
16My only suggestion would be to make he exams electronic Vs the paper route he currently uses. but even that is not a critical issue.
17More time per question for tests.
18More assignments but little shorter. It takes multiple hours to complete a single one.
19Ian should teach level 2, 3, and 4. Best teacher in the program

Advice to future students: If you're new to Linux, take the amount of recommended homework time and double it or even triple it. the learning curve is extremely steep but very rewarding. do the readings.... and READ ALL THE WORDS! Another important note, is to take the time to learn the website, It is very overwhelming at first but it is an incredible resource.

20I want much more than this provincial life!
21I think he does a great job, nothing.
22He's already the best, no changes needed.
23He should teach more slowly and spend more time teaching the hard things. 
24He has to understand the fact that not everyone likes to read too many words, that not everyone is a read/write learner, but I guess this won't change because it's how the school system works. Sad.
25Detailed listing of options needed for this level of the program. Some commands are harder to understand when the manual pages are large with many varying yet similar functions. I ran into some problems where some commands worked properly for testing but were not completely accurate for the marking system. This sometimes creates the need for a lot of trial and error that takes up a fair amount of time.
26Create less confusing questions on assignments.
27Assignments should be in PDF format. It could be easy for students.
28A search feature could be implemented on the Weekly Learning Materials website that searches only the current semester's course notes. While it is generally easy to identify the specific section where a certain piece of information is located, sometimes it is not so obvious, and a web search tool would be useful.



 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   5 / 21 (23.81%) 
Focus: Overall Results
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The Course

CST8207 - 11
ResponsesCourse
SAAUDSDNMean
Q1Course learning activities (e.g lectures, discussions, practical work, group work, etc) are varied.2300054.4
Q2Course learning activites are linked to the course learning requirements.3200054.6
Q3All of the course learning requirements are covered in the course.2300054.4
Responses: [SA] Strongly Agree=5 [A] Agree=4 [U] Undecided=3 [D] Disagree=2 [SD] Strongly Disagree.=1 
The Course

CST8207 - 11
ResponsesCourse
EVGGSNSNMean
Q4Overall, please rate the quality of this course3200054.6
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Question:What did you like most about this course?
Response Rate:100.00%   (5 of 5)
1The absolute availability FROM THE PROFESSOR of the information. Overwhelmingly well done. Easy to navigate the course information and notes.
2The Linux labs were designed to help students develop familiarity and experience using the concepts taught in class.
3Playing with commands is really fun and challenging.
4Its quite hard to study.
5If you show up and are dedicated to working hard, this course is doable. Lots of work, but Ian is awesome!
 
Question:How could the course be improved to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:100.00%   (5 of 5)
1n/a
2\no suggestion.
3Testing could be less of a psychological exam and more practical. Yes, i know they "ARE OUT TO GET YOU" but this is a course.
4Students were expected to solve problems themselves, which is not unreasonable. More direction on how to approach problem solving would have been helpful to students who struggled.
5Increase the points for assignments

 

 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
AC  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   5 / 21 (23.81%) 
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The Professor

ALLEN, IAN D
ResponsesIndividual
EVGGSNSNMean
Q1Overall, please rate the effectiveness of your course professor3200054.6
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What did you like most about the course professor?
Response Rate:100.00%   (5 of 5)
1Witty, crazy... his character makes him easy to follow and makes a student eager to learn from him.
2Very animated, fun, makes Linux more exciting. He is willing to help you get to the answer, not give it to you. Will miss him in future semesters.
3Mr. Allen was helpful to have in the lab - he would provide additional 1-on-1 instruction to students regarding course material, if they had any questions about it.
4His learning method.
5He is approachable, simple and funny.
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What, if anything, could the professor do differently to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:80.00%   (4 of 5)
1n/a
2No suggestion.
3Less "I'm bored" and more engaging to the students.
4I am not sure.



 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
AC  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   6 / 20 (30%) 
Focus: Overall Results
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The Course

CST8207 - 12
ResponsesCourse
SAAUDSDNMean
Q1Course learning activities (e.g lectures, discussions, practical work, group work, etc) are varied.3200164.0
Q2Course learning activites are linked to the course learning requirements.3300064.5
Q3All of the course learning requirements are covered in the course.3210064.3
Responses: [SA] Strongly Agree=5 [A] Agree=4 [U] Undecided=3 [D] Disagree=2 [SD] Strongly Disagree.=1 
The Course

CST8207 - 12
ResponsesCourse
EVGGSNSNMean
Q4Overall, please rate the quality of this course4100164.2
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Question:What did you like most about this course?
Response Rate:33.33%   (2 of 6)
1Ian is very passionate about Linux.
2Different codes.
 
Question:How could the course be improved to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:33.33%   (2 of 6)
1group activities that can be done in class in order to alleviate some of the pressure from the homework. Ian's current assignments take a full day to complete, at least 12 hours each. Less reading material and more teaching. Don't just tell me to read pages and pages of material, show us how to do it then let us practice, everything is thrown at us on his teaching site for us to figure out on our own, does not explain very well in class so we are left to consult each other.
2Everything is good.

 

 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   6 / 20 (30%) 
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The Professor

ALLEN, IAN D
ResponsesIndividual
EVGGSNSNMean
Q1Overall, please rate the effectiveness of your course professor4100164.2
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What did you like most about the course professor?
Response Rate:33.33%   (2 of 6)
1Professor is very helpful.
2He is passionate about Linux and is very knowledgeable.
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What, if anything, could the professor do differently to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:33.33%   (2 of 6)
1Everything is good !
2Be more approachable, anytime a student had a question he would not even help them, just tell them to go "read all the words". That's not an acceptable answer to tell someone, we are paying alot of money to be here and if we need help we should be able to receive it. Also stop making every single question a trick question, the tests are no longer about what you know and learned but simply trying to understand how Ian thinks and how he is currently trying to trick you. I understand that he knows Linux but that doesn't make you a good teacher. It is hard to follow his teaching as he is all over the place and he simple doesn't address the different ways people learn in the classroom.



 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
AC  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   7 / 19 (36.84%) 
Focus: Overall Results
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The Course

CST8207 - 13
ResponsesCourse
SAAUDSDNMean
Q1Course learning activities (e.g lectures, discussions, practical work, group work, etc) are varied.5110074.6
Q2Course learning activites are linked to the course learning requirements.5110074.6
Q3All of the course learning requirements are covered in the course.5110074.6
Responses: [SA] Strongly Agree=5 [A] Agree=4 [U] Undecided=3 [D] Disagree=2 [SD] Strongly Disagree.=1 
The Course

CST8207 - 13
ResponsesCourse
EVGGSNSNMean
Q4Overall, please rate the quality of this course5101074.4
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Question:What did you like most about this course?
Response Rate:57.14%   (4 of 7)
1very helpful course...learning outcomes are really well.
2There's something sweet and almost kind

But he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined

And now he's dear and so unsure

I wonder why I didn't see it there before.

3The teacher is great, and extremely thorough. Everything and anything we need to know regarding the course is covered somewhere in the notes.
4Teacher
 
Question:How could the course be improved to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:42.86%   (3 of 7)
1New and a bit alarming

Who'd have ever thought that this could be?

True that he's no Prince Charming

But there's something in him that I simply didn't see

2Course was well structured
3..

 

 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
AC  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   7 / 19 (36.84%) 
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The Professor

ALLEN, IAN D
ResponsesIndividual
EVGGSNSNMean
Q1Overall, please rate the effectiveness of your course professor5110074.6
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What did you like most about the course professor?
Response Rate:71.43%   (5 of 7)
1teaching style
2I want to be where the people are

I want to see

Want to see 'em dancing

Walking around on those

Whadd'ya call 'em? Oh, feet

Flipping your fins you don't get too far

Legs are required for jumping, dancing

Strolling along down a

What's that word again? Street

3I like his tricks and techniques.
4He brings a lot of energy to class, and it is clear that he is passionate about what he teaches
5Crazy in the best possible way and helped me understand everything I needed to know
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What, if anything, could the professor do differently to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:42.86%   (3 of 7)
1What would I give

If I could live

Out of these waters?

What would I pay

To spend a day

Warm on the sand?

Betcha on land

They understand

That they don't reprimand their daughters

Bright young women

Sick of swimming

Ready to stand

2Not really sure, he is doing a good job already
3..



 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
AC  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   10 / 21 (47.62%) 
Focus: Overall Results
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The Course

CST8207 - 14
ResponsesCourse
SAAUDSDNMean
Q1Course learning activities (e.g lectures, discussions, practical work, group work, etc) are varied.82000104.8
Q2Course learning activites are linked to the course learning requirements.82000104.8
Q3All of the course learning requirements are covered in the course.73000104.7
Responses: [SA] Strongly Agree=5 [A] Agree=4 [U] Undecided=3 [D] Disagree=2 [SD] Strongly Disagree.=1 
The Course

CST8207 - 14
ResponsesCourse
EVGGSNSNMean
Q4Overall, please rate the quality of this course64000104.6
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Question:What did you like most about this course?
Response Rate:60.00%   (6 of 10)
1The kooky, unpredictable nature of the prof. Definitely one of the most fun profs I have ever had, he was stern when he needed to be but I think that was necessary. Generally speaking he could always get a laugh out of the class and keep our attention during lectures. It made him easy to listen to and even study sessions outside of regular class hours were provided which were very helpful. He was understanding that not all students prefer to work in lab and allowed students to email him ahead of time if they weren't going to be present. This was definitely a selling feature for me, as someone who prefers to work from home. The content was involved and really got me into the program, all in all a great course!
2Teacher is hilarious.
3It is an interesting course.
4Ian is very responsive to student questions during lab period. He is helpful and quick to provide answers.
5I loved learning about Linux. I came into this program with zero knowledge of Linux, and I'm leaving, with enough confidence to start running it at home.
6Challenging course, tests and develops a lot of skills.Demands attention but it pays off when you see your script running. :)
 
Question:How could the course be improved to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:50.00%   (5 of 10)
1midterm reviews in class and being able to see ALL assignments for the course instead of releasing them gradually
2The professor can teach at a slower speed so that the students can understand everything being taught.
3The course is well balanced and doesn't need any changes.
4I don't have any suggestions other that keeping Ian as the professor for this level.
5Content learning curve is pretty steep, maybe slow it down a little bit.

 

 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
AC  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   10 / 21 (47.62%) 
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The Professor

ALLEN, IAN D
ResponsesIndividual
EVGGSNSNMean
Q1Overall, please rate the effectiveness of your course professor7110094.7
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What did you like most about the course professor?
Response Rate:70.00%   (7 of 10)
1Very outspoken and eccentric, always a blast in the lectures.
2The man Ian!, is a pure genius.Great knowledge and his way of teaching is appreciable.One of the best teachers I have ever come across.Wish that he's the teacher for Linux at all levels.Respect!!
3Ian is very good at explaining things. He has some great tips.
4His knowledge of Linux, his dedication to the students learning, and his sense of humour.
5He teaches the course with a big interest.
6He is very funny and knows well how to keep the students' attention.
7Best way of teaching.
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What, if anything, could the professor do differently to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:50.00%   (5 of 10)
1website is a bit confusing, the list of commands by week section would be more helpful if the command name was a link to where it is located on the site. some items are not easily found goes through items a bit too quick
2The professor should teach more slowly.
3Nothing needs to be changed.
4My only suggestion would be to make he exams electronic Vs the paper route he currently uses. but even that is not a critical issue.
5Increase the font size of the text "READ ALL THE WORDS" on all course notes.LOL!



 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
AC  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   5 / 11 (45.45%) 
Focus: Overall Results
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The Course

CST8207 - 15
ResponsesCourse
SAAUDSDNMean
Q1Course learning activities (e.g lectures, discussions, practical work, group work, etc) are varied.3200054.6
Q2Course learning activites are linked to the course learning requirements.2300054.4
Q3All of the course learning requirements are covered in the course.2300054.4
Responses: [SA] Strongly Agree=5 [A] Agree=4 [U] Undecided=3 [D] Disagree=2 [SD] Strongly Disagree.=1 
The Course

CST8207 - 15
ResponsesCourse
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Q4Overall, please rate the quality of this course2210054.2
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Question:What did you like most about this course?
Response Rate:60.00%   (3 of 5)
1practicing question before the test.
2The professor.
3Ian
 
Question:How could the course be improved to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:60.00%   (3 of 5)
1n/a
2make the lab assignment more flexible to understand
3More time per question for tests.

 

 Winter 2017 - Student Course Feedback Survey
 Winter 2017
Algonquin College - Student Course Feedback Website  
AC  
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  Responsible Faculty:  IAN D ALLEN   Responses / Expected:   5 / 11 (45.45%) 
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The Professor

ALLEN, IAN D
ResponsesIndividual
EVGGSNSNMean
Q1Overall, please rate the effectiveness of your course professor2210054.2
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [VG] Very Good=4 [G] Good=3 [S] Satisfactory=2 [NS] Not Satisfactory=1 
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What did you like most about the course professor?
Response Rate:80.00%   (4 of 5)
1helps keep dry technical info fun and interesting. engaging, clearly knows his stuff
2he tries his best to make all the class to pass and understand the course.
3The professor.
4Loves his job and it comes across to the students.
 
Faculty:ALLEN, IAN D
Question:What, if anything, could the professor do differently to be of benefit to future students?
Response Rate:60.00%   (3 of 5)
1n/a
2his website is a bit of a mess to follow, a minor complaint
3More time per question for tests.