ENGL516: Computers and Writing: Theory and Practice
Winter 2011 | Section 000 (26557) | Tu 6:30-9:10 | Course Materials | Eastern Michigan University

Enrollment: 16
Forms Completed: 14 (88%)

Core Items (A: Much Above Average, B: Above Average, C: Average, D: Below Average, E: Much Below Average)

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Overall Rating of the Teaching Effectiveness of this Instructor 11/85 2/15 0/0 0/0 0/0 13
Overall Rating of this Course 11/85 2/15 0/0 0/0 0/0 13

Additional Items (SA: Strongly Agree, A: Agree, U: Undecided, D: Disagree, SD: Strongly Disagree)

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My instructor seems well-prepared for class 13/93 1/7 0/0 0/0 0/0 14
My instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations 13/93 1/7 0/0 0/0 0/0 14
The instructor is reasonably accessible outside the classroom 12/86 2/14 0/0 0/0 0/0 14
The instructor has stimulated my thinking 13/93 1/7 0/0 0/0 0/0 14
The goals of the course are clearly stated and consistently pursued 8/57 5/36 1/7 0/0 0/0 14
My instructor respects students regardless of sex, age or race 13/93 1/7 0/0 0/0 0/0 14


What did you like most about this instructor and course?

  1. I was very interested in the topics covered. I liked the instructor's willingness to help outside classroom time.
  2. The connectivity between theory, thought, and extension; between colleagues and content and outside and back again.
  3. I found the practical examples & applications of ideas to be the most helpful with regards to my own practices (leaning to use Google Reader etc...).
  4. He had good energy+enthusiasm for each class and was well-prepared.
  5. I liked that he was very patient with me, willing to let us try new things, and had a sense of humor. I did not expect to enjoy this class nearly as much as I did; I learned a ton.
  6. It pushes us outside our comfort zone. It challenges our own functional, critical, rhetorical, and networked literacies.
  7. The introduction to new media platforms.
  8. He constantly stimulated my thinking. I enjoyed doing, creating the Ignite Presentation. It pushed me forward.
  9. The introduction to new ideas - usable - for my classroom, and the instruction time dedicated to teaching us these new tools.
  10. I enjoyed that the class consistently gave me new ideas to integrate technology into teaching. Also, the instructor was available and always willing to help with anything we needed.
  11. Very creative and out of the ordinary. Very supportive. I learned a lot of applicable skills in academic work and for my job.
  12. Despite momentary frustrations, everything (reading, projects, discussions) came together meaningfully.

What did you dislike most about this instructor and course?

  1. I didn't like the audio comment file. (P2) I prefer something that is easier to refer back to.
  2. I would have liked the P3 reflection to be more of an ongoing reflection-Something we discussed on day 1 or 2 and work on the whole semester-this would make it seem much less daunting.
  3. Not really sure. Sometimes explanations and expectations were awkward?
  4. I think for me the early execution/"preparedness" of assignments was overwhelming. I can see where it could be advantageous, but in a world of 60+ hour work weeks, other classes, etc. at times it felt like too much too soon.
  5. P1 was intentionally vague, I would have liked more exposure/instruction about the platforms to help me understand them.
  6. Reading was a bit heavy at times.
  7. Not really dislike just found almost overwhelming was all the reading.
  8. The pace. - I now we are under time limits - and maybe this is actually a plus - but I always felt like more time could be given (a rush to get through the many great ideas.)
  9. I would have liked more time for class discussion surrounding the reading we did.
  10. The deadlines were very rigid.
  11. My least favorite reading was Kelly's book from beginning of the semester.

What constructive suggestions do you have for this instructor or course?

  1. None, I really liked the instructor and the course, and he put up with my bantering pretty well.
  2. Try to incorporate more possibilities and options for non-full time grad students.
  3. Keep challenging our thinking—very valuable course that I will carry with me in many ways.
  4. A better balance of required reading-time devoted to specific discussion, as well as more practical application of the new media in the classroom would be helpful and interesting.
  5. I liked the layout/structure of the course.
  6. Really fabulous. I really like the humourous presentation style and expectations. Clear boundaries and expectations.
  7. It would have been helpful to have certain points during the semester to discuss the goals and expectations of P1. It would have also been good to recap P2. I wanted a little more than just turning in the project and being done.
  8. More courses like this to help us to incorporate technology in the classroom and be able to teach online. Thanks.
  9. I found the course schedule online often difficult to read-consider reformatting.

Additional Comments

  1. Although I loved the practical applications I found the reliance on theory to be incredibly helpful it getting me to understand and articulate my own thinking regarding technology and digital literacies.
  2. Possibly work on more ideas that could be more practically incorporated into educators daily work and practices?