Evaluation Comments

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Object-Oriented Software Development (SE 450)

Course:Object-Oriented Software Development

Quarter:Autumn 05/06
Time: Th 17:45 - 21:00
Location: Loop Campus
James Riely PhD

Associate Professor
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What are the major strengths and weaknesses of the instructor?

1.   Doesn't present the fundamentals without injecting opinions. I am not interested in opinions. You cannot expect to use design patterns without first examining the motivation.
2.   Feedback from homework was a bit slow, however the instructor was extremely well organized, and enegetic.

What aspects of this course were most beneficial to you?

1.   Introduction to software design and engineering.

What do you suggest to improve this course?

1.   Present a problem first and stop spoon feeding Java. The students should know Java well enough to get by. Also, we should be discussing engineering concepts used for software not just reviewing patterns. Engineering is about solving problems. Discuss the problem and present solution using different patterns. He starts with the pattern, then critiques Java, and then never discusses the problem we are trying to solve.

Comment on the grading procedures and exams

1.   Grading was fair. I don't want to just point the negative about the professor. He is very likeable and approachable and seems to have a strong understanding of the subject matter. No doubt.

Other comments?

1.   Professor has a great attitude. I think he has really good intentionsWasn't worth the $1,500. Do you guys really use these evaluations.