Evaluation Comments
Course:Object-Oriented Software Development

Quarter:Autumn 09/10
Time: W 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.   everything is good.
2.   strength is that everything is very clear.weakness is too much java.
3.   Prof. Riely is an excellent lecturer. He has the unique ability to explain complex topics using real world examples while keeping class lively and entertaining.
4.   Amazing energy. Kept the class entertaining while informative.
5.   Very knowledgeable, has an answer to every question, goes great lengths to make sure we understand the material. He presents the material in a fun manner that is very enjoyable and great to learn from.

What aspects of this course were most beneficial to you?

1.   everything
2.   pattern
3.   Programming exercises and project was necessary for my technical advancement.
4.   The final project was brutal, but a great experience. I honestly felt like I learned alot. Even if most of it was learning what I still need to learn.
5.   Learning the design patterns and how they are applicable to the programs we create.

What do you suggest to improve this course?

1.   no
2.   more pattern application in real large cases.
4.   The video assignment could be brushed up a little. To the teachers admission the code is written somewhat poorly. His reasoning was that we should see bad design. Trust me when I say I see plenty of bad desgins; it's kinda what I do. What I want to see is ideal designs that I can learn from. Let me handle writing the bad stuff.
5.   none

Comment on the grading procedures and exams

1.   everything is good.
2.   good
4.   A little light on explanation, but timely.
5.   Very fair.

Other comments?

1.   no
2.   no.
4.   Great course. I forward to other courses with this Prof.
5.   Quite possibly the best instructor at DePaul.