Evaluation Comments
Course:Object-Oriented Software Development

Quarter:Spring 09/10
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?

3.   Professor Riely had the most organized course I've taken so far. His online and printed supplemental readings were considerable. He made all code examples accessible online which allowed students to experiment with the code. He supplied online reference materials. The course project reinforced topics taught in class and brought them all together in one final project.The only weakness of Professor Riely was not engaging students one on one.
4.   Good teaching and communication skill

What aspects of this course were most beneficial to you?

3.   The project.
4.   Design pattern really helpfull for my future.

What do you suggest to improve this course?

1.   I'd like the professor to talk more about the advantage and disadvantage of the design patterns. In other words, give some comparison if we use a pattern or not. So that we know why it's good to use those patterns.
3.   If possible, slow the pace down or offer online/tutor lead supplemental instruction. The class had a wide range of Java experience. Those with well experienced in Java programming had an advantage over others. For them the pace probably felt too slow while for others new to Java the pace was overwhelming.In all fairness, the Professor strongly stated the prerequisites for the course.
4.   It is the best.

Comment on the grading procedures and exams

3.   The grading and exams were fair.
4.   Good.

Other comments?

2.   Very well organized in the beginning, then less and less so throughout the quarter
3.   I would have liked the course content available on CD for reference material. This was an excellent course and I would like to be able to refer to the course documentation long after the course is over.
4.   Nothing