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1. what are aspects of the course so far that are positive and should be sustained?
I have had no problems with anything in the course so far. I have enjoyed all of the readings so far.

2. what do you think about the following parts of the course?

2.1. Lectures
The lectures have been well done and class discussions have been interesting.

2.2. Guest Lectures
I enjoyed the guest lecture and feel I learned something about interactive art. My cousin is involved in this field to some extent. He has an interesting website, I helped him create a customized bulletin board or forum for his site.

2.3. "practical sessions" (EDC, PitaBoard, Role Playing)
These have been fun and interesting. It's nice to see what kind of research is going on at CU that relates to what we're studying.

2.4. small assignments
The small assignments I have found useful for remembering and thinking about the readings in more depth.

2.5. efforts of getting course participants involved in the course
The Swiki helps with this as well as class discussions. I feel closer to classmates than in other courses and I feel more comfortable about participating in cass discussions because everyone is very friendly.

2.6. use of the Swiki in the course
Swiki is a very cool technology which should definitely be kept. One of the reasons I feel closer to students in the class is the ability to read their ideas and questions and relate my own experiences and thoughts to theirs.

2.7. peer-to-peer learning (e.g., to which extent did it happen in your case)
I feel that the class was well designed to peer-to-peer learning and feel that it's working well. I have enjoyed the goup activity so far and feel I've learned something from it. Working in groups is really a better experience than working alone. The work feels more important no matter what it is.

2.8. independent research activities
This is going well. I enjoy participating in my group and contributing to a group's common goal.

2.9. course projects
We haven't really started talking about this yet.

3. which improvements would you like to see for the course?
I feel that the course has met it's goal of creating a strong collaborative environment for course participants to the extent that it can given student's busy schedules.

4. self-assessment -- please let us know how well YOU think you have done in the course Think about this in terms of your performances in:

4.1. please give an honest answer about how much time and effort you have put into your work so far (work hard <--> last-minute effort <--> minimum effort to get by)

4.2. participation (including class participation; attendance, ...);
- work hard (never missed a class)
Participation - worked hard preparing to participate, but I am very shy.

4.3. small assignments,
Somewhere between work hard and last minute effort. I have worked harder at some small assignments than others due to a busy schedule

4.4. your effort thus far in the independent research activities
work hard - I feel I have been a good collaborator in my group so far.

4.5. your effort thus far in your project
Not really relevant yet

5. What do you hope to learn from this course?

5.1. originally before the course started?
I hoped to learn how to collaborate because my shyness sometimes limits my ability to communicate and express my ideas well. I do fairly well one on one with someone, but when a group expands to more than two, I experience anxiety.

5.2. now (close to the end of February?)
About the same thing although now I expect to learn a great deal about the dynamics of group activity and what makes a group transcend the individual mind. In fact I've learned a lot about this already.

6. anything else you would like us to know?

I think I've said what I wanted to say.

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