21T1 OS Survey
The myexperience survey result for this year is available as a PDF here.
Like 20T1, the course was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in
it running online. It used the same lectures recorded face-to-face from
19T1, ran tutorials online using blackboard collaborate, ran very similar
assignments, and provided support via consults, and switched to using Ed
(www.edstem.org) instead of Piazza.
The perception I have it that the course was well received and that there
are no major course-wide issues, except the lack of
community/interactivity that was a side effect of moving everything online
again due to the pandemic. Minor issues are noted below.
- The 10-week term was noted as squeezing regarding available tutorial
time (losing flex-week squeezed this tighter). As remarked previously, the
aim is to select coverage based on demand/interest/need in the
tutorial as reducing the number of questions available for study was
is a debate regarding pre-recorded (face-to-face recording from 2019)
versus live streaming with lecture recordings. My hope is that we
simply return back to status quo with face-to-face so the debate goes
away. Unfortunately, 22T1 is looking like online as well. There are a
lot of trade-offs and complexities in moving to live streaming which I
will evaluate for 22T1 (e.g. I'm not convinced me droning away into a
webcam will be better than old face-to-face recordings, especially
when the vast majority seem to watch at their leisure anyway).
added some GDB debugging resources in 20T1, it's unclear if they are
helpful, or if people find them useful. Debugging seems a recurring