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This course was very interesting and gave us the experience needed to understand mapping. The assignments given out enabled us to gain experience in mapping while reinforcing the concepts taught in class. My favorite part about this course was the concept map. It made me feel great when our group completed it, as it was great to see how we were able to connect vast amounts of information into a concept map, while keeping it organized. -
This course is one of the more interesting courses that I took this year. I found that the assignments and the projects that we took on were very important and relevant to the type of field, I can speak for my self atleast, that is incorporated in the CCIT program. Specifically, the final project that we did in which we had to use CSS, I would say held some serious significance. I would be lying if I said I really enjoyed doing it, but I would say that I did learn alot and feel that we would definitely be using some of that in the future. -
I feel relieved that the final exam is over with so that I don't have to worry about it anymore. I enjoyed the course on the whole and found it applicable to my everyday encounter with the computer. I also think the idea of wikispace has been a great learning experience for me. -
Overall, I felt this course was a great learning experience. However, I feel that the lectures could have been more engaging and more individual work should have been assigned. Moreover, I enjoyed using the wiki but I feel we should not be dependant on it.Neverthless, it was a fun course and I would take it again if I had to. -
Great course, very similar to another one I took this semester- HSC301. I loved the use of examples in the lectures, but perhaps at times there seemed to be almost too many examples and I felt as if I lost focus on what I was going to take out of it. The readings and the Wiki helped for refering to concepts however. Although I think perhaps as another approach, the Wiki should have inter-semester due dates of sorts to keep students aware of and involved in this wiki community. Once school work builds up I tend to forget about it.
This was a nice course to take and I learned a lot about computer visualization. Many of the things learned in the course was helpful and useful to me, because I often create websites or documents with flash. It allowed me to realize some of the things I should consider whenever creating interactive documents. This was my second course that I've taken that uses wiki as the course communication tool and I think that it was great. Wiki really helps the class through interaction. I especially found the notes and summaries section of wiki useful. The postings by students of the course really helped me as a guide to study for the test. -
I really enjoyed this course and learnt a great deal. Unlike a lot of other courses, the topics we covered in this course can be applied to the world that surrounds us. Often for other CCIT courses we are required to design web pages or flash presentations and to learn about topics like the 'Characteristics of Information Spaces' was extremely helpful. The idea of having a WikiSpace for the entire is a great idea and I think it should be implemented in courses university wide. It really helps in making a students life simple. Having a WikiSpace is like having an up to date course syllabus with a lot more bells and whistles. -
This course is different from other courses in that it's not all about the readings or the journal articles.. but rather, it allows the student to gain perspective into the world in which we live today. From the material we learn, we can reflect on how far society has advanced compared to even mere 10 years ago -
I felt that the material discussed and learned in this course was very informative. It was interesting to see the various ways in which we make connections both in the physical world and in the intellectual world between ideas. I also felt that the project of the concept map was a useful tool that can be applied in other areas which allow for development and organization of one's thoughts. Althought the material was interesting, I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in the manner in which this course was taught. I felt that the course was not really interactive or engaging and the tutorials were not really helpful, except for the CSS ones. I suggest that there should be more activities during the tutorial and/or the lecture that engages more student-professor and student-student interaction and maybe even have a participation grade to increase the attendance of students in tutorial and lecture (I think it's really sad when very few students actually show up to lecture or tutorial). Overall, the course concepts and ideas were well thought out and interesting in itself, but the course should be taught in a manner which engages more interest and enthuisiasm in the students.
- Shereen Mir
I would like to use aspects of thsi course in any of my future entreprenurial endevours. It opened my eyes to how much really goes into the detailed aspects of an information space or website. it is more important one how you display the content oppose to teh content itself. is the lesson i'm coming out with. Also, it is important to consider various deisgn elements, so that wayfinding becomes more intuitive. So users and understand things with previous knowledge oppose to triyng to learn new ways to do things-
Personally, I enjoyed taking this course - learning how information could be display in many other ways. What I liked specifically were the guest lectures, where we could actually see how learning all these theories and concepts could really be apply to society we live in today. All those cool and fascinating products - like the sandbox map or the musical bottles (forgot the names). I also like the usage of Wiki, although it wasn't as intensive like other courses also taught by Mike Jones/David Gelb. The workload was fair, although I was quite stuck in the flash part. It took me awhile to get a hang of the program. But overall, a course that I would recommend others to take! -
I found CCT370 to be an interesting course that provided us with a glimpse into the latest computer visualization technologies. The guest lectures were informative and tied in well with the course concepts. The Wiki was indeed a great help in a number of ways, providing notes, help pages, and feedback. One area that I feel needs improvement are the labs, as a more formal teaching and instruction session for utilizing the programs that the projects required would be beneficial. Overall, an interesting and appealing course.
- William Thomas
This course intorduced how to use some software such as Google Earth, CMap Tools and Dreamweaver to do the required assignments. Learning how to use Cmap helped me to brainstorm an essay on other courses material and Google Earth is something fun to do. This is an interesting course and I can learn alot of useful skills for my future courses. I really enjoyed reading the feedbacks from other people about my assignments and i can really capture some good points given from them to improve my work Thanks alot for everyone who work together as a community.
I thought the software Google Earth was very attractive. I was quite enjoyed playing with it. And, the first assignment was very interesting. Because, it helped me to refresh my childhood memory. Overall, I really enjoyed taking this course. It's unlinked other courses that we have to memorize all the things, instead, it allowed us to explore more stuffs that we wouldn't be able to learn from the textbooks.
I thought the course was pretty interesting especially the software Google map. I think Google map is so cool, I get to see around the world and how building and structure are like from around the world.. Also, the course focus on computer visualization and talk me how things can be presented in so many different ways and this is a important skills because it give me ideas how to presents in so many different ways in my future career. i also like working on wikispaces, the ability to share information with my peers and provide feedback to let them know what I think of their work and they can let me know what they think of mine. It is beneficial for me and my classmate, it was a pleasure taking this course and i would recommend others to take it as well.
Since I have taken 2 previous courses last semester with Mike Jones and David Gelb, I am quite familiar with their teaching methods and use of Wikispaces. At first I was thinking 'Wikispace again?'. haha, actually I think everyone who was taking this course along with 333 and 300 were thinking the same thing, but like I said in my reflection Wikispace is a constant evolution of an interactive course syllabus. As for the course we used some rather interesting interesting programs and had quite an interesting initial assignment of the Narrative. I found it very entertaining to enlighten others about my life story. The C-Map and the Infospace needed a lot of effort and time to complete. For the course material it is quite amazing to see how far computer visualization has evolved and how amazing some graphical interfaces are. All in all, it was quite an enjoyable course, keep up the good work! -
I enjoyed the course and the use of wikispaces again. I really enjoyed the assignment about Google Earth. It allowed me me to learn a whole ton of features about the program that I didn't know existed within the platform. As well, using cmap for our concept map assignment let me take the skills I learned in cmap and apply the program to the other courses I have been taking this semester. I enjoy Prof. Gelb and Jones and their classes, and wouldn't mind taking more of their classes. -
Learning application softwares such as CMAP and Google Earth has been an interesting experience. Ever since Google assignment, I find myself "exploring the world" by using Google Earth. This course has helped me a lot in terms of my freelance web design work as well with exposure to the different types of visualization. The guest lectures are the highlights of the courses for me as it not only allow me to gain exposure to invaluable contacts but also the understanding of how these organizations work and how visualization and mapping applies to the "real-world" -
I really loveeeeeeeee the first assignment - Google Earth! This assignment is very creative! Ths Cmap part is good as well! I would never know the exisit of this kind of program because of the second assignment. I really really enjoy these two assignments! Good job! Prof Gelb and Jones!!!
I enjoyed the course, and the material was different from what I was used to taking at UTM. I find that all the Sheridan courses are much more hands on approach, which I appreciated. Of course, when you have the best tandem in Prof. Gelb and Jones it doesn't hurt. Very down to earth and helpful with any questions/concerns you have with the work, course in general, among other things.
The project that I loved the most was Concept Map because it really helped us understand information better by making it visual. Visual information is much easier for the eyes and brain than reading information.
I really enjoyed the course as learning mapping in the web, society, and our everyday lives. For me also, the C-map project was the most memorable thing through the course. As we took a lot of time, I got lots of knowledge and learned a lot. Also, I realized that it’s always helpful to make visual analysis to remember something. Actually, I used the skill when I was studying for final and it helped me.
To learn different types of information visualization and different application was a great experience. I enjoyed learning C-map, which I am sure I will refer to it again in the future. The lectures were very well organized and the guest lectures were very beneficial as well. I think that the labs were a little bit weak because we are using three kinds of software in a short period of time. I think that just having Cmap, eamweaver and two tests might balance course work load better and more time for students to understand and use software better. Overall, this is a very interesting course. -
At first I felt it difficult and confusing because of all the mapping theory/things (??) that we were learning; however, i found the assignments really interesting and C-map is a good tool to use even outside of this course. I also enjoy the group work that we did for the website and c-map. Before this class, I've never get to know Google Earth, and so when we had to do an assignment using it, I felt quite worried; however, as we were using the tool, I found it quite interesting, so I actually enjoy doing that assignment as well. I really enjoy the class when Professor Gielb gives some interesting examples of mapping system (like the one about the most stinky washrooms or something like that), because I'm not a big internet surfer, and I usually only go to the sites that I'm familiar with, so I really enjoy it when prof share these interesting sites with us. Overall speaking, it's an interesting course.
Before taking this course, I thought mapping can be only referred to as an atlas where you can find direction to places. However, taken this course and learning some of the concepts about mapping, I realized mapping was much more just a “map”. It was really fascinating to see some of the examples given in the lectures as mapping can be used in various ways (data, social, physical, etc). I found concept map assignment to be the most interesting of all. The Concept map assignment has allowed me to apply some of the mapping concepts learned in class. This is definitely an enjoyable class to take. -
Sam Sheng-Yuan Chen
enjoyed learning the cmap and google earth out of all the projects that we had done. Being able to use it as a story board and have direct links to where things in my life took place was very interesting. Being to Lonond and seeing the Underground allowed me to have more visual feedback when you discussed the mapping of the Underground in your lectures which I enoyed. Some of the information I found complex but others made me integrate my personal life with what I was learning in this class.
- Li-Lian Lim
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