Advanced Operating Systems
Comments on myExperience Survey
Thanks for the great scores!
We realise that the loss of the physical lab due to the pandemic was a significant factor. Such comments are valuable in that they help us to argue for going back to this once the pandemic is over. And it's great to see that students appreciate that we did what we could to help.
Comments on LiC Survey
I'm very pleased to see that all but one student did the survey (bribing with a t-shirt may have helped ;-) This certainly provides valuable feedback.
The results mostly speak for themselves. The course seems to be in good shape, overall satisfaction was very high. This is particularly pleasing as the pandemic forced us to do things differently in other years, and this came on top of changes we had already put in place, specifically migration to the new kernel model (MCS kernel, which is the future of seL4).
Q1: Quick eval
Nothing negative stands out here, which is great. Complaints about tutor consistency, which we had in some previous years, were non-existent. The team worked well. Also, we had no specific complaints about supplied resources, which is also great to see. And it is a testament to Curtis, who did a great job in making sure everything needed for the project worked.
Q2: Reasons for taking AOS
We really should have “reputation of the course in industry” as one of the standard answers.
Q7: Worst things
Q8: What could have been done better in the pandemic context?
Q18: Fresh vs edited life recordings
As I already mentioned, we should have also asked about a life lecture, sorry.
Q19: Lectures on YouTube
Great to see that no-one objects to the material being freely available, and thanks for the encouragement for doing it with all lectures.
Obviously that's the call of the individual lectures, most of mine are now on YouTube. But the distinction is also about where I feel I know better than just about anyone else, vs where I'm somewhat less confident ;-)
Q22: MCS kernel
Main gripe here was that apparently some of the docs were referring to the old kernel. I hope you let someone know!
Q23: Take-home kits vs remote access
Interesting (and somewhat surprising) to see here that the opinions are quite balanced. As I stated above, this was the safest call for the pandemic, but we consider it a possible approach for the future as well. However, we'll definitely take the students' differing views into consideration for next time!
Sorry about not advertising the CSIRO summer internships, my only excuse is that I was really stressed at the time...
I believe the Faculty will be reinstating the ToR next year, so you should still get your chance. And it's good to see that many are interested!
Even more pleasing ot see that almost everyone is at least potentially intereste in a thesis or research project. Please talk to us!
Thanks for the feedback, and your participation in the course!
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