Response to 2015/16 survey feedback.
We have taken note of the feedback from students in this course survey, and are pleased that students found the broad overview and general design of the course to be valuable, as well as many other aspects of the course.
Students suggested a few improvements we plan to implement, mainly related to assignments: (1) moving the lectures earlier for the final assignment, and providing a bit more time between assignment release and submission date for the second two assignments, (2) reducing the amount of work required for the second assignment, (3) not requiring students to find their own partners for assignments.
We have also started using lecture recording to help students review the lectures.
Sharon Goldwater and Henry Thompson, September 2016