Teaching ePortfolio > Statements from Former Students
ECI 517: Advanced Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Fall 2011
~ Thanks for your thoughts ... on all my blogs this semester. You always gave me something else to think about that I had not considered and for that I very much thank you!
ECI 716: Design and Evaluation of Instructional Materials, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Fall 2011/Spring 2012
~ Thank you, Biljana! You have been a great help to us this semester and it has been much appreciated!
~ Thank you so much for all the work you did for our class this semester. You have been the most involved TA I've ever had with a class and it was a pleasure working with you. I know you put in a lot of time and I appreciate it.
~ ...I know my group and I could not have imaged a more helpful WBI consultant, nonetheless a TA.
~ I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help and support during this semester of ECI 716. You were always so responsive, and your resources were amazingly helpful -- thank you!
RUSS 001: Beginning Russian, First Semester, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Fall 2003
~Biljana has done an excellent job teaching this course! She is by far the best foreign language instructor I have ever had. I have learned more Russian from her in one semester than I did of Spanish after 2 semesters. She has really tried to get everyone involved and interested in learning the subject during class. I also appreciate the fact that she is willing to give an extra class on fridays sometimes in preparation for a coming test. Thats her personal time that she could be working on her graduate work but instead she wants to help us all do well on our Russian one exams. I really don't see how she could improve. Shes already doing an excellent job!!
~The class is excellent. I've really enjoyed learning the material. However, on occasion I feel overloaded at the tremendous amount of material covered in such a short period of time. I have not really felt the benefit of the online exercises. Additionally, the listening tape from the curriculum is extremely difficult to follow. It is poor quality and difficult to hear the speakers. I love the material that we're learning, and it flows very well.
~The best part of this course is the opportunity to speak and hear the language in class. While it is difficult to allow 13 people to speak every class, I feel that the instructor is doing an excellent job of trying to give everyone that opportunity. I think it would be helpful for the instructor to speak in Russian more in class so that we would have more opportunity to hear how the language should sound.
~I just wanted to thank you again for the semester. Although I won't be continuing Russian (at least next semester), I do feel like I learned a lot and will have a solid base to start from if I decide to pursue the language further.
LING/SLAV 75: Languages and Nationalism, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Fall 2002
~Now that I'm not your student, I can tell you that I really enjoyed your class without fear of sucking up. I learned a lot and it was nice to have a teacher who was so involved and concerned about her students. Thanks for a great semester.
~I liked the course very much. I especially liked the Ebonics controversy. If I was able to change anything with the course, I'm not sure that I would change anything. I feel that it was an overall good course. I have even recomended it to some friends!
~The worst part of this course was the readings which are A) too lengthy at times, and B) can be quite difficult to read and get what is needed out of them. The instructor has done a marvelous job handling the class considering the limitations inherent in the subject matter. She has gone to great effort to engage the class and make the material interesting and comprehensible. More coherent and concise readings could greatly improve the course.