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Charles Downing
Professor in the Business department
at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
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Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
4.0
Helpfulness
0
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07/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
OMIS 259 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Very easy and helpful teacher! All homework is done online and its pretty easy! Exam questions are straight forward and comes from the homework so do your work! Fun teacher and easy class.

04/02/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
OMIS259 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I loved Dr.Downing! He's very nice and easy going. Very professional. His class isn't hard at all. Do the work and remember the work, it's not hard to get an A or B. He gives quizzes back with answers so take advantage and use quizzes to study for final. Final is 50%-85% all questions from previous quizzes. Help is great, he has labs to get answers

01/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
OMIS 351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Alot harder than 259, we never met as a group, technology is a GREAT thing! Definitely read the textbook if you want to do well on quizzes, some things he doesn't cover. You can easily share a textbook with someone since it's online. He gets off topic alot, but still a great guy and tries to help if you need him.

12/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
OMIS 259 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Going to class is extremely helpful to get the homework done fast and correctly! One day a week is mandatory and the other you only have to show up on ur one day a month to finish group work. 7 quizes that are online from the beginning. TA's are very helpful in everything. Bring your laptop and do the work with him in class... BAM!

11/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
OMIS 259 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Downing is a very funny guy. He spells out the material. If you pay attention and keep up with homework, it's a pretty easy class. Another plus side is that class rarely goes the full scheduled time.

11/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
OMIS 259 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Downing is great! He does all the work on stage. All you have to do is watch. Additionally, he makes everyone create "skill videos" for a problem or two on covering EVERY HOMEWORK in the class = Never receive lower than a A on an assignment as long as you do it!

05/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
OMIS 259 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Downing is a great teacher. you only have to go to class once a week and the other day he gives you the choice to go to computer lab to get work done. easy projects and 7 quizes drop one.

04/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
OMIS351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

LONG LIVE CHUCK DOWNING

04/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
OMIS 351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's talking about this website while I write this, this is kinda funny, he wants a chili pepper! somebody help this guy out. He's pretty cool though, I like the class.

04/15/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
OMIS259 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very cool teacher. Class is once a week. Second day is reserved for optional lab to assist with hw. He tells you exactly what he expects.

01/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
OMIS351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This is my first rating because Professor Downing is Awesome! I mean the guy has his own site instead of using boring ol'blackboard. How cool is that? Material can get a bit tough if you're not tech savvy but go to lectures, do well on the quizes* & get in a good group. You should be fine. He is very helpful unless you're a "Pinhead". I got an A.

01/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
OMIS259 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Downing is a great teacher! He only requires you go to class once a week, most of your work is online, and then you take quizzes based off of the online material. Fairly easy stuff, his lectures were always clear and helpful, and I would recommemnd him to anyone!

12/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
OMIS351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr Downing is a good professor. He makes his lectures interesting. He give real life examples. You must go to class to get participation scores because he uses the clicker. He drops 1 quiz and 10% clicker questions. A lot of opportunity for extra credit points. Get in a good group for the VC Group oroject. ou will get at least a B.

12/13/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
OMIS351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Downing is a great teacher. His lectures are mandatory and he uses real examples to incorporate what he is teaching. Pay attention to his powerpoints and clicker questions and the class should be simple.

09/13/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
OMIS351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Definitely knows his stuff and pretty good guy. Easy class. Pretty much loves himself and will probably read this to you in class.

08/27/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
OMIS351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Go to class answer the clicker questions. Go over the quizzes that ARE ONLINE a couple days before the quiz and it will be the easiest class you'll take.

06/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
omis351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very easy B. I bombed most of the quizes cuz i didnt study, but you can make up for it with projects and other stuff. IF YOU STUDY FOR THE QUIZES YOU WILL GET AN A.

05/12/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Omis351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Downing was a very interesting professor. He was very energetic and went off on random tangents a few times each class, but it still made for an entertaining course. I received an A by practicing the old quizzes online, reviewing the power points and clicker questions and somewhat reading the book. The information is boring, but Downing is not!

05/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
OMIS259 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Downing is a terrific professor. He's really energetic ("So you just type this here and POW!! You got a webpage!"). Keep up with the homework and you'll do fine. The program shows you what to do step by step. I'd recommend this class to anyone, business major or not.

04/24/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
OMIS351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Downing is AWESOME ! He makes the class interesting and it isn't hard ! Just come to class and laugh at his jokes !!!

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