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Michael V Ekedahl
Professor in the Information Science department
at University of Nevada- Reno, Reno, NV
are you Michael V Ekedahl?
Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
2.6
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29 Student Ratings
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10/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
IS 365 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "There for you" "Hilarious"

Probably the best IS instructor UNR has. He is a genius, but does have some of the social quirks that come with that. His lectures are easily derailed by random tangents, he is not the most socially graceful person if you visit him in his office, but he makes up for all of that by being INCREDIBLY helpful and responsive. HIGHLY RECOMMEND his class

07/20/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
IS 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

You will have 5 HW assignments. I saw students stressing over these assignments, but he isn't concerned about perfection. Slap it together and you'll get points. 1 group project that only took my group 2 hours to do (we had 6 people) Midterm and final based off his power points. His study guide was lengthy like his HW descriptions, but helpful.

06/24/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
IS 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting guy, and you learn a lot; however, the lectures briefly touch on test material. The book doesn't seem to give the detailed information he tests on either. Not reengineered well for summer. He doesn't grade too harshly so it's possible to make it out ok. He make an awful and obvious subject not nap-worthy.

08/10/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
IS 389 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ekedahl is a brilliant man, and he really does know his stuff when it comes to dot NET coding. The problem is that his lectures can be very abstract. We spent four classes looking at almost 2,000 lines of machine generated code. This class is hard: assignments are brutal, and the tests are really tough. Get help if needed. Can't stress that enough.

07/18/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
IS 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's pretty laid back during the lectures but he does like to hear himself talk. I took the summer course and he didn't go into much detail in lecture but the tests were hard. People struggled with the assignments too, but he's not a harsh grader and a decent grade is achievable with little stress.

07/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
IS301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

took this during summer term. he makes the tests pretty difficult(you get a cheat sheet), but if you do well on the assignments and mediocre on the tests, you can still get an A. he's a genuinely nice guy!

05/31/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
IS360 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a great professor! He is willing to help his students. I learned a lot from him and I enjoyed his lectures!

05/14/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
IS 365 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I am an accounting major and took his SAP class as an acc elective. Ekedahl was great and the class was not too challenging. Using the software was the hardest part. There were 5 assignments and 3 tests. Attendance is not mandatory, some people only showed up on test days. I would recommend taking this class.

04/08/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
IS 389 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I don't doubt his programming abilities but his teaching abilities are horrible. Lectures are filled with stories of him bragging about how great/smart he is. Lectures are vague as well as homework assignments.If you don't grasp a concept,he is very condescending towards you. It's tragic that he is the only prof to teach these code classes.

12/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
IS365 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Ekedahl is the best professor I've had in a long time. He's brilliant. He seems to know something about everything. His attendance policy is this: show up, don't show up, text in class, I don't care. Whatever. However, do the assignments and study, because his tests are hard. You get a cheat sheet, but it's still challenging. Take a class from him!

07/13/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
IS301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Ekedahl is a good guy and knows his stuff. Class is not difficult but a lot of busy work. Several assignments that can eat up a lot of time. He makes the assingments sound overly simple and quick. DO NOT wait until the last minue. If you want a good grade, you need to put in a lot of time on assignments and the study sheets for the exams.

07/11/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
IS301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I am not an IS person but he made it pretty easy to understand and i never fell asleep. he tells some funny stories to go along with the material so its pretty interesting. would definitely take another class from him

08/15/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
IS301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His online class was mediocre. The tests were hard, the averages were around a C. The assignments weren't very clear and the group assignment had no direction at all. You have to read the book to get a good grade. Try to take the class with people you know to be in the same group projects.

12/23/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
IS301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Really a great teacher, he tells you at the beginning of class that hes not a "police" and this is true, text in class go in and out with no problems he doesn't care. Go to class though because he tells lots of stories about his past careers and you will learn a lot. This was for IS 301, so super easy class and if you want you can learn alot.

12/20/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
IS460 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

My favorite professor at UNR. Not exactly easy, but I learned a lot. He's more than willing to stop and help you understand anything that isn't clear to you.

12/02/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
IS301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ekedahl is an awesome professor. He uses a lot of his own experience in the field to teach the class. Show him a little bit of interest in IS and he'll open up a lot to you. He is very willing to help you out and is in his office A LOT during the evenings. 5 assignments throughout the semester and a group project at the end. Great class, great prof

05/11/2010
average
5 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
IS389 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Contrary to popular belief, Ekedahl is not the best teacher ever. I feel that Ekedahl hap-hazardly throws together assignments with little direction and no resources to pull from to do the assignments. For a programming class - I shouldn't have to teach myself how to do it. That's how I felt the entire semester. "MOVE!!" - Ekedahl. Don't code 4 me.

05/10/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
IS301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very good teacher! Willing to help students with any questions they may have. Assignments are explained clearly, and the test study guides help out tremendously. Highly recommended!

04/30/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ISwhat Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Best Instructor I have had in the IS program hands down. (Edberg is really good too) Take all the classes you can from this guy, what he teaches could help you get a job.

04/20/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
IS389 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Take a class from him before you leave UNR. His lectures are extremely informative and everything you learn in this class is industry standard. He is a great teacher and I plan on taking many more classes from him.

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