Learner Comments (2017 – 2022)

Question: “What other suggestions or comments would you like to provide for this course (e.g., course materials, teaching methods, course content, exams, assignments, use of technology, grading and feedback)?” Source: Anonymous end-of-semester course evaluations

Brand Management

“Dr. Alkış was an amazing lecturer, professor and a person. I haven’t had a class that has this participation rating from the students in the online up to now. I think he should give insight to other professors on how to do that, and not just for BA courses but everything else, especially engineering courses.” (BA464, Spring 2021, TED University)

“I would like to thank the instructor since he gave us a broader understanding of learning methods not just regarding the course content but also regarding any of the disciplines we are planning to enter. Also, I found his way of giving feedback method very effective throughout the course , because I was able to improve myself at the end of each activity by the help of rubric tables. To sum up, I’m very lucky and glad to be able to take this course from him.” (BA464, Spring 2021, TED University)

“I would like to say thank you to our instructor because the lecture was not only a lecture more than a real brand manager experience.” (BA464, Spring 2021, TED University)

“Innovation is key and he knows it as well.” (BA464, Spring 2021, TED University)

“Our teacher was student-friendly and very helpful throughout the semester. In addition, I gained a lot of information that will help me throughout my life and expand my perspective. It was a lesson that I enjoyed very much.” (BA464, Spring 2021, TED University)

“Bu ders kadar keyifli dinlediğim başka bir ders yoktu. Mükemmel birisidir Aras Hocam.” (BA464, Spring 2021, TED University)

“Aras Alkış was the greatest teacher of my university journey.” (BA464, Spring 2020, TED University)

“The professor used distance education tools very effectively. That’s why it was highly beneficial and also fun to experience this class online.” (BA464, Spring 2020, TED University)

“I want to thank Mr.Alkış for his support and effort. He teaches us the keypoints and this lesson helped me gain a different perspective. It was one of the lectures that I enjoyed most while doing assignment/project and in-class activities.” (BA464, Spring 2020, TED University)

“I believe that in normal situations this lecture would be more beneficial for us because it is an interactive and dynamic lecture and zoom meetings are not sufficient for this lecture unfortunately. But even though the structure of the lecture is not suitable for online meetings, Mr.Alkış does his best to encourage us to actively participate in lecture aswe did in classrooms.” (BA464, Spring 2020, TED University)

“Hocaam her şey için çok teşekkür ederim, kendi adıma çok keyifli ve bakış açımı genişletici bir dönem olduğunu kesinlikle söyleyebilirim. İyi ki ek dal derslerimden birini bu dersten ve sizden yana kullanmışım. Mezun oluyorum ama, benim için sizin yeriniz hep üniversitedeki son yüz yüze dersimi yaptığım hocam olarak kalacak ve bu durumdan son derece memnunum. Tekrar çok teşekkürler.” (BA464, Spring 2020, TED University)

“Dersi tartışarak işlemek çok faydalı oluyor, bu sayede hem sınıfta aktif oluyoruz hem derse karşı ilgi yüksek oluyor. Çok keyif alarak aldığım bir ders oldu.” (BA464, Fall 2019, TED University)

“Aras hocadan ders almak bu okulun bana kattığı en iyi şeylerden birisiydi. Bana göre çok mükemmel bir öğretmen, okulumuza böyle bir hocayla çalıştığı için, Aras hocanın da okulumuzu tercih ettiği için teşekkür ederim.” (BA464, Fall 2019, TED University)

“Aras Hoca is an amazing person. I would really consider switching to business administration department just so that I could have more classes with him.” (BA464, Spring 2022, TED University)

“If you have even a slight interest in Business Administration, Marketing, or Management, take a course from Aras Alkış.” (BA464, Spring 2022, TED University)

“I have no suggestions, but I do have some comments. They are mainly about the instructor Aras Alkış. Unfortunately, I took this course in my last semester of four years of education at TEDU. I say unfortunately because I would like to know Mr. Alkış beforehand. He is so sweet, caring, professional, knowledgeable, and excellent at his expertise. I know Mr. Alkış does not like hierarchical statuses and does not consider himself a “Teacher or Hoca,” but he was the best professor/educator I had the chance to meet. I feel blessed that I took this course and l earned so much about so many things, thanks to Mr. Alkış. It was the only course I wanted to come and listen to and learn about new things. When I was abroad, I missed one of the classes, and it actually made me sad that I missed a class of his, and it was a first for sure. The content of the course has been prepared very carefully and with care. It had a content that made it very easy to understand with full of real-life examples. He cares about whether you learn or not. The fact that he shared speakers, videos, presentations, and books that he was interested in and thought we could benefit from it shows how great he was. It was the best course I have ever taken in my education life. Also, it was the most interactive course, which I believe is what makes this course and Mr. Alkış so great and loved. Everything about the course materials, teaching methods, course content, assignments, use of technology, grading, and feedback was literally perfect. TEDU and students who took a course from Aras Alkış should be lucky. For me, it was an eye-opening and life-changing experience. So I would like to thank Mr. Alkış for everything; he was like a friend rather than an instructor. You can’t even imagine how it affected my life; that is why I would like him to know all this and who this is coming from. I think he does, but I will include my initials just to be sure. Thank you, my best regards, U.E.” (BA464, Spring 2022, TED University)

New Product Development

“Everything was good. Thanks to instructor for all efforts.” (BA462, Spring 2022, TED University)

“As an engineering student, I can say that it’s a great and very interesting course. However, what makes it perfect is the instructor, Aras Alkış. He is one of the most caring and understanding teachers I’ve ever seen.” (BA462, Spring 2021, TED University)

“Our teacher was student-friendly and very helpful throughout the semester. In addition, I gained a lot of information that will help me throughout my life and expand my perspective.” (BA462, Spring 2021, TED University)

“It is really creative, it has an unusual concept that makes me wow it will be a brilliant example for my life. It does not matter if the concept succeeds or fails. I learned how to take something one step further, how to differentiate.” (BA462, Spring 2021, TED University)

“It was awesome.” (BA462, Spring 2020, TED University)

“The professor provides extremely valuable feedback. During the online sessions professor always asked us questions and involved us in the class participation.” (BA462, Spring 2020, TED University)

“it was a confusing lesson…” (BA462, Spring 2022, TED University)

Social Media Marketing

“As a person who gets bored in lectures that does not involve maths or physics (or literature, cause I like reading) I have so much fun in your lectures and actually learn something. It is very educative to do group activities and a wide scale interactive term project.” (BA465, Fall 2020, TED University)

“My expected learning outcomes are achieved, the instructor has got lots of knowledge about the topic and his teaching style (interactive learning with enhancing class discussions and in-class activities) is very beneficial for me to learn easily. Also, Mr.Alkış is one of the few professors who understands student psychology during a pandemic and he supports us and gives morals to all class.” (BA465, Fall 2020, TED University)

“Interesting course, perfect teacher” (BA465, Fall 2017, TED University)

Principles of Marketing

“This course was the most effective one I took for the semester and Dr. Alkış is definitely my favorite teacher” (BA301, Fall 2020, TED University)

“Thank you for everything, I really enjoy to be a participant in this course and we are really lucky that we have such a student-friendly instructor.” (BA301, Fall 2020, TED University)

“I love the way you teach because you always try to interact with every student and you actually care about people’s thought and an amazing teacher.” (BA301, Fall 2019, TED University)

“Bu zor süreçte öğrenci psikoljisini düşünerek bizlere en iyi ve en uygun yöntemlerle hiç sıkılmadan ders alabilme imkanı sunduğu için Aras Hoca’ma çok teşekkür ediyoum.” (BA301, Fall 2020, TED University)

Research Methods

“Hocam, You are best!!!! Thanks for everything.” (ECON401, Spring 2020, TED University)

Digital Marketing for Education Institutions

“The instructor was above all very polite, extremely professional and/ yet friendly and approachable. You could ask even the simplest concepts over and pver, but he patiently explains every single one of the them all the while managing a class with several students from a variety of career and cultural backgrounds. His style is engaging and I could confidently say that he enjoys delivering this particular subject.” (MEI505, Fall 2020, TED University)

“The content of the course is really interesting. The concepts were well articulated with relevant examples. I found the course a little challenging though -not having taken the other “Marketing” course like some of my classmates. However overall I found the content mostly informatory and entertaining.” (MEI505, Fall 2020, TED University)