- 5 reviews
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This was the first online course that I took (and followed through). Even though I thought I new most of the material in the course, I was very curious about how the online learning resources would work for a course that dealt with a complex topic such as electronics. Actual electronic experiments can be hard to explain using only videos. But I was wrong on two counts there. Not only was the interface and the learning experience fun and intuitive, I also found out that I actually don't know electronics as well as I thought I did. Needless to say, I had to slog through the exercises and work hard to earn my grades. This was one of the best online courses that I took.
So far my experience has been unsatisfactory. The videos are ok, and maybe a little outdated. The content is average so far and consists of just statistics applied to supply chain problems. It is a management course as opposed to an engineering/science course so that is understandable I guess. Assignments are management style... so math problems followed by opinionated multiple choices. The potential of a MicroMasters degree (and the subsequent promise of an actual degree at MIT) are big 'if's and really just carrots on a stick IMO. You have to slog it out for 1.5 years and pay USD1500 before you get a chance to apply to the actual degree and then you have to spend around 40k for the one semester that you spend at MIT. It is a fact that in the real world no one cares about online degrees. So you are really taking the course for the knowledge. But course policy is such that the graded assignment solutions are never released. So if you get anything wrong you never know the answer? plus you get the added bonus of losing sleep over where you messed up. Also you get some parts of the course only if you pay the course fees! YEP... the innovative folks at MIT have chanced upon the revolutionary (sarcasm) idea of DLC for online learning... way to go guys. I am making an A in the course currently, so I am tempted to stick around a little longer as this is just my 2nd week. Maybe they will reveal some secret MIT knowledge in the later weeks that will make my wasted time worthwhile. Quality-wise I would say that it is a better than the University of Phoenix. :) Edit: If you are really interested in working in this field, then get a statistics/management degree and apply for an internship to a supply chain.
Freakin AWESOME! And I do not say this about other courses. (Read my other reviews on coursetalk). This guy takes the time to educate people. I got the course on sale (just like all the other courses that I get from udemy). What can I say. The content is the best. The course is well-organized. The instructor has put in a lot of effort and the topic seems very close to his heart. Due to the format of udemy courses there aren't homework/exercises. So I recommend watching each video 2-3 times so that you remember the concepts.This is a good buy.
This is a good self paced introductory course in Python. Some of the exercizes need some clean up on codecademy. However, for someone with no programming experience (or python experience) this can be a good starting point.