- 4 reviews
- 4 completed
though i had taken an amazing course 'networked life' from university of Pennsylvania before starting this course, i.e. i had some knowledge of the topics to be covered in the course, yet i found this course tough. its main drawback was that it's lectures were not structured properly. yet the involvement form the lecturer via google hangouts, programming assignments and projects(optional) were tremendous. i found the lecturer to be very involving and creative outside the lectures. so overall review : fine.
i did not like this course at all. the only reason was that the lectures and notes never addressed the questions in the problem sets. every time i had to listen to the lectures atleast twice to understand what was taught. and at times even had to take help from various other external sources including some lectures on youtube (which i found to be more useful). every week seemed going more and more uphill.
there would be no per requisites to this course. any person with a will to think would find the course interesting. with a new teacher teaching every specific week the course goes about giving the best from the teacher that specializes in that field. its a very interesting course forcing you to think in a completely new manner. a very important thing to be kept in the mind of the person taking the course is to stay active in the forums cause thats where the real learning is taking place in the form of exchange of ideas.
the things i liked about the course is the way the instructors teaches the concepts. i was expecting moderate difficulty and so it was. i think rather than only running behind games and simplegui the course could have been spread more around the other topics and be more focused on the real version of simplegui. i dont think there would be any prereq required for the course but a bit of programming background is a bit motivational :)