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BJ

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  • 6 reviews
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We'll produced course based on live lectures.  The spontaneity of the students initially intimidated me somewhat but it took me a while to realise the questions and responses were "stage managed".   This did not take away anything from the course but added a better level of continuity than would be possible in your typical lecture hall.  One of the more difficult MOOCs I have tried but very rewarding and worthwhile.
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First MOOC course I tried and that is me now hooked. Architecture was a completely new area to me and at the beginning I was somewhat daunted by the prospect of tackling this after being out of education for many years. However, the course is well organised and presented and it was easy to get into the swing of online learning. Professor Jarzombek is an excellent lecturer and I found myself eagerly looking forward to the next lecture. The course itself is categorized as “architecture” but in putting each subject into context Professor Jarzombek also does an excellent job in providing insight into the history of mankind. Giving this a 4.5 out of 5 as it is my first course and hence nothing to compare it to. If other MOOC courses turn out to be as engaging I will be well pleased.Several MOOC later and I can update this course to a full 5 stars.  I see it is starting again in Sep 14 and I am tempted to join again but would really like to see some progress with Part 2.
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I have always had an interest in maps and this MOOC gave me the opportunity to bring my knowledge up to date.  Excellent level of instruction and I came away with new skills. Peer assessment was new to me and gave me the opportunity to get some real feedback.
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Well presented and produced course.  Sufficiently challenging quizzes to keep the interest up.  As mentioned elsewhere, Guy MacLean Rogers enthusiasm and knowledge for Alexander the Great carries the course along.
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Archeology is a relatively new subject to me and I found this an intriguing opportunity to visit something other than an Egyptian subject. Course was relatively lightweight and the lecturers were not particularly inspiring as they were mostly carried out by Dr. Lacovara sitting in front of a desk.
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Works well as an "introduction" to philosophy with a good range of topics covered. Is this is a subject you know nothing about and would like to find out what philosophy is all about then this is for you.