- 14 reviews
- 11 completed
Pure enjoyment! Smart. Easy. In fact this course can be viewed as an entertainment delight, and at the same time you have the opportunity to study the science of everyday thinking . Take this course and you will not regret the experience.
I am not sure what to think about this course. Ok, it is informative, basic topics in entrepreneurship are covered and this is easy course to pass ... BUT ... videos are boring and low quality - slides with small side screen featuring professor in his class ( I know it is free, but Prof could put a bit more effort in his promotion... to be honest, I don't have either patience or time to listen to naive class discussions)... Maybe someone will find a value in time spent with material from this class, but I decided to drop it after week 3. I saw no meaning or satisfaction in pursuing a Statement of Accomplishment in this course.
Outstanding course. One of the best MOOCs around, and certainly special when you take account of the course length, great attention to details and unseen level of dedication that the course instructors and stuff have put into it. My prior knowledge about history and culture of China was vague to say the least, and I really feel that this course is broadening my horizons. I came to the course late, so I had to retake the first 3 modules in self paced fashion and it is doable. We are now at part 5. It feels overwhelming dealing with very similar, unfamiliar and foreign names, and there are many thing that I have encountered for the first time, but the course is long, spanning through the whole year so there is time for every information to sink in.
Extremely pleasant and informative course. Charming teaching style. Material is easy to digest and aimed literally at general audience. Basic stuff about where the World is going is covered pretty well. Nearly all topics that come to mind about global trends are mentioned and explained. The only objection is that we could have gone more into details. Reading material was well thought out and a nice supplement to the course. The funniest activity, at least for me, was Global Literacy Test where you could check and recheck how familiar you are with things going on around the Globe. I was under impression that Prof. Mauro did all the preparatory work for this MOOC on his own and kudos to that. Quizzes are more than easy, so if you are after a certificate, this is the course for you.
I liked the course a lot. I took it by coincidence just to satisfy my curiosity about maps and I was blown away with possibilities. It is an introductory course. If you are prepared to work through lectures and quizzes and some light mapping you are good for certificate. The most importing thing is that the course made me look around for more geospatial courses or learning materials.
I wouldn't recommend this course to anybody. Boring videos, not very engaging professor, much of the things is what one already knows about Google. To be fair some interesting material can be found in course syllabus - links to meaningful interviews or video presentations. There are the required textbooks that have to be bought in order to follow since the professor is referencing to them all of the time. Some of those books are interesting and some are not a quality reading in my opinion. Personally, I see no use of the presented material
For beginners in the study of economy, this is an exceptional course. I liked it a lot, and I learned a lot if I consider that my previous knowledge of economics was mostly by reading newspaper articles. I never had a single class on econ or finance in my schooling. Prof. Allard is exceptional! She truly HAS a teaching talent! The whole course was easy to follow - well filmed lecture segments and appropriate reading material. Explanations were so clear that I was amazed. If you endure the whole six weeks of the course, all the basics of economic policymaking will be crystal clear to you.
In my opinion - very good course if not excellent. It is a bit evangelistic about EU, but not in a manner that I have found to be irritant. The name of the course implies that it is about why you should matter about the EU, and I was glad that Prof reminded us that the core idea of EU is about peace and stability which is so easily overlooked nowadays. I liked the style and enthusiasm of Prof. Alberto Alemanno. He himself embodies a perfect European citizen, and that is probably what is most charming about this course. OK, maybe I am a little biased, I come from Europe (but not EU) so I was very glad to see in him the charm of old EU. We need more of that European spirit and he really is the Erasmus generation and a true European. The course was fairly easy for me because I was previously familiar with EU history and some of EU policies. My only objection is that parts of the course are maybe too technical or complex (hence, a bit boring) for general audience. Course has no required reading in most lectures, and videos are a treat to watch (my congrats to video production team). As a student on this MOOC you can learn most by doing and redoing quizzes. For anybody interested in EU, I warmly recommend this course
Good course. A bit too long, but interesting intro into the history of internet. Also, technology and security parts are fairly interesting. The best part for me were interviews and materials that Dr. Chuck has collected. Some of them are real treats. I would recommend this course to anybody just to get an idea what Internet is, how it works and where it came from.
Excellent course. Well executed. Prof Kevin Werbach is the best (truly a leader in the field) - lots of enthusiasm in his lectures. In this day and age it seems that everybody has to familiarize with the gamification phenomenon. I am not a gamer myself, and to be honest the "gamify everything" trend in marketing and everyday life is a bit irritant to me personally. This course gave me some insights how things operate "behind the scene" so I am really happy that I took it. Peer review process was ok in my case, and the quizzes and final exam are fun and keep what you have learned in check.
Superb MOOC even if you have no interest in archaeology. Seriously. You get to learn the basics about the study of archaeology and to see beautiful "people, places, things". Assignments are pure entertainment. I honestly believe that Sue Alcock from Brown University is a legendary teacher. She is born with special teaching gift and this MOOC is a proof.
I enrolled in this course with the motivation to learn a bit about working in sound editing software, for example audacity or similar free software. I have no prior background in music or sound and my plan was not to aim to certificate if it proves too demanding, but to learn new staff about a subject that I am completely unfamiliar with. The course was disorganized, students had no idea how to deal with assignments or where to post the finished ones. All course info was scarce, insufficient and confusing to newbies in the field. On the forums and through the announcements we have found out that it was a part of much longer course, and the audio part is running on its own as a stand alone, separate course now. To conclude, I don't recommend this course to anyone and I am glad that I dropped it
Great course. Recommended for anyone interested in Chinese history and culture. This module is slightly more complicated than the previous ones, but it is doable. The whole ChinaX series is worth looking at.
Great course! If you just want to "test the water" and to understand what Coursera is about, and to see what fun and a great experience a course on Coursera might be - this is the course you want to take.