- 14 reviews
- 8 completed
This course will begin on 29 July 2014, and I'm very thrilled to have finally found a course on ' MATHEMATICAL PHILOSOPHY '...! I will finish this review upon successful completion of the course.
I am looking forward to taking this updated, verified course. The syllabus , mentions that the 'ESSAY' portion of this course has been restructured and improved. I am looking forward to this opportunity to further enhance my knowledge on this course material. UPDATE: " DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR YOUR MONEY...! " Disgusted former student, please refer to my prior review for specifics!
This review isn't about the professor, it's about the overall edx. grading format. Specifically the three essay's which accounted for 30% of the overall course grade. It was never mentioned that the 'essay assignments', would be graded by a computer program! This is a relatively new method of scoring ' ESSAY's ', (AES); AUTOMATED ESSAY SCORING, under (PEG); PROJECT ESSAY GRADE. The emphasis, being on cost, accountability, standards, and technology. In other words saving hundreds of thousands of dollars for institutions to increase their profit margin at the students academic expense! Consequently many students were denied the appropriate score...due to an inherit malfunction. The computer is programed to filter for vocabulary, long paragraphs, grammar, style, and other details which are never listed for the student. The 'HUMAN FACTOR', substance , content,and strength of the overall argument isn't even considered, evaluated, or even read by a human-being. The score is analytically determined by an inherently flawed computer generated program, that is currently under constant development...refinement, because it's broken! Since writing my initial review and posting it, there have been changes made to my final grade which had been 92% overall as issued on completion certificate dated 14 Jan. 2014. My overall grade has now mysteriously been changed to 77% and two of the essays for which I was complaining about, the grades have mysteriously vanished from my course progress report. Something is awry...? Or perhaps they are under further review? I have not been informed if such is the case. I will therefore resist from further criticism of this course until I'm aware of what is exactly being done with my grade and the questionable essay grading by an imperfect computer program, which has allegedly been programmed to analytically grade the 'HUMAN FACTOR', of a students cognitive literary expression. I stand by my former review and it's content...! ***UPDATE: As of 10 July 2014, my overall progress report now reads an overall grade of 4%, everything has been erased with the exception of 5 completed lectures with scores of 100% each. Is this a computer cliche or retribution for my review for 3-stars; ' COURSE QUALITY '...? This is the only course that has deleted my prior scores from a progress report, the other courses that I've completed have not been altered in any section. Therefore this ambiguity raises another ' RED FLAG ', for what appears to be intentional altering of my 92% overall grade which had been issued on my completion certificate, dated 14 Jan. 2014. As of today 13 July 2014, the overall grade is 4%...! Once again let me reiterate, there have been no notifications about this coincidental discrepancy which occurred, immediately after my 3-star rating for this course! It would appear that it's not a computer cliche but an alleged dubious ' MANIPULATION by HUMAN(s)...!!! I, completed this course 6 months ago with an overall score of 92% . All of these negative actions have occurred during this past week, just hours after posting my review! *** REFERENCE: Wikipedia Encyclopedia; AUTOMATED ESSAY SCORING, (AES); 11 pgs., citations; 45 pgs.
Looking forward to enhancing my knowledge on an actual event that I personally participated in. I, will update this review upon course completion.
This course crams 10 weeks of reading into just 5 weeks, so be prepared to work. I have already compiled two-3 inch binders of class notes and have watched approximately 20 lecture videos and I am not even half-way through the course. Hopefully it will pay off with a verified certificate from the University of London, that is my goal...!
As a member of the American Philosophical Association, I'm anxiously looking forward to the opportunity to expand my knowledge on this subject. Being 100% disabled eliminates the possibility of attending classes on a university campus, the opportunity provided with the edx. program enables me with this wonderful venue to further my education. This will be my tenth completed course.
This course combines statistics and different computer programing languages in the application of understanding and evaluating the American sport of baseball. This course is, not for your average baseball fan, but it provides a new methodology for scientifically analyzing baseball through mathematics. The instructor moves at a rapid pace and covers the processes of baseball analytics with perfection. This course is 'MONEYBALL #101'! I would strongly encourage this course to anyone interested in sports, statistics, computer programming, and of course baseball...!
You should be ready for accepting some new techniques in solving math and physics problems. The Professor Sanjoy Mahajan, spends very little time talking and he moves at a fast speed through complicated equations, some sections will require reading more than once. The name is a perfect, " Street-Fighting Math ", the course cuts straight to your intuitive skills and refining them with deadly precision in solving complex equations. However this is a serious math course that requires a lot of homework, there is an average of 20 problems per section. I would recommend purchasing the book from Amazon.com, it's a short paperback edition of (121 pgs.) The assessment survey at the start of the course is relatively easy and so is the 'FINAL EXAM', it's the material covered throughout the course that you may find challenging ? You may find this to be the most innovative mathematics course, that you've ever taken, I know that I have...!
Of the six courses that I've completed this was by far the best taught and the class interaction was useful. I would highly recommend this course, be prepared to work and learn. Professor Sandel, has written several books on ' PHILOSOPHY ', and this course is the most attended and popular course at Harvard. This distinction is the result of his mastery skills of speaking and knowledge about the subject material. I would highly recommend this course, if for no other reason than listening to Dr. Sandel's lectures and the student participation! This was my very first course with Edx. and possibly the most challenging and entertaining.
This math course is definitely for non-mathematicians, it was designed to empower students with confidence, and the professor accomplishes this with his extremely enthusiastic personality. The course is simple to follow and for the most part the lectures are concise, with a few exceptions. If you're looking for a fun math course, you will certainly enjoy this one...!!! This was my first Edx. course that I achieved a 100% overall score.
The basic objective for this course is to provide the student with alternative methods of 'EFFECTIVE THINKING'. The professors are both extremely enthusiastic and project an energetic positive learning experience. They provide personal interviews with experts in this popular field. I would endorse this course for anyone, young or old, it may stimulate and influence your own personal beliefs and habits of ' EVERYDAY THINKING SKILLS ' .
I just enrolled in this stimulating course, which combines 'LAW with POLITICS', I can hardly wait to hear the chapter on ethical responsibility...! I will post my final review at the completion of this course.
I just enrolled for a verified certificate of completion, anxiously awaiting for the course to start. I will write a more detailed review upon completing the course.
Just enrolled in this course, after just completing 'SABERMETRICS', through Boston University via edx. I will update this review after course completion.