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Kevin Morice

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  • 30 reviews
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The course material is ok. Manages to make an interesting subject quite boring at times. My bigger complaint is that the assessment questions are poor. Often the questions have essential data missing, or are poorly worded. This leads to a lot of frustration on the discussion boards as people try to interpret questions or source the missing data. Very high drop out rate, including myself by Week 3.
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This course gives a very biased view of the subject of doping in sport. It is clearly taught from a pro-doping standpoint. Not only is the bulk material biased, but a lot of the wording is specifically chosen from a pro-doping standpoint. In later weeks the voiceover of interviewees is often unclear and the translator is obviously flattening the intonation of the original speaker, changing the intended meaning of the original statement.
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Not really a course on English for journalists. There are some elements covering style and content but nothing really about language. There are also significant issues with the grading system. There are some quizzes, but a lot of the work is in non-assessed forms (e.g. make a video and post it online) where you are simply asked to confirm or not if you have completed those activities. This self scoring means that you can 'pass' the course without completing any of the work thus making the end certificate worthless. This is yet another course where I would be upset if I had paid in advance for the certificate as it does not provide any value.
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This course jumps between over-simplified and over-complex with big gaps in the middle ground. Also there is very little scientific explanation to go with grand generalisations and clearly biased statements. There is way too much of an emphasis on environment, trading standards and ecology rather than actually on nutrition. If you want a more complete course switch to EdX and take the Wageningen University Nutrition courses on Macronutrients and Micronutrients.
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Very good course. Well presented with good interaction from the course hosts. One of the best general body sports courses I have taken. Sometimes feels like there is a bias towards the opinions of the course host but where he expresses those opinions he does at least quote his sources and explain why he chooses to disregard opposing studies.
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Very good introduction to different types of structures and how to perform simple calculations on those different structures. The practical element is possibly a little condescending but once I gave in and got on with doing them I actually found them to be quite interesting and helpful for my understanding of the information in the course.
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Course was nowhere near ready for release. This resulted in regular delays to release of sections, incomplete assessments, and errors in course information and question sets.
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A good introductory level course to Forensic Science. And also a good introduction to application of scientific method to real life situations. There is a very good balance of video, text, and testing and a large volume of optional external reading material for anyone looking for more extensive information. I particularly liked the Case Study and the weekly progress updates using each new lesson to advance the Case Study. this gave a good structure to the overall course.
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It is a bit too basic. Lots of management buzzwords that you will have heard before. Inclusion, Empowerment, Growth, Development, Trust, Relationships, and so on. You could get the same detail by watching a handful of leadership and management videos on youtube and surf a few general subject matter websites to find a matching personal development form. Also under edx's new charging scheme I would say this is certainly not worth paying for the $50 certificate. You can be through the entire course in a quiet afternoon and the qualification has no inherent value.
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There is some inherent bias in the course delivery. It isn't 'anti-drug' but it does definitely set out a stall early on about the limitations of drug-only treatment. By week 3 it gets a bit repetitive. Even to the point of re-using the same clips from the same interviews to make the same point. Having cleared those points the basic material is good, the course leader's delivery is a maybe a little slow but that is easily remedied by turning the speed up on your playback device. Well worth taking this course if you have an interest in the subject or if yourself, a family member or friend are affected by the issues of mental health and potential treatment options.
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Dropped in week 1. Unclear assignments, duplication of teaching materials, 90% self assessed so you can give yourself full marks through the entire course and even if you are making no attempt at the assignments and skip the few peer reviewed assignments you still come out with an A-grade score. For a course focused on communication skills the course hosts really need to work on their communication skills.
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It is a fairly basic course, so I am surprised this is on the credit scheme for ASU. The instruction is straight forward enough, and if you already have some knowledge of the subjects covered you can scoot through it fairly quickly.
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Not up to the standard of other courses by the same team. The content is good, it just doesn't match the title or the stated course objectives. It is more of a course on political skills than leadership or engineering
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Yet another Microsoft course which is incompatible with many of their own products. Forget it if you are running a Mac or Linux. And if you are running Office365, their suggestion for that one is actually to buy another copy of Excel, uninstall the copy you have and install a version with LESS functionality!
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Somewhat oversimplified. Also the title is very misleading for a course that is more generally about communication skills. The title encourages junior personnel to take the course meaning that the discussion forum is fairly biased 'anti-boss'.
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Another solid course from Tenaris. Covers the fundamentals of their subject well at an entry level. Maybe misses some of the downhole sections that the title suggests will be present.
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Good course on subsurface tubulars. It is a very specialised subject so may not be useful to anyone outside the oil and gas exploration and drilling industries. Does also have some small sections which are slightly biased sales material for Tenaris and their products.
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Quite an interesting course with a range of quality and depth across different aspects of the subject. Some very good insights from some specialists and some very neat tricks. Certainly useful for anyone interested in making films professionally but who hasn't had any training.
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A little bit simplistic. Really aimed at people who have never been to an interview before, so primarily school-leavers and students looking for their first job. Does give some useful refresher tips to more experienced applicants.
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Very good course. Enthusiastically delivered by a knowledgable instructor. Contains a good level of detail delivered in an accessible manner. Even the technical sections are approachable and well delivered. Some comments on course talk suggest it is not a beginners course, I would agree that it is quite involved and exceeds a basic introductory course but it is certainly accessible to a beginner to the subject.
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Very heavy on statistical analysis of Quality rather than applications of Engineering and Management. The statistical tools are well taught. The examples and test cases reinforce the teaching well. Could benefit from some more realistic examples, and teaching tools for analysis rather than hand calculating everything.
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Seems a bit rushed to cover several tools in such a short course and it could cetainly benefit from some better assessment and practice to reinforce the concepts taught in the lectures. Having said that the material that is taught is quite useful and applicable to most situations.
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An interesting course on the legal issues of privacy and hacking. Struggles a bit with treating the issues of personal privacy and individual behaviour and International government-driven cyberwar and could probably benefit from splitting these two distinct concepts into separate courses.
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A very interesting course in understanding political speaking, and the tools involved in making arguments that stick. Some very good examples given and some very useful tools and tactics taught.
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Great course material. Learning a lot about the history of comic books and their effect on US culture. The video lecturers are very interesting and the interviews with several people inside the industry are fascinating. I was not keen on the assessment methods in the first release as they are testing artistic ability not the knowledge of the subject but I understand this has been revised for the second release of the course to give a knowledge-based track alternative.
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Slightly simplistic but gives a good grounding to someone who is new to job and university applications or anyone who needs a refresher. Should probably tied together with "How to Succeed at: Interviews" to create a single course.
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Interesting take on Football's wider effect on society. Certainly covers some interesting ground and gives a wider view on the role of Football in the modern world.
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The first four weeks tries to use Sport to teach Statistics rather than just teach Statistics and then show how they can be applied to Sports. This makes it more complex than it needs to be and it is still just a dry Statistics course. Hopefully the next sections will be more Sports oriented.
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A little bit simplistic. I was hoping for a more detailed level that would cover different types of steel. Interesting and well taught. Aimed more at high school science level.
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Title is a bit misleading. This is a general course on different writing styles for different circumstances. Only one week each on Academic writing and Business writing. As much on writing short stories and poetry. Could use a new title or an extension of the course sections covered in the title.