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Mark Jackson

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  • 7 reviews
  • 6 completed
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A slow starter course - the first few weeks cover the history of medieval Europe generally. In the second part of the course the pace really picks up. The professor's enthusiasm is well communicated. I liked this course - it has some rough edges, but the professor's heart is in the right place. I say join the course and give it time to grow on you. The paleology part of the course is fascinating and works like solving a huge crowd-source crossword puzzle.
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A quite straight-forward course with pleasant lecture videos filmed around Copenhagen.The professor doesn't take part in the discussions which is a shame to me. Also, the discussion threads are split out between different languages - so I felt that other bits of the course were taking place without my being allowed to participate - a feeling of alienation. An interesting course, but could be improved by having the course team/professor more immediately involved with the students.
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An inspiring course. Professor Eric Weinstein and his team have put together a course which brings together poetry, social history, philosophy and politics in an inclusive and enthusiastic fashion. The work the course team put in has been enormous and thoroughly engaging. I would have no hesitation in recommending any courses with Professor Eric Weinstein's involvement.
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Professor Dobson and his team have created an engaging course. The course team and Professor Dobson engage in the student discussions, which I always see as a big plus on any mooc. I recommend this course.
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A truly inspiring course. The Professor and course team appear to work 24/7. Every single student appears to receive support. I would recommend this course to anybody wanting to learn through the platform of a mooc. I cannot find any negatives with regard to this course.
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The professor's enthusiasm is very much in evidence. The learning material can be difficult to find on the EDX Platform. The discussions among students was very enlightening - but again, this aspect was let down by the EDX platform. I would recommend to other students. It is a very busy course with tight deadlines if one wishes to earn a certifitcate. I learned a lot from it.
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An interesting experiment. I found the discussions with other students more engaging than the teaching material. I found it difficult to find a good deal of the learning material. Some of it was hidden right down the bottom of the web page - therefore a lot of scrolling necessary. I completed the course. If it runs again I may take another look.