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Robert Davis

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I loved this class. George Russell provided a really fun atmosphere and it was enjoyable to watch. I am guitar player, not a piano player (the main target for this class); however, I learned A LOT about scales, chord creation, I IV V forms and much more. I recommend the class to anyone who enjoys playing music. You don't have to have a piano or even be able to play piano to complete the course. You will have to create a soundcloud account to post recordings of you playing for some peer-reviewed assignments. I highly recommend this class.
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This was a great course. The lectures by Peter McPhee were superb. The material was presented in manner that was easy to digest. By week three I was completely engrossed in the French Revolution. It is a story that could be taken straight from hollywood. I recommend this course to anyone how has even a passing interest in history. There are maybe an hour or two of video lectures per week. Ungraded peer review essays during the course, and two graded peer review essays to determine your final score. No quizzes. At the end of each week we were also presented with "mail bag" videos where Mr. McPhee responded to questions in the forums or expanded on the topics of the week.
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This is a great course. Mike Brown from CalTech makes a great instructor. His presentations were engaging and thought provoking. This class really opened my eyes to some of the amazing things about our solar system that we are still discovering (and have yet to discover). I highly recommend this class if you have even the slightest interest in astronomy or space exploration. There only a few homework questions that require any math. Most of the quizzes can be 'easily' passed by just watching the videos with no formal astronomy or math background. (I say easily, but they are still challenging) Great course.
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The videos for this class are well produced. I have learned an amazing amount of things about music that I didn't know. The lectures give a great introduction into all the different components of music production and in particular the sound board. Because this topic is so complex, you will only get a brief glimpse into the different aspects (delays, effects, sound properties...). That does not mean you will not learn anything. You can start doing basic music production with just the knowledge from this class. I recommend this class to anyone who will be creating any kind of digital recordings or are just interested in how music is produced. You will need to have a DAW (digital audio workstation) installed on your computer. (there are free options available on the web)
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This class is full of information and instruction. The lectures cover nearly every aspect of concurrent programming on the Android platform. You will learn about the many ways to do synchronous and asynchronous application design. In addition to android specific implementations, you will be given a healthy introduction into 'Design Patterns'. The concepts of several design patterns, and their purpose, will be part of nearly every lecture. The instructor is very knowledgeable and very active in the forums. For my iteration of the class (Spring 2014) there were even 'virtual office hours' every week. This was really nice because we did them live over Google+ and you could interactively ask questions directly to the professor. (The first I have seen in any MOOC I have taken in three+ years) I would recommend this class to any potential Android programmer that wants to create professional apps. You will need to have a good-to-strong understanding of the Java language before you begin. An understanding of the basics of Android will also be required.
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This class was enjoyable. I did not complete it yet due to other courses interfering (I imagine I will get back to it some day). You should have a solid programming background before beginning. (unless they changed something...I started this class last year sometime)
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This was a pretty fun class. You will need to have a pretty good handle on python programming before beginning. I enjoyed the difficulties of creating tests that covered every line of code. I would recommend this for any programmer.
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This class was a good introduction to Android programming concepts. I think the professor did a good job of presenting the material. The only negative that I have is in regards to the forums. Apparently no one was moderating them because there was rampant cheating taking place in plain sight. Overall I recommend this class. It was fun and pretty easy if you have any OO programming experience.
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I really enjoyed this class. I think the professor does a great job of presenting the material. I took this class in its first iteration and the only negative thing I have to say is about the student community. At that time, the forums were overshadowed by people who seemed to have some kind of personal vendetta against professor Conway. It was really sad to see. There is a programming tool called 'R' that you will need to learn. It is very easy to learn. It is used by statisticians all over the world. I think too many people didn't have an understanding of the mathematics and other skills needed for a statistics class. (even an introductory one) Having said that, I think this was a great introduction to statistics. I like the real world examples he used. I would recommend this to everyone.
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This a fun class to take if you are just starting out with guitar. You will be required to create a soundcloud account and post recordings of you playing for peer-review assignments.
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Great class. I would suggest already possessing a strong background in python programming before beginning. I think the instructor did a good job presenting the material. The homework was challenging but fun.
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This was a fun class. I really enjoyed it. I think the instructor did a great job presenting the material.
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I took this class in its first iteration. One of the most challenging and rewarding classes on Coursera. Ronin Plessor's enthusiasm really draws you in. The material is what you would expect for a traditional astronomy class. Lots of math. If the course is still structured the way it was when I took it, I suggest not giving up in week 2/3 where most of the math jumps in. Stick with it! There are great things to come in the following weeks. (and the math gets easier) This class ranks as one of my favorites of any online classes I have taken.
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This course was not what I was expecting it to be. It was a little too low level. It is a great course if you are very new to maps, mapping and geoimagery concept. I would suggest it for beginners in the field.
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This is a tough course. I would suggest you already have a good understanding of the python language before you start. I enjoyed this class and the easy- going nature of the instructor. I am looking forward to part 2, and will take part 1 again when it is available.
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This a great class. The graphics and videos are probably some of the best I have seen on Coursera, Udacity, or Edx. The material is tough, but rewarding. (if you enjoy calculus)