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Steven Collins

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This is an outstanding course. There is so much content in the videos and lecture notes. In addition there are even more resources on the accompanying website learnmedicalneuroscience.nl that has been put together by one of the course mentors. This is a challenging MOOC, which last 13 weeks, be prepared to put some time and effort into this. But the effort will be rewarded with a fantastic learning experience. I would say the information is at the University level, so although you don't need any previous knowledge of neuroscience, if you know don't know anything about human biology you may stuggle. Having said that, it is a very supportive learning environment with mentors answering questions on the forums and Prof. White answering questions directly on google hangouts. Prof. White is a great teacher and his enthusiasm and passion for neuroscience and educating others is readily apparent. I would not hesitate to sign up to any other courses developed by this team.
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The course content was truly excellent and far exceeded my expectations. This is the first MOOC I have done, and is easily one of the best courses I have ever done. It was more in depth than I expected, so be prepared to devote a large portion of time to this each week. The videos were excellent, very well produced with good graphics, Prof. Slingerland made arcane texts accessible, understandable and relevant to the modern world. I especially like the way it was connected to modern research in psychology, neuroscience and philosophical issues. Each video had a self test quiz to help you embed the things you had just learned, and a quiz at the end of each module, plus an optional peer reviewed assignment which I also completed and enjoyed doing. There were also comprehensive further reading lists and links provided. Prof Slingerland and the teaching team were active on the discussion boards answering questions and Prof Slingerland provided a weekly wrap up video answering questions that had come up in the discussion threads. I looked forward to the new videos being released each week and it was one of those courses that I didn't want to end!
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The course content was truly excellent and far exceeded my expectations. This is the first MOOC I have done, and is easily one of the best courses I have ever done. It was more in depth than I expected, so be prepared to devote a large portion of time to this each week. The videos were excellent, very well produced with good graphics, Prof. Slingerland made arcane texts accessible, understandable and relevant to the modern world. I especially like the way it was connected to modern research in psychology, neuroscience and philosophical issues. Each video had a self test quiz to help you embed the things you had just learned, and a quiz at the end of each module, plus an optional peer reviewed assignment which I also completed and enjoyed doing. There were also comprehensive further reading lists and links provided. Prof Slingerland and the teaching team were active on the discussion boards answering questions and Prof Slingerland provided a weekly wrap up video answering questions that had come up in the discussion threads. I looked forward to the new videos being released each week and it was one of those courses that I didn't want to end!