- 28 reviews
- 26 completed
Even though it is too early to write a review,i am too excited about this Course. The subject of the course is amazing,Moralities of Life. The professor is a very good lecturer that can keep you focused all the time. Didn't spend so much time in Forums so i can't tell much about it. Only flaw i can found is the quizzes section.You have only 1 try for every quiz.Even though are not very hard,it would be nicer to have a second try even with different questions. Anyway even for auditing this is a great course until now.
I am not an expert in this field.I took the course cause i am huge fan of Sir David Attenborough documentaries about nature and i am always up for courses like this. I can n't judge the proficient of the instructors or if what we have learnt in the course,cause i have no prior knowledge on the field. What i liked: \- Videos were short and easy to follow \- No prior Knowledge required \- Insructor was "jolly" \- The 3d viewer,provided in the lectures for the fossils was really nice \- The tour in the Museum of the University of Alberta during the lectures,was helpful \- The outdoor demonstration 'on the field' of the excavations of fossils was also nice \- A lot of sketches and pictures provided on the lectures \- The not hard weekly dates,made the course more flexible \- It was one the the few courses that could get actually CREDIT from the University that provides the Mooc if you paid some fee What i did not Like: \- The Quizzes were easy.A final exam or more difficult quizzes could make the course more proficient. \- 12 Weeks for a Mooc is kind of long Mooc,hard to stay until the end.8 Weeks would be better in my opinion.(Don't know if is is possible though cause the course is provided during the actual semester of the course in the Uni)
This is a course abouth malware and virus,their history and how they work. It is a very helpful course from a very good professor. The first offering had some flaws but i hope next ones will be better. It is not an easy course(you maybe complete it with few hours per week but to fully understand everything you need to try hard and to have a lot of prereqs). Pros : Kind of unique Mooc , Professor was very good and open for changes , Video lectures were high quality and multicameras Cons : In the first lectures,professor seemed not familiar with the camera , Sometimes it was a analysis Course,sometimes a programming course , There were a lot of readings that were required
Nice free introductory Course about Wordpress from Udemy. Good Audio and Video Quality,small video lectures. If you have no idea about wordpress i think it is a nice course to get you started.Maybe it is a little outdated cause Wordpress have added some more features lately that are not in the course but still a nice course.
Nice small course about Sublime Text,one of the best text-editors for code out there. It is an introduction Course.No very advanced stuff It consints of 10 video lectures and 2 review quizzes. Very good Audio & Video quality.Covers the basics for the use of Sublime Text. It is Free and you can get a Certificate uppon completion.
Nice course from Canvas Network. Covers the basics of digital Badges. What are the advantages of Badges,how you can make it,how you can save them.A good brief introduction to the concept. Like : \- Good participation on the discussions \- Some very usuful links provided. \- Badges for Mozilla Backpack \- Easy quizzes Don't Like: \- Lack of video lectures.Few videos during the course but no video lecture from the instructor. \- More articles about the subject would be nicer.
Great Course.A history course about Humankind.Maybe it is kind of long for a Mooc,maybe the video lectures are way over the 10min which is the Mooc's standard(30 mins each usually),maybe the graphics are poor but this course is so good and addictive that you really don't care.Very good Course,great Professor.
I don't know which one was better this or the first one.Another amazing Course from Jim Fowler.Personally the best Math Professor i have seen in my entire life(High School,College,lots of Moocs).I have taken tons of Moocs.From my experience,some Prof. do them for the fame,some cause the Uni force them,some to sell MBAs,some to try new things,some don't know why they do them,Professor Jim Fowler do them because he loves teaching. Shorter version from the first one(the first one was 13 weeks long),the quizzes have hints if you get stuck or you don't know how to solve them,Prof and the team were very active in the forums. The best series of courses about Calculus in the Web in my opinion.
This is a great Course.One of the best in Coursera.It ain't easy but the instructors did their best to be enjoyable.I took this course twice,and even though the materials were pretty much the same both times,it was a pleasure watching again those lectures and doing again those projects from scratch. I was familiar with Python prior to the course,so i cann't really judge how easy is for someone with no knowledge of programming or python.But it believe that if you try hard you can complete it definetely even if you haven't seen a Python command before. The next session is in a Specialization Track of Coursera for programming.So another + for this course. Definetely take this course,just for the fun of it.
A very nice introductory course in programming and particular in python. I must say that i was very familiar with programming before taking this course,so perhaps i am not the best to judge it as an introductory course. But anyway here is my two cents. This is not the easiest introductory course i have seen.This is an MIT introductory course.This mean you have to try hard to complete it.I was familiar with python and it took me 3-4 hours at least per week to complete the homeworks.I suppose that guys with no prior knowledge would need even a full day every week. Begins frot start and ends up with the most part of python explained. If you want to try hard and challenge yourself,definately take this course. If you are not familiar with programming and you don't have a lot of time every week,then maybe there are other programming courses more suitable for you than this. Day of Completion : End of December of 2013 Pros \- Almost no prereqs(some basic math). \- MIT Course from great professors. \- Challenging Course. \- Short period,only 6 weeks. \- You can get verified Certificate with 50$ donation or more for this course. Cons \- Not easy and needs a lot of time every week. \- Not slow pace for beginners. \- Some video lectures are old and not best quality.
I am not expert in this field but i like anthropology a lot and have completed some lessons in this field. This was a very nice course by a very prestigious University that i really enjoyed.It had no prereqs and it was 12 weeks long. Day Of Completion 10 January 2014 What i Liked: \- Very good and knowledgeable professor that loves to teach. \- Course team put a lot of effort in this course with many different shooting locations for video lectures. \- Due dates were the end of the couse,so you could join anytime before the end of the course and complete the course. \- Tons of additionals materials and articles provided during the course. \- Video lectures most of the times,were small.<10 mins,sometimes <5 mins \- Midterm and Final were neither hard nor easy. What i didn't like: \- Homeworks were kind of hard and tricky sometimes. \- It would be nicer if terminology translations would be provided with the course,cause it was hard and time consuming to check wikipedia for everything. \- Eventhough i think video lectures were great and the team put a lot of effort in them,i believe that slides during the video lectures or video graphics would be better. \- I am very familiar with maths and statistics so i had no problem but i really believe that the maths and stat in some homeworks were REALLY REALLY unnecessary for an anthropology course.
This course is an example that a very good subject and a very good professor don't necessary make a good Mooc Course. I took the Fall 2013 session and i really struggled to keep up to the course,not because of the difficulty but mostly because of the many problems. I believe that when a university want to provide a Mooc in the public for whatever reasons it has,it must provide all the resources and the team needed to the professor so this Mooc would be an great advertisement to the Uni.Moocs are very different from in Uni Courses for a lot of reasons,and right now there is a lot of competition out there. I really hope that this Course has a new total new offering in the future. My 5 rating is only because of the professor cause i am always grateful to the Professors for the time they dedicate to provide something free,cause as a Mooc production even 1 would be very generous. What i Liked : \- Professor seems very knowledgable \- The subject What i didn't Like: \- Video quality was bad \- Sound quality was poor and level was low,in the first videos you can barely listen eventhough i have big speakers \- Video lectures were long \- The due dates changed a few times during the course. \- Lectures were recorded in an office,which always is a bad choice for Moocs.White screens or black screens with graphics are always better. \- Some lectures were out of order In conclusion,as a Mooc production one of the worst Moocs i have taken(in the fall 2013 offering)
Amazing course.One of the best MOOCs out there.I was not familiar with the subject,but this course was addicting. Very well organized,multiple instructors,great graphics,soft dues,very active forums,two interactive games. This is a must take course for all,especially for those who are thinking of making Moocs.
This was one of the few courses that i was pretty excited on the beginning and i dropped it at the end. Topic is kind of unique, tons of stuff in the lectures , professor seems very proficient but... This was n't a very good Mooc,maybe it s a amazing course in College,but as a mooc i think it is n't well structured.Lectures were tooo long,the talks kind of slow, the desing of the video lectures were the best. I really hope that this course will become better in the next offering because i want to complete it,i want to learn all this useful knoledge that the course provides you.
This i think was my first course on Coursera.I Completed it twice. It is an introductory course in R language,a progragmming language designed for statistics. It wasn't that hard for me but i already knew 2-3 languages before this course and i have taken many CS courses before. For guys with no prior knowledge in programming it was kind of hard cause the pace was a little bit fast. Ducarion : 4 Weeks Assignments : Quizzes each week and auto graded programming assignments every other week Pros : Small duration of course, Forums were very active , Programms used were free and available in all systems , It maybe is the only Mooc in R with so many feautures of R in the course Cons : It is not easy for guys with no programming knowledge , It needed a few more video lectures with examples , Some video were a bit long,it would be nicer all videos to be at most 5 mins for easy reviewing , It would be nicer not to be voice over all the time,but to have professor on screen with graphics
This was one of the first Moocs that i finished.It is a very nice course,from a nice instructor on a very good platform. It is about programming with Python(i think 2.7 but it s been a while and i am not so sure) It starts from scratch and with lots of videos and quizzes it tries to build a fundamental knowledge of python. It is an introductory course but you end up with a very adequate level. I am trully recommend it to anyone that wanna learn python with also the Codecademy Python Track Pros : Self-Paced , Nice Instructors , Forums are helpful , No prereqs , UDACITY is a nice platform for programming courses , You can take an more advance class the minute you finish this cause every course is always provided Cons : Maybe they could add some more python things even as optional or as part II , There were a few(2-3) bugs in some quizzes at least when i took the course ,
It is a history class about technology.No code learning,no networks just a theoretical class of the history of the Computers and internet. Pros : Dr.Chuck is a great instructor,even though some lectures are long for a mooc you don't get tired , Easy , No prereqs , personal nterviews with tech-legends , Small workload for every week , A lot of meetups in different cities and countries with the professor during the course , Unique subject for a MOOC , Provided a lot of times. Cons : I think the video lectures could be more "moocish" with more graphics and better layout , Some lectures were kind of long even though they weren't boring,but long lectures is a minus for me.
I completed the track a while ago,i have tried many ways for learning python,classes,books,tutorials,video lectures. I think Codecademy maybe is the best way to start.Python is a beginner friendly language and code academy platform help you interact from the first lesson.You learn as you go and at the end you are at a pretty decent level for a beginner.There are mostly everything of python for a beginner. It could have more or some lessons could be better or without bugs(when i took this course,maybe now they are fixed) but it is free and it is maybe the best way to start. You can try all the other ways(courses,books,video lectures) to advance or become more familiar with python but i think this is the best way to do your first encourter with python.
Nice course on an kind of unique subject.I am not familiar with the subject but i like anthropology courses. Small course,4 weeks with about 8 4-5 min lectures each week. It is a course that is a blend of criminology and anthropology.It tries to explain why people do crimes and where each crime derives.It is kind of selfpaced,you have to complete the course until the final date,but there are no due dates each week. Pros : Small video lectures,selfpaced,blackscreen that help you focus better,very nice professor,provided every month,unique subject Cons : The forums of open2study aren't thriving,quizzes format could be a lot better,more additional material would be nice
An easy and funny course about how some things actually works.It is a alternative physics course without the maths and the equations.It stays in the concept idea and with real examples,professor trying to explain things. Nice course,i enjoyed it even though i had good prior knowledge to the physics involved.
I have taken a lot of courses so far for my own benefit.This is the only course that i took for the benefit of others.Great course from a great instructor. It was easy,it was simple,it teachs life-saving things.It maybe have some details that are probably more helpful for meds but everyone must take this course. The professor was very good and i really loved his disclaimer on the start of the course.I have never seen a course with familiar subject so it is kind of unique.
I am not familiar with this area of study.I have actually never thought of that before i enroll to this course.But i was a very nice decision. Course was beautifully structured.No prereqs for this course, Small but concise video lectures.A lot of additional readings and resources.Some additional links to videos.Good and not so hard quizzes.And a final project at the end.Forums were full of help and enthusiasm.Proffesor was very good. I learnt a lot,things that i have never thought before. It is a really good course and it is the only Mooc in that subject i have seen so far.
If for some strange reason you can take only one MOOC in your life,take this one.This course will blow your mind. Mr Ariety is a great professor that teaches a great course.Life-changing course!Must-take for all.
Even though when i took this course i already was familiar with programming and python,i think is a very good introductory course,maybe the best i have seen so far for an absolutely beginner in programming.Tha pace is kind of slow,the workload is n't too much,the exercises are just right,not too hard,not too easy.Python is a beginner friendly language.I think it is a good course if you wanna start with programming or Python.You won't become a pro programmer after this course,but you will learn the fundamentals as the title of the course states.Coursera Forums and nation's study groups are a great help for the beginners and especially for people who are not proficient with english language.I have taken almost every MOOC course for python in the net,and this was the easiest and the more beginner friendly course i took.
It was an introductory course.No prereqs.No advanced stuff. You can learn some basic principles of energy,and some general idea about the field.No math or physics needed. The professor participated in the forums and tried to answer the problems of the students. The only thing that was in the cons for me was that the course was mostly about the USA.It was a course from an USA university so it was no surpise,but it could be more global in the lectures(the prof. understand this as the course advanced) There are not many courses in energy at the moment,so it is a very nice and easy course as an introductory to the field.
Excellent course. I didn't have any background in the field. Just was curious about economics. Very well structured course,with many paths of completion to choose(from taking only the exams,to peer reviews and forum reviews) Real life examples.Prof transfered the course from the class to real life and made it more easy to understand to people who have no idea in economics. This course will help you in your life.
One of the best courses i have ever taken. Professor is amazing.The whole team have put a lot of effort in this course.There were always someone in the forums,they fulfilled any reasonable request,they helped whoever needed help. Even though i already had some background in this field,this course helped me remember easily and teached me a lot of new stuff. There is also an online site with excercises(MOOCULUS) from the course team that really helps you with the course. If you want to learn calculus,i think this is the course.