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I was glad to come to the end of the course. I would be really bored if it is any longer. There are useful information presented in the course. The lecturers are both very enthusiastic. The first part of the course is more interesting than the second half. The assignments are easy to complete at each lecture, but they are not interesting. I would say similar courses such as the Science & Cooking (Harvard) and Food for Thought (Mcgill) are better value for time spent and knowledge gained. After this course, food for me is now all about mouth feel and what makes it delicious.
There are many lectures to listen to in this course but they are well- presented, informative and interesting. The lecturers are amongst the best, they have a sense of humour and have prepared the course well. There are 10 assignments and 3 tests to complete after you listen to the lectures. The lecturers answer questions posed by the students on the discussion forum via a separate video and the teaching assistants provide active interaction in the discussions. I enjoyed this course and will recommend it to anyone interested to learn more about health and nutrition. Bonus for the foodies : there are 3 separate lectures on wine, cheese and chocolate !
Take this course if you are interested in 1) food especially Nordic ingredients 2) how nutrition studies are conducted 3) improving your health and well being The course is easy to understand, interesting and covered different aspects. Presentations are clear and you could adjust the speed of the talk. There is hardly any slides to look at and the 3 quizzes simple. This is a good course for MOOC beginners as it is not too taxing and good introduction to the concept of online self learning. The course is suitable for layman and is well organized, taught by experts with enthusiasm. The discussion forums lack contribution (direction, questions) from the lecturers and the students are left mostly on their own hence I found the discussions boring. The discussions could have been more stimulating. Overall I certainly recommend this course because I enjoyed it and learnt new things.
UCSF has assembled a stellar team of experts to deliver an excellent set of informative and useful lectures. The topics covered were comprehensive and packed into 5 intensive weeks. Beginners will need to review the lectures, slides and subtitles available for download (which is a big plus point) before taking the 5 quizzes, each one consisting of 20 MCQ questions. I am thoroughly satisfied with what I learnt from this course and I really appreciate the well put together information. The interaction with the lecturer (Prof Lisa Kroon) through the "Office Hours" segment where she answers questions really place this course above other MOOCs. Well done !!! I certainly recommend this course to those who wish to learn more about diabetes, but not through passive reading up from internet and books. The interaction with the diverse group of fellow course mates is good. Last but not least, thank you to the staff (Andrew) dedicated to answer our questions. Your efforts are much appreciated !
This is a very information and well-presented course. Its strengths include very interesting and useful aspect of nutrition from the fitness angle, how your body converts what you eat into fuel and storage. It also explains the difference between food allergy and intolerance. The guest speakers share their real life perspective which differentiates this from other nutrition courses. Well done, Jamie for putting together such an excellent MOOC ! I am happy to be one of 55,000 students taking this popular course.
This course makes one think while cooking. What size should the meatball be ? How long do I cook the steak ? Which ingredient should I add first and next when baking a cake ? How do I avoid soggy coleslaw ? It really explains to you why you should take a certain step first and the effect. I felt like I spent the last 3 months with a group of really smart and talented people. I like this course because it sharpens my mind and I enjoy watching the videos of the tops chefs in action (especially Joan Roca, Dan Souza and Joanne Chang). You will have a good of grasp of Maths, Physics and Chemistry before you could do the calculations in each assignment. Be prepared to invest time to complete the course, it is worth it. The course certainly sparked off interesting conversations with my friends and deepened my love for cooking with understanding.
Excellent course ! 2 thumbs up for Prof Sanders Kersten for the creative and funny presentation. Very nice animations and clear explanations. I wish I had more time to savour the course.
I really enjoyed this course. It is very informative and I have applied what I have learnt in my daily life. The use of animations makes it very clear. The lecturers presented the course very well.
Do not take this course if you are adverse to seeing lots of meat, videos of animal carcasses and how they were slaughtered and hearing about meat ALL the time. Otherwise this is a GREAT course because it is very informative, well presented and you could make better decisions on your choice of meat consumption after the course. I learnt a lot. I appreciate the openness and frank comments presented and the discussions. There is a quiz at the end of each lecture and a final project presentation which is compulsory for those who wanted to achieve the certificate of completion with distinction. The final project is the prime cut as it reinforces what I learnt throughout the course and allows us to view a variety of ways how the different meat is cooked, eaten and presented. I certainly recommend this course as it is informative and ends with a bang! After the last lecture, I went out to celebrate with a meat feast.
This course is different from other MOOCs as it does not involve lecture slides. Instead there is a guest speaker each week to cover various aspects of the topic. The assignments consist of peer-reviewed "essays" of your opinion which I found rather boring. I also found the videos shown boring. I learnt little from the course.
The course is quite informative but the presentation lacking because it is just a voice over the slides presentation. I felt that was boring to just listen to the audio over the slides. The final exam makes up a major component of the final grade you received but if you are consistent with the quizzes (11 of them) after each lecture, you will be fine.
This is one of the nicest MOOC I have taken because Prof Bates has done a great job with the presentation and kept the information concise and interesting. The 2 case studies engaged the students in problem solving and reinforced what they learnt throughout the course. The 2 quizzes also help to review the lecture notes. The topic is the one which got me interested to sign up for the MOOC but I was disappointed that I was unable to download the lectures onto my ipad to listen to it offline. However, the different examples presented like a story got me hooked to continue the course. These days I pay more attention to the forensic details of what I read on murder cases and deaths. Well done, NTU ! I couldn't agree more with those praises lavished on the discussion forum on what a great course it is.
Quite a fun course which provided a good insight to the topic, a set of nice examples and real life people to connect to. I enjoyed the learning experience and the relaxed style of creative teaching. I would certainly recommend this course to beginners of MOOC and this topic to get you thinking. The participants of the course seem to be quite isolated and does not engage in too many discussions. There is one exam and 3 assignments to complete which is very manageable. The lectures are easy to listen to and understand.
An easy to understand course which is fun and taught in an interesting way with mostly cooking videos and illustrations. Discussion forums are very active and the lecturer is very engaging. There are 40,000 students taking this course.