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Yalda Mohammadian

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Took this course with no prior experience in (macro)economics. Overall instructive MOOC for getting the basics of macroeconomics. However there is room for improvement. Some topics were not explained clearly (I had to look it up on KhanAcademy to really understand some things). Secondly, the format could be better. Instead of showing only a powerpoint presentation, I would prefer to actually see the professor as well, preferably explaining things on a blackboard.
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Took this course with no prior experience in (micro)economics. Same as the UC Irvine's macroeconomics course: overall instructive MOOC for getting the basics of microeconomics. However there is room for improvement. Some topics were not explained clearly (I had to look it up on KhanAcademy to really understand some things). Secondly, the format could be better. Instead of showing only a powerpoint presentation, I would prefer to actually see the professor as well, preferably explaining things on a blackboard.
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The name of the course is a bit deceptive. The course has more to do with creativity and includes some examples of philosophers. The lectures were quite interesting to watch. I did not participate with the homework assignments, so the course only took me about an hour a week for watching the lectures. Overall quite interesting/thought provoking, however I doubt that it's a very useful course for managers.
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Great introductory course on competitive strategy. Easy to follow without prior knowledge. Most definitions/ideas were explained clearly in the lectures, however in some cases a longer, more in depth explanation would have been preferable for me. Low weekly workload, however still very instructive.
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Registered for this course to learn more about history (dates and facts), however this MOOC showed me that there is a lot more to history than just facts and dates. Philip Zelikow does a great job at not only explaining the WHAT, but also analyzing the HOW and the WHY. This really opened up a new world to me. Overall this is quite an easy MOOC to follow. Most of the work lies in watching the lectures every week (1-3 hours a week). However there is a lot of optional reading material as well. Furthermore, Philip Zelikow is a great story teller and enjoyable to listen to. I would definitely recommend this MOOC, it's one of the better ones that I have followed.
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Took this course with very limited prior experience on programming but no experience with programming in Python. It's a fairly demanding course with a homework assignment every week which took me between 4 to 10 hours each. But it's the best way to learn to program, especially because you feel a sense of achievement after each homework assignment.