Creative Programming for Digital Media & Mobile Apps

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Creative Programming for Digital Media & Mobile Apps

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Coursera online courses
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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For anyone who would like to apply their technical skills to creative work ranging from video games to art installations to interactive music, and also for artists who would like to use programming in their artistic practice.
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Ehsan Bouhendi profile image
Ehsan Bouhendi profile image
8/10 starsCompleted
  • 3 reviews
  • 3 completed
5 years, 1 month ago
The content of the course , given information, eaxples and practical approach were really good. The course itself was really interesting and the code I modified/wrote were useful. It is a fun course that teach a lot of new things. If you are a porgrammer / artist or interested in any of the above, I strongly suggest you to take the course. The only frustration was its administration, some due to website issues/bugs and some the way instructor handled those issues. For example I lost one of my grade due to problem in the website. even after finding the issue, it could be handled in a better way which was not the case. Any way, I think in next sessions by fixing the website issues, it would be a much better course.
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annette profile image
annette profile image
10/10 starsTaking Now
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6 years, 1 month ago
Brilliant fun course, very creative and inspiring. It is also free, using free open source software, recently updated just as course started, so a few glitchy things are to be expected. I had some recent programming experience with another course, but am not a programmer, I found it easy to follow in the main, some more complicated code was provided to enable us to do more ambitious stuff. The forums were really good, the videos explained most stuff really well. The staff were as involved as on my previous MOOC. Best thing was the variety and creative emphasis. I loved it all and will miss it now it's finishing.
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2/10 starsCompleted
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  • 1 completed
6 years, 1 month ago
Good: Processing is easy to work with in default (java) mode, it has great documentation and community. Seeing other's people work can be inspiring. You get some templates and libraries (audio, physics, gui...). Bad: You are provided with some software templates and libraries and very brief information how to use them in the videos (not very well produced), but that's it, you're mostly on your own so there is not much added value compared to self-study. The professors just don't care, almost none of the student's concerns are directly addressed. Setting up Processing to work with mobile device can be extemely difficult (expecially if you have more obscure brand of phone/tablet), in the end only a tiny minority of students made apps specifically for mobile devices. The staff pushes javascript versions of the apps, but they tend to have suboptimal performance, work only in some browsers and sometimes not at all and there is almost no h... Good: Processing is easy to work with in default (java) mode, it has great documentation and community. Seeing other's people work can be inspiring. You get some templates and libraries (audio, physics, gui...). Bad: You are provided with some software templates and libraries and very brief information how to use them in the videos (not very well produced), but that's it, you're mostly on your own so there is not much added value compared to self-study. The professors just don't care, almost none of the student's concerns are directly addressed. Setting up Processing to work with mobile device can be extemely difficult (expecially if you have more obscure brand of phone/tablet), in the end only a tiny minority of students made apps specifically for mobile devices. The staff pushes javascript versions of the apps, but they tend to have suboptimal performance, work only in some browsers and sometimes not at all and there is almost no help from staff. The grading rubric for projects is terrible- there are only 3 levels (bad = 0 points, good = 5 points, great = 10 points) with only vague information what each level means, there is no telling how important the different aspects (creativity, code quallity etc...) are or how strict you should be. You are graded by 5 people so your score is based a lot by chance. There is no way of telling how the grade is calculated (you don't see what individual scores you get). If the graders don't provide comments, there si no useful feedback for you. There are too many topics and too little time, so it's difficult to focus on one topic and it's more difficult to base project on templates introduced later in course because you have less time to get familiar with them. The result is that lot of the projects you grade are unfinished works-in-progress, sometimes just basic torsos of the apps. The course si focused a lot on musical apps, so if you find them boring/not interesting then you will have not much fun. Another bad thing is that Processing is not really suitable to work with audio, especially with the javascript version. All in all, it just feels like a bad very trimmed trial version of their standard university courses.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 3 months ago
so far it looks a lot of fun in the hands of young teachers. the programming portion of it is really easy to follow. The examples they are giving to us are powerful yet not that difficult to master. The rest is up to your creativity. I can't wait for the next lesson
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