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Richard Taylor profile image
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2/10 starsDropped
  • 29 reviews
  • 28 completed
5 years, 2 months ago
A very difficult course with some major problems. The first problem and the reason I dropped is that what you learn in the lectures is not enough to do the homework assignments, and that's totally frustratin... A very difficult course with some major problems. The first problem and the reason I dropped is that what you learn in the lectures is not enough to do the homework assignments, and that's totally frustrating. I believe easier exercises with nicer examples that can be done based on what is learned in the lectures would fix this course. The second problem is the boring way the lectures are given without any interesting examples or motivation, just a readout of formulas and theorems without any story between them. Formula 2.3, then 2.4 then theorem 2.5 etc etc. I would have loved this to be a nice class but it fails. Badly.
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5/10 starsCompleted
  • 33 reviews
  • 32 completed
5 years, 6 months ago
I took Information Theory because it is super important when working data science and AI. Unfortunately this course focus entirely on coding theory but I still learned something I can use in AI. I don't unde... I took Information Theory because it is super important when working data science and AI. Unfortunately this course focus entirely on coding theory but I still learned something I can use in AI. I don't understand why this is the only MOOC I can find in Information Theory. The course itself is not a good MOOC. The lecture videos is just the proves from the book read out. All the homework is made as peer assignment instead of quizzes. Which means that you get feedback on your homework 2 weeks after you made it. In conclusion a super important subject but a very poor MOOC implementation.
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