Logic: Language and Information 1

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This is an introduction to formal logic and how it is applied in computer science, electronic engineering, linguistics and philosophy. You will learn propositional logic—its language, interpretations and proofs, and apply it to solve problems in a wide range of disciplines.
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 39 reviews
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5 years ago
Superior pedagogy- well planned, well presented, thorough, deep, excellent examples, entire free online faculty textbook, multiple application tracks. One of the best MOOCs on Coursera. Highly caring and engaged faculty who posted 500+ times on forums
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
Excellent course, cannot recommend it highly enough. I did the whole course after it finished, so I wasn't able to do the peer assessments, or to participate as such in the forums (therefore can't comment on those aspects); but I watched all the video lectures, did all the practice / graded quizzes, read a lot of the course notes (gigantic PDF), and browsed the forums. Greg and Jen really know their stuff. Great delivery in the videos: clear explanations, numerous examples, and some humour thrown in occasionally too. I am in awe of the tremendous effort that obviously went in to just the videos (let alone the whole MOOC). I knew next to nothing about propositional logic before, and now I feel that I've absorbed all the basics. The material was quite challenging, but if you feel motivated, you can get through all the content and the assessments. I'm hooked; now doing LLI2, it's a blast as well.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 1 month ago
I come from a computing background so was no stranger to Logic as such, but took this course to understand the formal language and syntax I have seen used. Mission Accomplished - they did a great job teaching this. The videos were interesting, clear and useful. There plenty of course notes and course wiki note summaries. It was hard work though - most of the quizes involved a fair bit of work, like writing out proof trees. There is a peer graded exam, so you'll need to hope the people marking you understand the topic as well you do. My only suggestion for change would be to keep the peer graded assignments, but change the exam to a more traditional one (autograded), but overall - a great course and I learned a lot from it.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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  • 13 completed
5 years, 2 months ago
Having quite a lot of software development experience, I'm quite used to using logic. The material is well presented and fairly easy for my taste. The course notes act like an accompanying textbook and are well written with a few (not too many) exercises. I did the first run of this course and there were a few hiccups in grading of the quizzes and the size of the images, but they sorted it out nicely. I'm rather impressed by the quality of their first run, especially since they did not follow the usual MOOC way of doing things. They had the students explain about logic in the final exam and the peer assessment part of the course. I didn't like the topic of proof trees which. Since it is an intermediate between truth tables and using a programming language or other tool, I found some of it very tedious and not informing. I really liked the fact that I could choose one or more topics for the peer assessment part of the course. Philosop... Having quite a lot of software development experience, I'm quite used to using logic. The material is well presented and fairly easy for my taste. The course notes act like an accompanying textbook and are well written with a few (not too many) exercises. I did the first run of this course and there were a few hiccups in grading of the quizzes and the size of the images, but they sorted it out nicely. I'm rather impressed by the quality of their first run, especially since they did not follow the usual MOOC way of doing things. They had the students explain about logic in the final exam and the peer assessment part of the course. I didn't like the topic of proof trees which. Since it is an intermediate between truth tables and using a programming language or other tool, I found some of it very tedious and not informing. I really liked the fact that I could choose one or more topics for the peer assessment part of the course. Philosophy (called vagueness) was interesting, but language was too vague for me. Digital circuits was easy and Prolog quite hard to get my head around. I can really recommend this course.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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  • 77 completed
5 years, 2 months ago
Very hard and demanding, but also very rewarding, course. It is a strong introduction to Logic and four of its main applications. The lecturers are very engaging and thorough. They put together course notes that follow the lectures very closely and are a great reference when you're working on assignments. The workload on this course is really, really heavy, especially if you want to complete all four application areas (you don't have to, if all you care about is a certificate). I'm not complaining, since after all I hate when we're just handed certificates by simply answering questions straight out of the lectures, with no real learning-by-doing. However, some quizzes take a very long time to complete (such as those involving proof trees), and the questions change every time you re-take the quiz, meaning that if you want to train (using some great practice quizzes that the instructors also made available) and use all your shots in th... Very hard and demanding, but also very rewarding, course. It is a strong introduction to Logic and four of its main applications. The lecturers are very engaging and thorough. They put together course notes that follow the lectures very closely and are a great reference when you're working on assignments. The workload on this course is really, really heavy, especially if you want to complete all four application areas (you don't have to, if all you care about is a certificate). I'm not complaining, since after all I hate when we're just handed certificates by simply answering questions straight out of the lectures, with no real learning-by-doing. However, some quizzes take a very long time to complete (such as those involving proof trees), and the questions change every time you re-take the quiz, meaning that if you want to train (using some great practice quizzes that the instructors also made available) and use all your shots in the graded quiz, you'll spend hours every week getting it done. Besides, you have peer-assessments, and the final exam itself is also peer-graded (and way harder than I'm used to in MOOCs). Overall, I think the difficulty level and the workload can be a burden for some. Personally I liked it a lot, so I grade this course high for its inherent quality and the learning experience it granted me. It is definitely one of my favorites ever. But is it perfect? Well, almost. Indeed during this first session there were some technical problems, but not nearly as serious as people make them up to be - and the staff dealt with them very well, and no one had to re-take any quizzes. Of course you have to stay out of discussion forums - but that's true of every course, since in over 40 MOOCs I took I never saw one forum that was even remotely informative or productive, with its know-it-alls and trolls roaming free. The forum in this course is just as bad as in any other course, so we cannot hold that against it. My biggest recommendation for the future is a review of the grading system. You can get a certificate with distinction in this course without even taking the final exam. I'm sure these kinks will be tweaked in future offerings, and then this will really be a 5-star course. Highly recommended!
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9/10 starsCompleted
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  • 1 completed
5 years ago
Before the course,I don't know anything about logic and Online Education so far. This is my first course on Logic and Internet. Before the Course starts I don't think that MOOC's will be helpful, but after taking this MOOC I changed my mind. I strongly recomend this course to all beginners and amateurs in Online Education.
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5 years, 1 month ago
Besides the fact that was their firt MOOC, it was a fantastic and dynamic course. Starting module II
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4/10 starsCompleted
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  • 1 completed
5 years, 2 months ago
The lectures were good. It's a hard course. However cannot give this course a better rating, due to the utter shambles in the grading. After all the quizzes were completed they said that there had been some errors in the grader. Too much work to do it all again. There was some talk about the previous scores also standing, but that doesn't put much in faith in me or others going on the comments. Usual routine, anyone who comments in any way at all was singled out for treatment by the usual types of Liars and Trolls who cheat to get these worthless certificates. They were naturally overjoyed that that they now had four attempts at gettting the multiple choice answers right, does it get much sillier? I'm considering unenrolling at this point even after having completed the course, don't even want the certificate now. It's somehow tainted by all this. Some of the usual jerks you find on Coursera want to be divisive. I won't engage with t... The lectures were good. It's a hard course. However cannot give this course a better rating, due to the utter shambles in the grading. After all the quizzes were completed they said that there had been some errors in the grader. Too much work to do it all again. There was some talk about the previous scores also standing, but that doesn't put much in faith in me or others going on the comments. Usual routine, anyone who comments in any way at all was singled out for treatment by the usual types of Liars and Trolls who cheat to get these worthless certificates. They were naturally overjoyed that that they now had four attempts at gettting the multiple choice answers right, does it get much sillier? I'm considering unenrolling at this point even after having completed the course, don't even want the certificate now. It's somehow tainted by all this. Some of the usual jerks you find on Coursera want to be divisive. I won't engage with them there, so I'll post my comment here instead.
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