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Richard Taylor profile image
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1/10 starsCompleted
  • 29 reviews
  • 28 completed
5 years, 1 month ago
The most useful thing I can say is: This course is NOT for computer science or programmers. This is oriented towards Information Science people, archivists, librarians, researchers, etc. The course covers di... The most useful thing I can say is: This course is NOT for computer science or programmers. This is oriented towards Information Science people, archivists, librarians, researchers, etc. The course covers different metadata formats, thesauri and standards. The instructor is very good explaining the topics but when dealing with CS stuff he makes many mistakes some of them really very big. There are easy quizzes after each week avalanche of videos, the instructor is quite slow explaining and takes a lot of time even for very simple concepts so I recommend watching the videos at least at 1.5x speed. If you are looking for a good chat about metadata vocabularies in information science this is a good course. If you want to learn how to use and process metadata this is not even a start. Edit: I've realized this course has just too many critical errors to be recommended, if you are interested in the semantic web and metadata look elsewhere because if you take this course you will need to unlearn everything and then learn it the right way again.
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Hamideh Iraj profile image
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2/10 starsDropped
  • 70 reviews
  • 60 completed
5 years, 5 months ago
A long boring course with 20 lectures each week. too much for a MOOC. not suitable for those in computer science . it is all about library and information science. I do not know what the instructor thinks ab... A long boring course with 20 lectures each week. too much for a MOOC. not suitable for those in computer science . it is all about library and information science. I do not know what the instructor thinks about MOOC. I think he is wrong about it. people want smart concise courses. The instructor was explaining 3 to 4 times what is necessary to undestand some idea.
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