Science from Superheroes to Global Warming

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Science from Superheroes to Global Warming

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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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Humanities
Sciences & Technology
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Explore how science works and what constitutes "good" science through case studies drawn from a wide spectrum of people's experience, for example superheros, movies, and real world issues such as global warming.
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2/10 starsDropped
  • 8 reviews
  • 7 completed
6 years, 7 months ago
This is hands down the worst MOOC offering I've seen. The videos are slapped together from previous courses the professor had pre-recorded, with little 'pop-ups' to adjust them for the Coursera course. Furthermore, those videos are only a whiteboard with no visual interest whatsoever. The audio quality is poor- one can hear students coughing and shuffling in the background, and the professor's voice is hard to follow at times. The only reason I give this course one instead of zero stars is that the free textbook they provide is well organized and interesting. I will save myself the trouble of taking this slapped together poorly designed course and just read the book on my own.
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6/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 2 months ago
"Science" was my first MOOC taken from Coursera and I can say that I have a very good time. Maybe the courseload was a little bit excesive and the practical assessment instructions barely explained, but the final feelings were quite good. And the course goal, that is to say, to be able to read a science article from a newspaper and be critical about it were completely achieved.
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Brian profile image
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1/10 starsDropped
  • 8 reviews
  • 6 completed
6 years, 5 months ago
This course is terrible. As another said, the videos are simply horrible quality audio recordings of an actual class. with a simple slideshow rewriting stuff along to the audio. I tried to give it a chance, as I was very interested in the course material, but I just could not get through even 1 week of the lecture videos. I have no doubt that this is an awesome course to have taken in person, but this format and quality is just unacceptable as a class offering for coursera, and I'm surprised Coursera ok's something like this. Maybe this class will serve as an example of how NOT to create a MOOC.
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Eric G profile image
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9/10 starsCompleted
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 completed
6 years, 5 months ago
I'm enjoying this course much more than the "stare at a professor talking" offerings around many MOOCs. It's enjoyable to hear the professor in a real- world setting giving his lecture in a real classroom (complete with ambient sounds). This gives me the impression that this is "real world" and not just made for the web. The content is easy to follow and presented well. The first peer assessment was a lot of fun to complete and didn't take much time at all. I managed to complete it in one afternoon, and parsed the data the next day. I'm really enjoying this class and am looking forward to each new week. My only real issue is the same I have for all Coursera and edX courses...TERRIBLE discussion forums. The format is simply unusable...InvisionFree (which is really bad) is better than this.
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