Excellent course for beginners with enough depth, programming and computational theory to increase their computer science knowledge to a higher level. It builds a good foundation of how computers work
The course is very well-designed and it helped me develop understand how to apply computational thinking in solving various types of problems as well as acquire basic skills of programming in Python.
por Danielle J•
Really great course. I found the wording of a couple homework problems to be confusing, but overall really enjoyed the course
por Danrui L•
The course is great, but the last 2 questions in the forth week are not friendly for the coding beginner.
por Salahuddin P•
It was very joyful throughout the course and i learned a lot but there is a problem, the voice is so low.
por Priya C•
The last 2 assignments had some issues in the results. Those need to be fixed to save us some time.
por Laura M•
Muy interesante, especialmente para aquellos que estamos iniciandonos en entender este mundillo.
por Shalin M•
The course is very well designed and taught, however the peer review system is a real pain.
por Alex g•
4.7 - an excellent class although be prepared for some challenging problems sets!
por Tom F•
Great introduction to computational thinking and coding.
por Sun T•
The auto-grade assignment in Week 4 should be improved.
por GANDIKOTA R•
Very good for good learners and beginers
The last assignment had a few bugs
por PRAVEEN K•
The practice task is not enough.
por ank j•
Very educational. Thank you
por chao w•
great way to start with
por Kenny P•
it was interesting
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por Vanukuri V K R•
The first three weeks were very well presented and instructed. It was challenging and interesting for me (I don't have a computer science background). However, the pace and level of difficulty are accelerated in Week 4. You're expected to go from having no Python knowledge to being able to solve multiple-step programming assignments which the videos give a cursory explanation to. The videos would probably be sufficient for someone who already has a strong Python or programming background.
por Alexander M•
The first 3 weeks of the course are very enlightening for someone new to computer science, but the fourth week of the course suffers from a significant difficulty spike when trying to answer questions involving python programming. Issues include expecting the learner to know concepts not mentioned in videos and a lack of help with python programming questions.
por Stephanie M•
There are giant leaps in logic for the assignments using python. It was not friendly for someone with no python experience.
por Prasad K•
Not very rigorous course. However, it is OK for an introductory course for non CS students.
por Vishal K•
it was nice But not in deep.
por Kristin G•
This course is well-intended, but falls short of its goals. Far too much time is spent on the very basic concepts (the 1st 3 weeks), leaving almost no time for learning the Python programming in the 4th week at the level they expect. If you get stuck, there is no support. No one answered the question I posted online, and when I emailed a question, I got a response that my question would be answered in days. Considering each section is only 1 week long, waiting days for an answer prevents me from submitting my project on time.
The projects all go one step beyond what you were taught, with no opportunities to practice incremental steps to develop the thought processes that would enable one to move independently to writing programming beyond the course materials. Also, basic program formats are not taught (when to use parantheses vs brackets, for example), so executing code results in error messages before one can get to the point of testing functions.
Finally, the Coursera structure is irritating. Messages pop up in the middle of the videos telling me I'm meeting my learning goals, which then knock me out of the video, so I have to go back and find my place again. There are constant "add-on" purchase pressures and daily adverts trying to convince me to pursue a Masters when I hate the course I'm taking currently.
If you just need to get a certificate, go ahead and take this course. But if you actually want to see if programming is for you, take a real class. Or purchase a book for half the price of this course and teach yourself, as this course doesn't provide any benefits beyond what you can find in a book
Finally, the Coursera structure is irritating.