Jan 31, 2019
I strongly recommend this for people who are passionately working among children across the globe. This is the need of the hour! Let's educate ourselves and serve the best for our children. Cheers!
Jun 17, 2017
I found this to be extremely informative along with being interesting. Children are our future and must be cared for at all costs while maintaining their rights. Thank you for this course.
By VOLAKAKI T•
Jul 17, 2017
It's a very useful and informative course. It deals with many known and unknown issues faced by children around the world. It was useful that the course presents different perspectives of the same subject and also different scientists took part on the lectures (such as anthropologists, lawyers, political scientists etc) . I recommend this course to everyone who has a particular interest in these issues.
By Francesca T•
Sep 25, 2018
The transcript for some of the videos is not accurate, need revising.
By Kezban C O•
Nov 19, 2018
Modules were quite informative but some quizzes has included very detailed questions which seems contributing nothing to learning process.
By Aline V•
Apr 28, 2019
Il s'agit vraiment d'une introduction. Ca donne envie d'aller plus loin.
By Adriana F•
Apr 28, 2019
Amazing course that put me in touch with some subjects that I've never thought about.
By Anna L K•
May 15, 2019
Videos and content are very engaging. I like it that a lot of different experts from the field were involved in the development of this course. Very informative and useful.
By Juan P R B•
Jul 15, 2019
The contents are great. Presenters who just read (which were not all of them!) tend to be very boring.
By Nfor H N•
Aug 10, 2019
Excellent online study and eloquent lecturers. Makes online study sweet and comprehensive
By Christopher J L•
Sep 28, 2019
An excellent variety of experts sharing their research, ideas, and opinions connected to a variety of interesting issues concerning children's rights. The quizzes could be a bit more comprehensive though, and the transcripts of the videos feature a number of mistakes. Overall, however, it was a great course, and I'm very glad I did it.
Sep 22, 2019
The course was very useful and it really covered diverse issues related to the rights of the child!
By Rafat A H•
Sep 22, 2019
i like coursea
By Michaela G•
Jan 08, 2017
After finishing week one I am inclined to say that the course is compared to other courses labour intensive. The content is consistent, well structured and up to the point. However, the level of English of nearly all speakers is more than poor. Most of the lectures are read of the paper. The subtitles do not help to mitigate misunderstandings resulting from the poor language. Instead, it magnifies the problem (e.g. naming the "PISA-test" as "pizza"). Also the power-point slides hold many mistakes, e.g. in the formatting. Even the quiz questions are not free of mistakes and are misleading or grammatically incorrect or even hold incomplete sentences. Very annoying. Overall, the finalizing of the course was not done with due diligence.
By Marta D A•
Aug 14, 2019
The course contents were really good, but the English level of most of the lecturer was unacceptable.
By Joseph F•
Nov 20, 2018
Great introduction. Was very interesting and to the point. As a beginner I appreciated the varying levels of depth to the course allowing all to benefit. For 5 stars I would have preferred better quality videos as some had lots of background noise etc. making it difficult to concentrate and listen but other that that, great.
By Aida S•
Aug 08, 2017
The course itself is helpful because it gives you an understanding of the issues with Children's rights. However, i put only four stars due to some technical issues I faced during the course.
By Jousset C•
Jun 17, 2018
I was very interested on this course and I really enjoyed and learned a lot from it. However, I do not put 5 stars because, a lot of readings are not free access, that is a shame.
By Deeqo G•
May 01, 2017
Overall, great work. The course creators did superb job. My only recommendation is that the questions should be more challenging. Even thought its an introduction course, course participants should be challenged. We should have individual and group work components attended to the course.
By Silvano A M•
Mar 01, 2019
thank you, i have learned how to help a child facing this phenomenon and hold that their rights are not be violeted.
By Gayatri V•
May 19, 2017
This is a beginners' course to children's rights which explains many aspects of children's rights. Right from understanding the laws which are in place to protect the rights of kids to the problems faced by them - medically, economically, socially, with the judiciary - are explained rather well in the course. I got a clear base on which I can further my study of child rights.
By Elene S•
Feb 06, 2019
Lack of reading material. Quizzes were too easy to pass. It would make me do more effort if anytime I failed the quiz, there were new questions.
By SENOU W•
Jan 24, 2019
j'avais fait des cours sur les droits des enfants mais ce cours m'a vraiment apporté une plus félicitations et merci de «démocratiser» le savoir
By Julianne R•
Apr 03, 2018
As mentioned in the course's title, it is an introductory course on children's human rights. As such, it can be a very useful resource for a beginner. Whilst I am not a complete beginner, I did learn about the issue and familiarised myself more with children's rights. After completing the course, I am interested in learning more and digging more into some of the issues that were discussed - in that, the course has definitely delivered.
However, the course would gain from some improvements:
First, as a non-native English speaker, I understand the difficulty of teaching a course in English - however, almost all lecturers were reading their notes and had a strong accent. This killed the dynamic of each lecture. In addition, the transcripts of all videos, including those of interventions made by native English speakers, were full of mistakes (for example, "treaty body" was transcribed as "tricky body", "NGO" as "Ango", and so on). In my view, it would have been more accurate and dynamic if the lectures had been taught in each speaker's native language, with subtitles in English.
Second, the forum, which could be an incredible platform allowing students from all over the world and lecturers to share their experiences and exchange ideas, is left practically unused. Students asked legitimate and interesting questions, both on the substance and logistics (such a technical problems with weekly quiz), most of which were left unanswered by lecturers. In my view, an effort should be made to ensure that the forum is active and that questions are answered.
Third and last, some of the resources supposedly available to students were not, either because access was restricted to paid subscription only or because links do not work. It would be great if all links are checked and all resources are shared. In addition, suggestions for further reading and/or courses would be useful once the course is completed.
All in all, I have paid for the certificate (prior to starting the course). However, whilst I am happy to have one now, I do not think that the level of the course is worth paying for it without correcting the issues I mentioned above.
By Cleo w•
Feb 19, 2017
Good basic coverage on children's fundamental rights. The course could have benefitted from assignments being more consistently accurate to lessons as there are some gaps. The last module I found the most interesting as it covers challenges to child rights in real time cultural/social dilemmas.
By Eduard I•
Oct 08, 2017
Useful for those who want to learn about child rights for the first time. Will not recommend to professionals.
By Iryna G•
Jun 16, 2017
Overall the course is very informative. However it has a few strong weakness that impact the learning process, which I would like to point out. First of all, due to some heavy accents of the lecturers it is not always understandable what is being said, while the transcripts and subtitles are not proof read, their text contain errors and unrelated words. Secondly some tests contained confusing questions, which were not directly covered by the learning materials. Thirdly, the lack of interactive learning makes the process of learning a bit dull. I am sure there are many interesting video and interactive materials on the covered topics.