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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Securing Digital Democracy by University of Michigan

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32 reviews

About the Course

In this course, you'll learn what every citizen should know about the security risks--and future potential — of electronic voting and Internet voting. We'll take a look at the past, present, and future of election technologies and explore the various spaces intersected by voting, including computer security, human factors, public policy, and more....

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Nov 21, 2019

An amazing, insightful and practical course that finds immediate application at any stage of an electoral process. Very highly recommend!!!


Mar 06, 2016

Taught very well. Assessments can be frustrating (i.e. "select all that apply" questions) but it adds to the learning process.

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By Dr E I

Mar 30, 2018

This is an excellent, very interesting non-technical course. A very productive way to spend some relaxing evenings.

By Andreas C

Mar 06, 2016

Great course on a real battlefield in Systems Security. A well designed academic "mind opener".

By Andrew S S

Sep 16, 2018

Great Course! I recommend this course for anyone that works in the Elections Industry.

By Emmanuel C O

Mar 02, 2017

Excellent and Interactive Course...

By Alex O

Jan 08, 2017

Enjoyed all the real-life examples


Sep 11, 2017

Muy buen curso, en especial para los que estamos llevando adelante la implementación de un sistema de votación electrónico en la provincia de Misiones, Argentina. Nos demuestra que no estamos tan errados en nuestros pensamientos y que vamos por buen camino. Les dejo un link para que vean los que estamos haciendo:

By Vlado D

May 28, 2016

Awesome course, the teacher has very good knowledge on the topic and he explains very well.

By Temuulen S

Mar 06, 2016

Taught very well. Assessments can be frustrating (i.e. "select all that apply" questions) but it adds to the learning process.

By Zack M

Jan 02, 2018

Great course. Well worth taking!

By Alfonso V

Nov 05, 2016

If you are worried about electronic and on-online voting systems in your country, you MUST take this course. The teacher uses real examples to illustrate the weaknesses of many voting systems around the world. After that, he gives tips and solutions to improve them.

There's no need of engineering or programming knowledge.

By Mario O

Jan 25, 2017

excellent content made very accessible. thanks!

By Björn E

Jan 31, 2017

A very interesting course, more relevant than ever...

By Courtney H

Sep 03, 2016

This is a great course. Excellent history of voting that puts everything in context. Good overview (with details) of how voting machines and systems are vulnerable today taught by a professor that is good at what he does and enthusiastic about the topic.

Although it is not presented this way, this is a good course for those in CyberSecurity.

One of the better Coursera courses available.


Dec 01, 2017

Initially i gave a five star to this course simply because it deserved it . the instructor is fantastic and everything is great BUT:


according to the forums this issue has been going on for a YEAR and no body cares to do something about it therefore i really wanted to demote my previous rating.

THIS COURSE DESERVES 5 STAR BECAUSE OF ITS MATERIAL AND - (NEGATIVE) 5 STAR for the responses in the forum as well as the way the assignments were designed. its only fair to turn this into a degree program because it will take that long for you to finish it and im not talking about bachelors degree im talking about Phd WHY ????????? coz it really does take that long to get it , ive got my bachelors in 3 BUT I BET nothing is going to be solved ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By loken

Mar 02, 2016

Teacher is so goods,and so enthusiasm.

By Mohammed

Oct 02, 2016

great course


Dec 15, 2016


By Dmitry U

Mar 05, 2016

Especially loved the DRE voting machines part.

By Carlos R A

Mar 28, 2017

A great course Prof. Halderman explains the concept of Digital Democracy from the past to the current events in our society.

By Arnaud P R

Mar 09, 2017

Clear and interesting

By Paul

Dec 08, 2016

Excelente aproximación al voto electrónico: evolución histórica del voto, complejidades técnicas (hardware & software), casuística internacional, marco legal norteamericano, propuestas de mejora y todo sin olvidar una exquisita bibliografía complementaria para cada unidad formativa. Totalmente recomendable para quien desee profundizar en este campo.

By Sameer D

Oct 09, 2016

Amazing course. Loved it. Thanks :)

By Fran

Jan 21, 2016

Definitely worthwhile!

By Rüdiger F

May 14, 2016

Thanks für the team of the course. I have learnt a lot about Securing Digital Democracy.

By Fristtram H F

Sep 09, 2017

O curso foi muito bom aproveito, abriu o meu horizonte sobre democracia digital e sistemas de votação online