Mar 14, 2016
Very informative course. Because I am new to this, it was at times confusing. But overall, great teaching and great experience. Thank you.
Jul 07, 2016
This is perhaps one of the most clearly taught courses I have had on Coursera. Thank you for putting in time to teach us!
By oyebode james Oyeyemi•
Dec 20, 2018
Very fine course. drills students well. would prefer if files used in examples were provided for students before the class. it makes life easier. would also prefer students are advised how to install tools on their laptops. Good course overall and I learnt much
By Sofia Maria Karadimitriou•
Oct 18, 2018
Some of the tools are not up to date (tophat) and some things were unexplained. The focus was only typing the commands but not understanding why exactly we have to do specific things.
By Tom Sorlie•
Oct 14, 2018
The theoretical lectures are ok, but the practical ones are a bit slow. Could have been more scirpt based from the beginning. The Exams are quite different from what is explained in the lectures I think. Especially in week4.
By Xing Yin•
Oct 02, 2018
The course is good but not "self-contained"...
By Paul Saunders•
Aug 29, 2018
The instructor clearly knew her material. She tried to present it systematically with enough information to give students the ability to perform the programming tasks. There were, however, a number of areas where there is substantial room for improvement.
1. The slides were underutilized. Listing a command name is not enough information to use it. For the most part this was adequately done in the lectures, but having details on critical implementation formats in slides would have been a helpful visual.
2. The class was all about using command line instructions. When the command line was shown on screen it was hard to read and frequently covered over by the video controls. Moving it up and making it large enough to read would be very helpful.
3. Although some details of the output file structure were presented a lot was left for the student to dig out of other sources. If you don't know what to look for this makes things very difficult.
4. The class is about using genomic analysis programs but the instructor did not provide information about where to download the appropriate files from.
By Andrew John Davis•
Aug 27, 2018
Very informative course. Only downside is that the example datasets/scripts are not provided (which I tend to find to be useful for learning informatics).
By Michael Gabay•
Jul 22, 2018
There could be more resources provided and the lecture at the beginning of module 4 should be placed at the beginning of the course. Because the overview of molecular biology serves as background for the entire course.
By yingchuan qi•
Jul 22, 2018
It is not that the course is not useful; there is a LOT of room for the course to improve itself. One major issue is the lecture lacks sufficient descriptions why we do particular things, and the instructor's non-native English speaking and monotone worsen the situation such that I was often lost about the purpose of certain calculation. The second issue is that the course needs additional materials that aid students during the learning. The lecture video itself is not effective to provide sufficient guidance. I have done most of my learning by googling. In summary, the course was definitely poorly designed.
By Sael Musallam Alatawi•
Jul 14, 2018
Great resource to learn unix codes and prepare your self for analysing genomic data
By Ian Poole•
Jul 12, 2018
I would have liked a better overview of the analysis process, less on details of command line parameters. there were several errors in the slides. The assignments were tedious and not very instructive.