Jul 13, 2017
It was nice beginner course for the new programming to learn programming and practice the concepts with most intuitive way, the way is to build a game and that interests anyone who takes this course.
Oct 09, 2018
A great intro that puts the topic into achievable steps! I have a mechanical engineering background and I found it to be straightforward. The professors do a good job of making it fun and enjoyable.
Jun 05, 2017
A good course and interesting assignments.
By Kiran K K•
Mar 31, 2017
By Andrew S•
Aug 08, 2016
This course is a great introduction to programming in Python. The practice problems are especially helpful and the final project is a lot of fun!
By B. S Y•
Mar 02, 2018
I think it's pretty good. But would like the quizzes and assignments to become available to auditing. :)
By WONDEMU T•
Sep 19, 2018
By Song S•
Apr 17, 2019
It is pretty interesting, especially those mini-projects. I learned a lot from the courses. However, it is a pity that it dose not use Python3. What is worse, the courses are based on Simplegui, which can only be used on the website. This means I cannot use an IDLE or something like that to finish the mini-projects, and also it seems useless without the website.
By Johannes T•
May 28, 2019
The course was a great introduction and also involves a high commitment. The teachers were passionate about the content and teaching. The thing which is pretty annoying for me, is the availability of tasks from other students. At the end, coursera should be a way of efficient learning. For some grading excersises, I had to revisit the pages for a week and at least 20 times. That is not acceptable and does not reflect a efficient learning experience.
Jul 29, 2019
Coming from a less privileged home and a third world country. Coursera offers me the opportunity learn anything I want, whenever, wherever.
By Luke D•
Jul 15, 2019
The only reason I'm not giving it a 5-star rating is that it's not taught with python 3. To be fair, it's not difficult to make a few slight alterations and do the course in python 3 on your own. The codeskulptor tool is amazing and the instruction is clear and nicely organized.
By FU K C•
Sep 23, 2019
Very helpful for a beginner in computer science. Video and materials are clear. The only downside is that it takes quite some time for some of the projects to be graded by peers.
By Cristina D•
Sep 23, 2019
Nice course although for those not to much into logistics sometime is difficult to follow.
By Matteo P•
Apr 12, 2019
Very good approach...Maybe to much mathematics things on programming language. I would prefer some cases and algorithms referring to "normal life". and... I don't agree 100% with the choice to use only codeskulptor. in particularly program graphic interface I would prefer to use standard graphic python library.
By John f•
Mar 12, 2019
This is a beginner level course. that being said i came to this course as a true beginner programmer. I picked up the subject matter well enough but felt like some of the lectures glossed over some subjects and there was not enough practice work to become truly proficient with all the subjects.
By ANNE M•
Jun 02, 2019
This is a very frustrating class. the lectures are great, and it's fun doing the examples and projects. The quiz/tests on the other hand are awful. example week 4. in no lecture have we discussed time.time or the epoch. I found it, but the point is, you are not testing the students on what they are being taught! I'm very disappointed in this.
By Daniela N A•
Jul 15, 2019
We should have learned about oop first before doing GUI stuff, but I guess they thought otherwise :(
By PRASAD K•
Aug 16, 2019
The course uses Python 2 and forces you to use their own IDE. Most people starting out programming would probably have no interest in interactive programming (which is largely useless outside this course.) RICE University needs to scrap this course and replace with an updated and more relevant course. Try the University of Toronto course on Coursera and MIT's python course on Edx.