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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Java for Android by Vanderbilt University

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772 reviews

About the Course

This MOOC teaches you how to program core features and classes from the Java programming language that are used in Android, which is the dominant platform for developing and deploying mobile device apps. In particular, this MOOC covers key Java programming language features that control the flow of execution through an app (such as Java’s various looping constructs and conditional statements), enable access to structured data (such as Java's built-in arrays and common classes in the Java Collections Framework, such as ArrayList and HashMap), group related operations and data into classes and interfaces (such as Java's primitive and user-defined types, fields, methods, generic parameters, and exceptions), customize the behavior of existing classes via inheritance and polymorphism (such as subclassing and overriding virtual methods). Learners will apply these Java features in the context of core Android components (such as Activities and basic UI elements) by applying common tools (such as Android Studio) needed to develop Java programs and useful Android apps. Learners will work on several hands-on projects throughout the MOOC, i.e., each week will require learners to write solutions to programming assignments that reinforce the material covered in the lecture videos. There will be roughly 4-6 hours of student engagement time per week, including video lectures, quizzes, and programming assignments....

Top reviews


Aug 3, 2020

This course will provide all basic information of android and it will also help you to understand the fundamental of java which is used in android. It really help me to improve my skills in android.


Nov 16, 2019

Excellent !! As a beginner I found this course a major kick-start to building a strong base for my Android app skills. A lot of practice needed though, but these videos would keep me going well

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By Alexandru M

Aug 12, 2016

Very very bad communication from the teachers. The 2nd MOOC was supposed to start I think 2.5 months ago, it did not start at the time of this review.

They did not even bother to post some announcement to let the students know : ok course starts in x months.

Making things worse, you cannot get a refund if you purchased the entire thing.

By Juan D P R

May 27, 2016

The course doesn't allow access to the quizzes unless you pay for it. I consider this to be contradictory with the statement that the free version of the course gives you access to all the material. Also, not being able to take the quizzes makes the course meaningless.

By David G

May 6, 2020

This does not seem like a beginner course. There are a lot of unfamiliar concepts that are not explained int he material. There is a constant pausing of the videos to research concepts. This should be rated as a higher level course.

By D V

Jul 13, 2019

my peer review asg was not reviewed on time and hence had to end the course because of billing period because of which could not get certificate of specialisation

deeply disappointed

By Gourav G

Sep 26, 2020

Teaching has to improve, Its like they are all reading out the course topics and don't care what people understood or what no. Rubbish

By Yashwant G

May 22, 2021

ok course, this course was sponsored by my university, but after java for android, the second mooc is locked and tells to purchase

By Nikos E

Oct 15, 2017

Projects are really difficult to understand and if you don't have degree on math its not likely you will get complete this course

By Jaskeerat S S

Jun 20, 2020

This course is seriously a drag , so slow and boring way of teaching . Also most of it is outdated

By Jc P

Jan 18, 2021

it is too long for me I don't understand this type of courses it can make me more confusion

By Himanshu A

Apr 14, 2016

The Assignment questions are unclear due to which a lot of time has to be invested.

By Karri R R

Jun 3, 2020

I am unable open week2 courses and it shows that my assignments are locked.

By Murali K

Jan 11, 2022

Nobody reviewed my assignment and felt like i wasted lot of time

By Hrushikesh V

Jul 27, 2020

The lectures use unnecessarily convoluted language.

By Praveen J

Sep 11, 2017

Very theoretical. Out of touch with the real world.


Jun 27, 2019

Very much boring and not interactive

By Harold

Dec 19, 2017

Not friendly to a beginner


Aug 16, 2020

Not understandable....

By Rohit S

Apr 14, 2020

Old Course. Not Worth

By Nitesh k

Sep 26, 2020

Contents are old.


Mar 4, 2022

want to uneroll

By Samarth S

May 21, 2020

Not Good

By Deleted A

May 23, 2020


By Shubham R

Sep 10, 2017


By Ramya D

Dec 7, 2018