Great course! This is a lot more general than Learning about Learning but is also useful nonetheless. I like the focus on keeping positive and being confident in your potential despite our weaknesses.
I enjoyed this MOOC. It is very well-done and clearly covers the topics of mindshifting along with career advancement. Also--good illustrations and visuals/sounds which assist in the learning process.
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By Sarah B•
It's a lot of easy basic ideas about learning. It's not horrible advice if you're a slower learning or need advice in learning how to learn. I think this course would be great for people who need a bit of encouragement about learning. Or if they're new to MOOCs or learning in general. It's not bad information. Just be aware that if you're taking more difficult courses or have read books or are a more advanced learner, this course doesn't have much to offer.
By Yazan Z•
a lot of "bro science" at this course, i don't think this should be on Coursera! it is shallow articles that is located on one place!
for example: Barbara suggests that mindfulness meditation may impair creativity despite all the research about this subject! i think it is because the researches contradicts her own explanation for creativity and the diffuse mode thing!
By Eugen D•
A lot less substance compared to the original course. The only usefull info in the first two parts of the course (I stopped after that) was the mention of Alex Vermeer' guide to defeat procrastination.
By B M•
Some valuable information, but delivery can get excruciating. Finished with honours but did not receive a certificate indicating that.
I enjoyed the course , maybe improvement on the quality of the material and videos . Overall interesting course.
By Faatimah M M•
I did not recieve my free certificate
By Alexander R•
Don't get me wrong, the information presented in the course may be very good. However, there are constantly visual and sound animations that distract me from focussing to learn something all the time. After every sentence - and sometimes even within a sentence - the position of the lecturer changes and the constantly used effects ruin the whole course for me. Even when I close my eyes and try to concentrate on the content, the sound distractions are too distractive as well. So, all the material can also be found online elsewhere presented in a much better way. Furthermore, I also took the famous Negotiation course on Coursera: That course is wonderfully structured, each video starts with a short introduction where we are at in the course, and each videos stops with a short bottom line with the most important facts to learn from the relevant video. All it takes is a professor who sits down and speaks precisely without any distractions so that you can fully focus and learn the content. I find it very surprising that a mooc about learning fails to deliver the same experience, although the course lecturers put in a lot of work and are very good content-wise. But because of the distractions, I stopped this course after 45 minutes.
By Dr. B N•
Disappointed. So much misinformation in such a small course.
There are people who could gain confidence from watching this, but it's not for you if what you need is help with understanding a new concept.
When the course undermines the importance of conceptual understanding as a bad western habit, you can't expect it to promote your understanding.
While hormones and neurotransmitters are important factors when it comes to brain function, the basic anatomy and developmental history influence it to a much higher degree. This basic understanding is something that you would expect from a course like this. If you think your child has some learning trouble, don't judge based on this, take him/her to a paediatrician and asses them properly.
By Budi S•
MOOC transformed my life and this course is the mother of all MOOCs. Not to mention, bonus videos from Nelson Dellis are perfect complement for this course, making it into one of the most fun & enjoyable courses.
Note: intentionally put 1-star rating, so that people who want to look at negative opinions are misled into reading positive review from me
By Joyce T•
Quizzes should be OPTIONAL, particularly for those of us who are participating purely for personal enrichment and enjoyment. This has turned into a nightmare rather than a pleasure and that's unacceptable.
Personally, I found the content to be boring. The course focuses on basic psychology and videos range from 30 secs - 10 mins each, which is quite annoying.
By Rafay S A•
not what i expected as i thought i would be learning after doing the course learning how to learn
By Vikas P•
My all module is completed but I donot get my certificate please help
By Anna S•
Impossible to unenroll unlike all the other courses.
By Anna G•
A bunch of words about nothing. Wasted my time.
By Ashutosh K U•
Title doesn't fit to course material quality.
By 20,Soham S•
Very bad course