Love the clarity of the instructors deliver which is supported by great explanations and most importantly visual aids & demonstrations. Ps... Especially loved the bloopers at the end. Nice treat! :)
A perfect course to understand all senses of plants in a straightforward way and I must admit the way professor Daniel chamovitz helped me to better acknowledge this course was satisfactory for me.
By Sylvie B•
A passionate lecturer which integrates superbly research of more than a century ago into dynamic, well-structured lectures with very good visuals and animations. Learned plenty! Be warned though: either there is a problem with Coursera managing the quiz section or with the course itself, as the final quiz is rigged with system errors. The questions of the final quiz are a trap: be aware of the differences between check boxes (i.e. multiple answers) vs radio-dial buttons (a single answer). Be also aware that it's all or nothing when making an error on a multiple-answer question. A really downer to end what was so far a very good and very enjoyable course!
By Marcelo d S Z•
The course is brilliant, really insightful and enjoyable. Daniel Chamovitz is a very good teacher. Only issue that can be solved very easily is to adjust the rubrics of the final quiz to be clear if the questions allow one or more correct answers, as this doesn't follow a pattern and confuses while taking the test. I almost gave up to try it again after filed the first time (and ultimately purchase the certificate) because I was sure I opted for right answered many times but got a negative feedback until I realised what was going on.
By Janet L R•
I enjoyed the class. The teacher was great. The readings took many hours due to being a beginning Botany student. I had to study the syllabus a lot for basics. The quizes could be more straight forward if each question had only one answer. I especially liked watching the time laps plants growing. The text was good and the lectures were often entertaining. He had some good questions.
Thanks for the free class. now I need to take a class in horticulture so I can improve my skills in the garden.
By Nancy L•
Lots of great information - Thank you! It would have been helpful if some key concepts had been repeated/emphasized more throughout the course. Maybe include a unit summary or study guide before taking each quiz. And definitely include a course review before the final quiz! Thanks for a great course. I'm going on to take Part 2.
By Lois B•
Fascinating information, very interesting lectures. But the tests weren't designed very well - more likely to trip people up than provide a real review of the information. It would have been helpful if we were informed of how many of the possible answers were correct for each question.
This is a very good opportunity to learn plant. I once hated this lesson in school. Because the way my teacher taught was so boring, but this course is completely different, it is so interesting. The important thing is that it save a lot of time the lesson was short but got the point.
By Amanda S•
Very interesting course, although some of the concepts were beyond me and I couldn't get to grips with them! Very pleased to have passed though, so perseverance paid off. Never take plants for granted, they're amazing!
By Aadra G•
I highly commend the explanation of multiple core principles in cell biology, experiment design, and history while covering the topic. The pace suited me well.
By Bat-el P•
Professor Daniel Chamovitz was wonderful and very interesting. But it was difficult for me as I have very little preliminary information on plants and biology
Very educational! Some conclusions of some experiments I could recollect as detailed as was necessary for the final test. Learned a lot!! Thanks!
The course is not bad, but I have to say, that one has to have previous knowledge in the field of biology, before taking the course.
By Saleem A•
nicely covers the content for even a new learner its a good source of knowledge. i am impressed by the course content and teacher
It is a very interesting seminar, Teacher has very good communication skills. But the final exam was very difficult!
By Mohamed D T•
It is a good course and very developed. It woud be good to have more Laboratory expirements in the course.
By Sonal D•
This is a very interesting course. Very simply and nicely explained. Only Final quiz has some loopholes.
By Saikat D•
I liked the lectures very much. However, I think the quiz design needs more attention.
By Shirdheen R•
It was a very interesting course and has made me look at plants with a different lens.
By Priscilla v D•
I really liked this course. Definatly a success. But how do i get my cerftificate.
By Elana H•
Very compelling and easy to follow (this coming from a Liberal Arts major).
By Sandra P M M•
The videos are quite interesting, but the final test is a bit confusing.
By Ananya K•
A very good course.. Really enjoyed it. Teaching was the best. Loved it
By Amusan M K•
Very interesting introduction into the world of plants. Amazing!!!
Les questionnaires sont un peu piégeux. Le cours est pas mal.
Very interesting subject matter, presented very well
Very informative--IMPOSSIBLY HARD FINAL EXAM though.