Solid course that dives deeper into the fundamentals of CS. Great instruction, attention to detail and the excercises are adequately challenging for beginners and lower-intermediate programmers.
Great instructors, liked the way they reinforced concepts through quizzes during lecture. Also appreciated and enjoyed the content of the lectures as well as the project assignments.
By Ashwani k G•
Wonderful course. Got to learn many things.
By Benoit I•
Very interresting course for Python lovers.
By HU X•
very basic stuff and very easy.
By Seha I O•
By Rey O•
It would've been better that these very long read exercises be put into a programming exercise. Being presented with a couple of correct answers (but inefficient) takes a lot of time for us to figure it out. If you guys really insist on this kind of exercises, it's better to give us 3 or maybe 4 correct answers and we choose what we think is the most efficient one. That way, if we got the wrong answer, it's our job as why our chosen answer is not the most efficient one.
By Viktoriia T•
I took The fundamental course by the same lectors, and it was really nice. So I decided to proceed to the next course, that they have. But, it was not so good as the previous one.
It is no mentor on this course, so you will not get any support, if you will get some questions.
Also, materials in week 4 presented in bad quality. It is too fast and not clear at all.
By anu g•
This last exercise was challenging and took a while for me because i didn't really have a good explanation of the specific variable names that i should use to coincide with the ratrace file. also, there is not active mentor to ask questions to!
By Adam S•
The course was fine, but some of the problems where discussed to quickly, with to little examples and assignments, and I couldn't keep up. Especially the whole "class" part.
By Mohsen H•
one of the instructors, (Paul) is frustratingly confusing and unorganized!! sigh ....
By Sergio I G E•
Good course, but not everything was well explained, and the mentors didn't show up.
By Mikhail G•
It is better to have more bite-sized assignments than the last one
By Aldana R•
The topics were good, but they were not well explained.
By Bohdan S•
Incorrect tasks. Many problems.
By Olajuwon S•
By Darien M•
This course gets two stars because it is free and you have access to all assignments (and they are "graded"). I recommend taking this course only if you have some experience with Python and want to use it as a tune up for a more advanced course. In other words, skip the lectures/readings and just work on the quizzes and assignments. If you are new to programming I do not recommend this course. Take the Python for Everybody sequence then follow that up with the Python3 sequence (both from UMich).
If you happen to get stuck on something, use your old courses or other resources for help as the materials in this course are of low quality. There is a reason why hardly anyone is taking anymore. Additionally, not much help can be found in the discussion forums either. Some assignment instructions are unclear and the feedback from the auto grader is not helpful. There is also a peer graded assignment, which I am not a big fan of, although the assignment itself if okay.
There is actually some good content in this course, especially for learning doctest and unittest. As far as I can tell, no other intro courses touch on these subjects. The Week 5 project involves classes that interact, which is a nice way to cap things off. I'd rate this course higher if it was not specifically for beginners.
By bob a•
I'm unsure if I'm missing something, a book or online docs i should peruse. I am totally lost in this course so far. The 20 year old videos breeze through the material and than I'm somehow supposed to answer 10-12 vague questions on topics we've not really examined in depth? That or it's early onset dementia. I've mucked about with python on and off for 15 years or so but it seems to be of little help.
Not to be hypercritical but, the site is clumsy and moves from screen to screen and I've the feeling I'm missing large chunks of course load? I've designed Web pages over 20 years ago and have been an active computer user and hobbyist for 40 year now so it's hardly new or foreign to me.
I took your first test 4? times. My score went from 30 to 30 to 50 and finally after really Appling myself i managed a 16! ? Guess I wont be quitting my day job anytime soon.
I had also signed up on 2 other site for python online and am faring much better than here? Well, take it for whatever it may be worth ,just thought I'd comment.
I do appreciate this course being offered gratis. Though the old platitude, you get what you pay for, seems somewhat app.
By James D B•
My favorite part of this course was learning about Python's built-in modules doctest and unittest.
However, in general, this course is out of date, and had a bad "user experience":
-Instructions were not clear on auto-graded assignment, and I had to read through forum posts to understand intent
-Throughout the class, a bunch of multiple choice questions had rendering errors ("Missing closing brace") such that the questions could not be rendered, and I couldn't answer
-The course uses a deprecated version of Python
-Sometimes, in an effort to be useful for beginners, the course (in my opinion) incorrectly simplified things
-The course would ask multiple choice questions at times based on the made up scenarios, seemingly just to make sure you were paying attention
By José I•
By Guy M•
Rather poor value. On the one hand I learned what a few different sort algorithms were, on the other hand that topic seemed utterly out of place and irrelevant for the course. One week contained barely half an hour of lecture videos, which feels like a token gesture. The main thing I got out of the course, to its credit, was an introduction to doctest and unittest, but that feels like very poor value. I'm sure a good online tutorial would do more and save you £36.
By Oleksandra C•
My work after 1 week neglecting the deadlines by Coursera is still non-reviewed. I also reviewed 18 students works, and I wrote on forum. There's no result
By Alexis M•
I've started the course and i have found "learn to program" part, but where is "quality code"?