The course was pretty interesting and I learnt a lot of new things from this course. I have gained confidence to try something new b myself after completing this course and hope I do so in the future
Professor Harris has a practical approach to teaching which helped me understand the concepts better and encouraged me to perform different demos and experiments on my own.
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By Iain M•
A very good introductory course. The teacher is excellent as are the video lectures.
Unfortunately, the new Coursera rules requiring payment before assessments can be accessed meant that I didn't complete any of the assessments. That will probably be a major disincentive for many learners who want to confirm what they have learned.
Also, UCI have elected to disable the discussion forums for this course (although I found they could still be accessed via the Coursera App on my Android phone). I can't help wondering if this was as a result of some of the negative feedback posted on the forums in the earlier courses of this specialisation. If so, this really doesn't reflect well on UCI as a teaching institution!
By Paulo A•
There was a big disconexion between the lessons and the actual assignments. I understand the reasons for that, it's not possible to demand that people have the equipment and the time resources for putting into practice what's talked about in the lessons. But at the same time these assignments feel exactly the same as the assignments on the Arduino part of the specialization. I even used the same schematics I had back from the day. To me this feels a bit disappointing.
By Ali E•
I could give this course more stars, maybe easily four, but I wasn't happy with the lack of forums or any other means of communicating with the instructor and/or mentors. This made me waste valuable time. Some of the course material and instructions are not up to date, especially for Raspberry Pi 3.
By Tyge L•
While it is a good class, I have a message that one of my assignments is passed by not verified. I have no instructions on how to "verify" it. I'm disappointed something that should be simple is such a roadblock.
By Eric C M•
The course and the specialization are great for complete beginers, but WAY TOO BASIC for engineers or students who has at least finished 3 semesters at any western uni.
By Nirmal N S•
Some content (like reading and sending tweets) were irrelevant to the scope of this course. Measures are to be taken to make assignments copy proof!
most of the contents can be found on the website of raspberry, a quick start for those interested~
By Leonardo M F•
Is very basic and don't send assignments becose I don't pay the course.
Expected more based on the arduino course. Very lite on material
By Chip C•
To beginner. Looking for something intermediate to advanced.
By V A C•
learned lot of things
By Wim B•
There is a large difference between the skills acquired in the video's and the skills needed to fulfill the assignments. There are errors in the video's and without the help of the UCI help forum it is hard to get the assignments right. You can acquire a broad set of skills interfacing with the Raspberry PI but Google is your best friend.
One of the worst courses I have taken on Coursera. I have been in IT for 20 years and expected a lot more in this course. There were a couple times that the instructor was inaccurate about a some of the concepts he was teaching.
By Francisco J N V•
its more a linux introducction, not the expected from the title. the content is good but no what was expeceted, as it said interfacing I thought it was more about sensors and gpio programming
By Nakul C•
Very basic course could have been better. More information would have been added but in a nutshell its a very basic course.
By Corey C•
Much of the code is outdated (I'm using python 3.5). Fix this and you'll have 4 or 5 stars easy.
By Kasra A•
The course is so simple and just has only a few interesting points.
By FLAVIO A D R M F•
I expect the projects and Peer Graded to be a litle difficult.
this course just for a newbie
By Alexandru C•
The course was very nice and useful and the explanations were very good!
The biggest problem of this course was that it required to be purchased in order to unlock the quizzes and the assignments. I don't know who decided to do this (the organizers of this course or Coursera) but I don't think it was a good idea.
I was not interested (and I am sure I am not the only one) in receiving a certificate. I just wanted to learn and to test the acquired knowledge.
I realize that it is impossible to improve this project without any money, but you can obtain the needed money from other sources (donations, sponsorships) without affecting those who want to learn. Event that the access to the video was not restricted (thus, many knowledge can still be acquired by those who want), the assignments have their important role in the learning process.
I saw that I am not the only one who mentioned in the feedbacks the purchasing problem for this course. I hope that these feedbacks will be taken into account and the things will be changed for the next editions of this course.
To sum up, the information from this course and the manner of providing this, deserves 5 stars. Because of the purchasing issue, I am giving only one star.
By Damir H•
This course was supposed to be the last one before capstone and what did we learn:
· Nothing about electronic
· Huge amount about networking on very basic level – question is what are people without this knowledge at all doing in IoT course
· How you can tweet from Raspberry Pi (hey, is somebody crazy here)
· Lot of words about camera, few minutes about servo motor and that’s all.
We have to write a web server update which is completely unexplained and no one didn’t do it because no one understood it that way (despite the fact that webserver is webserver and server is server) and during whole course no one update the task definition
There is no discussion board, it was turned off during earlier courses and for me only explanation is that no one from UCI doesn’t care and the certificate for course cost $80-$90.
Very pathetic approach which I can only explain with 2 words: “Easy money”