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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Social Computing by University of California San Diego

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112 reviews

About the Course

People are social creatures and the modern Internet reflects that. Technology has made collaboration at a distance possible in new ways that present their own set of challenges. This course will introduce you to the major challenges and opportunities for creating online communities. What does the future hold? Learn how social computing can create collaboration experiences that go beyond what’s possible face to face....

Top reviews

ML
Mar 9, 2016

Really interesting course. Good introduction to the dynamics of group behavior and collaboration. Nice overview of advantages of crowdsourcing, but no mention of any ethical or economic concerns.

MI
Apr 7, 2017

Great course, very practical and a great pack of skills which will help me interpret problems better, especially ones involving multiple people (which is basically all problems.)

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By Khairul A

Feb 8, 2016

My favorite!

By Mikhail S

Feb 4, 2018

Good stuff!

By yashar k s

Oct 4, 2016

Best Course

By Will H

Feb 25, 2019

yeet

By Alwin T

May 11, 2019

(My reviews assumes you follow the whole specialization process by UC San Diego) The third part of the HCI specialization offers a good explanations about digital social interaction and coordination, ranging from simple social interaction to something relatively obscure as crowdsourcing. I have to put 4 stars instead of 5 because on the first assignment the task is really vague and we didn't have any examples or guides about what exactly the assignment wanted from us. But aside from that, all of the assignments involved the students clearly.

By Felipe A

Mar 11, 2016

El curso tiene un nivel bueno.

No se ha cumplido con las condiciones de lo que yo compré en cuanto a que TODOS los cursos disponían de subtítulos en varios idiomas, entre ellos el Castellano. No es así, este curso no dispone de subtítulos en ningún idioma que no sea Inglés. Esto complica considerablemente el aprendizaje pues los conceptos explicados son de muy compleja traducción.

By Biljana S

Sep 21, 2015

I think this course was inspiring and motivating. I learned a lot regarding the social computing, learned about websites I haven't heard till now, l found more about exploring and searching and the utilization of internet tools. The only reason I gave this course 4 stars is because one of my assignments (week 2 that is), did not get any reviews....

Thank you for the experience!

By maria m e

Apr 11, 2016

I found the course very interesting. The weekly assignments were a great challenge, but lacked reference to some reading on the subject.When I went quiz I've found that most of the questions had to do with concepts that weren't covered in the videos. I think that this courser should have further readings about these concepts.

By Anastasiya S

Jul 31, 2017

The subject of the course is very interesting, but the course assignments weren't very related to the lessons content. Also I felt video material wasn't enough even for the basics, it would be great to have a wider view on the matter.

By Allison B

Nov 15, 2016

Great way to learn about subtleties of working with global teams around the world and excel in these environments. As well, the details and how to leverage the power of crow

By Jared G

Jan 22, 2019

My least favorite of the group so far as it spends a bit too much time on crowd sourcing and was missing the latest industry powerhouse topics like Slack.

By Shahar E

Mar 5, 2019

Started off strong, but is missing the key aspects of social networks and how to integrate their prevalence into our designs.

By Raluca M

Mar 28, 2019

Felt a bit light and not necessary, but it was good info still. Took pleasure in it and actually enjoyed the easy homework.

By Ruchi

Jan 19, 2016

Loved the course! Will definitely try to get my hands on further material to study more.

By Diego S

Aug 10, 2016

interesting course. Leaves you wanting to read and learn more about social computing.

By Louis S

Dec 22, 2015

Gotta watch how the test questions are formulate as it can be overly deceiving......

By Felipe T

Nov 21, 2018

I wish there were more in depth study of social networks and real life situations

By Jeffrey K

Mar 6, 2021

Takes quite a long while to get your assignments marked in this course.

By XIE Y

Oct 11, 2016

Good explanation of concepts, would be better if add more interaction

By Susanne D

Oct 4, 2015

Good course. Especially enjoyed the crowdsourcing lectures.

By Ymmannuelle V

Jul 3, 2017

The assignments were fun especially the Crowdsourcing one!

By Gioconda B

Nov 21, 2017

I love the content and the assignments for this course.

By Om S ( A P

Sep 29, 2017

I learnt a new perspective for designing interfaces

By Ramesh S

Feb 7, 2016

Very useful and thought provoking course.

By Mahmoud I M A

Dec 13, 2015

the assignments wasn't that good