Fantastic course. Really thought provoking, and well presented. Useful as an intro to systems thinking, and as a way to understand the obesity epidemic in a nuanced way.
This course was surprisingly challenging and educational. I had little background in system science, and very much enjoyed the learning process!
By Musalula S•
Great introductory course
Very interesting course
By Taha M•
i Learned so much
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By Rachel A B•
I very much enjoyed this course because it used a real-world example to teach systems thinking. I also appreciated that the more technical aspects, like using software, had been moved into Labs, which left space and time in the lectures to cover material relevant to the topic.
I was surprised at the lack of interaction, though. I have no idea if there were more than a handful of other students nor if there was a support team since there was hardly any participating in the discussion forum. One technical question remained unanswered for example... It seems that there could be a lot of great discussion on the course material if more engagement were encouraged.
By Rahul G•
I enjoyed the course! It helped me organise information about methods in understanding complex systems. I would have definitely used some more detailed explanations about the model building process.
Thank you very much for your kind interest and effort!
By Reena A•
Good course, the lab classes can be improved further.
not easily comprehensive
By Hadeel D•
It is only that the language is little hard for non native speakers
By Mary P•
enjoyed the course and learning about systems science soft ware.
By Bui N A•
Useful course with excellent learning materials. Thank you!
By Melanie C•
good, you need more time to complete the quizzes.
By Fatma P•
i learned more about software designing.
By Jessica B•
A good introduction to the methods
By Jorge A P•
Buena teoría y dinámica
By Aboudalal M•
Wording of questions was questionable ! Also I couldn’t understand graphs! I will continue with net logo but I’d like more examples of working with obesity related data and how to interpret. Maybe that will become clearer when I work through tutorials on Netlogo
By Tomas S•
While interesting it does little to provide me with a sense of confidence in my capability to apply Systems Science in the wild.
By Charleen S•
More about systems analysis than obesity but interesting. Too much on computer model software.
By olivier h•
I've finished week 1, and I think it could have been much much better.
The subject is very interesting.
The pace of speech by the prof is way too slow, and the quiz isn't up to my standards.
I urge them to add explanations for instance, it would help to increase the understanding of the student, not just evaluate if she has viewed the (somewhat boring) videos..
I'll update this review after one or two more weeks...
this gets even WORSE towards the end and the last quiz is bogus.
Really, this is sad, and it's making me angry, since the subject is interesting, efforts have been put towards this course (not only mine I mean) but the result is a bunch a videos lacking professionalism (huge typos in the quizzes, files missing, lack of overview binding the videos together, lack of proof for some assertions etc)
By George E•
Two lecturers were engaging, two were tediously dull to listen to (x1.5 speed), two were quite difficult to understand.
Whilst the lectures were on obesity and society and systems modelling. However when it came to the agent based modelling... oh dear... Also no instructions for running the NetLogo models, I ran them on Netlogoweb.org and two of them exceptioned on load.
I think the course was driven as a pilot project - so how it goes. More consideration needs to be given to the disembodied person in another state / country viewing this at home.
Again though, the engaging peeps with engaging topics were good value.