Mar 25, 2019
The teachers are informative and good. They explain the topic in a way that we can easily understand. The slides provide all the information that is needed. The external tools are fun and informative.
Feb 27, 2021
It is a great course! teachers explain everything with care. While providing lectures there are some popup ques that verify whether you understood that lecture or not. Overall, a great experience.
By Shambhav A•
Aug 3, 2020
lectures, particularly by alexander vhen, were good!
By Jamil R•
May 20, 2020
language is not clear always ..it can be better
By Joseph G R M•
Jul 28, 2020
I didn't understand clearly the use of proof
By RAJ K S•
Aug 23, 2020
Explanations not clear
By YIHONG J•
Jun 17, 2020
The course is fun!
By JAMI S V L T•
Nov 30, 2020
Good Mind teasers
By DELA C J K (•
Mar 25, 2020
By Dylan R•
Mar 19, 2023
First off - this course claims there's no Prerequisites but I think there should be. Often there are equations appearing within the content that the lecturers don't explain - they expect you to know how to solve them. This shouldn't be the case for a No-Prereq course.
I lost interest by the time I got to week 4. The recorded videos stopped and it was just a wall of text to read. Very disappointing to pay for a course with no one explaining the text to you - just get a book from the library at that point.
The puzzles were great at the beginning, and the content was interesting, but overall it's clear that work needs to be put into this course. Don't waste your money.
By Araik B•
Dec 28, 2020
I came out of that with a 100% and was confused from start to finish. Some of the classes did help in regards to the other programming class I took.
The beginning message that you do not need to know anything other than algebra and basic math was way off.
I don't feel like i got much out of this specific one but it is part of a package so we will see how the rest develop - usually its by the last class im like OH THIS IS WHY
By Ian L•
Sep 3, 2018
I got stuck for ages on the last puzzle where you cut the squares, because it was not obvious that the middle square was not supposed to be counted as the shape - it looks like a grid of 9 squares.
By Mary B B•
Aug 26, 2021
Very difficult to understand. I felt left most of the time floundering to figure out what the teacher was saying and how it related to the quiz questions.
By Jody-Lynn R•
Oct 28, 2021
I don't want to pursue taking this course at this time. It does not allow me to unenroll or cancel this course.
By Aaron A•
Jun 6, 2020
A lot of sections were not explained really well. I had a hard time following the concepts.
By Sidney G•
Oct 19, 2020
The lecture is good however, it is difficult to understand because of the stuttering.
By Matthew E•
Apr 27, 2020
Some interesting ideas, but course delivery and content needs a lot of work.
Apr 22, 2020
i don't know how this course is going to help in computer scien
By Luis M V F•
Jan 9, 2020
This course lacks of mathematical foundations.
By Assael M•
May 10, 2021
course material was great
By Ganesh P•
Mar 23, 2021
I can't figure out what direction the course is going, and what the end goal is each lesson or in general. I don't feel like i'm learning anything objective but that i'm just being presented with loose and abstract ideas, that can't be applied anywhere.
You need to watch the video a couple of times to understand what they are talking about and even then you don't know why we are learning to solve that puzzle, what can be taken away from it that is useful anywhere else.
ABSOLUTE WASTE OF MONEY!
There is no refund, so I cancelled my subscription but watch everyday anyways to get my money's worth, hoping to see if by chance i find something useful to apply in my programming, but it's fruitless. Even by the poll results from quizzes, you can tell, most people aren't following.
To think this is course is provided by a university. Youtube provides much better content for free and I just found a good course
By Chanon B•
Jun 28, 2021
I'd give this 0 stars if I could. Don't be baited by the "University of California" subtext, it's 100% taught by professors from HSE University in Russia. There's a language barrier; I understand that English is not their first language, but since lectures are all pre-recorded there's no excuse for stuttering and stumbling through a pre-written script, especially not for "lectures" that are only a few minutes long at most. Homework and assignments are child's play, but also with no real feedback.
By Khan S H•
May 21, 2020
week 2 to week 5 does not cover much, especially does not provide any clue how that could be used in computer science. It shows many ways to solve the problem but give zero direction how one could think about a new problem. When you have a new problem, you do not know which theory will apply. How should we think to decide which theory will work, this should be covered.
By Helen W•
Aug 23, 2022
This course is generally horrible! Quizzes are given before the course material is introduced. Logic is twisted in mathemathical examples. Instructor is personna non grata. People would be wasting their time if they expect this course to help with their programming skills. I regret taking this course.
By Onur S S•
Sep 3, 2020
I'd give 5 star, i just wanna indicate a problem. After week 3, 3rd party puzzle app links are broken. I can't do exercises. I see '502 Bad Gateway nginx/1.18.0' error on my page. Apart from this, course is awesome.
By Riley K•
Jun 15, 2021
Link for quiz tool did not work and wasn't fixed after a month. The order of the units seemed like it made little sense in my opinion. Some questions were worded poorly or crucial information was left out or vague
By rajinder s s•
Dec 13, 2020
I did not get much from the course. while the material is interesting but somehow some instructors lack the ability to explain things very clearly.