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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Wood Science: Beyond Building by West Virginia University

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About the Course

The central question of this course: “why study wood?” If “why study wood” is the question, one answer would be that it is the only raw material available to us that is truly renewable in human life span terms. Wood is as important to society today as it ever was, despite the development of many man-made substitute materials, changing resource availability, and the changing needs of society. Some items on the list of wood products stay the same (lumber, plywood and veneer for building construction, furniture, shipping pallets & crates and other containers & packaging materials, railroad ties, utility poles, chemical feed stocks, etc), but the list also keeps changing to meet new needs and challenges as the resource changes. In short, wood is a far more diverse, green, and renewable resource than you might have imagined. Join us to learn about the important role of wood in human history, civilization, and our future. By the end of the course, learners will be able to: - describe wood as a raw material and its critical importance to the world economy, and the lives of the people that make that economy work. - identify the projected trend for wood consumption to continue to grow in the coming years, despite the image of wood as a "low tech" material. - identify the ways in which wood's properties can lead to its efficient and sustainable use. -identify wood's positive role in boosting the world economy and ability to lead to unexpected vocations....

Top reviews


Jun 4, 2020

I am glad that I took this informative course. This course is useful to each and every people irrespective of their academic background and interests. It is good course regarding wood and its uses.


Feb 11, 2020

As a Civil Engineering student, this course has been very helpful for me. I do recommend to have this course in order to get the basic concept of wood science and its use as a building material.

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By Sage A G

Aug 11, 2021

I learned a lot with this course. I hope the learning I had will help me change the world into a better place.

By Yugantara K

May 2, 2020

It was awesome experience during this course.I got to know many things related to wood.Thank you so much

By Aditya r

Nov 5, 2020

it is a very good course especially for civil engineers. this course has a lot of learning experience

By Gísli S R

Jan 10, 2023

Eye opening for the utilization of wood in engineering for example and sustainability. Do recommend!

By Kalliopi K

Mar 25, 2018

Great course for introduction to forestry with many information about wood science. GREAT teachers !

By Jeyhun R

Nov 28, 2019

It is not only theoretically but also practically educational. Thank you for such amazing course.

By Sagar S

Jun 28, 2020

Great course to learn more about ecology of woods and its engineering aspects and utilization!

By Julurueswari p l

Jun 1, 2020

I learnt so many things about wood how it useful ,so I enjoyed this course while I listening


Sep 23, 2020

This course is a great opportunity to learn wood technology and a very good presentation.

By Catherine M B J

Sep 13, 2020

Thank you for all the knowledge that you shared to the students. God bless and More Power.

By Bishesh S

Jul 29, 2020

I really like the quizzes in the middle of the video, it compels viewers to stay focus.

By Antoine M

Jan 10, 2022

i really enjoyed this class , it helped learn allot about wood in a fun and easy way .


Sep 17, 2020

This was very helpful to me .from this course i understood deeply about wood science.

By Rait E

Nov 22, 2020

Illumination. Thank you for putting this course together, we need more of these.


Feb 24, 2021

Muy entretenido y interesante. Aprendí mucho acerca de la ciencia de la madera.

By Rajeswari v

Jun 20, 2020

Very good course and it is very useful to me. Thank you for keeping this course

By Jason D M

Sep 4, 2019

A few of the external links are missing, the course is relaxed and well taught.

By Richard W

May 26, 2017

Very interesting course. The instructors, Larry and Jeff, were both excellent.

By José Á

Aug 4, 2023

Excelente curso sobre la ciencia de la madera y su aplicación. Muchas gracias.

By Laura C

Feb 7, 2018

Highly recommended to those interested in learning the basics on wood science.

By tim S

Apr 21, 2020

Very good basic knowledge for wood science as an introduction level course

By Wyatt G

Jan 26, 2021

I found this course very interesting I am glad that I am able to take it.

By Diego X V A

Sep 24, 2020

This course was Amazing, but please update some link that are unavailable

By shravani g

Jul 4, 2020

course gave a lot new information to me that was more helpful. Thank you

By D P

Jun 3, 2017

Very curious and useful information. Looking forward for more languages!