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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 Prajakta G

Jun 11, 2023

Deep Information and so many new learnings.

By Elisa P H

Dec 5, 2020

this course is definitely interesting !!

By Aljawharah A

Jun 13, 2020

I benefited from this course, thank you.

By Nikhil A D

Apr 17, 2021

This course gave us a lot of knowledge.

By Ronald S

Jul 7, 2017

Great course for intro to wood science.

By Haroon A K A P C V

Jun 6, 2021

very much informative and knowledgable

By Gaikwad S K

Oct 30, 2020

It is interesting and useful for us 👍

By Christy K

May 1, 2020

Must join and dig out more information

By hayber

Nov 22, 2022

Спасибо за курс,было очень интересно

By 4068_Sunil M

Dec 29, 2019

this is very good for online course.

By Divyansh B

Apr 21, 2022


By Akash K

Jul 21, 2020

excellent presentationand teaching

By Tern P L

Apr 6, 2020


By Akhil P

May 3, 2020


Best platform to learn more


Aug 10, 2020

It was a great learning program

By Dr. K M R

Jun 13, 2020



May 9, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the course!

By David T J

Jul 9, 2020

It was really interesting.


May 4, 2020

Save trees save the earth.

By Deleted A

Feb 27, 2021

excelente muchas gracias

By Varun S

Jun 27, 2020

One of the best courses!

By Arpit S B

May 10, 2020


By Erland R L

May 14, 2018

Great introduction!

By Adlin N C

Jun 1, 2020

Informative course

By Jensen

Mar 20, 2020

Great, fun course!