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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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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 27, 2017

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

By Laura C

Feb 7, 2018

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

By Haotan 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 dp

Jun 3, 2017

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

By stanley p

Mar 24, 2021

That's a good intro to the world of wood to me. Now let's go get woody!

By Md. R R

Jun 26, 2020

This course was factual and object oriented.It made me a lot of happy.

By Daniel G

May 5, 2020

Interesting all around learning about wood, it's properties and uses.

By Zachary S

Apr 9, 2020

Interesting and well made. I like how passionate the teachers are :)

By Carlos F P C

May 2, 2020

Great detailed and scientific info and entretaining and fun course

By GandhamKavyasri

May 19, 2020

Wood is massive subject to learn I have completed. Happy for it

By Ariana C C

May 2, 2020

Me gustó la información que brindaron en este curso, gracias.

By Bindu V S

Jul 27, 2020

great course. I got more knowledge of wood and environment

By Tarek E

Dec 25, 2020

Great course, I could learn so much under short time.


May 30, 2020

Very useful course which we gain lot of information!

By Anish D

Jan 31, 2021

I have learn many more things here in this course.

By Mahmoud M

Nov 17, 2020

Amazing course and tutors! Very exciting content.


Aug 24, 2020

Good presentation.and know new things about wood

By Laura R

Jan 17, 2021

Really enjoyed course. well created. thank you.