This is the first course I am taking in Coursera.org. The valuable instructors of Duke University designed and created a masterpiece for learners. Thank you so much guys. Greets from Istanbul, Turkey.
by Jen P•
The content was very useful, especially the lessons that focused on applying the scientific method to computer science. I liked the fact that most concepts were taught, and then reviewed again at the end of a video, solidifying what I learned. I did find the quality of the videos to be rather lacking. As someone who develops online courses for a living, I suggest using two cameras so that you can switch between two views when a cut is needed to prevent jumping or leaving mistakes in videos. The professors definitely seemed nervous, but I suppose that goes away with time. Thank you for this awesome course!
by Debjit D•
Pros: 1) structured manner
2) extra /bonus challenges and study materials
3) questions are intermediate level and neither too basic nor too advanced
Cons: 1) If you want to learn HTML,CSS, JS in details then this is not for you.
2) this was more of a crash course rather than a basic course
3) this is definitely not for people who are just starting to learn these things, this course is for people who want to already have the basic knowledge
4) sometimes their code doesn't work on codepen, that is why they prefer their own environment/online platform
by Deleted A•
I would rate 5 but some exercises felt way to hard to figure out using just their resources, I had to rely more on other sources than I expected but I would rather have a course where the challenges are well explained and enough examples provided as tools to understand what we are learning and how our projects are supposed to work. The discussion forum is a great place to go figure out things, many times I got stuck I quickly could find other people having a similar issue most of the times. Great experience on my first course online and definitely considering taking the next one.
by Manuel A A T•
Im very happy to see that the authors improved the course by actually showing the students how to integrate JS and HTML. I still can't understand why its not allowed the access to the projects to students that won't purchase the course. There are several of other courses @Coursera that require payment only if you want the certificate. I guess that hundreds of students would be happy to see that as the general procedure.
Thanks to all the authors for such a wonderful material. Im continuing to the 2nd level of the specialisation.
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by Jennifer P•
A useful and interesting course. The professors do a great job at explaining many of the concepts. My only suggestion would be to make some of the Try It! Challenges a little easier to comprehend, and that there are some concepts we use in assignments or quizzes which are not well explained; I had to go to the Discussion Forums sometimes to understand what I was really supposed to be doing. I got to take this course for free though, so it was very much worth it for me.
by Omkar V S•
The course is not for a complete beginner who doesn't really know what coding is. But it is for beginners who know what basic programming is, what loops are,etc. The course seems a bit fast, each and every concept is not explained in detail. The course seems to be designed specifically for the last assignment which a creating a web-page. The teachers are good, resources are good and you understanding things does not become a problem. Overall a very nice experience!
by venetha B•
I am really learning how to create a website. The instructors/professors, that are teaching this course, and the way the online classes are set up, make easy to follow and easy to understand. I did not expect something like this online, right to the point no fluff class type teaching, besides I've always want to learn how to read and right behind the scene website, instead of making it from PowerPoint, and not understand why idea is not being executed.
by Shiv K•
Decent course for introducing JS, HTML and CSS. However, very vocational and does not teach much theory, only a lot of practical stuff. It was also not very challenging. I think that teaching technologies isn't the best way to learn Computer Science, and teaching concepts is a better way.
Overall though, a shoutout to Coursera for sponsoring this course and to Duke for having prepped the resources well. I did learn quite a bit from this course.
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by utkarsh m•
The way the proffessors deliver there speech is amazing and in a very lucid manner.
One-Liners questions between the videos is really a nice way to enhace students mind so he remains involved and keeping him/her bound to that topic.
I really appreciate the efforts of proffessors who taught me and all other students out there selflessly and with utmost devotion wihout asking anything in return.
SPECIAL THANKS TO COURSERA.
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by Tricia K•
You get out of this course what you put into it. If you challenge yourself to complete the optional assignments outside of the graded quizzes you can learn a lot. I do with there was another way to be able to ask questions/get help besides the discussion forums though. The posts aren't always responded to. Maybe there could be a graded portion that each student respond to at least five unanswered posts?
by Cameron G•
Seemed to lack a little in terms of continuity. The mini project seemed to require knowledge that was taught and had to be sought outside...which while real world situation isn't the intention of a source. It means you might be required to rely on other peoples code instead of learning how to write it. I think probably the course has evolved over time and some parts have become somewhat disconnected
by Emily K•
Great summation of the three languages, and the steganography (honors) was a delightful bonus! However, I would have liked to work with the languages perhaps outside of codepen.io. As great as codepen.io is, seeing these three in action in (and I could be wrong about this) a less "batteries included" environment would have also been helpful. Otherwise, everything was explained quite thoroughly!
by Deleted A•
A create course for beginners. You enter the world of programming really fast and get an overview of eeverything you'll ever need in the future. The intructor's videos are clear and precise and well guiding and the ressources are just amazing ! I just finished this course and I feel like I can do so much with programming with this only basic knowledge. Can't wait to begin the next course !
by Kyle A•
Overall I enjoyed this course.
by Ivan B•
I'm not sure how good can this be for a total beginner, but it's pretty good for someone who needs a little refresher. As a way to learn from the start, videos are too "shallow", with just pieces of information needed to understand the concept and some totally irrelevant parts (at least at that moment) - for instance - about storage of images and publishing rights video...
by Sibhat T•
It was Good,
wish "window.CP.PenTimer.MAX_TIME_IN_LOOP_WO_EXIT = 6000;" this code was added in the class videos could have saved me 10hrs. I have had asked a question in first week discussion form, didn't get replay. Looks like there are a lot of question there for one person to reply all. Other than that, I think I learned what I have paid for. Ready for more class !!!!
by Silvia P•
by Sarthak S•
Good if you can get some assistance from outside the course. It doesn't explain some things, which ma leave you confused. I had NOT used the forum for help, since I could get assistance from elsewhere. IDK if the forum is useful for this purpose. Overall good course but should explain more clearly. Would recommend. 8/10 good for beginners.
by Coen d G•
I really like the course, it is all explained well in the video's. What I found less perfect was the documentation page for this course. It seemed to miss quite some info which I learned to find on other sites. This was a great learning experience in itself though. Only one exercise (making a blurred image) wasn't clear enough for me.