Excellent overview of foresight studies. Nothing in any of the follow-on courses is technically hard, but I suspect putting it into practice is a bit like the game of Go: the rules are the easy part.
I really liked how this course was structured with videos, readings, and activities. It has a nice flow, and lots of helpful information. I would highly recommend this for any aspiring futurist.
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Overall I enjoyed this course and appreciated the combined use of videos (with a variety of speakers) and readings. I thought the assignments were helpful in providing practical experience with the approach and tools presented. My only critiques are that a)at times it felt more like a series of commercials to market futures thinking (and perhaps IFTF by extension) and b)there was an overemphasis on the technocratic side of futures thinking with barely any passing references to how social dynamics and politics should be considered alongside technological advances when thinking about how future signals may play out.
by Beatriz M S C•
Que bien! por fin termine este curso y mi mente se siente mas ligera y me siento capaz de abrir mi mente e imaginar las posibilidades del futuro. Espero mejorar con el paso de los demás cursos. He tenido una experiencia increíble!
by susan m s•
Peer review process is flawed and should not be a score-generating or gating process. I am stuck trying to finish a course because one assignment was graded incorrectly by a reviewer who is not using the rubric correctly.
by Sami E•
Awesome way to get a professional introduction to the futures thinking field.
There are lot's of videos, reading materials and links included to get you familiar with the topic.
by Mirella M•
Excellent introduction on the topic of future thinking. I had alreday professional experience on the subject and found nevertheless very useful.
by Alejandro I G Z•
A very good introduction into futures thinking, but it´s just that; an introduction i suggest a lot to take the entire course.
by Kiran v•
Wonderful to make mind approachable towards the advancement happenings and how to position them
by José R G R•
It's a great introduction to Futures Thinking and the knowledge can be applied right away.
by Victor U•
Good introduction. It could be shortened, though, into 2 weeks.
by Rob J•
Great introduction course, provides overview and perspective!
by Nadia B A•
Great way to get started with futures thinking!
by Bart B•
Solid course. Good info. Not too challenging.
by Gopalakrishnan R•
Good course. More practical examples can help
by Kaviraj G•
Very well organised. Interesting content.
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by Sophia D•
It's a fun course but not one I'd pay to take. It felt like a big advertisement for the other courses in this series. I suppose that they DID need to explain what future's thinking is before diving deeper, but it's not like it's some rocket science concept.
But it was a fun course nonetheless.
by Eurick D C F d S•
A big chunk of the course is dedicated to tell how important a certain set of skills is, and what you could learn in the next courses; not in discussing what constitues these skills or presenting tools in which to use they are important.
by Giorgia G•
It's a nice one but I didn't get engaged, i felt is not what i was looking for . THANK YOU ANYWAY
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by Bob A•
Too much reading an not enough video tuturials. If I wanted to read I would have gotten a book. It did not feel virtual enough for me. The content felt like it was the same thing repeated in many of the articles we had to read. This easily could have been covered in a one hour video instead of a full day plus class.
by Bernardo F•
If you just take 1 course in the whole specialization, then Coursera keeps on charging you monthly for the "subscription" without being clear about the terms.
I would've taken more courses with this platform, but this was clear and plain fraud. I'm erasing my account and my employees'. It's amazing how abusive companies turn when they're having high demand for their products.
Let me use my Futures Thinking skills: I see this platform as the Netscape of browsers. Your employees will leave and create better, hopefully more ethical, online learning companies.