This course was excellent in all aspects, including the interesting and extensive material, as well as Dr. Annemarie Zand Scholten's brilliant lectures that help students digest and enjoy the content.
Excellent course! Well narrated, even entertaining, VERY well structured, with supporting material, and a great mix of theory and examples or discussions. Perhaps the best MOOC I've ever encountered.
by Mariana O•
It's good, but the lack of interaction with professors weakens the quality of learning. Fellow students are mostly not up to the level for peer reviews, so feedback is mostly extremely weak, and content discussions are virtually inexistent. Also, many participants seem to copy and cheat, which decreases credibility of the program. It would be better if we could have direct access to professors to clear out doubts and debate learning topics.
by Bianca V•
It was a well and clearly structured course. Although rich in content, it was enjoyable and useful to complete.
However, the course is missing a contingency plan in case somebody fails a session. Since assessments are peer reviewed, I do not see the motivation of my peers to come back and grade me again - which means I cannot complete the course on time despite, being on time with all assignments.
While some of this course was useful, there are some issues I have with it. The first week, a philosophical history, had little to do with the material I wanted to learn. The rest seems focussed on teaching definitions, rather than truly explaining concepts. I would have preferred a structure that enabled practice of concepts, rather than definition regurgitation.
by Farinaz A•
This course has very clear videos. However, a lot of information is intensely put in these videos without any seminars etc. so this will certainly not be an equivalent of a real course at a university.
Of course there are forums but the teachers are never involved in those and do not really respond to any questions or feedback.
by Karin S•
Course content is good. The presentation is very good; transcript and video. however the delivery is poor. There seems to be a lack of administration and the peer reviews diminish the quality of the course due to people just passing any level of content.
by Kenya C R•
This course layout is not well. It is very deceiving (especially the final exam). Social Research means socail change. This is not a soft science. This is a Hard science and let's treat it as such.
by Big W•
mechanically it worked pretty well. just a little hard to figger out what's going on and what's important. what needs to be memorized and what just needs to be understood . . .
by Jude B•
The course was okay, the assignments and final quiz don't really reflect the material properly and need to be re-evaluated and rephrased to be clearer
by Mariah S•
Great course, difficult information to learn. Maybe add more interactive activities during the lectures.
by Daniel C•
Just three stars so far, I've just started the course late... I think it looks good tho.
very good course, but I never recieved the feedback I needed on the forum
by ANUPAMA R•
Too long and difficult as there are more number of peer reviews
by tengson p•
Fairly good. Fundamental knowledge for researcher.
by Hafeez A•
interesting and informative course.
by Tarjani P•
by Cynthia C•
The material is good. However, the peer review format is poor. Most students submit copied answers, literally, they are all the same and they are not even correct. Student's don't bother reading the instructions or questions of the tests. Which indicates that I don't even know if their review of my own submissions are correctly evaluated. And the professors of the course are not available.
by Jason M H•
Over reliance on student grading. Material does not map well to the quizzes.
by Sabine W•
Actually I liked the Course VERY much (so actually 5 stars).
BUT: At the end of week 6 I was kicked out of the course! Though I am paying for it! I am so frustrated! I tried to get in again, but no Chance. I need to do everything again from the very beginning, but I am too frustrated to do that. I actually passed all the exams until week 6.
by Marc F•
too much work, too much specific question, alot of not related knowledge that we need to learn... Not useful in my opinion.
by Winthrop Y•
Excellent lectures, good tests, too many peer evaluations!
by Maryam s s O A•