Quite informative. Loved the way of instructions. It's a very simple English accent and I was able to grasp it even without subtitle. The handouts/reading material is more helpful to work on quizzes.
Very detailed and to the point course related to the smart city projects. Transition from ordinary urbanization to smart urbanization is accurately explained. Thank you sir for this course.
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by Selina M•
The smart city concept is a very fluid one. The course and its instructor tried to summarize the challenges of implementation in an overarching framework. The lectures themselves were thus very abstract with a lot of terminology and definitions.
The documents contained the use cases, which were by far the most interesting and enlightening part of the course. Thoroughly enjoyed them. I wanted to learn more and fortunately the docs also contained references.
With the quizzes I discovered that I really didn't care that much about all those terms. In particular when"according to this MOOC" appeared.
The interviews with businesses contained hardly any usable info. Pity.
In conclusion. Learning about the strategies of different cities was a big win and would recommend the course for that only.
by Arun T•
I have met part of my goals of taking this program. Thank you Prof. Mathias Finger. I would recommend it to be more data oriented like those case studies with specific examples so that it naturally converges to creating case study for a city at the end of the course as final project rather than optional study. Also, suggest to reduce discussions centred to challenges (the course has taken too much of time) and more towards different new services adopted by different cities to capture benefits/impact to the city GDP.
by Shamim R•
I think for those whose study background is different from this MOOC it will give them ideas about what cities and smart cities are. How the present scenario presents us demanding for transition to cities to smart cities and what are the mechanisms that have enabled this, driven by the trends of digitalization that we see, hear so much. Through part by part it will discuss all the mechanisms, forces and all those transition challenges faced by urban managers and policymakers.
by Tilo W•
Positive: New insights are well summarized into separate categories providing good overviews. The smart city concept is put into context and provides a basic outline of knowledge to pertain to when talking about the topic.Negative: Boring lecturing, bad power point slides (in terms of modernity and structure), acted interviews.
by Rakesh K L•
Good course content..it will help me on the smart city project to define the priority of smart city initiatives.
Thank you so much
by Ana P•
es un curso muy largo y las lecciones son MUY teóricas, me hubiese gustado menos información teórica y más práctica.
by Akshay D•
A lot of the course relied on memorizing key points with little effort made to explain the logic behind them.
by Ale R•
Great content, presentations quality good. Do the interviewed people were reading?
by Kaan T•
more real-life smart city cases with detailed infographic data please!
by Khwmdwn M•
The quiz questions were vague . However the lectures are structured.
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by Michael M•
as someone who works, as someone who use a bike for commute, I was eager to get this course. I thought it would be interesting. So far, every single video has been tedious, I cannot recall a single key word. The professor must be really good, but for video courses not so much. At this moment, spending $45 was a huge waste of money.
by Brian G•
The lectures for this course lacked substance. The quizzes predominantly asked for verbatim recitation of the substance-free lectures.
not good wrt to indian economy
by vaishnavi v•
THE COURSE IS REALLY MONOTONOUS AND THE LECTURES ARE DRAB AND REPULSIVE. PRACTICAL EXAMPLES ARE NOT DISCUSSED UPTO THE EXTENT THAT THEY SHOULD BE. THE COURSE CONSISTS OF ONLY THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE. IT DID NOT MEET MY EXPECTATIONS:-(:-(:-(
by Joao M•
This course is about generic concepts on governance towards the implementation of Smart City systems. It does not cover practical or technological issues.
by RICHARD M•
More examples would be nice. Referring to more cities would be helpful. More examples, more concrete information would give more useful insights...
by Irina S•
The presentation of the information is really hard to process