I really love this course because the theories and calculations are described well and after assignments are completed I get real understanding of the theories.
This course was well organised and very informative course. Some parts of this program may very helpful for my future works. Thanks, you all for the great job!
por Marco A•
wonderful course, terrific instructor.
por ROSE T•
Very good lecture
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por Lucia M D•
In a global matter, I found the course very complete. But, in my opinion, too much information was clustered into each video making it difficult to understand. I suggest a video, or a sheet, as an additional resource, summarizing all the information and the statistical analysis approached in each module . Also, the transcript was very bad.
Very nice, quick overview. Formulation of equations in Biology leaves a bit to interpretation but this is a systemic issue. The guy is obviously highly proficient and comfortable with the subject matter never falters in his delivery. Assignments are all quizzes and the whole thing can be completed without undue pain.
por RAJA S T•
At this point of time, when the climate change has gained pace and we are in a different world with erratic and unpredictable climate, it has become essential for us to set right the ecological balance, which is possible only by better understanding of biological diversity.
por Phuong N•
Very technical especially in Week 4-6! However, provides a comprehensive foundation for anything "biological diversity" from the standpoint of a scientist. Great coverage of statistical theory and methods used in ecological studies in the final week!
por Ramon L D R•
Great course, but may be challenging for students with no prior background in ecology or biodiversity science. Suggestions on lecture transcripts and more concrete examples of real world applications of concepts are also possible.
por Jake H•
Was great to work on this course, covered new data sampling methods I had not used before and great as an introduction for those interested in field study or a good revision for those who already work in the field.
por William M•
A very interesting and clearly presented course. I would recommend this course anyone who is interested in the study of biodiversity.
por Diego B•
Subs are not always understandable.
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por Peter G•
Even though my first language is English, I sometimes find it difficult to understand what Roberto is saying. You can see the difficulty in the transcript, which incorrect in many place. Especially difficult was the lecture in the museum. It was a critical mistake to record it there, because the acoustics was terrible.
the scope of the material seems extensive, but it's presented in a shallow way, like ticking boxes for each topic.
In short, disappointing.
por K P•
The instructor Italian accent is difficult to comprehend.
por Lisa N•
I was really disappointed in this course.
The first point being that the lecturer was very difficult to understand. He sounds like he's rushing through each lecture. Some words are mispronounced and this combined with the speed at which he speaks makes if difficult to understand the words, let alone the concepts. The transcripts are a little help but they also frequently are unable to understand and have missing and misunderstood words. At one point invertebrate is in the transcript as vertebrate.
There is also very little explaining of any of the formulas that are presented. No examples are given, just a formula on the screen frequenty usng variables that aren't defined. Whilst he is talking about the formula, the image returns to him talking so you can't actually see what he is talking about at the same time.