Great ! Interesting and abound at the same time. Hope Professors will clarify the strategic utility function more clearly because it's hard for students with poor math basic(forget most><) right now!
Excellent course for beginners. Problem sets are very creative. No more further resources needed. I found this course specially useful if the purpose is to apply Game Theory in other disciplines.
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por Alberto F•
Really interesting course but I have some recomendations:
1)I've missed that the professors would have done more example exercises on every lesson
2)The value of the certificate to others (ie to find a job) is how hard is to pass the course or the minimum knowledge that the student adquires. The evaluation system makes it very easy to cheat (with 3 attemps every 8 hours for the practice sets or the exam). With test-type answers it is very easy to pass the course even if you haven't watched any lesson video or learnt anything.
3) For point 2 I recommend that the check system on practice sets and the exam could be able to accept numeric or simbolic answers (not test-type) so that it will have infinite answers and nobody could cheat the system (in Edx I've done some courses that have this system). Another option could be that every attempt that you make substracted 10% on the calification of that practice set, so if you've already done the practice set twice you could only get 70% tops on the third attempt.
Thanks to the staff!
Perfect course for beginners. Everything is interesting, quizzes helps to understand more on practice. Very fast reply from mentors on forums.
Personally, I disappointed with subtitles - they looks like machine translation that nobody checked. Also, on iOS app quizzes has bad formatting (when you passed quiz and review answers, there many places with black lines, missed text boxes, etc.). Presence of so called "corrections" in video could be minimized, because it confusions to read the correction and listen to absolutely another text.
Also, I would be really appreciate if there's more appropriate examples. Sometimes there were questions in quizzes that wasn't highlighted in the course.
All in all, I found this course really helpful for me. I strongly recommend it for those who want to dive into Game Theory!
por Tomasz L•
The course itself is very interesting and covers a wide range of material - since that's basically an introduction, the material is not analyzed in depth. Nevertheless, it's a great introductory corse, which I wholeheartedly recommend.
Still, there are some things to be improved - some questions on quizzes appear before the material is introduced (it is introduced later, so you may want to look up some videos from next week if you feel like some material from quiz was not yet in videos) and some videos contain errors that are fixed only on screen and not in the actual video - as a result, if you focus on the audio, you may overlook that - and even if you don't overlook that, it still makes the reception more difficult.
por Adam M•
It's hard material, and the instructors don't spoon-feed. The prerequisites, to actually understand this, is good experience in mathematical logic, an ability to self-learn math, and proficiency in at least calculus I. Some topics presented (Shoham!!!) were pretty irrelevant, and more in-lecture quizzes are needed but this is overall a well-built course on game theory. But do it only if you have: 1) abundant will to rack your brains over subtleties; 2) that mathematical basis.
I recommend taking the Coursera course Introduction to Mathematical Thinking before trying this if you don't have that background for a strong foundation in mathematical logic and abstract thinking.
por Ethan M•
Solid course. My only complaint is misnomer that you have to know little math/logic. Game theory is a math-heavy subject, and while they do not delve too deep into advanced math, a lot of formulas are used with discrete math symbols (from set theory, probability). It is quite possible to make it through this course without fully understanding these formulas, but it did make a fair amount of the lecture videos confusing to watch. Otherwise than that, the instructors are humorous and obviously understand and like what they are teaching. I highly recommend this course if you are looking to learn more about game theory!
por Jesse O•
This was a very challenging class. I think I learned more about what I don't know than anything. However, I certainly expanded my my understanding of the scope of game theory as well as the different applications as well as what type of approach to look at depending on the game being played. The class lead me to a very good read, The Art of Strategy, which provided very accessible explanations of games, actors and how to think about actors their action sets, potential outcomes as ways to predict behavior and thus how to modify your own behavior in any situation.
por Steven M S•
The instructors are competent and experts in the course content. However, I feel their intelligence and competence impacted this syllabus they wrote, as there were multiple things involved in this course that were above an introductory level in computing, group theory, and calculus. I was able to learn the content by doing external research when I got stuck. I think the syllabus should mention that this course requires a background in group theory to fully understand. mostly there were dozens of symbols I didn't know and had to look up
por Jorge M S•
Some of the topics are a bit difficult to understand and you actually need extra help and outside information in order to get the right information. However, teachers do their job really well and also the course materials are very useful, in general.
Besides, it is a great opportunity the fact of being able to have some attempts for the exams and quizzes. Moreover, forums are also a great choice for the community to help each others and they usually help in many issues related to the course topics.
In my opinion, some lectures do not fully explain the theory or do not show enough practical application of the theory. And I am not talking about "real life application", but the ones given later on the test. Had to refer to the internet on multiple occasions to fully understand the material.
However, have to say, pretty good course overall. Give you the idea, of what type of knowledge one needs to "understand" the game theory. Help to build your mindset.
por Konstantin S•
The course is OK. It touches multiple topics briefly with few examples. Deeper understanding requires further reading.
Feedback regarding lectures itself:
Lectures are presented in very slow pace. I had to listen on 2x speed and sometimes it was still slow.
There are issues with recording itself - sometimes it can be heard that microphone is being touched or moved (so don't run around the house to find who is knocking and where - it is just a recording).
por Benjamin C B S•
The course covers a range of angles from which game theory can be applied to real world situations. The lecturers are very good teachers, able to make complex matters seem simple. I can honestly say I enjoyed the course from start to finish, and I wish there was more!
For the assignments, it would have been nice of there was an explanation of the correct answers, even if you didn't get it right. Understanding why you were wrong is great learning.
por Pavlo L•
I have taken Game Theory Course before at my university. This course covers everything I have been taught and a little more. I can confirm that it is great as a refreshment.
The math notation is quite confusing, but thankfully the instructors take their time and explain them right away.
Overall this course is quite useful and understandable. Big thanks to the instructors and Coursera for sharing this with us, students all across the Globe!
por andriy n•
The course indeed provides a really good glimpse on major topics in game theory. I found it to be quite fun introduction and it made reading on the topic much easier. What can be improved: some of explanations could have been made clearer (mostly in formulas and definitions where it is not clear what exact variable/letter means) and, of course, it is very frustrating when you see/hear errors (some of which are corrected, some not).
por Matija R•
Very good introduction to Game Theory. Would recommend this course to both people in business trying to understand some basic math behind what happens in their business, as well as engineers who want to learn about core models of business.
Only downside are the tests that are a bit vague, and would recommend to restructure them in a way that helps course attendees to better grasp the models on which Game Theory is based.
por Nate H•
Very interesting and informative. I wish the class was taught in more plain language and preferably with more real world/historical examples. The mathematical notation in many cases was unnecessarily complex for the level of difficulty of the problems themselves. I do understand that such notation would be necessary at higher levels of the topic, but it overcomplicated things in my perspective.
por Pooja I•
It is a very interesting course. I never learned the concept earlier in college, as I come from communications background. The professors teach in an interactive way; this makes it easy for amateurs such as myself to pick up easily. But I do hope that in the coming weeks, the instructors also throw some light on its application in the field of social sciences in addition to mathematics part of it.
por Fred V•
Extremely interesting course. It is, however, regrettable that the 3 speakers rushed the video talks, with some inaudible things, slips-of-tongue not corrected, noises of microphone, etc. There are also too many explanations on notations for not enough use of them. Some optional training exercises would have been welcome. However, the course goes a long way, from the start of games theory.