It was really really cool, I learnt a lot, the readings were always interesting, the course was well-structured, super understandable and easy to follow. I would recommend it wholeheartedly!
Aunque hay temáticas muy específicas que quizá no se entiendan. En un excelente curso para adentrarse en la economía, estructura, propiedad intelectual e historia de las Media Platforms.
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por Ed M•
This course was very informative to me personally as I am a "millennial" and was born into the digital. A few points of criticism to Dr. Picker, however, given that the title includes law and economics, I had a feeling throughout most of the course that we were learning more about Law than Economics. The few segments where he broke away and described net-neutrality as an economic device was perfect in that structure, but if that could be applied (with some of the hypo examples he used) in those other terminology areas, I would not be saying law outweighed economics. I must admit I only come from reading economic books by physical Economists (never took principles) so I may not see things the way he does, but I just want to make clear that someone like me welcomes Economic charts, graphs, empirical testing with defining that field's jargon. Other than that it was a series of lectures and crafted very scholarly.
por Sarah H•
Excellent course for those interested in a good foundation of basics of the history, economics, law, and origins of major internet platforms such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, etc. The class was released in 2015 and should probably be updated to include newer info about these companies' business models, particularly streaming media (Spotify, Hulu, YouTube, etc aren't mentioned in any depth). However, the class provides a lot of useful information and lays the groundwork for further study, so I'm glad I took it.
por R S•
The course is highly educational and detailed. The manner of explaining one particular thing by digging deep into how that thing came into existence makes this course really interesting. And the most entertaining bit is how the professor/educator never really lets you get bored, there are always certain stories along the path that just pull you back in.
por Yolanda S•
The concept of this course is good, but often times I find myself not following the material because the lecturer keeps going off topic. It would be better if he can explain something without interrupting it with gimmick details. Overall this course has expanded my knowledge.
por Paolo V•
Not a lawyer but after a while I sort of grew an appetite for the topics presented in this course. I probably missed a lot of the legal technicalities - that's a given. But I definitevely learned a lot as well from a obviously in-love-with-the-law teacher.
por Ioana D•
Great course in that it explains the legal framework within which these media giants were created. One drawback is that it predominantly focuses on US and I think now the big fights for privacy against these companies will happen in Europe.
por Mr. M L•
Excellent coverage of law, economics, and technological concepts, and application of a combination of them in the current context of the "Internet Century". Should consider updating outcomes of cases, and new technological market players.
por Mohamad S A•
Fantastic Professor who is witty and really into the topics! A little more variety in the structure of the videos (not always him standing in front of the screen), but some little films, guests and so would have made 5/5 stars.
por Matthijs J P C B•
Great course, but really dense so better be ready to put in the work. Might be a bit heavy on the law side for IT/economics professionals, but the professor is surely a fellow geek.
por Michal S•
It was a little different than I expected (more litigations and law in general), but A LOT of new information nevertheless.
por Polina A•
Too difficult for not native speakers to understand the topic but this course brings a lot if information.
por Ruslan T•
The course is very interesting, but the 70-question test in Course review (week 9) is too much ...
por Joy S•
Really good information on the whole internet thing. Covers all aspects very thoroughtly
por Дмитрий О•
Very interesting course, but it's 5 years old and many links aren't working any more.
por Felicia I•
Very informational, but found the speed of the lessons could have been faster.
por Eugène P P N M•
Merci au Professeur Randal C. PICKER, à l'Université de Chicago et à Coursera
por Twinkle M•
Becomes very technical in the middle weeks
por Abraham M•
Great course! Very comprehensive
por Zhao y•
very informative and passionate
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por Masoud H A•
This course felt like a long journey, thankfully, it was presented in short and brief segments thus allowing for some breather from time to time. This was a huge work and professor Randal must have a challenging task in putting all this work together. The downside of the course is the exaggerated use of annoying sounds such as the long stretch of AAAAAAs and MMMMs between the sentences made by the professor which at times disrupted the good contents of the segment. It is a commonly known principle when delivering in public speaking and presentations to avoid the excessive use of such gestures as AMMMMMMS and the likes. At times I had to skip the lecture because of that.
por Hellen B•
It's a kind of 3.5 star review. The course material is interesting and I learned masses, but oh did I get heartily bored of the delivery method. I am sure Professor Picker is an erudite and charming man, however being presented by hour after hour of rambling video became pretty cheerless - I ended up turning the volume off and trying to make sense of the text script. It would have been great if it could have been broken up by some of his excellent writings, blog posts and other formats like interviews etc.
Also - putting multiple complex reading lists in (some of the documents were 100s of pages long) and adding '10 minutes' as the study time is a little disingenuous.