Aug 18, 2019
Great for a fundamental course. I have to admit that I had learnt python a few years back and was using this as a practice and revision course. But I learnt a lot more which I can add to my knowledge.
Nov 17, 2017
This is a introductory course i would recommend. I especially liked that the instructors took the time to go through the python visualizer and try to unveil some of the background workings in python.
por mohamed s•
Apr 02, 2017
por Bennett J•
Apr 03, 2019
Decent class where I was able to learn the fundamentals of programming. While I'm certainly not ready to build anything complex and I at least know a whole bunch more than I did when I started. Pretty easy to follow throughout all weeks.
por Simone L•
Apr 22, 2019
Lots of troubleshooting and debugging practice! Very hands-on for an online course! Learnt a lot!
por Mordechai S•
Apr 29, 2019
Great course. I would have liked to also learn what other areas of fundamental programming are out there. As in, where to go from here in terms of developing further programming skills.
por Tan R•
Jun 14, 2019
Easy to follow and very clear. I enjoyed this course much as it was suitable for beginners to coding.
por N V P S P•
Jun 21, 2019
Would be nicer if it had more assignments or topics to be covered with bit more practical approach .
por Junwoo C•
Jun 22, 2019
Intuitive and challenging!
por Mohsen H•
Jul 21, 2019
Design of the assignments could use some improvements. If you fail assignments the first time, I suggest only the parts that you made errors in be re-evaluated not the whole assignment from the beginning.
Also instructors should put more time in getting ready so that they don't make so many errors while teaching the course.
Also, sometimes, the audio has problems and it's hard to understand.
But overall a good course.
por Harry Y•
Jul 28, 2019
The video quality can still be improved, and more feedback can be given on homework and quizzes.
Otherwise, a great course for beginners.
por Donato L P•
Aug 10, 2019
I wish the course offered more scripting assignments. The videos were very informative, but I would have like to have more hands on scripting practice. I thought the course was a very well structured introduction. I learned so much about the basics of python, and I think that my understanding of how to write scripts in python execute has grown tremendously. Also, the python visualizer is a great tool! Thanks so much!
por Nicholas A•
Aug 20, 2019
This course was fun and challenging. I couldn't believe how frustrated I was with some of these problems, but was able to find a way thru. I like the method of teaching and exercises. It has helped me continue on the python path. Thanks to the instructors for a job well done. I signed up for their continuation python course.
por Sean C•
Oct 10, 2018
The course material (lecture videos and readings) and the assignments are clear, concise, and informative. I found these to be engaging, bite-sized means of absorbing critical concepts. All of my problems with the course are rooted in the quizzes. I found the interface clunky, as I could not quickly switch between the quiz and IDLE or copy/paste code portions to easily try them out. Additionally, Having to repeat a quiz again (and again), without any ability to view the nature of the mistakes was very frustrating. When I make a mistake, I expect to be able to review it and assess how I can improve—I do not merely want to be informed that my answer was incorrect, and instructed to repeat the entire quiz. There is not a learning moment there and I found that to be an impediment to my experience. I also feel that, while there are multiple correct answers to many coding problems, expecting multiples of correct answers to be marked was unnecessarily complicated for an introductory course. Ultimately, I think the quizzes could be eliminated and, instead, replaced with more smaller assignments. Still, I will consider taking the next course.
por Fábio D S P•
Jun 21, 2017
Few chances to practice before the assignments!
Oct 30, 2017
Couldn't follow because they were using Mac OS Python Shell
por Brett M M•
Jul 19, 2017
Good introduction to Python but very basic, not for anyone with programming experience as you could learn all this in about an hour.
Audio Quality was quite poor.
por Vanessa W•
Feb 04, 2017
Assignments and assessments took at least 2 to 3 times as long as described.
por Yitong Z•
Apr 20, 2017
This course is very basic
por Karolis M•
Apr 08, 2017
Very few programming assignments..
May 19, 2017
not so good, no so bas
por Sebastian D•
Jul 16, 2017
it's well explained, but it's lacking some incentives/ideas for the student to get started with some programming himself/herself. Like the crossword assignment, but as something optional, e.g., with some helper files and ideas how to get started. ("program a labyrinth game - we give you code for detecting keyboard strokes and creating temporary printouts to the screen, etc." / "we prepared a parser that creates wikipedia-like websites. you have to write functions that define formatting etc." / ...)
dunno. maybe I am the wrong candidate for the course because even though python is new to me, i know the concept of programming quite well. But even if not
por Bharti T•
Mar 12, 2018
I really liked the course as an introduction to python programming. It would have even more great if we could have had more programming assignments for practice.
por Vladimir G•
Mar 15, 2017
Should provide more examples and exercises for every topic. Research the web for additional exercises if you want to learn something here.
por Aaron G•
Jul 20, 2019
Me no like
por abdallah m•
Nov 13, 2017
instructors use simple examples and put difficult ones in the quiz which most of them does not describe how it can be answered in the right way, also it focuses on tricky questions not practical trials for real life situations....overall i found alot better tracks on different sites which made me feel that i wasted alot of time here on coursera.
por Sergio S•
Aug 21, 2017
There are issues with this course. My biggest gripe is that if you do not pass the tests on your first try, the questions and answers will change on your second time around. Obviously this is fine for the questions that you got wrong however it also changes the ones you got right. This makes the tests take MUCH longer than necessary and there isn't necessarily any extra learning gained from this.
However, even with the problems with this course, you WILL learn how to use Python. I feel that the course succeeded in that regard - but I'm not sure that this course provides any benefits over following some YouTube tutorials.
In conclusion, if you would like to learn how to use Python and don't mind something that is challenging and time consuming, take this course.