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 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 Eivind F•
Sep 15, 2019
I started learning programming two years ago and are constantly looking for ways to improve my skills. In my search to good resources, this is one of them.
I found this course good because it focused on the building blocks for learning to code. It thoroughly explains the different datatypes, loops, functions/definitions, how the interpreter works and how to build a functional program.
This said, I believe that there exists better courses / books / tutorials if you have absolutely no experience in programming. If you have some experience in python or from another language, than this is a good course.
Cheers and enjoy learningl
por Katayoon S m•
Aug 27, 2019
up to week six was good, but then I got lost. I think the instructors should explain the week six material better and go to details.
por jatin u•
Sep 18, 2019
It's an excellent program to start learning python.
por Benedict A•
Sep 18, 2019
I am a beginner to programming. I took longer than the stated time to complete all the assignments and quizzes. On the second and third attempts i came closer to the stated time. Some of the questions in the assignment, quizzes and exam are not clear. This led to more or unnecessary time to complete these sections.
Overall I learned a lot and my speed started to increase as I grasped the fundamentals of programming and data structures. It would be great if their are additional or optional assignments that are available to do. I find that learning is greatly enhance and reinforced when I am able to apply the knowledge and skills.
Also, I purchased the book. It would be great if there were suggestions for the next steps to continue in reading the book.
por Syed A A•
Sep 22, 2019
Very nicely paced introductory course on python. Even newbies can catch the jargon easily.
por TILOK C•
Sep 11, 2019
Very interesting, a good course for beginner. Looking forward for course on python + GIS.
por Fady S R S•
Sep 12, 2019
it was a very good source for me as a beginner. the sequence also motivated me to keep going week after week. thanks for your efforts
por Oscar A F•
Oct 08, 2019
El mejor curso para aprender a programar de forma organizada, creando bases sólidas. Lo recomiendo.
por Mohamed E•
Oct 13, 2019
i actually enjoyed the course, especially the final exam when my gf came and prayed that i solve it, and guess what? i did!
por Julian W•
Nov 14, 2019
Good explanation and a lot of well structure knowledge for absolute beginners. I tried learning programming for some time and this course finally made a difference for me.
Some tests are frustrating - You don't really know why you are failing and which parts of course you should redo.
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 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.
Oct 30, 2017
Couldn't follow because they were using Mac OS Python Shell
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 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 Fábio D S P•
Jun 21, 2017
Few chances to practice before the assignments!
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 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 Aaron G•
Jul 20, 2019
Me no like
Oct 06, 2019
I studied it for about 5-10 hours a week (more than needed) and read the (optional) book too. I gave it three starts because of the free demanding exams and assignments at the end of each week. Teaching is fluent at first, but during the last weeks it becomes not difficult but ragged and unnatural. Superficiality grew to be felt more.
For the Instructors: File reading, opening, and processing were taught too fast. There was no depth, and I struggled to grasp the methods. Since an important part of a programmers' know-how, this section should be better prepared. Thanks