Great course! Learned a lot about Cyber Warfare and how countries can build up trust and cooperation between themselves to tackle third party threats in the cyberspace.
I have learnt the causes of cyber conflicts and raising tensions among nations, the causes and how nations can come to mutual understanding or agreements. Thanks.
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par Ricardo J O•
On the positive side I emphasise the importance of bringing this topic to a Coursera course. Also the readings were important and added value to the learning experience.
On the other hand there are - in my opinion some aspects that made this course a not so rich experience. First, there are some audio issues in the videos. Second, the quizzes are excessively easy and the in video quizzes should not appear in the weekly assignments. If there are required readings, some of the quiz questions should relate to those readings. This way students had an incentive to go over those readings. But the most salient thing that made my experience very limited was the fact that one of the instructors - the one that presented most of the videos, was excessively nervous and all that he did was read the slides, in most cases not doing so naturally and committing errors, rephrasing, stopping, changing speed. I found it very, very difficult to follow along what he was saying. I had to focus only on the slides, otherwise I would get distracted. I think it is ok to be nervous or at ease, but the team should alerted him to this, and shoot the videos again and again until they had acceptable and balanced quality.
A minor thing, I would like to had available the weekly slides to further reflection. I think the video issues that I've mentioned should been carefully planned before this course made it mainstream.
This is my opinion. Hope it will help you for future improvements of the course and/or other offerings.
par Daria M K•
This course provides a great foundation to build upon, but it is not very engaging. The instructor is simply reading off the screen and it looks like all the lectures were recorded over one day. He struggles to read the material towards the end of the course, while often mispronouncing the words and neglecting the concept of punctuation. I would recommend reading the reference book used in this course, "Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know", because listening to the lectures is painful!
par David G•
The content of this course was helpful. I learned some important concepts regarding conventional warfare, and motivations and difficulties with cyber conflicts. However the production of the course was terrible. The sounds quality was bad and distracting, and the presenters were obviously very uncomfortable speaking to camera. This aspect distracted from the effectiveness of the teaching.
par Emilio J M V•
si bien es interesante el tema quedan muchas preguntas a resumir se necesitaria mas ejercicios asi el alumno investiga, y trabajar sobre mas textos y describir mas juridicciones.
Although it is interesting the topic are many questions to summarize would need more exercises so the student investigates, and work on more texts and describe more legal
par Ryan M•
Some of the supporting reading materials were dated and did not reflect the current thinking or state of play in the cyber security space. The course could have benefited from spending significantly more time discussing actual international cyber conflict case studies than the theory or psychology underlying cyber security theory.
par Elena G•
The videos were not always easy to understand because of the unclear pronouncing of the key speaker. Also although most of the tests were easy to complete, the ones that you had to write the answer down instead of only choosing the correct answer, were hard since if one word you wrote was wrong you lost the question.
par Roeland H•
Much of the literature was unavailable which I think is a downside. Also, while interesting, the topics were covered only superficially and I felt that that questions during the videos and at the end of the module were very easy and did not challenge the participant to think or research.
par Paul A•
Could make use of more real world examples. Hacktivism and individual actors receive more attention than they deserve given their extremely limited capabilities. Over all a good class though.
par Celeste H•
While informative and interesting, I believe the course hadn't been updated in a few years and some of the links to further readings didn't work. I really enjoyed what I studied.
par Christian P•
I like the comparisons between past physical wars and current cyberwar. However, the course take the long way to explain very basic elements of nations interactions and trust.
par Michele C S•
Professor quality was not up to expected. Material was interesting, but lectures could have been less monotone. Some of the links to reading material were broken.
par Richard F R•
Cyber topic speaker needs more speaking practice: too wooden, h. Need to include downloadable files of lecture slides.
par Ivan G•
Informative, however Indian dude's pronunciation is awful, luckily they have subtitles.
par Navneet H•
It's Ok, nothing much to gain iin terms of knowledge realted to cyber conflict.
par Oleksandr K•
Way too basic: about everything and nothing at the same time.
par Thomas C•
Wished the course was a deeper dive into this area.
par Athena A•
Was ok, got a little boring after week 2
par Surabhi T•
great work with best effort
par Ionut M C•
Not very challenging.
Not very in depth.
Too much generic
par Yaki M•
I think the course was OK, though not much more than that.
I was rather disappointed from the way professor Sanjay Goel carried his part: It was very dry. Not interesting. It was clear that he was reading from his papers rather then telling/ sharing something with us. It's almost better to just read the text- only that then one misses the pop-up questions.
Professor Williams lectures were much better to my opinion. He is far more engaged. I found his part more interesting and easier to follow.
Having said that, I'd like to thank them both for creating this course and putting an effort.
par Arjan K•
For me this course lacks substance. It is just high level and a quick insight. I feel it should be developed much further, broader and deeper before it should be on this platform. It might be good if you are completely unaware of the topic, but working in IT this brings nothing new.