Mar 13, 2018
The course is great... You can definitely learn many things... Was kind of hard for me and i went many times back and forth through most of the lectures... However i think i learn many new things....
Jan 14, 2018
It's an excellent course. Thanks for the oportunity to learn. Thanks to Coursera, to the University of Michigan and of course to Dr. Chuck, a very good an enthusiastic teacher! All the best for you!
par Junwei Y•
Aug 31, 2017
very quick path, have to do reading in addition to watching lecture videos. Hope there will some be step by step lecture so students can directly deeply learn sophisticated coding instead of just inputting data and using a given completed or 90% completed program.
par Jigish P•
Jun 01, 2018
There is too little amount of exercises/assignments required as part of the course....
par Daniel M•
Jun 25, 2017
It was ok. The homeworks and quizzes were very easy and I feel it could have been more challenging. To do the programming assignments you basically had to change 2 or 3 LOC and be done with it.
par Jack T•
Mar 02, 2017
Would've liked for assignments to be more independent.
par Tudor S•
Jun 04, 2017
While Dr. Chuck is still a great instructor, I think that this course lost some of its pedagogical value compared to Courses 1, 2 and 3 from this specialization. By this I mean that it doesn't teach students how to design algorithms, but instead, it offers an already-made algorithm which serves as a debugging exercise more than anything else. I wish to see a more challenging course in the future.
par Steve R•
Jan 18, 2017
I feel that this portion of this course did move a little too quickly in terms of introducing new SQL concepts. The first couple Python program demos has my head completely spinning, and I think this could be largely avoided by having a couple more slides piecing together the logic of the programs. Other than that, another great course!
par Josiah N•
Oct 11, 2016
The lecturer is honestly a bit slow in his coverage of content and his scribbling is untidy. He also seems to want to intentionally make SQL look like its very simple and avoids giving interesting facts which he thinks may complicate the content but would be good to know anyway.
par Arthur F•
Mar 14, 2017
I felt that weeks 1-4 went at a reasonable pace, but the week 5 material was rushed. Those programs were written by the instructor and presented quickly as examples, but some of the content in the programs was not already known or presently explained, like the "buffer" built-in function (found in Chapter 3 of Dr. Chuck's book but not covered in the course) and the "pass" keyword, which I had to find in the Python reference manual for an explanation. The week 5 programs were quite advanced and I would have liked more time spent on explaining them and perhaps a related programming assignment or two to help us learn the material.
par Jakub S•
Jan 17, 2018
Covering more SQL and databases than Python. A lot of code is prepared, you just have to make really simple changes to it. Not that good in terms of learning how to code.
par Sophie C•
Jan 01, 2016
The course material was very good but the assignments were boring and unchallenging
par Douglas O•
Mar 20, 2017
I work seemed a little too light.
par Mario D•
Dec 21, 2017
The course is taught very well and clearly, however programming assignments are too easy, I feel it has been done too much simplification.
par Brian Q•
Apr 25, 2016
Assignments are very easy, and there aren't easy to follow notes that one can use instead of always having to watch the videos.
par Jose M•
Apr 19, 2016
It's OK. the lectures are good. The book needs updating, and more exercises would be helpful to practice what we learned in class.
par Magno M S d S•
Mar 14, 2016
The exercises need more work done if the students are expected to actually learn this stuff.
par Qian H•
Jun 20, 2017
Simple and what we need to do is just use the sample code.
par Casey H•
Oct 26, 2016
A surface level look into creating a SQL database with Python. Skims over topics quickly and does not go into depth on how to write code effectively or build a database from scratch.
par cheting c•
Jan 18, 2018
Assignment could be a lot more challenging.
par Youcheng L•
Jun 19, 2018
The videos are so brief that they couldn't cover difficult content.
par Zhenya W•
Feb 24, 2018
In previous courses, the student was challenged to apply the learned concepts and do research and reading from the PY4E textbook. In this course, the textbook content covered material more advanced and useful than the online exercises. I feel like the course was too quick and cursory for me to have even a fundamental understanding of sql syntax for my own projects.
par Ayodeji A•
Jun 22, 2018
Not as clear as the first 3 courses
par Sheila B•
May 29, 2018
I loved most of it, lots of good information and everything to hand that's needed to learn python and databases. Really well taught - except for the final assignment. The zip file is outdated and that cost me an entire day. I would recommend not depending on the forums to fix the problems in an assignment but rather update the assignment. It was very buggy and I think didn't make the point it was intended to make. I learned some things but the cost in time was above what I wanted to pay - I have deadlines in real life and can't afford to get hung up like that to learn something that should be taught explicitly in the course. So thanks, yes, much thanks for the course, but please fix that assignment.
par Tarak s•
Jul 30, 2017
This course goes little fast and gave a little knowledge on SQL Basics. Some libraries were not discussed in previous lectures but came into assignments.
par Roger K•
Jan 17, 2016
Very short lectures and easy assignments, but a good overview and starting point for further studies.
par LAURA T G•
Jan 07, 2018
I'd rather program more than just be a user