Sep 10, 2017
This is a great starter course for data science. My learning assessment is usually how well I can teach it to someone else. I know I have a better understanding now, than I did when I started.
Jan 02, 2018
It is a very good course even if you are familiar with some aspects of data science work. If I have to make a suggestion, I would remark the importance of design skills during a data product,
von Pavan M•
Nov 09, 2018
This course is very basic and completely theoretical. The grading of questions is not proper. The passing mark is 80% but there are only 4 questions. Answering 3 questions correctly gives you 75% and answering 4 questions gives you 100%, then where is the passing mark question.
But the content is good.
Nov 21, 2018
Very rudimentary but if the very basics are what you need, then it might suit you
von Scott K•
Oct 11, 2015
Very basic course. If you know about data science, data analysis, or machine learning, you may find this class basic or boring. Good intro course for those who have no prior knowledge
von Yuhua N•
Mar 09, 2016
Lectures were fairly straightforward but not really that exciting and the lecturers sometimes felt a little unprepared or underwhelming.
von Puranjay M•
Jul 23, 2017
I think the course structure could be improved to give a better balance between the reading materials and spoken content. Though I understand it is a crash course better correlation between real life examples could help augment the course. For the amount of time spent the course does give a quick overview, but if you are looking for more business specific knowledge you will have to take additional courses.
von Vladimir C•
May 23, 2016
von Stephanie M D•
Dec 23, 2016
Nice overview for those of us unschooled in the language. Syntax of the notes and text is in need of major editing-proofreading.
von Ricardo J O•
Jan 05, 2016
The courses in this specialization are - in my opinion, excessively short.
von Nandeep N•
Jun 22, 2017
could have packed more punch into the course
von Víctor E G P•
Dec 28, 2017
Good to know
von Brian N•
Jan 09, 2017
A good introduction to data science.
von Thomas N•
Jan 03, 2017
needed more depth
von Peter P•
Mar 19, 2016
Great course for somebody who does not know anything about data science. When doing this specialisation there should be credit for those that did the other data science specialisation
von Sergio A M•
Sep 01, 2017
von REKIL P•
Feb 14, 2018
Good for ABSOLUTE beginners
von Pablo T•
Dec 25, 2017
ok introduction if you have no background in DS.
if you have experience, take the quizes first, its pretty basic.
von Siddharth M•
Feb 26, 2017
The first week gave me a good insight into the data science process. I now understand the situations in which Data Science can best be applied. However, I still do not fully understand the statistics aspect. It would help me if the instructors would provide examples in detail of supervised vs unsupervised learning. I seem to understand the theory behind it but I am not sure how valuable it will be for me.
von Marcellus A•
Nov 01, 2016
Good introductory course but a bit too superficial.
von ram s•
Mar 20, 2016
I want to give 3.5 stars but there is only option for 3 or 4.
Given that it's geared more towards wanna be managers in this field. I would have expected lot of case studies, and links to additional material for individual reading plus a mini write up or a project at the end.
For MOOCs to compete with a degree program or an onsite instruction few of the things I think that are needed are
Interviews with industry practitioners which is a big plus.
interviews/postings from people with similar background as the 90% of the MOOC students of this program who made it... this motivates the students from dropping from the middle of the course/specilization programs
links to additional articles that the students can read at leisure
writeup/project as assignments that the students can pursue and publish (not necessarily for grade but as a mind jogger)
One more thing that I think should help (not specific to this course) is that the student with the best grade should be offered one free course and think this will motivate the students to complete the courses.
von Deepak R•
Jan 01, 2017
Good overview... but expected more content..
von Sam B•
Jun 18, 2017
Interesting course but structure was a bit odd I thought, it was not clear why so much time was devoted at the outset to the difference between Machine Learning and data science.
von Angel S•
Jan 11, 2016
von Kristen G•
Jun 15, 2017
presenters were a little hard to follow. but good content
von Michael G•
Jun 13, 2018
Some topics are too high-level. But a great team delivering the content (as always)!
von Evgeny K•
Sep 25, 2016
This course leaves you frustrated, as valuable information is only ad the end and at the beginning. It doesn't really answer questions of what are data science, big data, machine learning, how they interact and how to use them.