Apr 05, 2016
the course is what the name says it is, an introduction to programming, great course for any code beginner. Lecturer is doing amazing job and keeping the lectures interesting, easy and understandable.
Sep 20, 2015
I love the way this course is designed! It's a really wonderful breath of fresh air.\n\nScratch is a wonderful tool for understanding programming before jumping into courses in programming languages.
von Sara N•
Aug 05, 2019
very useful as introduction to coding although iam graduated from computer science but really it was helpful and learned me new issues
Aug 15, 2019
it was a great lesson for me. I learned a lot of new things. Thaks to teachers ı can make some funny things with using scratch and thanks again to teachers ı want to learn more about programming.
von Jamie F•
Sep 13, 2019
Enjoyed it and found it very educational
Sep 22, 2019
very good course for scratch beginner.
von rosario n t l•
Oct 11, 2019
me encanto este programa
von Jorg v G•
Nov 14, 2018
A good informal introduction into programming. Suitable for everyone with an interest to learn the basics of programming.
von Ronelle L•
Feb 12, 2019
Well done. Not what I thought it would be, but it worked. Easy for any age.
von shubham s•
Sep 18, 2018
Love the way they taught me
von LUZ E S R•
Oct 25, 2016
It's a good way to start in code. But it's just for a program; well still being a good course, funny and you can learn a lot :) thanks
von Alexander L S•
Sep 02, 2015
I think this is a great course for understanding the basics in programming.
von shahriyar s t•
Oct 29, 2015
The course is an essential for making a solid foundation for whom, their desire is CODING!
von Srikanth J•
Oct 02, 2016
Very nice and cute course. Highly recommended, it uses Scratch to teach programming.
von Nuggu S V R•
Oct 04, 2015
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von Magne H B•
Oct 20, 2015
This course is pretty fun. Also, despite the perhaps childlike impression one gets of the programming language Scratch, it still resembles other languages in logic and in prinsiple. Towards the end of the course, we saw the same few lines of code in Scratch and Python, and it showed their similarity.
von Ahmed K•
Sep 30, 2015
nice course i loved it
von Deleted A•
Feb 06, 2016
This was a fun course. Helped understands the basics of software development. The lectures were small and that I guess was the best part. A lot of projects helped in really putting all that knowledge into real projects.
von Laura C•
Sep 17, 2015
Easiness and difficult level are great for beginners and people with tight schedules
Aug 16, 2015
i knew everythig which didnt make it challenging at all but i improved my skills alittke
von Jhon E Z T•
Jan 03, 2017
Buen curso porque nos presenta un lenguaje dinamico y amigable como el Scrarch
von Yajayra S C•
Sep 14, 2015
This is an excellent introduction to programming. The exercises are very dynamic and the tutors did a great job by explaining the program, both in English and Spanish. The bonus interview might seem like extra time but it's totally worth it. The only recommendation for the class is not to rush the exercises after the 3 week. Thank you!
von Courtney W•
Sep 30, 2015
More tooled for High Schoolers, or those just entering into college. Very good course none the less.
Feb 13, 2016
You will have to make a Scratch account (free) for this course.
Areti is a very clear instructor that explained concepts very well for complete beginners into programming, like myself and I found the course insightful.
1) Presentation - I couldn't help but wonder whether they had a lower target age (teenagers or younger) in mind, which was entertaining at some points but also distracting at other times. // Also, I only realized halfway through the course that it is in fact possible to see what Areti is doing on the Scratch program once the quality of the video is adjusted.
2) Projects/Time Commitment - Going through the lectures and quizzes are not time consuming at all, but the projects (especially the final project) takes a lot of time. It took longer than expected because I felt like much of the practical instructions on how to use Scratch for specific purposes were not provided during the course, leaving me to work by myself.
3) Discussion Forum - When I took the course, the discussion forum was close to being dead (especially compared to some of the other courses that I was taking simultaneously on Coursera). Gerry (mentor) did an amazing job responding to my inquiry, but I noticed that although there were a lot of students talking at the beginning, introducing themselves, there weren't that many discussions concerning the final assignment, making me feel like I was working alone. It would be great if there was more time to work on the final project, and perhaps a way in which students can collaborate and help out others when faced with a bug (ie preliminary project submission and feedback session).
I recommend taking this course, but realistically, you won't be program proficient after 5 weeks. You will, however, learn some basic programming theory, understand how programming works, and learn how to make a fun interactive game on Scratch!
von Cassandra J T•
Oct 20, 2015
I really enjoyed this course it was very informational and fun.
Aug 13, 2015
Very helpful to get a logical perspective and to brush up on basics.