Oct 08, 2018
Very good examples, I recomend taking the optional homework if you can. I couldn't take every but you can learn a lot from this course.
Sep 17, 2017
I really appreciate this course, too good to understand the android framework fundamentals and how they work together.\n\nThanks.
автор: Ben v d B•
Aug 06, 2019
The lessons themselves were excellent. Unfortunately there is a rather large disconnect between the optional programming exercises and the lessons. Unless you have a background in computer programming and/or don't mind Googling for answers quite a bit you will struggle understanding what's going on in these exercises. You can generally complete the exercises and get a running program, but actually knowing what's going on is something else. It would have been better had they used a smaller/simpler project, that didn't offer so much as an app, but at least would have given students a better insight in how their code and the learned material work. This is in stark contrast to the previous MOOC in this same series. It's clear why these exercises are optional and I assume the majority op people don't actually do them. The majority of comments in the forums are related to not understanding what's going on in these exercises and it's not uncommon to see the last instructor comment being over a year old and usually not very helpful. You are on your own in this one!
автор: Andreas G•
Mar 16, 2018
This course might better be called "Android system programming" - and is not even particularly bad at that. Being a beginner at mobile App development, I would have expected some hints on designing a good and userfriendly UI, preparing the basic control flow in an App and - yes - using Intents to tie them together. As the course is designed, the UI is not even mentioned once, let alone designed by the learner - it's just given pre-defined as a "black box" in the - fully optional - "fill in the blanks", non-graded programming exercises
If you are interested in a theoretical overview of the technicalities of Intents and Broadcasts, this course will give you plenty to chew on. If you are looking for some more hands-on practical experience, it would be my advice to look somewhere else.
автор: Lidiya I•
Aug 22, 2017
On one hand, there were simple and explicit things told for a too long time. I regret about attending a few lessons of the course, because it would be enough for me to look at the source code of demo applications, I guess no one would be eager to listen about the source code for minutes instead of looking at it. It's well documented and pretty obvious, why should any other explanations be provided?
On another hand, I learned a few things I missed earlier and got a few ideas for better realizations in my projects, so thank you for that.
автор: Joshua D•
Jan 06, 2017
There is a lot of good information in the course about how different components communicate with each other in android; however, there is way too much information way too fast. I really enjoyed the rhythm in the first course but, this course left me lost more times than not. Its a great course if you plan on spending large amounts of time searching the web for other resources to complete the optional assignments
Feb 10, 2017
It was a good Mooc, but I think it should imply many more examples to be made by the own students along the course. I really liked the previous one (Java for Android) and of course I´m going to finish the rest of courses. It´s worth it. On the other hand, examples are good and explanations properly presented. Good... but not as good as the previous.
автор: Ryan C•
Nov 27, 2017
I missed having the required programming assignments from the Java for Android course. I feel like I learned more (even though I did the optional assignments). Also feel like the videos barely teach some critical basics that come up in the programming assigment
автор: Isabelle D•
Aug 14, 2019
What happened to the basics of Android development, like how to create a UI and interact with it? Receiving input and so on? I am glad I had those basics down beforehand, but someone new to android would have trouble following along
Nov 01, 2016
Overall it is OK, but the example framework is more like created for teach purpose which is not practical in industry. Moreover, it seems there are many incorrect part in the assignment especially optional code assignments.
автор: Kristopher G•
Oct 08, 2017
Great conceptual overview of the topics, although a bit too immersive. The module would benefit from simpler exercises to consolidate a student's understanding
автор: Margerite B•
Jun 25, 2017
I good a overview of the topics but I don't understand them well enough to implement them. For me the course is too fast.
Aug 19, 2017
The second part of the course was developing overly complicated apps, for downloading imageges.
автор: Rajatendu D•
Dec 17, 2018
Understanding this course was really difficult.Should have used easier techniques to teach students.
автор: Scott W•
Jan 31, 2017
Not enough coding opportunities.
автор: Vasu D S•
Jul 03, 2019
Please try to include more code
автор: Pekka H•
Feb 27, 2017
The programming exercises should not be optional. I still intend to do them, but now I passed the course with a 100% mark but only 10% of knowledge.
автор: Karim A•
Sep 12, 2017
The course focuses on principles & theories rather than coding and practical experience, also I found the code walk-through are not very useful.
автор: Abdullah M A•
May 14, 2018
more academic and i think it's not for the beginners, it will be good if there is more interactive projects.
автор: Suhaib O•
Dec 24, 2017
Poorly designed, poorly organized, with very few example snippets here and there, don't waste your time.
автор: Konstantin T•
Oct 23, 2017
Mandotory programming assignments should be designed. In the course these tasks are optional.
автор: Christine B•
Mar 15, 2017
The entirety of this course is "watch and listen". There are no hands-on activities/assignments that get you implementing what you are (supposedly) learning. The assignments that are offered are optional and consist of filling in the blank code without actually providing you a way to see how your code works in the big picture.
For example - they go on and on about how intents are complicated and tricky, but they don't actually give you a required assignment. It's optional. Then the actual assignment is "Do this here, and this here, and then this here" and only when you have completed every step can you actually run the code. But this doesn't actually show you how to build the intent. All you did was write down what they told you to and where. You never actually build anything yourself. You don't actually get an idea of how these things work or how to implement them yourself from scratch.
The quizzes are also pointless. Every quiz is multiple choice, select all that apply. There's no thought required, just regurgitation of info from the lectures.
Also, the entire week 1 lectures are HORRIBLE. The lectures on git are sssoooo dull that I could not stay awake no matter how much I wanted to. They are given in a monotone, bored tone that will drive you insane.
Overall, this course seems more like it was hastily slapped together, without much thought, and then never looked at again. I would not recommend anyone take this course, let alone pay for it.
автор: Shira J•
Apr 05, 2017
I didn't learn anything more than what I already knew- which was basic concepts- and was able to pass anyway. I'm very disappointed. I want to be a good programmer, and this did not teach me any programming.
The videos are not conducive to learning. You need a more engaging teaching plan. Don't just read slides to me, I can do that myself. Use videos to explain concepts, but stuff your videos with practice problems. Put more code in the videos and walk me through it. Put in mini-quizzes in the middle of videos, to keep the student aware of how they are doing in short increments. Don't move on to the next thing unless they have learned the first thing.
I was unable to complete the projects because the practical coding was not taught - don't throw a third of the course into the first practice I get to without first walking me through short, contained examples of how to actually use the code, and testing me on each piece before putting it all together.
автор: Mac K•
Nov 05, 2016
Course work was entirely optional and only started at the end of week 2. The required level of involvement was too low to be helpful. I don't learn well just watching lectures - I can get that much from YouTube!!! However, I expect a bit more when paying $500 for a specialisation.
The first module in the series was too basic but at least there was a lot of coding involved. This (second) module didn't even have that.
автор: Antonio D C•
Feb 13, 2017
More practical application would be helpful in solidifying knowledge. Concepts seem abstract outside of any programming practice. Additionally, flow of lectures seems scattered at times: concepts are introduced then not expounded upon. This creates a distracted learning path that makes it difficult to follow the lessons. (From a beginner programmer's view).
автор: Josh L•
Sep 19, 2018
I'm disappointed with this MOOC because it's very confusing. The teacher talk so fast and explain things in the way that students all know about Android. Hope that they can improve the quality of this MOOC!
автор: Islam A M•
Jun 26, 2017
Inappropriate videos that gives you the feeling of not completing the course at all.