18 дек. 2018 г.
Excellent course for beginners with enough depth, programming and computational theory to increase their computer science knowledge to a higher level. It builds a good foundation of how computers work
3 февр. 2019 г.
The course is very well-designed and it helped me develop understand how to apply computational thinking in solving various types of problems as well as acquire basic skills of programming in Python.
автор: Chris T•
22 нояб. 2020 г.
For the most part, the course is well paced and the content is explained clearly. However, the python module felt a bit rushed to me and the problem sets did not feel appropriate for someone with no prior python experience. I had to complete two other intro level python classes outside of this course in order to be ready to solve the final assignment in Computational Thinking. In the end, this class did challenge me quite a bit and I have learned about Python coding as a result, which was my ultimate goal in the grand scheme.
автор: wharheit g•
26 апр. 2021 г.
This was a great intro to algorithms. Definitely take notes and screenshots or refer back to the presentations for assistance with the quizzes and assignments. I definitely got to see how Computer Science can be applied to day to day activities and real-world problems to find solutions. I will say the only concern I had was that the examples provided in the presentations are way easier than what is asked of students in the assignments. It can be very time consuming but when you figure it out you feel amazing!
автор: Ahmed S•
22 дек. 2020 г.
This course learn you using Pillars of Computational Thinking (Decomposition, Pattern recognition, Data representation and abstraction, Algorithms ) to tackle problems and use flow-chart in case studies and write an algorithm to solve it to practice on it and this course ended by explaining computer history and architecture and teach you python but it needs more case study to work with it to enhance your this skills and some mentors to tell you what you miss and what you need to focus.
автор: Wei Q•
6 февр. 2022 г.
Overall, it's a great beginners course to develop a novel mindset when people consider problems. I like it's big idea and the high level of thinking methods, the four pillars of CT, except for... the last week's lesson. I guess it would too challenging for novice learners to finish the codes by themselves if some knowledge is not taught in the lecture. But, it's still a rewarding learning experience for me!
автор: Igor P•
22 февр. 2021 г.
Most of the course was helpful and understandable. Although the criteria for one of the examples remained unclear and controversial for real application.
Writing scripts in Python is not easy for beginners. Quite a lot of additional materials had to be done to really consciously complete the tasks. The support service responds for a long time, does not meet the deadlines set by them.
автор: Alon H•
19 мая 2020 г.
Really well put together course, clear audio and beneficial visuals. The earlier phases of the course didn't provide clear guidance on what was looked for in grading, so it took a while to get adjusted. Sometimes explanations on why something was done in a video were skipped over, leading to a need to read the forums to get clarity. Learned a lot, and enjoyed the exercises!
автор: Angelie X•
12 сент. 2021 г.
It's a very beginner-friendly course for computational thinking. I like that the content is structured, interesting, and easy to follow. I also like that it doesn't jump straight into coding like most other courses. I do feel like the two case studies used in the course were a little confusing. I already know Python before so the second half of the course was easy for me.
автор: Omar A•
9 дек. 2020 г.
Was honestly a great course but the auto grade system was very tough for some quizzes. Where even if you had the correct answer but it displayed in a different way it would be considered a 0. Otherwise the instructors were wonderful to learn from and the one time I needed help I received it within 3 days and was able to finish the last quiz because of it.
автор: Thaddeus P•
17 дек. 2019 г.
A well thought out, progressive walk into python programming and the paradigm of computational thinking. There were a few exercises that left a few details slightly fuzzy, and some instructions that were not 100% clear, but not impossible to work through. Presenters spoke clearly and slowly, and were helpful in understanding topics.
автор: Nguyễn N P A•
29 июля 2019 г.
Overall the course is interesting and informative to beginner. And this way of thinking is truly practical and helpful in the real life. But the last part of the course including the coding part is not truly adequate for the beginner, making the beginner has to go extra miles to be able to do it but I wondered its necessity.
автор: CHUAN W•
9 июля 2020 г.
I learned a little bit about python before, so this program really broad my eye about algorithms. The 4th week is somehow challenging especially for 4.7. but after complete it. I enhanced my knowledge about some key point in Python programming like class and object.
автор: Robert B•
24 февр. 2020 г.
Enjoyed the course very much. Only had issues submitting Assignments 4.7 and 4.8 to the Autograder. Running the code in the window would provide a correct answer but it wouldn't be accepted once submitted. Otherwise, I highly recommend this course.
автор: MAURICIO C•
6 февр. 2021 г.
This is not so easy, like some technicians could think, It requieres skills like order, method, and intuition about procedures, elements, steps, etc. I really recommend this course for beginners and intermediate programmers.
автор: Santi P•
17 авг. 2019 г.
Great course and content. The responsiveness to questions and issues in the forum was not the best and could be improved. Overall the course was well structured, engaging, and insightful. Feel great to start coding in Python.
автор: Yash K•
13 авг. 2021 г.
This course is helpful for learn and understood solution of any problem although by this course we got some knowledge of python programming. But at some point I'm also stuck but I completed it successfully. Thank you penn.
автор: Nidhi A•
15 янв. 2021 г.
IT is a very good course. That being said, week 4 should be spread over two weeks, and have more explanation in order to make the projects more manageable. I struggled with the last two projects.
автор: Lluc R S•
18 янв. 2019 г.
Useful course taught at an adequate rate. I recommend it for people who are interested in learning the basics of computational thinking, i.e. a systematic approach to problem-solving.
автор: Elise N•
18 авг. 2019 г.
The autograder can be somewhat of a pain and some of the solutions in the peer-review sections aren't the most efficient. Otherwise it helped teach the building blocks of coding.
автор: Jessica K•
1 июля 2020 г.
Prior basic python knowledge will help with this course. Instructors were great. However the last week and its assignments need to tie in better with the overall course.
автор: Lucas d H M•
7 мая 2020 г.
Very useful course with interesting and relatable examples. Both instructors speak in an easy manner and take proper time to explain the concepts.
автор: Weilian X•
24 авг. 2019 г.
Very nice course of people who have no experience with computer and programming.
The only thing I can complain is the peer-graded assignment.
автор: Danielle J•
9 июня 2019 г.
Really great course. I found the wording of a couple homework problems to be confusing, but overall really enjoyed the course
автор: Danrui L•
7 нояб. 2020 г.
The course is great, but the last 2 questions in the forth week are not friendly for the coding beginner.
автор: Salahuddin P•
17 июня 2020 г.
It was very joyful throughout the course and i learned a lot but there is a problem, the voice is so low.