Aug 04, 2020
This course will provide all basic information of android and it will also help you to understand the fundamental of java which is used in android. It really help me to improve my skills in android.
Nov 17, 2019
Excellent !! As a beginner I found this course a major kick-start to building a strong base for my Android app skills. A lot of practice needed though, but these videos would keep me going well
автор: Sarthak M•
Apr 30, 2020
bit outdated course need a soft reboot .
автор: Sathya N R•
Nov 07, 2017
Programs should have been taught more.
автор: Miguel Á R G•
Aug 15, 2016
Its learning curve is almost vertical.
автор: Aabishkar K•
Jun 29, 2020
Pretty good... But boring as heck!!
Aug 12, 2016
excellent course - Mustafa & Ed
автор: Akash C•
Oct 17, 2016
Good course. Bad arrangement!
Jul 20, 2020
NO ESTA EN MI IDOMA
автор: Lokesh k•
Jul 26, 2019
Female teacher not goood
автор: David R•
Jun 08, 2020
автор: Eiknath T•
Mar 06, 2019
автор: PENDKAR A G•
May 17, 2020
автор: Alistair S•
Jul 06, 2020
Firstly I would say that this course is informative when it comes to the basics of java. The videos are informative but there is a lack of consistency with what you learn in the videos to actually writing java code. It is very similar to a college course where the pace is quite fast for people who have little to no experience programming. This often leaves students frustrated and discouraged and eventually leads them to give up. There could definitely be more practice added each new lesson of material you learn. Watching someone program and programming yourself are entirely different things. Everything you see on the quiz and programming assignments should be heavily practiced and discussed before they are even attempted. Forums offer some guidance but if you are stuck with how to solve a problem you are better off doing your own research as the moderators will often not give you reasons why your code or quiz answers are resulting as incorrect. If the service was free I would understand but this course is 50 dollars a month. As someone who is interested in becoming a programmer (with little experience) for both personal and financial benefits I think this course could do way better at teaching the material in a way that is practical and applicable. I am also saying this as someone who looks at the world and sees a high demand for programmers, software developers, website developers, game programmers and data scientists while many of these jobs are left unfilled because not enough people have these skills.
автор: Chuck M•
Aug 05, 2016
This course wasn't well suited to me, being a person with a programming background. It was too introductory. But that doesn't say anything against the course. The reason I don't rate the course highly is that it just wasn't that coherent. I would have preferred to have a single, consistently good instructor.
автор: Julian D D C E•
Oct 09, 2020
The videos has a lot of texts and this course has super long topics, the homeworks for someone that has not too much expirience are hard not because of what they ask its because sometimes for match with the answer the grader is asking its super hard.
автор: Muhammad F B F•
May 06, 2020
I wish if the Course was up to date, all i learned in this Course is the basic java
and the assments were out of date , almost needed to fix gradel problem everytime to start programing
but the best thing is mr.jerry he always there to help u
автор: Mac K•
Nov 05, 2016
Should just be called 'Introduction of Java for absolute beginners'. I don't recall anything '...for Android' about the coding.
Some of the lecturers are so bad at speaking that it's painful to listen to. I really expected better.
автор: Alejandro B•
Jul 05, 2018
Some of the concepts are outdated such as conventions for private fields and thoughts around comments and documentation. Also the class seems more about object oriented programming than java for android.
автор: Greg P•
Jun 24, 2020
Not for the beginner. Not much teaching. Test are basically figure it out on your own, guess until you get it right. No clear examples given for any of the test material.
автор: Ajay P•
Sep 25, 2020
Not getting that much information and very less info on android
автор: PARAS P•
Jun 05, 2020
Not good and very difficult to undersand.
автор: dinesh k•
Jul 05, 2020
i am not satisfy with quiz question.
автор: Abhishek S V•
Apr 17, 2020
Course is outdated.
автор: Deleted A•
Jan 26, 2019
автор: Danish S•
May 25, 2016
автор: David N W•
Sep 18, 2016
As other reviewers have noted, this course is NOT for beginning programmers! (Unless maybe you are a mathematical genius with total recall.)
I have a little background in programming, HTML and CSS, but I found this course to be an absolute nightmare. It would be interesting to find out if any of the rave reviews came from real beginners.
Most of the problems have already been noted by other reviews, so I will only mention a few that I did not see mentioned.
The course requirements should include hardware and software essentials. In particular, the student has no choice but to use Android Studio. If their system is not running a 64bit OS at 2.4 GHz with at least 8 GB of RAM, it can literally take DAYS for Studio to complete the build so that the student can do anything with assignment code.
There is a desperate need for a glossary. The course dives in with more acronyms than the military, and assumes the attmpting learner already has a handle on APIs, SDKs, etc., not to mention many other technical terms (interfaces, ...). If I asked the average programmer to evaluate the MT based on comparisons with the Complutensian Polyglot and Codex Alexandricus, the effect would probably be about the same.
Another glaring omission for beginners is a battery of exercises for each concept/skill.
As for "We've organized all these topics into units that represent roughly 4-6 hours of work each," that is absurd! If you multiplied that by 10, it would still be a stretch.
I have no doubt about the programming and technical competence of the instructors (though there are some errors in a number of the instructions). And I'm sure they are very nice people who really want others to learn. The root problem seems to be what professional communicators call "The Curse of Knowledge" -- a syndrome in which a person is so familiar with their subject that they cannot begin to imagine what it is like for someone who is not.
My recommendation to a beginner is to look somewhere else. Take a good introductory course in Java before diving into the vastly more complex world of the Android environment. I am not qualified to evaluate the course from the perspective of an experienced programmer, but I have noted that they are frustrated by clutter caused by token attempts to make this a beginner course.
My recommendation to the faculty is to completely re-engineer this whole specialization. They should have a separate set of courses truly designed for beginners, and they should get help from qualified instructional designers who specialize in online adult education. (Might not be a bad idea to get the VU English department to review the lecture text as well.)
My recommendation to anyone is to never believe anything Coursera tells you about a course. Audit the course BEFORE you pay any money! This is especially important if the course has not actually started. This course started two months late, and I could not get a refund before the course even got under way!
After taking nearly 6 months to wade through a little over half the course requirements, I decided to look at the rest of the assignments and project. This removed all doubt that to continue was a hopeless waste of time. So, I decided to end the nightmare, and I'm glad it's over!