Very informative! Everybody should take this course, to know more about their own microbiome...\n\nThe first lessons are not so exciting, but hang in there! The most interesting parts come later ;)
It was a good experience, and while I'm not too big on microbiology in general, I was intrigued in the role our microbiome plays in our lives. The summer I did this changed my life in a way. :)
автор: DRABO M S•
Microbiome is like the Amazone forest! Lot of mystery!
автор: Arjit J•
great info,friendly staff and very easy to understand
автор: Raminder s•
I am waiting for advance course.
автор: Isabelle d P•
Knowledgeable course taught by great teachers!
автор: Paramita S•
The course was informative and worth taking.
автор: Renate G•
Clear, entertaining, interesting, varied.
автор: Shaun C•
Good overview of an interesting subject.
автор: Mirko H•
Very good introduction course.
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автор: Suzanne S•
In general this was an easy, interesting and enjoyable course, Video interviews and lectures by key researchers in this exciting field were a highlight. It's an introductory course so not deep, but fun.
A couple of things significantly detracted from the course for me.
One was a feeling of unqualified evangelism. I think the microbiome is indeed a hugely important field, but the level of hype here, and lack of any critical perspective, was off-putting. This is particularly disturbing for products like probiotics, which have become a huge industry with little solid evidence to support them, or to choose between them. Also, they devote a lot of time to selling the American Gut Project. Which is a good cause, but I would rather they had spent that time teaching me something useful. I resent being duped into watching ads when I've signed up to be educated.
The other thing that bothered me was the course required us to divulge a lot of personal information to other students in pointless, time-consuming projects. I didn't learn anything from these projects and found them annoying.
автор: Duygu B•
The pace is not sufficient, especially in the first class. She talks so fast that I cannot catch up and have to pause every ten sec. for note-taking. Also, she is like reading from the screen, which is not looking professional. For the other classes that I take on Coursera, I didn't encounter this. But the topic is interesting for me, and I really want to learn so that I will continue. I hope this problem will be gone as I move forward.
автор: Sandra H ( J•
Less detailed information then expected but great for people that don't have any knowledge about (gut) microbiota yet
автор: bill w•
I enjoyed this course and would recommend it.
автор: arinn w•
the information was presented so slowly that it was hard to follow. i have taken a couple other introductory biology/genetics courses so some of the information was familiar, but i (and a friend who watched over my shoulder) found the videos nearly unwatchable due to the slow pace the presenters were speaking
Extremely clear presentations by the researchers, but loses 2 stars for relying on assignments based on Google Docs which did not load properly and resulted in me not being able to complete the course.
автор: Roy A E•
Very disappointed in this course. It is more of an infomercial for American Gut than an actual course. Additional knowledge gained was very little.