Oct 20, 2017
Dr. Chuck has a special ability to teach programming to people who doesn't necessarily have programming background. This is rare among programming teachers, and shows that he is an excellent educator.
Jun 23, 2016
Extremely basic but Dr. Chuck is so interesting that you never get bored. You can pass the course in a few days with minimum or even no programming knowledge. It's a good starting point for beginners.
автор: Kseniia G•
Jan 26, 2016
A really simple and what is the most important a clear course.
Really hope that next sessions are created in the same manner.
Will highly recommend to anyone who decides to start studying Python
автор: David F•
Feb 28, 2019
Fantastic course, I really enjoyed learning the fundamentals of Python. The professor has a great delivery and the lectures are really enjoyable. The exercises were a fun challenge, too.
автор: Atul B•
May 17, 2019
I am very happy as I started my career with programming after couple of years experience in different stream. Python course prepared in an efficient manner, which can understand by any
автор: MD S I M•
Oct 17, 2019
It's a great opportunity to learn here. Its great institute for learning. Here instructors are very experts. The teaching methods are very good. I am learning good things from here.
автор: Chaitanya K•
Feb 27, 2019
Great interactive course for beginners in programming as it doesn't only offer theoretical knowledge but also provides a platform to test one's abilities
автор: Mauricio A•
Feb 18, 2020
I think this is a great course, the professor, videos and all course content is very good!
Thanks to University of Michigan and Dr Chuck for this course.
автор: Zayd A•
May 16, 2019
Excellent teaching starting from basics and going gradually at a very reasonable pace with quizzes and assignments along the way to track your progress.
автор: Kshitij S•
May 17, 2019
This course is very suitable for beginners and the lectures are short and very precise and the instructor is a fun teacher
автор: PRADEEP K T•
May 20, 2019
If you want to know the working of python as a programming language then you should join this course
автор: Amit B•
Aug 08, 2019
Very crisp and Bang on Target.
Useful for people who have a passion for self learning.
автор: Artem T•
May 15, 2019
Great teaching: easy language, some extra work and thinking.
автор: Shubham J•
Jan 10, 2019
Best of Instructions and the best teaching faculty on internet.
автор: Liang-Jung H•
Sep 22, 2019
very good for a new python programmer
автор: Zou A•
May 17, 2019
I love the professor! He is so funny!
автор: Songjie G•
May 17, 2019
автор: Jeff W•
Sep 07, 2017
Coming at this with no experience in coding at all, this course was extremely difficult. I think the most difficult part of this class was following the videos. The reason is because real world uses weren't given very often. I struggled with motivation nearing the end of this course because the examples in the videos focused on the "what" the code does and not so much the "why." Because of this, the usefulness of some of the discussed functionalities in python are still unknown to me. To remedy that, I would recommend the exercises in the videos reflect what will be done in the assignments, at least to some degree. I couldn't help but get hung up on what "zork" had to do with anything (among a few other examples), or why I would ever need to find the largest letter in a phrase like "hello world." In fact, I think my biggest struggle going through this course was fighting thoughts like, "what am I going to use this for?" I would like to see more content related to solving real world problems, even if it's just in the bonus content.
Overall, while it was very difficult, I really do recommend this course to others, and in fact I already have recommend it to two of my friends. The instructor seems like a really awesome guy, he's easy to listen to, and overall he's the kind of teacher than any student would love to have.
автор: Pritesh P•
Sep 23, 2015
Excellent overview of first few concepts in Programming in Python. Useful in understanding programming concepts (early early stages) for those who have never done programming and refresher for those who have, but it has been a while, I look forward to seeing how the other courses in the this series are. Only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating is because I think in addition to the given assignments there should be an extra assignment per week with practical applications. Granted not enough of the language is know yet to warrant anything really complex, but perhaps just number converter for scientific notation, or a tip calculator with code given that can make it practical to use (connect it to a website or phone application).
автор: Ishaan k•
Nov 06, 2019
This is a very nice start for python beginners. Professor Charles Severence's way to teaching is very good. This course will help you build a strong foundation in python. I liked the conditional sequences lecture from other lectures. The assignments and quize were so engrossing and tricky which helped me a lot. Moreover the discussion forum is a nice help for fellow students. I would recommend you to take this course. I completed this course in 2 days along with all assignments and quiz submitted. The bonus videos give a nice exposure about successful people and career. I also loved them.
автор: Tao S•
Mar 31, 2020
good course but its more basic than i expected
автор: Nikhil m•
Aug 17, 2018
Nice course to have a clear idea of python
Mar 07, 2018
The course states it is meant to be for everybody but the frequent mention of error messages and how they are not meant to judge the student makes me thing it is meant for teenagers or a generally young audience.
Some concepts are introduced very quickly and without the proper background. The exercises are mostly on the easy side and they do not build on each other (example: functions are introduced in a class but not used in the following exercises). This ends giving the impression that the course is not well structured and does not try to make the student find synergies between concepts.
While this can work somehow for most of the course, the last week sees the introduction of some very advanced concepts (None and IS) which are just barely touched, leaving the student to have to search for information outside of the course. This is made worse by the overtly restrictive requirements of the assignments that use the autograder. The autograder does not let you explore potential pitfalls in your code, which are much better clarified by using the debugger (not introduced) or the python online visualizer (not introduced). I strongly advise to introduce one of these two tools in the course.
автор: L S•
Jan 03, 2020
NB: I audited this course so did not get feedback on assignments. If you are a true beginner, and have no programming or computer experience whatsoever this course is for you. Dr. Severance explains the concepts VERY well using great metaphors and he's quite engaging. However, he takes an incredibly long time to do this and uses many many words and there are many mostly irrelevant videos. If you have any coding experience at all, you might find it better to download python and the free book (which is written in the same engaging style using the same conceptual metaphors) and go at your own pace. The book is really really fabulous and you don't have to listen to the lectures at 1.5 speed waiting for something useful.
автор: Chris L•
Feb 04, 2018
Videos are rambling at points. Also, the code assignments are 1 and done per week. This means they don't nicely build upon one another and that they can be pretty unforgiving if you aren't ready to spit out the culmination of the week's lecturers in 1 go. The course would be better with more focused lecturers and multiple short code assignments that build on one another.
автор: Tushar K•
Jul 22, 2017
I feel that course should be split out for people with programming background and the first time Python programmers versus the first time programmers. There was too much repetition in some of the classes around basics of programming than python. Thanks!
автор: Annachiara K•
Aug 15, 2017
If you have taken a C++ course in your life, it will take a 4-5 hors to finish this class. More exercises would compensate the low path of the course.