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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Programming Languages
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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Welcome to our course on Object Oriented Programming in Java using data visualization. People come to this course with many different goals -- and we are really excited to work with all of you! Some of you want to be professional software developers, others want to improve your programming skills to implement that cool personal project that you’ve been thinking about, while others of you might not yet know why you’re here and are trying to figure out what this course is all about.

This is an intermediate Java course. We recommend this course to learners who have previous experience in software development or a background in computer science. Our goal is that by the end of this course each and every one of you feels empowered to create a Java program that’s more advanced than any you have created in the past and that is personally interesting to you. In achieving this goal you will also learn the fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming, how to leverage the power of existing libraries, how to build graphical user interfaces, and how to use some core algorithms for searching and sorting data. And this course is project-based, so we’ll dive right into the project immediately!

We are excited to be offering a unique course structure, designed to support learners of different backgrounds in succeeding at their own pace. The first module explains how this will work and if this course is right for you. We also recommend taking a few minutes to explore the course site. A good place to start is the navigation bar on the left. Click Course Content to see what material we’ll cover each week, as well preview the assignments you’ll need to complete to pass the course. Click Discussions to see forums where you can discuss the course material with fellow students taking the class. Be sure to introduce yourself to everyone in the Meet and Greet forum.

This course should take about 6 weeks to complete. You can check out the recommended course schedule below to see a quick overview of the lessons and assignments you’ll complete each week.

We’re excited you’re here learning with us. Let’s get started!

Taught by

Mia Minnes, Leo Porter and Christine Alvarado

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Reviews for Coursera's Object Oriented Programming in Java
4.9 Based on 13 reviews

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Harry H
5.0 2 years ago
Harry completed this course.
What an outstanding course, I took this right after finishing the Python introduction to programming course and I have to say this course really stepped it up a notch. I've since taken the next two courses in the specialisation and I'm about to start the fourth one.

The course goes into so much more depth and covers lots of more advanced programming topics. However, I should warn anyone thinking of taking this course that it is very challenging and will require a lot of work. Each week, there are usually at least 2 hours of videos as well as a programming assignment that takes 3-…
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Ericdo1810 E
5.0 3 years ago
by Ericdo1810 completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is very rewarding. I'll tell you why

There is only a single project. But that project is so comprehensive it will familiarize you with all the essential concepts and techniques that you will need in Java OOP: inheritance, overloading, communication between classes, interfaces, etc

Very well-designed applet that makes it satisfying for the learner to complete the course.

Quizzes are easy to pass, however, you still need to complete the programming assignments to tackle the quizzes. Other than that, good understanding of concepts are required t…
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
One of the best (if not the best) organized MOOC I ever had. The instructors did a huge effort to provide material that is suitable for students from a diverse background.

There are required (core) videos suitable for everyone and additional support videos in case you are struggling. The quizzes are not testing your memorization skills (like other courses I had) but are actually testing your understanding and help you understand the material in-depth!
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Kapil G
5.0 3 years ago
by Kapil completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
course is really great introduction to object oriented programming .For the first week it seems daunting to apply to do as instructor for map project but after first week remaining week will start making sense of object oriented programming....

Bottom line

Really a good course to learn object oriented concepts
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is very well-put together. The quizzes are balanced both on theory and practical side. The map project was really worth-while for the sense of achievement and learning experience.
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Andrei
5.0 2 years ago
Andrei completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The challenges with questions and demos are very useful.

Helps for a good understanding.

The inheritance and polymorphism are explained very well
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