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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful

3 years ago
**completed** this course, spending **25 hours** a week on it and found the course difficulty to be **medium**.

There were some irregularities that made the course very hard to follow for a beginner. For instance, there were different versions of some formulae that were used in different contexts, with no explanation as to why or which one should use when. It seemed like maybe the instructor glossed over some concepts in order t
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There were some irregularities that made the course very hard to follow for a beginner. For instance, there were different versions of some formulae that were used in different contexts, with no explanation as to why or which one should use when. It seemed like maybe the instructor glossed over some concepts in order to avoid boring the students, but at the end it just made the material incomprehensible. Math is supposed to be dry, so I guess my critique is that this class wasn't dry enough so the lessons were essentially useless.

12 out of 15 people found the following review useful

4 years ago
**completed** this course.

Exceptional teaching! Professor Thrun is the BEST teacher I've had in my life. Engaging, bright lectures, relevant homework assignments. The first (and so far the only one) MOOC where by the time of the assignments I remembered all material and didn't have to go back to the videos for references. I took the first offer
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Exceptional teaching! Professor Thrun is the BEST teacher I've had in my life. Engaging, bright lectures, relevant homework assignments. The first (and so far the only one) MOOC where by the time of the assignments I remembered all material and didn't have to go back to the videos for references. I took the first offering of the course. There were few bugs in the grader, that are fixed now. They also added new lessons. I really recommend this course to learn the basic statistics.

14 out of 14 people found the following review useful

3 years ago
**dropped** this course, spending **2 hours** a week on it and found the course difficulty to be **hard**.

Interesting concept, but not executed well. I actually got half way through (or was it 1/3?) before I decided to call it quits. The initial videos were pretty OK, but as we progressed it felt that I missed something, as if there were missing videos that clued me into their methodology

9 out of 10 people found the following review useful

5 years ago
**completed** this course.

Very good class. The material is a great preparation for Statistics 101 or for just becoming literate in probability and statistics concepts. The instructor explains concepts very thoroughly, with love. Questions/answers are interspersed in the lectures, a very effective teaching strategy. Especially high school students would gain considerably by taking this course.

9 out of 9 people found the following review useful

5 years ago
**completed** this course.

This was a good introductory course. While it did not perhaps cover the full range of topics found in a college level stats intro course, it does show the student that introductory statistics does not require any high level math. The end result will be a very serviceable and usable knowledge of basic statistics.

6 out of 6 people found the following review useful

5 years ago
**completed** this course.

This is the best class I've taken! It had just right amount of information, challenge, and engagement for me! Thank you Sebastian Thrun! Highly recommend it to anybody who wants/needs to take Statistics 101 or maybe just curious about probability of rain at your place or what door to choose at Let's Make a Deal :)

5 months ago
is taking this course right now.

Some of the videos (example in the Central Limit Theorem) are not clearly explained. The Teaching Assistant does not explain the concepts or even ask the questions using accurate language. The forums are sparsely populated with meaningful answers.

3 out of 3 people found the following review useful

3 years ago

Very nice class. While Coursera does have Ng's Machine Learning, Udacity does have this Statistics class as one of the first. I can only recommend.

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful

2 years ago

The course is great. Take it before moving to Artificial Intelligence . You may need to better understand 'statistics' first in order to complete it.

Many thanx to authors!

Many thanx to authors!

a month ago
**partially completed** this course.

Context: I've just finished problem set 5 on inference.

Some of the concepts could be better explained. Some of the formulas used shift throughout the course or are inaccurate. Some of the problem sets appear to use techniques that are not introduced in the main course material. :(

Some of the concepts could be better explained. Some of the formulas used shift throughout the course or are inaccurate. Some of the problem sets appear to use techniques that are not introduced in the main course material. :(

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