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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?

MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

14 out of 15 people found the following review useful

5 years ago
**completed** this course.

This is indeed an awesome course. Unlike other online courses I have taken where the better students provide the lion's share of help on the forums, in Calculus One, the staff do an excellent job of monitoring the forums to help out. Just as often they comment on the less formal side discussions as well.
And Dr Fowler
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This is indeed an awesome course. Unlike other online courses I have taken where the better students provide the lion's share of help on the forums, in Calculus One, the staff do an excellent job of monitoring the forums to help out. Just as often they comment on the less formal side discussions as well.

And Dr Fowler is indeed an awesome educator. His frenetic enthusiasm serves well to hold the students attention for what can sometimes be a very dry subject. My hat comes off to him.

The course provides an interactive problem solving site hosted by Ohio State U where one can practice solving problems. There is also a free .pdf textbook where one can do the same.

In sum, I recommend this course without reservation to anyone interested in a first yet in-depth exposure to calculus.

And Dr Fowler is indeed an awesome educator. His frenetic enthusiasm serves well to hold the students attention for what can sometimes be a very dry subject. My hat comes off to him.

The course provides an interactive problem solving site hosted by Ohio State U where one can practice solving problems. There is also a free .pdf textbook where one can do the same.

In sum, I recommend this course without reservation to anyone interested in a first yet in-depth exposure to calculus.

12 out of 13 people found the following review useful

4 years ago
**completed** this course.

Great math teacher, wonderful course materials, very helpful course staff. Best example of how an online course should be. Course provided excellent tools to study - free textbook, platform for doing exercises, great quizzes and exams.

5 out of 6 people found the following review useful

4 years ago
**completed** this course.

Two of my best professors were math professors at Northwestern, but Fowler is better. Very entertaining teacher, which is important for those who otherwise might wander away and not learn.

1 out of 3 people found the following review useful

3 years ago

is taking this course right now, spending
**2 hours** a week on it and found the course difficulty to be **easy**.

Uno de los mejores cursos de matemática que he llevado. El profesor es muy motivante y entretenido. Enseña el porqué de cada tema y no simplemente deja ejercicios con reglas que sin sentido. Otro aspecto positivo es que los vídeos son cortos y eso hace que uno pueda relajarse y llevarlos cuando uno quiera. No sientes q
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Uno de los mejores cursos de matemática que he llevado. El profesor es muy motivante y entretenido. Enseña el porqué de cada tema y no simplemente deja ejercicios con reglas que sin sentido. Otro aspecto positivo es que los vídeos son cortos y eso hace que uno pueda relajarse y llevarlos cuando uno quiera. No sientes que le estás dedicando mucho tiempo.

Muchas felicitaciones a los creadores el curso.

Muchas felicitaciones a los creadores el curso.

4 out of 5 people found the following review useful

3 years ago
**completed** this course.

One of the best MOOC couses I have taken. Jim is a wonderful teacher and is so enthusiatic gives us the desire to learn more. calculuts was one of my difficult subjects but I completed the course without any problems. I recommend it to anyone interested.

2 out of 3 people found the following review useful

3 years ago

I don't need calculus, I don't like calculus but I need it to finish my degree.

Watching big-eyes moving-arms loving-calculus Jim Fowler almost makes it interesting :)

Great, great teacher that makes monster-calculus interesting to learn.

if i make it through this "quest" it will be thanks to him.

Watching big-eyes moving-arms loving-calculus Jim Fowler almost makes it interesting :)

Great, great teacher that makes monster-calculus interesting to learn.

if i make it through this "quest" it will be thanks to him.

2 out of 4 people found the following review useful

3 years ago
**completed** this course.

An amazing course, one of the best i have seen actually. The instructors are wonderful. It is a fantastic course to start Calculus with.

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful

a year ago
is taking this course right now.

This course is average. It's not bad but need some improvement. Few quizzes are pointless and fails to evaluate the student.

9 months ago
is taking this course right now.

Any 5 stars review means the course is perfect and there is no room for improvement. It is far from accurate.

0 out of 2 people found the following review useful

3 years ago
**completed** this course.

very good intermediate level calculus class, Jim Fowler is an excellent teacher.

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8 months ago
is taking this course right now.

The lectures are very good and engaging. However, MOST of the quizzes I've taken so far, the material does not match what's taught in the lectures. For example, I finished a module ("Limits in Motion") teaching how to calculate speed of a moving objects accurately by using as small of time intervals as possible. I feel
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The lectures are very good and engaging. However, MOST of the quizzes I've taken so far, the material does not match what's taught in the lectures. For example, I finished a module ("Limits in Motion") teaching how to calculate speed of a moving objects accurately by using as small of time intervals as possible. I feel confident and interested to apply the strategies and techniques I've just learned to the quiz. However, the quiz has three questions, all giving me point coordinates, and asking me to determine the y-coordinate of the point B. I really pray my future professors don't teach this way. "POP QUIZ!!!" Wow.

4 out of 11 people found the following review useful

2 years ago
is taking this course right now.

Just starting this. Very disappointing. The first video on functions freezes. The first quiz covers material not presented in the videos. Commenters said that there were assists that appeared when you got a quiz question wrong, but none appeared.
Of course, one could say, "Well, you should already know this stuff," bu
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Just starting this. Very disappointing. The first video on functions freezes. The first quiz covers material not presented in the videos. Commenters said that there were assists that appeared when you got a quiz question wrong, but none appeared.

Of course, one could say, "Well, you should already know this stuff," but teaching one thing and quizzing on another is generally regarded as horrible teaching. And a MOOC with no explanation of how quiz answers are arrived at is just stupid.

Of course, one could say, "Well, you should already know this stuff," but teaching one thing and quizzing on another is generally regarded as horrible teaching. And a MOOC with no explanation of how quiz answers are arrived at is just stupid.

a year ago

This is good intro calculus course. I used it while simultaneously going through MIT OCW calculus I, which is definitely more challenging. It really helps to have exposure to different stile of teaching and sometimes different perspective.

5 months ago

Solid class, a very good overview of Calc 1. The instructor is engaging and entertaining. I did find difficulty jiving the quizzes with the lecture material though.

3 years ago

I have completed about ten courses on Coursera and this one was the best. The instructor has explained the subject pretty well.

4 years ago
**completed** this course.

Arguably one of the best online courses. Really enjoyed a tough subject. Fantastic teacher.

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful

4 years ago
**completed** this course.

Nice introduction and great professor. My only suggestion would be for the class to have gone into more depth.