Aug 29, 2015
If I'd had access to this material when I first failed freshman chemistry 40 years ago, I probably wouldn't have failed. Kudos to Dean Hutchinson for bringing us his innovative approach.
Oct 02, 2018
DEMAND\n\nI would inform you that i wish to receive my certificate according to general chemistry :concept development and application, then your feed back will rejoice more thank you.
創建者 William L•
Jul 14, 2016
This course should be a 5 Star course. It is challenging and requires effort. The lectures are well done but not up to the level of the quizzes. The book looks like an abandoned project. The errors and missed references to tables and equations from part one of the book to the other are too many.
Having said that, I have never learned so much about a topic. I attempted the problems in the book before I took the quiz. That makes a huge difference. A week covers 2-3 chapters in the book. I started to doing the each chapter's problems before moving on in the week. This made taking the quizzes a lot easier.
Overall I am very happy for having taken this course.
創建者 Blair L•
Dec 17, 2017
I learned a lot from the course, and truly appreciate Professor Hutchinson's (and Rice's) generosity in having delivered it. I would have benefited a from more time invested in the quizzes. They were not well edited. (Similarly, the e-book could use a good edit.) This was an annoyance more than a severe detraction, however it leads into a larger issue. I believe that the motivated e-student benefits from a more involved means of analyzing content-retention / gestation than simple multiple choice questions. In fact, one might argue that the whole idea of a MOOC is the quizzes / tests of comprehension. If you wanted to learn it on your own, you could just buy a book and go to the Kahn Academy for some videos. (This gets into a larger subject that edX, coursera and the whole MOOC experiment needs to ask with earnestness -- whether the traditional class-delivery model is sufficient in an online forum. I would argue strongly that a greater investment is needed -- that Kahn Academy is a different breed. This raises an obvious financial question -- for non-tenured editors, quiz makers, etc. But asking the money question too soon is putting the cart before the horse.) Anyway, thanks for the class, and all the best.
創建者 Stéphane H•
Mar 26, 2019
Very insightful course ... very well explained and progressive
創建者 EMMANUEL N•
Mar 23, 2019
創建者 dustin s•
Oct 26, 2015
needs more questions and answers. maybe just a section for practice or somethin
創建者 Johnny S•
Dec 29, 2016
創建者 Mark M•
Mar 12, 2016
Most excellent course. Professor Hutchinson's presentation of chemistry made the learning experience valuable and enjoyable. The course is planned well and delivered in a most professional way. It's apparent that a lot of work went into creating this course. The use of the split screen is a good technique that fully engages the learner, and following the concept development concept throughout the lectures provides a solid foundation for moving from one concept to another.
The minor negatives are the pdf file of the CDS material didn't always present correctly (especially tables, a common problem converting Word to pdf) and some of the chapter numbers didn't match ... but these are minor glitches and did not detract from the course itself.
I can't say enough good things about this course. I kept thinking how great it would be to attend Rice University and attend Professor Hutchinson's classes. It's quite evident that he loves teaching and it shows in his lectures. I look forward to any future courses offered by Professor Hutchinson and Rice University.
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Oct 25, 2015
創建者 Lord L A•
Apr 14, 2018
excellent course. Gives basic concepts that one must learn.
創建者 Terrence M•
Feb 17, 2018
Lectures are great and material is comprehensive. The only problem is there is a multiplicity of errors in the questions.
創建者 Alma D•
Sep 08, 2017
創建者 Deleted A•
Sep 10, 2017
Great course!! Very helpful and intresting method of study.
創建者 Tripat S•
Sep 18, 2016
The best course to grasp the fundamentals of chemistry
創建者 Christophe S•
Aug 31, 2015
Excellent course, pleasant to listen to. Definitely improved my understanding of chemistry.
創建者 Jonathan L•
Jan 25, 2016
The concept development approach is a much better way to learn!
Aug 17, 2015
This course and the accompanying textbook explain chemistry in a very simple, ground up way that I was able to easily understand.
創建者 David V G•
Mar 17, 2016
I am enjoying the course. I appreciate the method the professor is using for the lectures. I am taking the course for the challenge of learning something new as I have not studied chemistry since my first year of college in 1958.
創建者 Chen C•
Sep 30, 2015
really helpful advice, completed content with acceptable depth
創建者 VICTOR F Y A•
Sep 13, 2015
創建者 Martin T•
Jan 25, 2016
This is my first experience of Coursera, although a have done many other MOOCs. This is an excellent course. I studied chemistry many years ago and was looking for a course to revise some of the topics. The subject matter is at just the right level: challenging but not intimidating. The lectures are well structured and presented, and the background reading material (provided free of charge) is excellent.
A brilliant first impression, both of Coursera and the host University (Rice).
創建者 Marc H•
Jun 15, 2017
The concept development method of learning was very effective. Thank you!
創建者 Leonor P A J•
Feb 28, 2017
創建者 Bartolome M M•
Nov 15, 2017
Good Teacher, good Metodology, recomendated 100%
Aug 23, 2016
Excellent course. There are many questions to think.
創建者 Alfonso M P•
Jan 07, 2016
I thank the organizers for this well-structured Chemistry course. I was sometimes overwhelmed by the amount of information given but I guess this is due to the condensation process that had to be carried out in order to impart the contents in 11 weeks. Otherwise I would have appreciated to have more exercises resolved during the lessons and to get a sheet with all the formula used during the course...Thank you again.