Sep 09, 2017
This course is ideally designed for understanding, which tools you can use to do machine learning tasks in python. However, for deep understanding ML algorithms you should take more math based courses
Oct 14, 2017
Very well structured course, and very interesting too! Has made me want to pursue a career in machine learning. I originally just wanted to learn to program, without true goal, now I have one thanks!!
創建者 Philip L•
Oct 31, 2017
The assignments are extremely difficult, professor is a bit dry during lectures.
創建者 Wojciech G•
Oct 28, 2017
To fast paced.
創建者 Sakina F•
Mar 27, 2018
The videos are way too long and very monotonous. They should be cut down and reduced. The maximum length they should be is 5-6 mins other wise they becoming distracting.
The course content is good though. Quite easy to understand but going through the videos is a chore.
創建者 Carl W S•
Jul 02, 2017
There is a lot of good material in this course, but it is noticeably not taught as well as the previous two courses in this specialization. The lesson plan feels like a class lecture modified just barely enough to work as a MOOC, the autograders are highly finicky, and most of the programming assignments had errors or missing details that required the learner to check the class forums to find out how to fix them. Overall, it was a helpful course, but felt unpolished.
創建者 Victor E•
Aug 16, 2017
Two point: 1) you can learn a lot here, 2) imagine you are shown a hammer but never explained how to hit a nail. Two previous courses in the specialization do both.
創建者 Tracy S•
Jul 31, 2017
the second assignment was a little beyond what was taught in the lecture. others are fine.
big suggestion: please please have a better auto-grader. Most of my time was spending on how to battle the auto-grader instead of coding...
創建者 Jeremy D•
Jul 10, 2017
The topics were good, but too many were d
創建者 Gilad A•
Jun 27, 2017
The last assignment was super. apart for it, the assignments and the course were too easy
創建者 Ketan L•
Jun 04, 2018
Follow the course with introduction to ML with python to have descent understanding. Instructor won't be able to keep one interested for long. Exercises could have been tougher.
Aug 07, 2017
Quick tutorial-like overview. Autograder is not too verbose and as a result I spent some time struggling with debugging the code rather than figuring out how to solve machine learning related problems.
創建者 Gu X•
Oct 20, 2017
Most of the content professor taught are intuitive, but the PPT seems helpless. Furthermore, the thinks in the course are shallow depth, conversely the assignment are little bit difficult especially on assignment4. I mean if the goal is to train our to do some real world data you may can shrink the dataset, the large dataset would takes more time to training which would cost more time to debug. Anyway, this is a great course but I think it's better to do slight change on the quiz and assignment.
創建者 Amit S•
Apr 14, 2019
It would be better if this course was not with Jupyter notebooks. Professional data science projects will not use notebooks but script files instead. The course should prepare students for professional projects by using script files.
Also the lecturing is very rigid and scripted which makes it less engaging. There is also no material on how any of the algorithms work in detail however there is good material on scikit-learn.
創建者 Ankur P•
Mar 30, 2019
Unsupervised learning was missing. The codes written in the lectures were not explained clearly. Some topics looked unimportant.
創建者 Andy S•
Jun 04, 2019
It could have been better with more examples.
創建者 Nigel S•
Jun 10, 2019
This is an OK introduction to Machine Learning. It covers a range of relevant topics. The gap between the lecture content and the assignments is the typical chasm for this U.Michigan "speciality", and frankly you end up basing assignment answers more on internet research rather than lecture content.
I'd sum it up as a substantial missed opportunity. The last assignment is really good in terms of doing a realistic Machine Learning project, but the preceding course content doesn't give you the tools or frameworks to do that project in a logical, industry standard workflow. It gives you an idea of what the tools are, but not how to really apply them all together in an efficient and logical series of steps.
It's as if those who designed the course decided that learners needed a tough-love approach, like a trainer lying down on the grass and showing learners swimming strokes, and then just throwing those learners into a pool and expecting them to keep afloat, and combine what they remember with what they see other more experienced swimmers in the pool doing. It shows a fundamental misundestanding of the Coursera learners usually being very time poor and expecting much more from the instructors.
創建者 Adithyan U•
Jul 03, 2019
The course tries to do too much in four weeks. Consequently, the teaching material isn't as comprehensive as it ought to be. I've probably spent over 10-15 hours cumulatively on other websites, trying to comprehend the intuition behind the algorithms used. This course isn't great at getting that across. There's a lot in here that we're forced to take for granted. I'm afraid I'll have to think twice before I choose other UMich courses in the future.
創建者 Ryan D•
Jul 15, 2019
I'm glad there was an introductory course like this offered for machine learning. The content is very accessible and the assignments are simple enough to work through without frustration, but challenging enough to help you understand how to apply machine learning algorithms on your own.
I did purchase the book recommended, Introduction to Machine Learning with Python by Andreas C. Muller and Sarah Guido. The lectures in this course are basically paraphrase the book. Frankly, I think you'd get more value from this course if you read Chapter 2 in its entirety and follow along with the juypter notebooks provide with the book. It's easy to tell when someone is teaching you vs. reading to you— this course's lectures were definitely the latter.
創建者 Claire Z•
Jul 20, 2019
The course is quite high-level. There is nothing wrong with an applied course being high-level. The material is easy to follow, the quiz is a bit challenging but the homework assignments are quite easy to pass. I prefer a course with more fundamental details.
創建者 Matteo B•
Aug 10, 2019
Assignments are not really supported by the material provided (videos). The level is not balanced. Some bugs in the assignment code as well
創建者 vikram m•
Aug 26, 2019
It's a good course, but a quick one. One needs to have a beforehand knowledge of all the algorithms as they are not discussed in details. State of the art is not mentioned. Implementation and best practices are present, along with pros and cons of each algorithm
創建者 Dimos G•
Sep 03, 2019
This course was a complete disappointment. First of all, it should have been split into two courses. The second week especially contains so much material to the point that it's not-pedagogical. Also, I regret to say that the instructor is not fit for this task. It would be better if they used Christopher Brooks from the first two courses as he is more engaging and he seems to have a lot more experience in public talking. Another thing is that there are serious bugs with the assignments. This course needs serious redesign.
All in all, don't spend your precious time and money on this one. There are better courses available on this subject.
創建者 Halil K•
Sep 27, 2019
Good content, bad teachng staff. Though the discussion forum contributors were very helpful and should be commended for their efforts.
創建者 JUN L•
Nov 07, 2019
There are too many errors in the video and even in the quizzes and assignments which will affect the final grade and wastes studying time to figure out it is an error. It is pointed out in the discussion forums but no one is taking the action to correct it. Moreover, at least 3 of the reading materials fail to be loaded.
創建者 Mauricio A E G M•
Nov 17, 2019
This course is not useful to learn from scratch, but has some good things, for example the final assignment.
創建者 Frank A N•
Nov 20, 2018
It was too easy