atibamanii

Philadelphia, PA, United States
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Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World

University of Copenhagen

I am so happy to have the resources from this because they are from a perspective that Americans rarely, if ever, get to hear.   Dr. Afsah is knowledgeable about the subject, and very skilled at organizing and sharing that knowledge. My only complaint is that he was just a bit overzealous with people expressing what I’m certain to him seemed extremist positions, and literally expelled five students! (He says four.) I’ve never actually witnessed ... more
Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction

University of Virginia

This is an update of my previous review of this course.   This class is the best organized and presented of all the coursera offerings in my experience. The excellent planning by the staff pays off and is obvious to the students through the smooth progression from one week and one author to the next.   I had doubts in the beginning how useful simply viewing a seminar attended by others might be for me, but my doubts were quickly put to rest. The ... more
Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction

University of Virginia

Not complete with this course yet, but very close and have enough info to review. This is an  awesome course, mainly due to the author seminars. Prof. Holsinger from UVA offers his on-campus students the opportunity to attend seminars with outstanding historical fiction authors--Jane Alison (The Love Artist); Geraldine Brooks (Years of Wonder); Yangsze Choo (The Ghost Bride); Katherine Howe (The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane), and Mary Beth Ke ... more
Comic Books and Graphic Novels

University of Colorado Boulder

Have not completed this course yet, and may not complete it. Why? I may be wrong, and I've said this before, but I do believe that I'm in the majority when I say that I expect different things from free courses and tuition-based courses.   I've no doubts that Professor Kuskin knows his subject and is an excellent teacher, but two essays and the creation of your own comic is going to be a bit time consuming, and I'm not certain that a lot? a major ... more
History of Rock, Part Two

University of Rochester

Just like HOR, Part One, this class is one of the Jaguar's of MOOC courses. Well organized and well presented by a prof who obviously knows his stuff, I am considering taking them both (1 & 2) again!   Professor Covach has teaching a MOOC course down to a science. He does not present too much information (nor too little); he's not only knowledgeable but also obviously enthusiastic about the material; he directs learning through pertinent questio ... more
The Camera Never Lies

University of London International Programmes

I am sorry to say that I may drop this course, not because of the professor or the material, but because of the format. I'm afraid that Dr. Sullivan has not quiet mastered the mechanics of offering a free online course to tens of thousands of students at once. I understand that this is his first attempt. Dr. Sullivan appears to be a kind and dedicated teacher. I think perhaps a bit too kind to deal with the 100s of "trolls" that come with this t ... more
The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound, and Color

Wesleyan University

Since it's been some time since I took the course, I won't review completely. Just want to say that I truly enjoyed the subject and the presentation, but wish Prof Higgins had been more "visible" and engaged with the students. That would have truly made the difference.
History of Rock, Part One

University of Rochester

History of Rock, Part One covers the history of what became rock and how from 1900-1969. From "The World Before Rock and Roll" (OMG! There was a world before?) through "Psychedelia," (Looking forward to that one!) I am unable to rate the course in its entirety at the moment because I've not finished it yet. However, as someone who has experience with online courses, both MOOCs and formal tuition based university courses, this is going to be one o ... more
Classes of atibamanii
History of Rock, Part One

University of Rochester

My rating
4.9 / 5.0
History of Rock, Part Two

University of Rochester

My rating
4.8 / 5.0
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4.6 / 5.0
My rating
3.8 / 5.0
My rating
3.8 / 5.0
The Camera Never Lies

University of London International Programmes

My rating
3.7 / 5.0
My rating
2.9 / 5.0
Comic Books and Graphic Novels

University of Colorado Boulder

My rating
1.9 / 5.0
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