Andrew C.

Seattle, WA, United States
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Understanding economic policymaking

IE Business School

Professor Allard does a wonderful job at explaining the way the economy works.  Her approach, while accessible, is thorough and informative - her lectures feel as if she's talking across the dinner table.  I recommend her course to anyone starting out in economics or wanting a refresher. 
Climate Change

University of Melbourne

This is a fairly thorough exploration of the issues related to climate change.  The assortment of instructors gives the course some breadth but also makes it a bit uneven.  Also, the political perspectives bookend the scientific discussions.  I think the class would worked better if they split it into two or more targeted classes.  Overall, this was an informative course.
The Camera Never Lies

University of London International Programmes

I only lasted a couple weeks in this class for similar reasons as the other reviewers - primarily that the lecture format was greatly hindered by copyright restrictions.  Further, I felt the instructor wasn't being systematic in his analysis and teaching style.  Hopefully, his next lectures will address these issues.
Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets

Brown University

Taught by Indiana Jone's equally dynamic if not more respectable sister, Prof. Alcock digs up a real treasure of a class.  She and her team of guest lecturers cover a lot of ground - both geographically and historically.  I especially liked how the course introduces the nuts-and-bolts of what archaeologists really do in the field and labs.
History of Rock, Part Two

University of Rochester

A continuation of History of Rock, Part One, this course covers rock from 1970 to 1990s (when rock started to feel redundent IMHO).  While the class has just started, Prof. Covach maintains the energy from before.  The challenge of this class is how to choose which genres and groups to discuss.  Looking forward to it! 
Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression

University of Melbourne

Starting with a positive note, Prof. Blewitt is a natural lecturer who is great at describing genetic functionality.  I feel that the class could be more accessible and still retain it's mission if she would include more overview (e.g., "why is this important") prior to details (e.g., "what chemistry is going on").  Would suggest this class only for people who have taken Introduction to Genetics and Evolution and Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators or have completed an undergrad in biology.  Pe ... more
Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Change Conversations

The University of British Columbia

Profs. Harris and Burch have put together a solid course on climate systems.  They make a great team as Harris lectures on the technical issues of climate change while Burch focuses more on policy issues.  I think this course is well suited as an introduction and gives much of the vocabulary needed to be credible.   My only frustration in the course is that it shows how far we have to go.
Introduction to Psychology

University of Toronto

Prof. Joordens enthusism and knowledge really comes through in his teaching style - you get the sense that his packed lectures are just a gateway to a fascianting topic.  He starts by detailing the physical structure of the brain and it's functionality.  Next, he overviews how learning and memory work in both a healthy individual as well as ones with mental afflictions. Each lecture ends with links to additional readings and videos.  He also pack ... more
Discrete Optimization

University of Melbourne

I totally agree with Bram that this course is drinking water out of a fire hose.  I've studied several optimization courses while doing my PhD at Stanford and find this course tough.  The programming assignments are like "come up with your own algorithm to optimally solve the bin-packing problem using our overview lectures as a starting point".  I really like Prof Hentenryck's almost manic teaching style but the course really needs a teaching ass ... more
Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future

University of Florida

Once you get past Prof. Porter's substantial mustache, you realize that he really enjoys teaching this class.  He starts by going over the sources and uses of energy and then rolls up his sleeves to give practical solutions to reduce energy use.  His lectures are fast paced and solid.
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Model Thinking

University of Michigan

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4.8 / 5.0
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Introduction to Psychology

University of Toronto

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4.7 / 5.0
Natural Language Processing

Stanford University

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4.7 / 5.0
Generating the Wealth of Nations

University of Melbourne

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4.5 / 5.0
History of Rock, Part One

University of Rochester

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4.5 / 5.0
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