Students’ perspectives on their Udacity experiences
Recently, I’ve been stumbling into numerous blog posts written by students who’ve taken classes at Udacity about their experiences with the web site. Here, I point you to some of the ones I found interesting.
While the numerous Udacity course reviews I’ve stumbled upon are on average vocal and positive, this sample I’ve drawn points to a basic truth: The offerings on Udacity (and elsewhere) can only be as good as the instructors teaching it.
First we have Chad. Chad found Prof. Dave Evans a great teacher for CS 101 and concludes:
Next, we have Gerard, who who didn’t find Peter Norvig’s programming style elucidatory enough, and thus found his CS212 class extremely demanding:
And finally, we have Dan. Dan has enjoyed his experience thus far with Udacity so much that he’s unenrolled from community college to learn full-time on the web site!