Mohamed Noor and his course assistant, Justin Johnsen met some of the students in their Introduction to Genetics and Evolution Coursera course in a Google Hangout. Find out from students, in their own words, why they are taking a Coursera course and what they think of the course in the recorded video embedded below. Students from the USA, El Salvador, UK, Italy and India discussed their motivations for taking the course.  They commented that they really liked the discussion forums and the in-video quizzes, and often stopped the video many times while watching to make sure they understand. The students in this video Hangout make the point that this course is not simply recorded lectures, but is an interactive learning experience, and were curious about how their experience compares to a Duke course.

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Andrea Novicki

Andrea helps faculty use technology effectively and efficiently in their teaching. She works primarily with scientists, using her biology background, love of science and teaching experience. Her current enthusiasms include online science education, active learning (especially team-based learning) and assessment.

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3 Responses to Meet some Coursera students studying Genetics & Evolution

  1. reptos says:

    Interesting articles! genetics and evolution fascinate me since me early child hood. nice sharing!

  2. Chaschin Sergei says:

    I am also the student at this course and I highly recommend it. Prof. Noor reads it again in winter so try to find time to take it.
    At the same time, the assignments need serious approach and dedication.
    Great course!!

  3. jonathan says:

    I was looking at the coursera courses for loads of things, im still to decide on one, but thanks for putting up the comments form an actual user :)