Initially it seemed easy and what I already knew... but the week 3 and 4 had alot of new and interesting stuff. It was great eventually... Especially the OS part and some practicals
Excellent introduction to Embedded Systems development that could serve as platform for further studies and research. A valuable pedagogy.
创建者 Deleted A•
nice and very understandable
创建者 Sai S•
very useful to all students
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创建者 Harsha V T•
This course is very good. Even though this course teaches you basic things it will help you to explore more. You will get to know about many new things.
创建者 G P T•
It would be better if the lectures were less monotonous
创建者 kim g•
Great class to get you started in Embedded systems.
创建者 Matteo S•
The course is useful to achieve a basic knowledge about operating system for embedded devices; however, it is really basic. Moreover, it is hard to find a well define content line: there's often the perception of jumping from a topic to another and then back again.
The real minus of the course is that material (both contents and exercises) is pretty old an not updated.
Finally, I don't appreciated very much the peer-graded approach since, while being useful to have exercises, it slows down the achievement of a certificate when the course has a limited number of enrolled.
创建者 Deleted A•
The topic is definitely interesting. The course, however, does not go very deep into the topic. The assignments are not well explained and the grading criteria is severely deficient and does not help students or reviewers understand what is expected. The assignments are not well coupled with the presented material. Week 4 Assignment 2, for example, is about Contiki/Cooja analysis tools, but there is no such topic covered in the course.
the last weeks assignment need more detail and instruction, it is not hard , but i belive the guidance is too vague to understand
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创建者 Bharat K•
In first three weeks the topics covered are not covered in much detail, but it is good enough to get started, and you can learn about that topics from other sources. The reason I am giving such a low rating to this course was, first I expected much more in depth knowledge and wide coverage of topics, and secondly the most important reason is that the week 4 of course sucks, there is no detail, no sources to understand topics, the forums are down right dead and there is no help from the staff (TAs) and faculty, the assignments of week 4 are not clear in terms of what to do and how to do, and it is very difficult to find relevant information on-line. In my opinion you should take this course only when:
1) You already have a clear understanding of C, OS concepts.
2) You are ready to search on-line for the topics taught even when you have no idea where you should start.
3) You have zero expectations from TAs and forums.
创建者 Nicolas S L•
The videos and the instructor are very nice.
The quizzes have questions with totally unrelated answers, leading to guesswork.
One of the final assignments is very complex and hard to understand what has to be done. Also, the final assignments have missing links in the PDF instructions.
In general, the ideas of the course and the assignments are very interesting, but this course needs to be urgently reviewed.
创建者 Elyasin S•
I found this course to be dry. No practical examples. Just information presentation, like reading from a book. The lectures do not prepare you very well for the Quizzes and even less for the assignments. This is the only course in Coursera that really got me disappointed. Since there are not many students in this course one might feel a bit "left alone".
创建者 Dvizma S•
The course is very generic overview of embedded hardware and operating systems. Too many OS' have been covered in a very short time without going into actual details of any of them. Assignments are full of error and have little relation to the lecture material. Assignment 4 is completely out of scope. Would not recommend.
创建者 Kiranlal E U•
The course is for people having advanced knowledge in embedded architecture and knowledge. Until 3rd week is perfectly alright. But from 4th week the course changes to advanced knowledge. I do not think an intermediate could easily grasp enough knowledge from the 4th week. Kindly do the needful to change it.
创建者 Mikhail B•
Rather shallow course. Kinda OK as an overview for embedded operating systems, but that's it. Practical part is really badly organized. Materials for peer-graded assignments have errors like not working or missing links, and those errors are not being fixed for years! Assignments are formal and boring.
创建者 Iñigo H•
Too general content, practical exercises not very useful and almost all outdated so they can't be done as explained. It may be a quite good introduction for the next courses of the program, but then it's a too long introduction.
创建者 Hatem S•
This is course is not clear enough. It shows some ideas about embedded systems and Operating systems used in the field, but it's not suitable to everyone. Yet it gives a nice idea of how things work from other perspective
创建者 Pablo M•
The course is a shallow introduction to a set of topics about embedded systems, it tries to cover too much without really explaining the concepts. The videos could have some diagram.
创建者 Helena b•
some things don't make sense, this course isn't maintained, no VMWare for mac in link so wasn't able to do assignment, quizzes are ambiguous and unhelpful to learn from.
创建者 Shiomar S C•
The class videos are good, but the practice and peer activities look outdated, a lot of issues with installation and with the instructions.
创建者 Seema S•
There is too much theory in the sessions and videos. Thhe assignment are completely out of the context.
创建者 Matias A•
The classes are good, maybe little simplistic. But it becomes a disaster in the homework of the week 4, the links to the contiki resources are broken, after you find out by yourself how to setup the VM and Contiki, you are faced with two assignments very poorly written, the language is inconsistent and misleading, of the 7 peers homework I review all are different, which means that we where all clueless about what the actual task was, or how to approach it.
Also the forums are useless, if there is some valuable information there is impossible to find since is buried by hundreds of threads of people begging to have their homework review, even real questions are answered just by links of people asking for them to review their homework, the instructors should not allow that, they should keep the forum clean and relevant, but no, if you ask anything you will just be yelling to a deaf and bottomless pit of sorrow.
创建者 Dale A•
This was the worse course I've ever taken on Coursera. The material is outdated, the lectures are dry, and the exercises are riddled with errors. I'm beyond disappointed with this course. One's time would be better spent simply reading the TinyOS and Contiki docs.