Sep 03, 2019
Very challenging yet worth it. If you are in an administrative position in an organization (especially education) you will get some great perspectives/understandings from this course. Take good notes!
Nov 11, 2017
I think I would have given an overview at the beginning, kind of a framework, to put all theories and aspects in place. Excellent. Including the videos discussing the questions of the students.
교육 기관: shruthikallur•
Sep 29, 2017
Well structured course. Great materials and easy to follow teaching methodology
교육 기관: Daan P•
Aug 05, 2018
Interesting course offering deep theoretical insight into the captivating world of organizations. The frameworks offered in this course provide anyone interested in the field or those thinking about taking some related undergraduate course with a good place to start their (continued) journey. As I have had the opportunity of studying in the United States during my exchange semester, the examples were not completely lost on me. For those also having spent most of their lives in Europe; the practical application of the theoretical frameworks are considerably centered around American affairs and cases. The forum offers some counterbalance, but whose participation and/or contributions are not necessarily of importance to the successful completion of the course. The quizzes were excellently interwoven with the lectures and recapped at the end of the week and provide you precisely with the tools and preparation to the final examination.
교육 기관: Krista M•
Sep 19, 2018
I thought the course was a start in the introduction of Organizational Analysis. I have reviewed the written text as part of this course - this is a feat, while I have many interdisciplinary comments, questions, critiques - some of the ideas could be clarified. I would elaborate more in the theories of Organizational Anarchies, Network Formations, and think about adding examples of buffering, bridging, and bonding. I've more questions in the development of organizational theories in implementation; thinking many gaps in the realm. Did different individuals write the quizzes?
교육 기관: Adam M•
Sep 13, 2018
Content was interesting but lectures were often longer than necessary. Lecturer used good and applicable examples to bring theory to life
교육 기관: Kenneth E D•
Aug 09, 2018
The course provides a great basic understanding of how to analyze an organization. It provides great tools for future analysis.
교육 기관: Michael M•
Nov 25, 2018
I did find the course itself quite interesting and easy to follow. However the weekly forums were essentially dead, most of the posts were dating back months to years. The one or two recent posts did not result in any discussion. I am under the impression, there was any maintenance of the course content since 2013 at the latest.
교육 기관: Jos M•
Aug 17, 2019
Good content, boring presentation and heavy focus on examples from the Education field. Extra optional 'screen side chats' offer nice extra interesting content and much nicer presentation to listen to.
교육 기관: Virginie C•
Aug 25, 2019
I really enjoyed the course, the teacher was great and content very interesting. i would say though that learners shoul be made aware that they should know the textbook in great details to be successful at the final exam.
교육 기관: Jeanna K•
Jan 03, 2018
Excellent overview of theories helps you understand what else to pursue or research, it's a very good baseline. The testing concepts are dated and not terribly effective. The capstone is 111 questions, which as we all know, prompts us all to develop a strategy to pass the test, vs assessing our application of concepts . Also there was no response to questions during the course. (Coursera tried to make contact and get resolution as well, the response problem is with the course developer not Coursera)
교육 기관: Janice•
May 01, 2017
Interesting concepts. The instructor is knowledgeable. As an organizational development practitioners, I found it very academic relative to the terms used and examples given. In some cases, I had to translate the terms used to every day layman language to really understand the concepts as they would apply in my day-to-day work.
교육 기관: Jani S•
Jun 11, 2017
Thank for you for a interesting course, helping me to understand the dynamics of organisations. The course has fostered me an interest to pursue other courses in same path.
교육 기관: Roxana P•
Sep 02, 2019
Information is excellent, but I expect more real- cases of actual organizations.
교육 기관: Alessandro F•
Mar 27, 2019
Boring, only cases concerning schools systems
교육 기관: Vitaly V•
Jun 19, 2017
교육 기관: Deleted A•
Oct 15, 2017
I am surprised that this course's content is not more organized, particularly in terms of how it is being presented. May drop this one in favor of something similar on another MOOC site. Looking for something that is more precise, concise and with a better script.