"Replacing certain courses with MOOCs is very fashionable in the United States, I'm glad that the University of Geneva is among the Universities that are keeping pace with new trends, pioneering and daring projects like this."
"It's a very good idea that these videos are broadcast on the internet given that now technology is used a lot. It's a new way of transmitting knowledge. You're free to watch the lessons whenever you want, you can press stop to take notes, you can review the videos that are there until you've mastered the concept. It's all the more appreciable when you're working or you don't speak French."
"The MOOC is double-edged, you have this freedom to follow the course, but the risk is of not being regular and falling behind."
"It allows students who have obligations (professional or family or other) to be able to have the same access to the course as those who physically come to class. Seeing (and not just listening) allows you to pay more attention because several senses are awakened, and to retain better thanks to the fact that you can see the teacher's gestures and facial expressions".
"From a technical subject, better audiovisual transmission compared to a lecture hall where there can be noise which lowers the quality of listening."
"Very well structured course, both in its ex cathedra teaching and the sessions to watch on Mediaserver. Combined with the other courses, it's not always easy to keep up with the readings, but they're still very useful for assimilating the course."
"The structure is very clear and the handouts given in the first week help the teaching. What's more, the recording of the ex-cathedrals and the work sessions make learning easier because you can listen to a recording several times and write a complete answer and also take good notes."
"The problem with a video is that you tend to want to write everything down and therefore spend far more time than the period devoted to actual lessons."