Professor Eric Olson Reviews
Prof: Eric Olson / Spring 2022
May 4, 2022
I found this class to be pretty interesting. The weekly lectures usually range from 1-4 hours long, which isn't bad if you space it out. However, if you are someone who struggles with technology in general, it's probably best you start the lectures early in the week. He does teach you Excel functions and a new program called Tableau. There will be assignments in those programs and will also be on the exam where you will use those. Also, he posts these "scavenger hunts" for each unit in the modules where you follow along the video and write down notes. As long as you fill those out, you can use those to study for the exam and it's an easy A or B. Each week you can expect a quiz on the module, an assignment in Excel or Tableau (which was around 4-5 in total I think?), and scavenger hunts. Cl...read more
It's mainly about business-focused IT. A good way to be exposed to concepts and issues you'll need to be aware of if you plan on going into IT. Also, some general ideas of where technology is heading and what capabilities we're reaching.
Olson is great. He has a discussion page for some assignments where he will answer every question if you're having trouble. He'll also host an exam review seminar on the weekends where you can ask questions for an hour and he'll explain it. They are recorded and posted later.