"This course exceeded my expectations! I've taken several other courses online, and this one nails it in some key areas:
1. Dashboard - The dashboard is clearly laid out, pleasing to the eye, uncluttered and easy to understand and navigate.
2. Videos - The animations and audio are clear and crisp throughout, with consistent quality from 1st chapter to the last. Julianna's pacing and intonation is easy to follow, pleasant, and holds my interest. Each one is packed with information and clear, concise explanations that are accompanied by text. For me this is visual reinforcement of what I'm hearing.
3. Quizzes - The quizzes drill you in each chapter immediately after each video lesson. Imaginative questions or scenarios invite you to think deeply about each question, and discourage rushed answers. Also, subtle variations in terminology or questions could trip you up if you read quickly. Comprehension of each lesson is thoroughly tested.
4. Discussion/Q&A Area - There is a discussion/Q&A area in each chapter, which keeps the discussion focused on the topics relevant to the chapter. Julianna, who is the moderator, addresses comments and questions in a timely manner and with warmth, friendliness, and encouragement.
Although I have completed the course, I've found it that it contains enough depth and interesting information to review again and again. Also, as I delve into a daily practice, I anticipate returning to the discussion areas that are related to any observations, challenges, or questions that may arise.
In conclusion, I'm so psyched that this course is online, and that I'm fortunate enough to have discovered it! I anticipate using the system in various ways, experimenting with a spirit of exploration and I look forward to additional courses in the Unified Mindfulness Teacher Training System."