Oct 17, 2019
Very informative, fun and interactive. The lecturers are very passionate and you can see that they really love what they do. I would recommend this course to any science loving individual.
Nov 08, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and felt that it was really well executed. I would consider taking other courses. The lecturers were knowledgeable and articulate. Excellent--Thank you
교육 기관: Jamie K•
Jul 12, 2019
I already hold a Ph.D. in entomology and a BCE from the Entomological Society of America, and thus have a broad background in the study of insects. However, prior to this course I did not have the opportunity to take a full course that focused specifically on insect-human interactions. While parts of this course were redundant on the knowledge I already hold (which allowed me to zip through the course faster than I'd expect the average student to do), I did slow down on the later units that included some new content that I had not learned previously. Even the redundant portions were a welcome review of insect biology. The course was well organized, engaging, and offered a wealth of information. The visuals were effective, the explanations were clear, and the topics were covered broadly and without apparent bias. Thank you to everyone who worked to make this course happen; your hard work and dedication really show.
My only critique - and it's a minor one - is that the instructors spoke as if reading a script. A more conversational tone would help to create a feeling that I'm really in the classroom.
교육 기관: diana a•
Sep 27, 2019
I'm trying not to cry, as I've reached the end of this wonderful course. I loved learning from you wonderful teachers, and will miss your faces and voices. Thanks for making this course so wonderfully engaging, full of incredible visuals, succinct interviews, unbiased facts, and thought-provoking lessons and quizzes. I was very happy to enhance my experience by creating Quizlet flashcards for all the terminology and pre/suffixes, and to make that available to my fellow learners. As of now, there are currently 158 participants that have signed up to use them. I'm thrilled that others are benefiting from them as well. My love of arthropods has gained a more scientific foundation, for which i will forever be thankful. My next goal is to somehow become a part of Citizen Science! Thank you for inspiring so many of us. Thanks to the University of Alberta for making this accessible to the world, and for Coursera and their easy-to-use interface. I adored every minute of it.
교육 기관: Muhammad A•
Aug 07, 2019
Its really a very interesting course to learn the basic knowledge of different type of insects and their interaction with the humans as well.
교육 기관: Harald S•
Aug 26, 2019
Excellent course for a "beginner" as existing rudimentary and a more ore less scattered
(diversified..?) knowledge was just sorted out in a updated way so a more stable
believe in bugs by now for a "student" born 2 year before beginning of WW2.
교육 기관: Priya P•
Aug 07, 2019
I am an engineer by profession, who has always had a fascination for insects. This structured course helped me learn about them more formally.
The course is very well organized. It was helpful to have diagrams, photos and videos as the instructors spoke.
As a lay person, the modules most informative to me were - "Plant Feeding and Impacts of Herbivory" and "Insects and Disease". The part on taxonomy in Module 1 was also very interesting. I would have liked to delve a little deeper into taxonomy.
I found that one of the female instructors spoke too rapidly, especially on the later modules (9, 10, 11). This made it a bit difficult to follow along.
My only recommendation would be to include a "Further Reading" section at the end of the course that students can refer to if they wish to dig deeper into a particular topic of interest.
교육 기관: Gabriela C R•
Aug 21, 2019
Amazing!!! Learn so much about insects! I am an agronomic engineering student and I definitely think that I will apply some topics that I have learn in my professional life. It was a great experience, thank you so much.
교육 기관: Lizzy B•
Jul 17, 2019
This class is phenomenal. It was shared in the FB group "entomemeology" and a few of us signed up. It's such a great way to take an intro to entomology course because there's no pressure for a grade; I can just passively learn now and let myself totally enjoy it. Later I won't be so stressed taking a full entomology course for a grade!
교육 기관: Vavagani I•
Aug 13, 2019
A study which is highly enjoyable and useful for professionals
교육 기관: Chris S•
Aug 15, 2019
Overall a great course. Would, and have, recommend to others.
교육 기관: Vic Q H•
Sep 22, 2019
This was an awesome course. It was very well planned. The teachers were fantastic and I loved the interviews with the specialist in different field. I am sad that the course is now over. I would love to take more courses on insects or other arthropods with the University of Alberta. The material is amazing! Thank you so every single person who was involved in the planning and teaching of this course.
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교육 기관: Terri G•
Sep 19, 2019
Very good course for learning about basics about bugs.
교육 기관: Thomas J A•
Sep 16, 2019
I enjoyed this course and learned a lot -- I've had a lifelong interest in insects, but have never studied entomology and don't work in the sciences. Even in sections I thought I already knew a lot about -- the honeybee module, for instance -- I always ended up learning something. Also, when my kids were younger, they/we were big John Acorn fans -- glad to see he made an appearance!
교육 기관: Louise B•
Sep 18, 2019
Fantastic course full of interesting and useful information that is presented in a structured and clear way. A big thank you to the course presenters and plethora of guest experts.
교육 기관: Sherry P•
Sep 24, 2019
Excellent units!! Lots of great information and all the instructors were enthusiastic and easy to listen to. Very well done folks!
교육 기관: Mauritius X•
Sep 06, 2019
I have followed quite a few courses in Coursera offered by University of Alberta. They were all good. This one is at the same level. Lessons are well prepared. Instructors are good and easy. Topics are various. I learned a lot about insects and, as a biologist, this is not a minor accomplishment for a course like this.
교육 기관: Michelle G•
Sep 29, 2019
I loved this course. Seriously. It was delivered in a challenging and engaging way. My thanks to the team for their efforts in making entomology so accessible.
교육 기관: Maria P•
Nov 11, 2019
I was very impressed with this course, the material was selected and presented in a way that allowed a beginner like me to both learn new things and become thoroughly fascinated with the world of entomology. Thank you!
교육 기관: Sahara A M•
Oct 12, 2019
I've always been fascinated by "bugs," so when I saw this course was available, I immediately knew I wanted to take it. There's a lot of neat information and I like how this course was put together. I hope it does help to give people a better perspective of insects! They are so beneficial and honestly, such cool little creatures!
교육 기관: Nunu M•
Nov 03, 2019
This class has been very enjoyable so far. Thanks.
교육 기관: Lois B•
Oct 14, 2019
Thank you for opening the door to a whole new fascinating, beautiful, and awe-inspiring world! I didn't want the course to end.
교육 기관: Kathy L•
Oct 16, 2019
Loved this course from beginning to end! I learned so much and really appreciate the dedication and professionalism of all the instructors and guest lecturers.
교육 기관: Carolin S•
Nov 04, 2019
Both the material taught and the way of presenting the contents are outstanding.
교육 기관: Gabrielle A•
Oct 20, 2019
Great introductory course
교육 기관: Hisham E•
Oct 20, 2019
A very interesting course. Many thanks.
교육 기관: Toby-Anne R•
Nov 08, 2019
Great course! Well laid out and presented with a good depth of the subject.