Jun 21, 2016
WOW, I learned a lot form this and it was fairly educational but not overwhelming or difficult. This instructor really gets the points across without being to easy or hard. A very good class.
Mar 03, 2018
Celebrate your inner fish as you swim along with this awesome course charting our earliest ancestors. Very well constructed and delivered once again by the team at the University of Alberta.
교육 기관: Alexis P•
Apr 11, 2016
Very interesting and compelling course, and I liked the questions every few minutes during the lectures as that helps me to retain information.
My only complaint is that the lecturer's manner of speaking is very rhythmic and repetitive and that makes it kind of hard to lose track of his words.
교육 기관: Charles R B•
Jun 19, 2017
Very fast short course, which does not go into much detail. Once again, the quiz questions are far too few to make a comprehensive test of knowledge. Save your $ for an actual full-on rated University credit course, with 30 hrs of lecture and 60 hours of homework/study/lab work.
교육 기관: Karthy S•
Jun 27, 2016
I have learned so much from this course, thanks to Coursera and University of Alberta. This course is highly recommended for students with a passion for Evolution and Phylogeny. The handouts are also very useful.
교육 기관: Henry F G•
Oct 15, 2017
I believe the course should have been six weeks long instead of four. I enjoyed the course, however should have contained more detail and the quizzes should have had more questions, at least ten.
교육 기관: Richard K•
Jul 21, 2019
Pretty in tense but the quizzes are pretty straightforward and the course goes pretty quickly. The diagrams helped. My first stab at real paleontology and it was a good intro.
교육 기관: Maria M•
Jul 30, 2017
I found the material and the lessons very useful and clear,. I have deduced one star, because I found it a bit difficult to assimilate so much information in such short time.
교육 기관: Peter G•
Feb 06, 2017
The presenter is world class, and I really enjoyed the interactive maps. The quizzes should be a bit more challenging though - perhaps learn how to identify a few fossils,
교육 기관: Kate K•
Feb 09, 2017
Difficult subject to get your head around but ultimately worth the effort. The teaching, as always with the University of Alberta's MOOCs, is second to none.
교육 기관: Arash R B•
Nov 15, 2018
A great course with useful and complete information. The only negative point is that there were not enough assignments for practicing and remembering.
교육 기관: John P•
Mar 03, 2018
Definitely an appetiser for the subject although the names and terminology are a challenge.
교육 기관: pamela h•
Oct 22, 2019
enjoyed the course very much, lots of good information in manageable pieces.
교육 기관: Adam M•
May 03, 2016
i like this. this is good. good can be fun. fun has rewards...yay, i win
교육 기관: Clotilde D•
Sep 28, 2019
Very interesting course and concepts clearly explained, thanks !
교육 기관: Nicholas S•
Jul 01, 2019
Amazing information, but the instructor is a little distracting.
교육 기관: Richard K•
May 17, 2017
Well organized and excellent presenter.
교육 기관: Francine•
May 27, 2016
Very interesting and entertaining!
교육 기관: サフイア ワ•
Sep 20, 2017
très bien expliqué
교육 기관: Daniel D J•
Dec 04, 2019
교육 기관: Sachin R•
Jul 22, 2017
This is a very informative course, but the information is extremely complicated. I had to go over the notes several times.
교육 기관: Kent R C•
Apr 24, 2018
Interesting, but assessments are too easy.
교육 기관: Richard H•
Aug 13, 2017
Three stars seems too much, two stars too few.
First and foremost, I couldn't stand the lecturer. The course description says "Taught by: Alison Murray, Ph.D, Associate Professor" but she never so much as appears on camera. Instead the material is delivered by some graduate student dressed up in what I would have assumed was a cartoonist's stereotype of paleontological field gear, and he has the most annoying, grating presentation style I've ever seen. I ended up covering his half of the screen with another window just to not have to watch him. Still had to listen to him though, delivering a script which I infer was written by Murray and other faculty. (I signed up for Ancient Marine Reptiles allegedly taught by Michael Caldwell and Halle P. Street — and in reality it was the same grad student. Same outfit. I said "oh no" and didn't continue. Couldn't take four more weeks of that guy.) Come on, how about courses taught by actual faculty members? Like The Science of the Solar System, taught by the engaging and accomplished Prof. Mike Brown, discoverer of Eris?
The material is largely "here's a Latin name of a family, here's a Latin name of a member of that family, here are some of its physiological characteristics (more unfamiliar vocabulary) — lather, rinse, repeat." Forget about passing the quizzes if you can't remember which Latin species name goes with which characteristics. I felt there was too much emphasis on individual species and not enough on overall concepts. I didn't feel I came away with a real understanding of what happened and why it happened in early vertebrate evolution... some of that was there, but it wasn't clear enough, obscured as it was by emphasis on vocabulary and rote description.
교육 기관: Alma D•
Apr 02, 2016
A jurassic park image, with material you can read by yourself?