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일리노이대학교 어버너-섐페인캠퍼스의 Emergence of Life 학습자 리뷰 및 피드백

67개의 평가
22개의 리뷰

강좌 소개

How did life emerge on Earth? How have life and Earth co-evolved through geological time? Is life elsewhere in the universe? Take a look through the 4-billion-year history of life on Earth through the lens of the modern Tree of Life! This course will evaluate the entire history of life on Earth within the context of our cutting-edge understanding of the Tree of Life. This includes the pioneering work of Professor Carl Woese on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus which revolutionized our understanding with a new "Tree of Life." Other themes include: -Reconnaissance of ancient primordial life before the first cell evolved -The entire ~4-billion-year development of single- and multi-celled life through the lens of the Tree of Life -The influence of Earth system processes (meteor impacts, volcanoes, ice sheets) on shaping and structuring the Tree of Life This synthesis emphasizes the universality of the emergence of life as a prelude for the search for extraterrestrial life....

최상위 리뷰


Sep 06, 2017

Superb instructor!\n\nAnd very precise and detailed information.\n\nThank you so much for putting together such a beautiful course.


Mar 16, 2019

Enjoyed every minute of the course and learned so much at the same time!

필터링 기준:

Emergence of Life의 22개 리뷰 중 1~21

교육 기관: Sourav C

Aug 07, 2017

The course materials especially the multiple choice questions are intentionally designed to fail students. The assignments are not good and why it should be checked by peers and why we should be subjected to write two different essays on same week and check others for no reasons. There is an over emphasis on Carl Woese and his works and less emphasis on other important course materials, the lectures are not that engaging and not good explaination is provided and students are flooded with lectures on Carl Woese and his greatness which I find pretty baffling and time consuming.

I expected more from this course but compared to other courses this one is more challenging and intentionally designed to over emphasize Carl Woese and fail students by repeatedly bombarding us by needless written assignments.

교육 기관: Jakob G

Jul 08, 2019

This couse is addressing an interesting subject in an easily accessible way for a newbie, but suffers from a lack of fact checking here and there. Being no expert myself, I couldn't validate the majority of the course content, but when I knew something of the subject the errors were obvious.

Placing a middle-aged male before the camera, telling the story as he knows it, without proper fact checking is not a smart thing to do when your students sits all over the world with Goodle on their second screen.

The other/secondary speakers were good though!

교육 기관: David M T

Jul 18, 2019

Extremely disappointed.

I don't consider the content is at a level most people looking for enrolling this course would expect. It gets the feeling of science communication videos rather than a professional lectures. The absence of full lectures with specialists on the topic build an unsettling feeling for conceptual mistakes by the instructor, not to mention that it is quite boring. (with the greatest respect)

The mechanics the course pretend for you to follow are quite hard to overcome. First of all, the discussion assignments are build on search in other sources (which is a good thing), but the "lectures" come to little to no use. Finally, the quiz content is very confusing. Even if the overall course content is quite basic, it seems that the intention of the quiz is for you to fail.

I've taken other courses on the origin and evolution of life and by far, this has so much work to be done to be at a good level.

교육 기관: Josef P

Sep 28, 2016

This course offer a lot of interesting topics, but the way of their presentation is not very amazing, so the student loses easily the concentration.

교육 기관: Michael S

Jan 14, 2019

Course is top-notch. It is nothing less than an excellent survey of the 4.6 billion year history of life on Earth and beyond. The lessons are well researched and presented with intelligence and wit by Dr. Bruce Fouke and Ms. Carley Miller. Content and delivery are ideal for distance learning. The material draws from among the fields of geology, paleontology, biology, and the ground-breaking work of Carl Woese. There is sufficient challenge in the quizzes and discussion topics to really engage with the material and learn. Highly recommended!

교육 기관: Nikhataaliya

Sep 06, 2017

Superb instructor!

And very precise and detailed information.

Thank you so much for putting together such a beautiful course.

교육 기관: Anthony D M

Apr 09, 2018

Very Interesting subject matter.

교육 기관: Victoria C L

Jan 07, 2018

A first-rate experience - some new ideas, some review, all excellent. Good quality speakers. Next time, use cats instead of ferrets, more well-behaved. Ideas are built on each other in a good ed-psych way. Bravo/brava.

교육 기관: Shenyan Z

Apr 11, 2017

Excellent lectures. Personal transformation observed while watching.

교육 기관: Ramkumar.D

Feb 07, 2018

very useful

교육 기관: D.

Apr 06, 2017

An excellent course! Drs Bruce and Carlie really made the course enjoyable, and their combination was crucial to my enjoyment and knowledge gained. Thanks so much for the course and the huge amount of work you must have put into it.

교육 기관: Channa G

Mar 16, 2019

Enjoyed every minute of the course and learned so much at the same time!

교육 기관: Wendy M

Aug 09, 2019

Excellent, informative, great video lessons and I enjoyed the unit quizzes to test your knowledge. Also the unit essays on such a wide range of topics were great. The forums are a good idea - it was just a shame that not so many learners doing this concurrently. But overall it is still a really great course.

교육 기관: Francine

Nov 05, 2016

Very interesting course, with old jazz music at the beginnings of the videos!

교육 기관: Richard K

Mar 23, 2019

very well done. i would like to have the quizzes graded without having to pay.

교육 기관: Joy S

Apr 27, 2017

Different, fun approach. Basic science.

교육 기관: Mark

Jun 03, 2017

Good overview course of ALL life even though I was expecting something more on the early emergence of life rather than the Carboniferous-->Mesozoic-->Cenozoic; loses a star for restricting quizzes & activities to only paying members

교육 기관: DC

Mar 28, 2018

This course really jumps from one broad aspect to another. I really hate that unlike edX, you cannot really do much without purchasing the course. Whenever you resume, it takes you to the orientation quiz that you can't even submit without buying the course (can't even do an orientation quiz for free?). And if you don't pay attention to what you can or cannot do if auditing the course you can do a whole assignment then find out you can't even submit it. This should be spelled out before you begin.

교육 기관: Federico C

Aug 02, 2019

Too broad, too shallow.

교육 기관: Sanda B

Sep 21, 2016

Quizzes and assignments cannot be submitted if course is audited.

교육 기관: Tony W

Oct 23, 2016

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