Mar 15, 2018
This course was great! It explains everything clearly, and it keeps you involved by asking questions about the material, and keeps you amused with some interesting anecdotes. Highly suggested by me!
Aug 22, 2017
I loved this course. It was informative, easy to understand, and exciting. The lecturer's knowledge and passion shone through in the lectures, and the course notes were a great supplement too.
대학: Dhaval S•
Jun 11, 2019
That was one of the Best Experience of Learning u people Nailed it Perfectly, waiting for some new courses from your side, Dhaval Shukal
대학: Michael S R•
Oct 03, 2017
An excellent course......so well presented, so very exciting! I just loved it! I'm a retired neuroscience researcher (dementia) and held held positions as a Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Australian Catholic University. Since retiring I have been pursuing a long dormant passion for palaeontology and have worked on dinosaur projects in Outback Australia and have studied formal units in Palaeontology through the University of New England, Australia, and now this course through the University of Alberta! I have also obtained credentials as a laboratory technician with the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum. I look forward to doing another course via Coursera through the University of Alberta! Bloody beauty, mate!
대학: Brice B•
Sep 09, 2017
Fascinating class! Covers a lot of material very clearly in five weeks. The use of the media is good with in-video quizzes, some games and an interactive phylogenetic tree of life. Course notes are provided for each lessons (they are very well done). The presenter, Scott Persons, a PhD student at the time if I am not mistaken, is great, though he is very surprisingly not credited on the homepage of the course, which is a shame (especially given that he has also written his scripts among other things...) I have attended all four paleontology courses from the University of Alberta and this is the one I preferred. Having first hand accounts of the discovery of Therapod fossils by Professor Currie is great and as a result the course strikes a good balance between giving facts and explaining the scientific method. Moreover, the historical part of the course, on the debate on the origin of dinosaurs, is very interesting and, as an added bonus, gives an idea of what the state of the field is today.
대학: Melinda M•
Jun 07, 2019
I enjoyed this course and all the courses from the University of Alberta. When understanding how animals came to their current state, we first need to go through the geological time line of how the animals came to be. This course and the other courses showed evolution at its finest.
대학: Jesús G c V•
Jun 04, 2019
대학: Héctor R R M•
Jun 02, 2019
Tenía conocimiento a cerca del tema, pero el curso me ayudó abarcar más sobre estas especies extintas.
대학: Kenneth P K•
May 30, 2019
Amazing course, really helped me on my quest to becoming a Paleontologist!!!!!!
대학: Marcos G•
May 22, 2019
Está genial este curso, sí que es verdad que algunas palabras son muy técnicas y yo algunas no las supe, pero en general se entiende y la traducción está perfecto. Me encanta este curso, está muy bien elaborado y para todo aquél "friki" de los dinosaurios, este curso es idóneo para aprender a conocerlos y estudiarlos. Muchas gracias. Un saludo.
대학: arinn w•
May 14, 2019
Love the instructor and teaching style!
대학: Brayan R C•
May 06, 2019
En mi opinion personal , el contenido de este curso es claro , y muy completo , deberia incluso darle un nivel de reconocimiento superior debido al contenido tan bueno y completo que tiene , ademas esta reconocido por la Universidad de Alberta , que para mi es la mejor Universidad de Canada.
대학: Deepankar C•
May 04, 2019
Very good course for learning about dinosaurs and their lifestyles.
대학: Nicole B•
Apr 30, 2019
fantastic and enjoyable course!! great presenters!
대학: Euan C B•
Apr 25, 2019
This course was really good and has lots of interesting stuff in it, some things I didn't even know.
대학: Matthew M•
Apr 16, 2019
Excellent and informative course! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and the class notes will be cherished and re-read every now and again. I'm really happy that the course wasn't too easy and was more aimed at those of us with already a decent understanding of palaeontology and zoology as it really taught me a lot.
The only thing I would mark it down on is that the course notes did not always correspond correctly and were out of order to the videos. I like to make notes and highlight as I watch and it took a lot of page jumping to do that. At the same time I am uncertain if the notes were supposed to be done this way, or worked through after the course.
I look forward to other courses by this University as this one was absolutely fantastic! I would love to see a course that goes more into detail on modern bird evolution and adaptions, the last lesson felt very rushed. I would also love to see courses covering other prehistoric species, perhaps the evolution of cats, whales etc or other dinosaur clades.
The instructors were a joy to listen to and easily understood too. I felt very involved and now have a much better understanding of theropods and their descendants. As an amateur paleoartist this helps me a lot!
Thank you so much for this wonderful course!
대학: Rachel K W•
Apr 16, 2019
Superb. Such a lot of important detail at the right level to really explore the subject. Thoroughly recommended.
대학: Mitchell G•
Apr 16, 2019
Excellent course for Dinosaur experts yet still offers more to learn of the past and present!
대학: Douglas A K•
Apr 08, 2019
대학: Sabarni S•
Mar 31, 2019
It is a great course for people interested in paleontology and ornithology. Personally, I am obsessed with birds and dinosaurs. I have learned a lot from this course regarding the evolution of birds. Such an wonderful course of history!
대학: Nevaeh C•
Feb 25, 2019
A very interesting course!
대학: Katsutoshi Hayashi•
Feb 25, 2019
Wonderful and interesting！
대학: Sharan S M•
Feb 05, 2019
This course taught me about Birds and Dinosaurs well
대학: Jarrad R•
Feb 04, 2019
it was great i loved it
대학: Clotilde D•
Feb 02, 2019
Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !
대학: David D•
Jan 25, 2019
Great course. My first thoughts were learning about bird evolution might need seem all that interesting but because it all starts with the dinosaurs we are somewhat familiar with, this approach makes it highly stimulating.
Well spoken and well presented.
대학: Llelani C•
Jan 24, 2019
Lecture material very comprehensive, well explained, and engaging. The notes are detailed, yet easy to understand.
The diagrams assist in understanding, with information depicting the structures being discussed.