Thank you for this excellent course! I really enjoyed the short videos, the concise notes, and quick quizzes (both at the end of each lesson, as well as the main point quizzes throughout the videos).
Even as a dinosaur nerd, I still learned a lot. Instructional videos with embedded quizzes were very well constructed. I'm just a bit bummed that I couldn't access the fossil viewer for some reason.
By Rokaiya S•
This was my very first course in coursera and I absolutely love this course! I have been fascinated by dinosaurs always and through this course I learnt so many things! The teachers are so good at teaching and they were absolutely perfect. Their style of explanation, giving example, letting me to think and guess, everything seemed to me a very good game! The whole environment made me think that I was there in the field working with some fossils. I wish to visit that place one day in my life so much!
Thank you all so much for the course
By Eva Z•
I feel privileged and honored for having the opportunity enrolling in such a superb course. The course material is fantastic! As I learnt many things during the weeks, I felt the urge for knowing more about palaeontology. When I was a kid, I didn't have the opportunity to learn palaeontology in Hungary, so it remained a deep interest for me. After more than 20 years, here I am after completing a 12-week course at the famous University of Alberta. I'm so grateful for the whole Dino 101 team making this course available for all of us!
By Edwin R•
This was truly an amazing and thrilling learning experience. If you are taking this course you can be completely sure you are going to learn a lot about this amazing field. The professors are very welcoming and kind in the way they talk and teach throughout the videos, so you always feel the need to learn more. I completely recommend this course if you are willing to know more about dinosaurs in a deeper approach for beginners. I learnt a lot and I am very thankful with the University of Alberta for that. Thank you so much
By Pond M•
This course is so amazing. You will not only learn about dinosaurs but also get deep into it. There are many great 3D samples that you can see along with the studying. Moreover, there are so many quizzes challenging your knowledge all the time, surely, it will make you more understanding. Trust me, this course is really worthy to learn. Come in if you love dinosaurs and you will never be bored. At last, Thank you very much for all teacher in Dino 101 team who make the one of the great course in this Coursera. Thanks.
By Patricia B C•
Un gran curso en el que aprendí muchas cosas de estas increíbles criaturas, de una forma interesante y también divertida.
Los videos estan llenos de información al igual que las lecturas. Recomiendo muchisímo este curso, para todos los que amamos este tema.
A great course in which I learned a lot of things of this amazing creatures, in a very interesting and fun way too.
The videos are full of information as well as the Lectures. I seriously recommend a lot this course, for all the ones that love this subject.
By Pythor ( A•
This is everything I've ever wanted from education. I was interested in this topic ever since middle school. My core education did not offer me such. So I had to seek out the education I want. As luck would have it. This class exists.
If anyone wishes to hone their paleontology skills or want to get into paleontology or just like dinosaurs. This is the course for you. This is a super easy class with super interesting lessons. I hopefully plan on coming to the University of Alberta to fulfill my paleontology dreams.
By Fran S•
Although I've been fascinated by dinosaurs for years, this course offered me the chance to learn so much more about them than I had ever considered before. I especially appreciated the chance to interact with bone and skull 3D reproductions, and the lesson notes at the beginning of each section will serve as an ongoing resource, since I was able to export them as PDFs. I truly appreciate all the work that went into producing Dino 101. By the way -- I'm 72 years old. It's never too late to learn something new!
By Alexa R•
As an artist that loves creature design and grew up fascinated by the idea of dinosaurs (or the animals of our planet's past in general), this course was not only very intriguing but it helped cover areas in which I wasn't previously well-read; helping give me a much better foundation. From the reading material to the video presentations and quizzes, this course provides a wealth of knowledge and helps you memorize/apply it! Thank you so much, University of Alberta, for providing such an excellent course!
By Carol S•
This is one of the best Coursera courses I’ve taken. There were lots of great graphics and the presenters spoke clearly and sounded interested in their subject. This class has spurred a personal interest in dinosaurs and paleobiology, and I plan to do additional research on my own. I would love to see a series of shorter classes developed by the University of Alberta about dinosaurs, focusing on different eras or different types of prehistoric animals. In other words, I couldn’t get enough. Great course.
By Steven H C•
i was very impressed with the dinosaur paleobiology course. It was rich in content yet was presented in an easy to understand language. The mixed use of the short quizzes, videos and background information sheets allowed for multiple exposures through diifferent formats. I do learn best with these different approaches which provide insights from diifferent angles. Keep up the good work! I'm going to have to put Alberta, Canada on my list of places to visit soon.
Thank you for the class!
By Luke N•
I really loved this course! It is not very difficult, so someone with little to no prior knowledge would get a lot out of it. As someone who does have prior knowledge, I still thoroughly enjoyed it, and learned along the way. It certainly teaches you a diverse range of subjects (ranging from the basics of evolutionary biology, to understanding plate tectonics and other geological mechanisms) all through the lens of dinosaurs. I can also really appreciate how much work went into creating it.
Very nice course. A little bit long maybe. The girl leading the lectures was definitively customer friendly. (She looks very similar with the male lecturer. At one point I thought, that they were relatives. Now at the end of the course, when I see, that their family names are different, I understand it is not true) I took the course because of the topic. I wanted to hear an university point of view about dinosaurs. The other reason is that subtitles of an European language were available.
By MANIAS Z•
It was an amazing experience, learning all this information about dinosaurs and how diverse they were. I learned so many things that I would not even imagine before this course and I deeply thank Dr. Currie and Dr. Kruk for their beautiful way of teaching and their passion for their work and research. I sincerely recommend this course to anyone who is interested and passionate about palaeontology and how animals of tens of million years ago existed and spent their lifetimes!
By Munawar J•
This was a Great Learning Experience for me and my 5 year old son, Muaziz H Jatoi.
At the age 2, he been telling us that he wants to become and for a year he been claiming of being a Paleontologist, even he claimed, of being A Paleontologist, to the Researchers at Carthage Institute of Paleontology in Kenosha, WI.
Thanks a lot for such a resource & the opportunity to learn in the comfort of home. We would love to talk with Dr Philip Currie and his team of Graduate Students.
By Roberto G G•
Awesome course! As a Dino lover, I really enjoyed this course. Although it is now some years old, it still helped me refresh my Dino knowledge and be closer to the state of the art. The explanations are very good and I'd highly recommend reading the course notes and checking the supplementary resources that are linked to get the maximum value out of the course. Every minute I spent on it was worth it. Thanks to the whole Dino 101 team, specially to Betsy and Dr. Currie.
By vikram s r•
One of the most interesting courses done by me over last 8 years of doing about 20+ courses. The highlight was the so interesting way this course was designed to keep the participants focused and the just right amount of information and challenge to critical thinking about a great science. I am in awe of all paleontologists who have worked so hard to piece together this information for posterity. My best wishes to this dedicated community who continues to enlighten us.
By Antonia T B•
A really fascinating course.
I wish there would have been more drawings or skeletons when talking about a dinosaur (sometimes it was hard to follow and the pace was too fast. Also, it's always more interesting seeing pictures or maps than the face of the lecturer all the time). Also, I missed professor Philip John Currie. When he lectured the level went really high. But overall it was an excellent course.
Thanks a lot and many greetings from Spain / Antonia Tejeda Barros
By Illaria K•
I found this course highly intriguing and was a great resource to prepare me for the Palaeontology course I am to start in September at University. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in finding out more about dinosaurs (even if you aren't going to study them). Many thanks to the Dino 101 team for putting this course together. I am very much looking forward to September so that I can wow them with the terminology and facts that I have gained.
By Sid W V•
This course expanded my petty understanding of Dinosaurs. Prior this course, I only know things about Dinosaurs thru movies and several children's book. This course is essential for Dino-nerds like me. I highly recommend this course for casual ancient life form learners looking to augment their knowledge. Other Natural Science such as Biology, Geology and Taxonomy were great inclusions to this course. If UA would put up a sequel course, I'll surely sign up.
By Rafael T R•
An excellent course to everybody interested in dinosaurs, it explains from the basics all the paleobiology referring this amazing group and if you read all lesson papers it makes you understand advanced topics about them. Both Dr. Philip and Betsy are great teachers and share a lot of their knowledge about dinosaurs with a lot of joy as the teach it, making the course very pleasant, there is no doubt about their high degree of knowledge in the area.
By Ayn T•
I have always been interested and fascinated in the study of dinosaurs, especially living in a country where paleobiology is not common. The course for me was designed to be easily understandable by non-technical people. It is not intimidating, and has been discussed in a logical way. From this course I gained a better understanding not only of dinosaurs, but a better appreciation of earth's history and the dynamics of life over millions of years.
By Luana S•
I learned a lot in this course! I appreciate the time you all took out of your scientific activities to carry out this scientific dissemination course so well done
The language is extremely accessible and there are several practical activities during the course. Apart from the course itself there are several other practical activities on a separate website that are VERY interesting even for those who teach basic education to use as a basis.
By Brenda H•
I took this class because the Dinosaur is the theme unit for this year's Camp Fire kids. As a leader I wanted to be knowledgeable for the questions that would come from the kids of all ages. This course offered more than answers; I enjoyed learning about dinosaurs and that has inspired me to dig further into their existence. I feel ready to give stories and lessons that will keep my kids focused on the topics I have for them this year.
By Rachel S•
The instructors did an excellent job of explaining complex topics in an approachable, easily digested manner. It was very fun to learn how much our perceptions of dinosaurs have changed since I was a paleo-obsessed kid, and to take an even more in depth look at the science involved in classifying and discovering them. I may retake this course again in the future to try to solidify some of the more advanced concepts and facts in my mind.