Apr 06, 2017
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).
Dec 16, 2017
The instructors' explanation are very clear and easy to understand. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in Paleontology or dinosaurs in general. I really had fun learning.
By Brice B•
Jul 31, 2017
Great class! The first six weeks are a little bit too introductory (maybe more high school level than college level) but the instructors try to teach scientific reasoning at the same time and therefore it's not dull. The next six weeks are great. The use of the media is very good with pictures, drawings, a 3D fossil viewer, and some videos on fossil sites. Course notes are provided for each lessons (they are very well done). The presenter, a master student at the time if I am not mistaken, is great, though she is very surprisingly not credited on the course website, which is a shame. The course leader is great and inspiring and the grad' students who took in charge some of the sessions did a very good job at it.
The weak spot of the course are the in-video quizzes. Sometimes the presenter says to check all that apply and it's not possible, sometimes the questions are asked before the topic is covered and we are therefore asked to guess, sometimes the questions admit of several interpretations and even, in some instances, the interpretation given by the instructor doesn't sound right, which suggests that the question was poorly phrased.
By Joanne O•
Jun 02, 2017
I LOVED this course, it was absolutely wonderful. Thank you Dino 101 team you are all magnificent. I've just completed all the MOOC paleontology courses the University of Alberta has to offer and each one is outstanding, please make some more!
By Jaime E A G•
Jul 18, 2017
Sincerely this is the best introductory Dinosaur Paleobiology course since Paleoworld of Discovery channel. The retrospective and prospective methodology of the course, the real specimens of fossils of UOA and field work of a paleontologist are the fortress of DINO 101. Thanks so much!
By Tracy K•
Aug 29, 2017
Now I know more about dinosaurs than my son.
By Sophie L•
Oct 29, 2016
Excellent! This course changed my destiny.
By Anne D•
Jun 29, 2017
Very well presented course full of interesting material. The test questions within the videos were great as well, and we enjoyed the dino bone puzzles and the fossil viewer a lot, too.
Kept the attention even of younger students.
By Patrick O•
Jan 15, 2018
I loved the material and the quality of the material itself. It pushed my understanding further and gave me a better appreciation of the topic and Paleobiology in a general sense.
By Alejandra P M•
Feb 13, 2017
Un curso muy interesante y ameno, ojalá y hagan más de este tipo
By Yolanda C L G•
Dec 27, 2016
¡¡Excelente!! Mil gracias a los profesores. Que Dios los bendiga.
By Jonathan M•
Oct 27, 2016
A serious, attractive and well done MOOC. Big thanks to Mr Curry and his whole team for sharing knowledges in Paleonthology with people interested in. I really enjoyed learning those courses, which deal with many topics, give the basics and more about new discoveries. Best whishes !
By Robin L•
Nov 03, 2016
This is my first time trying out an online course and I must say I am extremely impressed with the detail.This had made me even more interested in Dinosaurs now! Firstly a great way to learn about Dinosaurs and palaeontology .This course was brilliantly detailed and extremely engaging. Everyone in the videos were clear and engaging to listen to,the way the information was presented in different locations simply excellent.The video lectures were wonderful with the way they make you think,especially putting questions within the video lectures were wonderfully done. The notes before hand were also well presented and put together.
So thank you Dino 101 team I have really enjoyed Dino 101 and will be looking into your other courses in the future.
By Thomas c•
Aug 27, 2017
This course was a great interesting, educational experience
By Jacynthe V•
Dec 24, 2016
Thank you for all the efforts you put in this course. Lectures are very interesting! It's definitely a course that I would recommend to all dinosaurs enthusiasts!
By Jorge A A E•
May 27, 2017
Excellent professors. This course is one of my favorites, the modules are very easy to follow.
By María E E P•
Nov 21, 2017
Me encantó, siempre había querido aprender más sobre dinosaurios y el curso me enseñó más de lo que buscaba. Más adelante me inscribiré en los cursos complementarios del tema para seguir aprendiendo, ¡muchas gracias a todas las personas que trabajaron en esto!
By Pamela S•
Nov 06, 2017
These paleontologists do a very nice job with their on line classes. The links in the course notes for this class are fantastic sources of dinosaur information.
By Mary P•
Jul 06, 2018
Very interesting course on Dinosaurs and the Earth's environment during the Age of Dinosaurs. Particularly enjoyed learning about the different Eras of time and the evolution of creatures through these periods. The presenters are engaging and the course itself was well-presented and thorough! Loved every minute- even though it dispelled any illusions I might of had of Jurassic Park becoming reality ;)
By Pritvik S•
Jul 03, 2017
Excellent course material...loved it. Looking forward to doing some more with Dr Phil Curie
By Maria M•
Oct 16, 2017
The best course that I have done so far at Coursera. Very well structured and explained in a very clear and understandable manner. I love the teacher!
By Marc-Nicholas M•
Jan 30, 2018
By Aliecia S•
Jan 29, 2018
Loved it, was really interesting and easy to understand
By Jude D•
Apr 02, 2018
This is an amazing course with so much valuable information. For those like me who are fascinated but dinosaurs, this course is a treasure trove of knowledge!!!!!
By Richard K•
May 24, 2017
Very informative and well done.
By Jessie P•
Jul 15, 2017
The material in this course was fascinating and well presented. Students needed a certain amount of basic biology and geology to understand the course material, and there were units covering this information. I enjoyed those lectures presented from dig sites and in museums alongside fossils the most, as, for me, the largest attraction is simply seeing what dinosaurs and their predecessors looked like.
By Brandon C•
Apr 21, 2018