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.
By Nevaeh Cobbley•
Feb 25, 2019
A very interesting course!
By Katsutoshi Hayashi•
Feb 25, 2019
Wonderful and interesting！
By Sharan Sajiv Menon•
Feb 05, 2019
This course taught me about Birds and Dinosaurs well
By Jarrad Riehs•
Feb 04, 2019
it was great i loved it
By Clotilde Dufournet•
Feb 02, 2019
Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !
By David Delorme•
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.
By Llelani Coetzer•
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.
By D.t. Vino•
Jan 22, 2019
Great info, great teachers
By Joaquín Ignacio Castro Concha•
Jan 20, 2019
Demasiado bueno y muy informativo, y con la facilidad de que todos los vídeos están subtitulados ayuda mucho a la comprensión de la información. Se lo recomiendo a todos los amantes de los terópodos y dinosaurios en general.
By Daniel Trieu•
Jan 08, 2019
W. Scott Persons is a spectacular presenter. He speaks clearly and articulates himself in such a way that he can explain a complex subject in an easy-to-understand way. He doesn't speak too quickly nor too slowly. If anyone wants to be a better presenter, they should follow the example of Persons.
I like the questions being asked during the video. Sometimes they are just to make sure you are paying attention, but most times they require you to make inferences based on what you have learned, which is great. If you complete the reading material before watching the videos, you should have no problem at all answering the video questions.
The reading material is extremely in-depth and very informative even beyond what the videos offer. One complaint I have would be that the estimated time of completion for the reading is inaccurate. They say it takes about 10 minutes but if you want to actually read and get a good grasp of all of the material presented in the notes, it will take far longer. Personally, it takes me several hours to consolidate the material in my head and to take notes. Like I said, the reading goes very in-depth.
The reading material also uses anatomical terms of location very frequently. I would recommend learning the anatomical terms of location (rostral, caudal, distal, proximal, etc.) to assist you while you read the notes. Also take some time to learn how to interpret cladograms.
One thing that stands out to me is the Tree of Life, which is basically an interactive learning objective that shows how ALL life to have ever existed on this planet is connected. It is an AMAZING supplement to the course and a lot of fun to explore.
Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this course to anyone interested in dinosaurs; paleontology as a whole; evolution and phylogenesis; and ornithology.