Jun 21, 2016
WOW, I learned a lot form this and it was fairly educational but not overwhelming or difficult. This instructor really gets the points across without being to easy or hard. A very good class.
Mar 03, 2018
Celebrate your inner fish as you swim along with this awesome course charting our earliest ancestors. Very well constructed and delivered once again by the team at the University of Alberta.
创建者 Víctor M E R•
Nov 11, 2018
创建者 Dimas D T S C•
May 31, 2016
realy usefull , direct and easy to learn i full recomend this course =D
创建者 Aastha m•
Jul 11, 2016
it is good for maths students who haven't studied biology and struggle with understanding palaeontology. vertebrates have been explained very well.
创建者 Ïan B•
Jul 02, 2018
Excellent ! I have invented a joke for you. Sure it is better in French (I'm a Parisian woman) but it can be understand in English I hope :BONY AND CLADE !Thank you very much ! I love my inner fish !
创建者 Mary M•
May 02, 2019
High quality!! Great information!
创建者 Alexander J G•
Nov 13, 2019
Very informative and well articulated.
创建者 Иво Д ( D•
Apr 28, 2019
Great course! Explained with simple words which is great for people from other countries. The illustrations were awesome and the professor is very positive. Thank you for your amazing work! Salute from Bulgaria!
创建者 Charles B•
Jan 20, 2017
very impressed with quantity and quantity of information made available
创建者 Joanne O•
May 25, 2017
Another wonderful course from University of Alberta. Dr Scott Persons is a fantastic guide through this exciting period on evolution. The course notes and interactive phylogenetic tree are excellent resources. Among the many things i have learn't in this excellent course, i have come away with a new appreciation for sea squirts and lung fish.
创建者 Aiden C•
Jan 06, 2018
Great course, very engaging and I learned a lot!
创建者 Jose C M•
Jun 07, 2016
创建者 Fernando R E•
Jul 14, 2016
Very light and comprehensive content. The geology part is pretty well explained!
创建者 Skye L G•
Oct 10, 2019
I found this course to be a bit more difficult than Dino 101, but I learned a great deal. Studying these creatures makes the dinosaurs seem like the modern newcomers they really were. This course takes you WAAAAY back in time. Very enlightening; I highly recommend it.
创建者 Krajc, D•
May 21, 2016
Beautifully made. A new insight of nature. Awesome to see, listen, think about and recognize development of evolution in todays species.
创建者 Arash R B•
Nov 15, 2018
A great course with useful and complete information. The only negative point is that there were not enough assignments for practicing and remembering.
创建者 Alexis P•
Apr 11, 2016
Very interesting and compelling course, and I liked the questions every few minutes during the lectures as that helps me to retain information.
My only complaint is that the lecturer's manner of speaking is very rhythmic and repetitive and that makes it kind of hard to lose track of his words.
May 27, 2016
Very interesting and entertaining!
创建者 Alexander P V M•
Aug 31, 2016
Although not as strong as the other palaeontology courses by the University of Alberta, the current courses takes much the same approach and uses the same teaching techniques as these other courses. As such, it easily and effectively gets the millions of years of early vertebrate evolution across clearly and concisely. The video lectures are both interactive and fun, and the course notes are both informative and well adjusted to the video lectures. If there is anything to be remarked upon, then it's the slight lack of depth as pertains to the material covered. This, however, is hardly surprising considering the highly complex material (drawing from fields as osteology, paleoecology, evolutionary and developmental biology, palaeontology and more), the speed at which it is discussed, and the level of accessibility that is provided. Overall, a very good course, and one I very much enjoyed following!
创建者 Peter G•
Feb 06, 2017
The presenter is world class, and I really enjoyed the interactive maps. The quizzes should be a bit more challenging though - perhaps learn how to identify a few fossils,
创建者 Robert C D J•
Mar 31, 2018
While I don't believe in evolution, I'm very surprised that the university would subscribe to the notion that all land vertebrates came from some creature in the ocean. Overall, the presentation of the information given could have been a bit more cleaner and steam-lined, rather than attempting to give an abundance of information that pushed the notion that every living thing on this earth came from some aquatic form. The presenter could have been a bit older, possibly someone who had a bit more experience in the field, rather than a twerp who looked like he just came out of puberty. And he talked with this hands too much. Overall, however, just to get some online classes under my belt, in a subject that I'm very interested in, i'd recommend this class as part of an introduction to paleontology itself.
创建者 Maria M•
Jul 30, 2017
I found the material and the lessons very useful and clear,. I have deduced one star, because I found it a bit difficult to assimilate so much information in such short time.
创建者 Karthy S•
Jun 27, 2016
I have learned so much from this course, thanks to Coursera and University of Alberta. This course is highly recommended for students with a passion for Evolution and Phylogeny. The handouts are also very useful.
创建者 John P•
Mar 03, 2018
Definitely an appetiser for the subject although the names and terminology are a challenge.
创建者 Henry F G•
Oct 15, 2017
I believe the course should have been six weeks long instead of four. I enjoyed the course, however should have contained more detail and the quizzes should have had more questions, at least ten.
创建者 Charles R B•
Jun 19, 2017
Very fast short course, which does not go into much detail. Once again, the quiz questions are far too few to make a comprehensive test of knowledge. Save your $ for an actual full-on rated University credit course, with 30 hrs of lecture and 60 hours of homework/study/lab work.