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.
创建者 Nanci A•
Apr 11, 2020
This class was informative, interesting and well presented. The readings and the videos were very professional and helpful. The course material is thorough and clear. Even the short quizzes are well done. Thank you for such a great learning experience.
创建者 Rudram B•
May 24, 2020
The Paleontology MOOCs organised by the University Of Alberta are exceptionally well organised and very informative. The instructors are excellent, and taking this course has further inspired me to look at Paleontology as a career option in the future.
创建者 Alison Z•
May 03, 2020
This class has been one of the best I've taken. It is highly informative and interesting. I honestly wish it was longer. Thank you for providing this course, I've already started sharing what I've learned and telling my friends they should take this!
创建者 Suzanne N•
Sep 03, 2016
The University of Alberta has done an excellent job with this whole series of paleontology courses. The interactives are well designed, and the lectures and quizzes are interesting and memorable. I'm a fan and am looking forward to learning more!
创建者 Jennifer C•
Nov 28, 2016
A well executed course presented with light and entertaining style. Comprehensive for a Five week course and suited to a diverse student base. Enjoyable and I shall review the content frequently. I look forward to future UA paleontology courses.
创建者 Bartolomeo A R•
Apr 14, 2020
I'm glad for attending this course. I thank you alll for the clear exposition and the passion showed. I am deeply satisfied and happy to have followed these lessons. I'd say that quizzes are easy, but i think it is okay for this format. Thankyou
创建者 Rhiannon B•
Apr 14, 2018
This is the first course I've ever done on coursera and it was amazing!! It was very informative, I love the way they add the questions into the videos.
I recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn more about birds and their evolution. :)
创建者 saad e•
Jun 24, 2016
The most informative biology course I've ever took. The course is well-structured, interesting, and covers all the important points. The course is directed toward non-professionals, anyone can take it, even if you know nothing about the topic.
创建者 Sabarni S•
May 10, 2020
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!
创建者 Rose S•
Oct 16, 2017
I am a life-long lover of dinosaurs. While I typically tinker with classes more tailored towards my career goals I couldn't help but sneak a peek at this course and it is well worth the time if you are a dinosaur enthusiast like myself!
创建者 Garret K•
May 10, 2016
Awesome course! Loved the Dino 101 class and I was excited to see this in depth look at theropods. Tons of great information; excellent enthusiastic instructor; and useful notes. I hope to see more in the future, keep up the great work!
创建者 Larry L E•
Aug 23, 2017
Dr. Persons is a superb teacher and the material is fascinating. I am a somewhat experienced birder, so this was particularly interesting. Prior completion of the Dino-101 Coursera course was helpful but probably not a requirement.
创建者 Timi A•
May 25, 2018
Great short course, perfect for an introduction to Theropod dinosaurs and interesting to see the link between them and birds. I recommend taking the other Palaeontology courses by this university on this site if you haven't already.
创建者 Zuorui L•
Jul 27, 2017
A really helpful course to get to know the world of birds, and it helps to get clear the classification and evolution path of theropods. The anatomy of birds is recommended as the fundamental knowledge to study before this subject.
创建者 Steve T•
Mar 16, 2016
I've been a bird watcher for a few decades, and this course was right up my alley. I don't remember all the names---actually few of them---of all the precursors to birds, but it was a fascinating trip through very ancient history.
创建者 Anne D•
Aug 16, 2017
It was a very interesting course for us and we enjoyed the way it was presented as well. Thank you for doing such a great job!
For the family tree in week 3 it would have been nice to have a hint or two to complete it correctly.
创建者 Cynthia R•
May 29, 2016
Excellent course although can be confusing and difficult to keep track of where you are in the evolutionary chain. Especially good followup to Dino 101. I will definitely take other courses. Excellent lecturers and lectures!
创建者 William V•
Apr 25, 2020
This course is interesting and exciting for everyone that loves birds and animals, generally speaking, because the things that everybody learns here are important for understanding all the why and how of birds and evolution.
创建者 Joaquín I C C•
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.
创建者 timothy j o•
Jun 09, 2016
This was a great introductory class and I learned a lot. The instructor was great seemed personable, interesting and very into the subject matter. I learned I haven't been pronouncing anything correctly after all these years
创建者 Melinda W•
Aug 19, 2017
Paleontology courses from The University of Alberta have always been excellent. This one is no different.
My only quibble is that the video quizzes tend to ask questions about concepts before the information is presented.
创建者 Janiel F•
May 02, 2020
It is one of the best classes i' ve had the pleasure to take. The material is very interesting, the pictures are very well drawn, the quizzes are very well made, and the teachers seem to like what they're talking about.
创建者 Wendy L•
Jul 27, 2017
For a very complex subject, this was a thoroughly enjoyable and easily understandable course. I appreciate the easy to follow commentary plus the more detailed class notes for reference and followup. Excellent course!
创建者 Elena M•
Feb 29, 2016
The instructor was superb in his knowledge of the subject matter and in his ability to explain complex concepts so as to be understood and remembered. Fascinating course...I did not want it to end!!!! Thank you
创建者 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.