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.
par Subhan A•
Nov 20, 2017
par Meghan R•
Sep 04, 2017
par Robert C D J•
Jun 06, 2018
After completing this course, I still find it very interesting that the presenters and the chief paleontologist believe that the earth and her inhabitants are millions of years old. It's a bunch of nonsense. Especially the fact that evolution is a a theory and not scientific fact. Darwin refuted his own theory while on his death bed. Read is bibliography. Anyways, aside from the false science of evolution presented in this course, it was informative to a degree, a bit humorous, based on the assumption that birds came from dinosaurs (really?), and somewhat fulfilling. As a Christian who believes in biblical science which supports a young earth, I wold like to see both sides of evolution and creationism presented in future courses for this particular topic.
par Izhak E•
Jul 08, 2019
The course is very nice for beginners, and there was a great deal of investment in it. The direct observation in real fossils (both in the video and in the 3D fossil viewer) was very beneficial. The presenter was graceful and the lecture notes were good. However, for people with more than basic knowledge in dinosaurs the course is not enough and doesn't offer much new information. This course has the pontential to be expanded and elaborated by adding lessons with more profound survey of all the dinosaurs groups, their anatomical features and their ecology niche (e.g. considering 15-mins video of each major clade, such as theropods, coelosaurs, sauropodomorph, ornithopods, thyreophorans and marginocephalians). Overall the course was fun.
par Ishaan K•
Jun 09, 2017
Really enjoyed this course. It gave me a deeper insight into theories and characteristics surrounding dinosaurs and their existence, and at the same time, told me a great deal of new things about their classification, characteristics and evolutionary context. I liked the clarity with which facts were presented and the stress that was applied on the idea of hypotheses and their acceptance/rejection. It inspired me to think more scientifically about the world around us.
par Janet W•
Sep 04, 2018
Really 4 1/5 to 5 stars. The loss of stars is because of technological problems, notably the fossil viewer and geologic time viewers never worked no matter what device I used. I also think the latter chapters would have been better first. But the course itself is amazing and I plan to take all of Alberta's paleontology courses. Thank you so much for the course.
par Meg P•
Nov 04, 2019
Really well made course that truly expands your knowledge on the subject. My only issue with it was that there were a lot of errors in the lessons in terms of typos and editing and booking exams was difficult because there didn't seem to be communication between people who run the course and the LAC because there weren't enough seats to book exams.
par Dr A J P•
Sep 06, 2019
I really enjoyed the course. There were no current participants in the forums, but I read them all and learned a bit from those, too. I especially liked Betsy's presentation and hope she gets a raise for her good work. This course is obviously a broad overview and a great place to begin for anyone interested in this line of study.
par Gert-Jan v H•
May 13, 2017
Great explanations and fun classes, excellent drawings and visualizations, but I did find this course a bit one-sided. You could improve it by spending some time discussing the evidences against millions of years, and the evidences of people living contemporary with dinosaurs.
par Peter K•
Jul 04, 2017
Over all a good course. Some of the quiz questions could be rewritten for clarity. The section on Diversity should be its own module, not just tacked onto the paleo-geography module. Otherwise a fun course that does a good job keeping you engaged.
par Amy J•
Dec 27, 2017
I have learned a lot! If I'm honest, I didn't watch the videos as I found some of the lecturers difficult to watch (repetitive motions, speech too slow, patronising tones etc.). Otherwise an awesome, interactive and informative course. Thank you!
par Everton F A•
Mar 29, 2019
The course is very good, but the certificate sucks. I paid 64 dollars, and do not include the main information such as the number of hours invested in the course and the history (programmatic content).
par Brianne S•
Oct 02, 2017
I thought this course had a lot of interesting information and I learned a lot from it. Some of the material was little to complicated for me to understand when I went over it the first time.
par Samantha J E•
Mar 09, 2018
It was fun! The questions in the middle of the video were good to maintain attention, although a few of them seemed out of place. Over all a good experience.
par Botsula L•
May 19, 2017
Very interesting course, sometimes there was too much information but it proved that this course is complete and from very clever sources.
par Leonardo M•
Aug 22, 2018
The first part is far more interesting than the second one. A good MOOC, not too hard, but still serious and full of notions.
par Alyx D•
Jun 14, 2018
Super informative I loved learning about the dinosaurs, however the delivery of the content was sometimes dry and boring
par Rianna B•
May 28, 2017
The videos are entertaining but if the pdf is read through, its simple enough to take and pass the quiz.
par Andrea f•
Dec 21, 2016
very fun, informative and interesting. definitely recommend to any one interested in dinosaurs
par Sarah H•
Nov 14, 2018
Easy to follow and complete -- which there were reminders as to when things were due
par Andres A•
Sep 27, 2017
Los exámenes al final de cada modulo deberían ser un poco más complicados.
Nov 24, 2018
Very interesting with excellent instructional videos at a relaxing pace
Apr 08, 2017
Engaging intro course with superb visuals and virtual specimens.
par Laura T•
May 16, 2018
This was very informative and enjoyable
par Joel H•
Jun 08, 2019
Very good course with lots of detail.