Apr 02, 2016
An excellent introduction to the sometimes overlooked marine predators that lived alongside the dinosaurs! A lot of detail is presented here, so be prepared to act like a sponge and soak it all up.
Jun 21, 2016
I thought this would be a fun simple class, but I DID NOT know anything about marine reptiles, and it showed. I learned a lot and this instruction was very helpful and very educational.
von Kenneth P K•
Jun 25, 2019
this course helped allot with my advancement in paleontology
Jul 31, 2019
The course would have benefited from being spaced more over a week or two with more resources to cover but otherwise is was excellent and I learned a great deal from it.
von Claire H•
Jul 28, 2019
I really love this course!!!! Its the best!!!!!
von Darwin D A O•
Aug 10, 2019
this course is so good I learn a lot about how to differentiate the major groups of marine reptiles of the Mesozoic era and I learn new things about taxonomy anatomy and how the marines animals behave.
von Duncan S•
Aug 14, 2019
this course was very fun and engaging. I learned a lot and will defiantly recommend it to other people.
von Clotilde D•
Feb 02, 2019
Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !
von Stephanie V•
Aug 20, 2017
Very informative and well presented. The videos could perhaps have been a little shorter. More videos of c. 15 mins are more readily digestible than fewer at c. 30 mins.
von Katherine M•
Oct 16, 2016
Can be extremely complicated with all of the unfamiliar names, and I'd lose focus. As a result, I had a hard time keeping up. I'd recommend pausing and returning another day if you lose focus.
von Brice B•
Sep 09, 2017
Good class! Covers a lot of material very clearly in four weeks. The use of the media is good with in-video quizzes, interactive geologic time scale and phylogenetic tree of life. Course notes are provided for each lessons (they are very well done). The presenter, Scott Persons, a PhD student at the time if I am not mistaken, is great, though he is very surprisingly not credited on the homepage of the course, which is a shame (especially given that he has also written his scripts among other things...) Unfortunately, too often the course sounded too much like a catalog of facts. More scientific reasoning would have been nice.
von Raena S•
Aug 31, 2017
Very cheerful and concisely-speaking instructor! Although the course was vast in information to take it all in and could do better with more questions and quizzes. Very educative videos and data about ancient marine reptile palaentology. Beautiful course!
von Brian D M•
Jun 10, 2016
excellent course would love to see more on early crocodilians and turtles, I know turtles have a debated history but would be awesome to look at possible origins.
von Marike S•
May 25, 2017
Thank you for a wonderful course. Ancient Marine Reptiles isn't my main area of interest and I still enjoyed every second!
Jun 22, 2018
It's pretty good, though be prepared to be beaten to death with MANY often confusing and nearly unpronounceable taxonomic terms. Can't be helped I guess. Those who took the early vertebrate evolution course will be pleased to note that Mr. (Dr.?) Persons is a bit more subdued in this one with a bit less theatrical style.
Mar 23, 2016
A very interesting course, but it's a pity one can only do the quizzes after payment.
von Richard K•
May 13, 2017
very well presented course
von Andres A•
Oct 24, 2017
I would like more information about taxonomy an evolution. The couse focus mostly in the aquatic problem
von Erick J A O•
Mar 20, 2016
It would be great if even the auditing students cool take the quizzes.
von Talita S B•
Oct 19, 2018
A maioria dos vídeos estavam com as legendas em inglês fora de sincronia. Do restante, ótimo curso
von Luis A•
May 14, 2016
This is a very basic course that introduces you to the topic, but doesn't go into much depth. While it's clear that a lot of time was spent filming and creating the course material, I still would not recommend this course. Both the presentation itself and the in-video quizzes are unbelievably obnoxious. The presenter emphasizes every other word and talks in a very unnatural manner that makes it very tiring to listen to, and the in-video quizzes are far too basic and take up too much time. Sometimes you also have to go to an external site in order to do the activities, which are badly designed and just frustrating. Overall, I recommend waiting for a better course.