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.
von Tripp F•
Apr 06, 2017
von wahaab A•
Nov 30, 2016
von Deleted A•
Apr 27, 2017
von Crystal B•
Dec 08, 2016
von Jakob G•
Jul 16, 2019
This was a great course to grasp the relationship between theropods and birds, and also to follow the development of therapods and realize the big differences between these.
Having English as a second language, I'm quite used to getting around even in an academical context that is fully English. However, I had a hard time with all the anatomical references, especially bone parts that apparently are referenced in Latin rather than English. I had to give the course another round, carefully building my glossary as the course went on. I did this to have some kind of reference document during the course, and it actually worked fins, but if you ask me in a month or so I will probably have already forgot which one is a sternum and which one is the tibia :-)
von Lily A N•
Aug 02, 2017
This was a very well put together and thought-out course. Overall, the information presented was well ordered and the learning aids (lecture notes, tree of life, & glossary) matched/expanded the video content. Tho only issues would be that: the quizzes were a little too easy and, when book-marked, the pdf file links provided would no longer work.
Jul 11, 2018
The cladistic and taxonomic terminology is overwhelming, interspersed with absurdly easy quizzes, but all in all a good course and all materials are available for free. As usual, Dr. Persons can get a bit out of control with the theatrical gestures and facial expressions but I would recommend this course.
von Dr. J S•
Mar 25, 2016
Perfect course. I learned lot of stuff and really enjoyed it. I am only giving 4 stars because as a non-paying student I could not benefit from the graded assignments. As person who would never use the knowledge professionally (working in IT), I did not want to pay for the certificate.
von Stephanie V•
Aug 17, 2017
Interesting and very informative. Well-presented and engaging videos. These were often quite long though (25 - 30 mins) and could perhaps have been broken down into two smaller chunks which would have made the information (of which there was lots) more digestible.
von David D•
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.
von Skylore M•
Jul 02, 2017
The course is exceptional, but loses track near the end. In the beginning it has detailed taxonomical images of relevant bone-structure which is entirely missing by the final chapter.
von Angel A M•
Apr 12, 2017
Es un curso muy útil ya que nos enseña como fue el proceso de evolución de los dinosaurios para finalmente convertirse en voladores..
von kim p•
Sep 14, 2017
I really liked the subject of this course. I love to see more bird related courses
von Maria W O•
Mar 30, 2016
Overall good course, although at times narrow understanding of right answers.
von Rebecca E•
Feb 22, 2016
Very interesting course, kept me involved and was very interactive.
von Joy S•
Mar 10, 2016
Tough to pass. Great scientific info. Instructor born to teach.
von Clotilde D•
Feb 02, 2019
Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !
von Erick J A O•
Mar 20, 2016
I'd like to be able to take a free version of the quizzes.
von Tom H•
Mar 03, 2016
Really interesting, nicely presented.
Jun 17, 2017
Podrían poner traducción al español
von Richard K•
May 26, 2017
von leslie l•
Mar 09, 2016
These courses on Ancient Life Evolution are best when they discuss how species developed, how they adapted and how they were discovered. The laundry listing of species in some of the lectures was a snooze fest however. It also repeated what was in other lectures for the week. I would have preferred more information on the ecosystem in which the critters dwelled. The Ancient Marine Reptile class did a much better job of presenting this info although it did some laundry listing.
von jill a l•
Mar 10, 2016
The course has incredible content, but you are required to read quite a bit of information via lengthy pdfs prior to the videos. This is not my learning style so I found it challenging.
As a Naturalist and bird lover, I was eager to take the course and glad that I did.
von steve p•
Dec 23, 2018
Very general content material. I enjoyed Dr. Currie, but found the presenter to be smug and pedantic