Peer led Cohort

Dino 101 Study Group

University of Alberta

We're going to be taking the online course Dino 101, which is offered by the University of Alberta on Coursera. We'll learn about dinosaures, these reptiles from a distant past that have captured the human imagination.

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Class Central Cohorts: Social Learning for Open Courses

  1. 1. Online Course

    The course we’ll take. This will be found on an external provider site.

  2. 2. Discussion Forum

    Where we support each other as we take the course.

  3. 3. Weekly Live Streams

    Where we learn from instructors, experts, or each other.

Completed Oct 25, 2021

121 learners enrolled

We're launching a new, learner-guided Study Group to take the University of Alberta online course Dino 101 with learners worldwide. The study group welcomes everyone and will include weekly Zoom sessions hosted by Mervyn, our Study Group coordinator. We're getting started on October 25. Come join us!

The Course

In this Study Group, we're going to be taking the online course Dino 101, which is offered by the University of Alberta on Coursera. We'll learn about dinosaures, these reptiles from a distant past that have captured the human imagination. How many species were there? How did they hunt? And how did they disappear? These are some of the questions we'll explore.

The Study Group

We're going to be taking the course over four weeks. You can expect a commitment of 3–4 hours per week. All along, we'll support each other through a dedicated discussion forum, where we'll be able to ask and reply to questions. And every week, we'll meet for a one-hour Zoom session to have a friendly chat among learners, discuss what we're learning, and motivate each other.

More Details

You can find a full overview of our Dino 101 Study Group in our announcement article. Join us!

Meet your Peer Coordinator

Mervyn Medidi

@Mervyn

Mervyn, a Mechatronics Eng from Manipal Institute of Technology, lives in a town called Bhimavaram in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. He’s passionate about dinosaurs and the intricacies of the universe.

Schedule Oct 25th, 2021 – Nov 21st, 2021

  • Week 1W1 October 25th – October 31st

    • Appearance and Anatomy

    • Death and Fossilization

    • Eating

  • Week 2W2 November 1st – November 7th

    • Moving Around

    • Birth, Growth and Reproduction

    • Attack and Defense

  • Week 3W3 November 8th – November 14th

    • What is a Species?

    • Evolution

    • Stratigraphy and Geologic Time

  • Week 4W4 November 15th – November 21st

    • Paleogeography and Plate Tectonics

    • Dinosaur Origins

    • Dinosaur Extinction

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