University of Alberta

Dino 101 Study Group

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In Brief

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!

How it works

Class Central Cohorts have 3 components.

  • 1. Online Course

    The course we’ll take. This course is provided by Coursera.

  • 2. Discussion Forum

    Where we support each other as we take the course.

  • 3. Weekly Live Sessions

    Where we chat with guest instructors and other cohort members.

Course overview

In this learner-guided Study Group, 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.

View more details on course page

Schedule Oct 25, 2021 – Nov 21, 2021

  1. Week 1W1

    Monday, Oct 25 – Sunday, Oct 31

    1. 1.1 Appearance and Anatomy
    2. 1.2 Death and Fossilization
    3. 1.3 Eating
  2. Week 2W2

    Monday, Nov 01 – Sunday, Nov 07

    1. 2.1 Moving Around
    2. 2.2 Birth, Growth and Reproduction
    3. 2.3 Attack and Defense
  3. Week 3W3

    Monday, Nov 08 – Sunday, Nov 14

    1. 3.1 What is a Species?
    2. 3.2 Evolution
    3. 3.3 Stratigraphy and Geologic Time
  4. Week 4W4

    Monday, Nov 15 – Sunday, Nov 21

    1. 4.1 Paleogeography and Plate Tectonics
    2. 4.2 Dinosaur Origins
    3. 4.3 Dinosaur Extinction

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