No need to head north: the University of Alberta will offer a new and open (free!) online course on dinosaur paleobiology starting September 4, 2013.
No need to head north: the University of Alberta will offer a new and open (free!) online course on dinosaur paleobiology starting September 4, 2013.Courtesy Mark Ryan
Actually, you don't have to leave the country or even your room. The University of Alberta is offering a new course on dinosaurs and anyone with a hankering for the prehistoric wonders can audit the class for free on the World Wide Web. This fall, renowned vertebrate paleontologist Dr. Phil Currie, and Master's Student, Betsy Kruk, will present, via the Internet, a course called: Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology. The massive open online course (or MOOC) is absolutely free and it's really easy to enroll. I'm already signed up. The course will include, among other things, 3-D virtual fossil collections, lectures, short videos shot at museums, dinosaur dig sites, and fossil preparation labs. It starts September 4th.

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