Oct 17, 2019
Very informative, fun and interactive. The lecturers are very passionate and you can see that they really love what they do. I would recommend this course to any science loving individual.
Nov 08, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and felt that it was really well executed. I would consider taking other courses. The lecturers were knowledgeable and articulate. Excellent--Thank you
автор: Jamie K•
Jul 12, 2019
I already hold a Ph.D. in entomology and a BCE from the Entomological Society of America, and thus have a broad background in the study of insects. However, prior to this course I did not have the opportunity to take a full course that focused specifically on insect-human interactions. While parts of this course were redundant on the knowledge I already hold (which allowed me to zip through the course faster than I'd expect the average student to do), I did slow down on the later units that included some new content that I had not learned previously. Even the redundant portions were a welcome review of insect biology. The course was well organized, engaging, and offered a wealth of information. The visuals were effective, the explanations were clear, and the topics were covered broadly and without apparent bias. Thank you to everyone who worked to make this course happen; your hard work and dedication really show.
My only critique - and it's a minor one - is that the instructors spoke as if reading a script. A more conversational tone would help to create a feeling that I'm really in the classroom.
автор: diana a•
Sep 27, 2019
I'm trying not to cry, as I've reached the end of this wonderful course. I loved learning from you wonderful teachers, and will miss your faces and voices. Thanks for making this course so wonderfully engaging, full of incredible visuals, succinct interviews, unbiased facts, and thought-provoking lessons and quizzes. I was very happy to enhance my experience by creating Quizlet flashcards for all the terminology and pre/suffixes, and to make that available to my fellow learners. As of now, there are currently 158 participants that have signed up to use them. I'm thrilled that others are benefiting from them as well. My love of arthropods has gained a more scientific foundation, for which i will forever be thankful. My next goal is to somehow become a part of Citizen Science! Thank you for inspiring so many of us. Thanks to the University of Alberta for making this accessible to the world, and for Coursera and their easy-to-use interface. I adored every minute of it.
автор: Muhammad A•
Aug 07, 2019
Its really a very interesting course to learn the basic knowledge of different type of insects and their interaction with the humans as well.
автор: Gabriela C R•
Aug 21, 2019
Amazing!!! Learn so much about insects! I am an agronomic engineering student and I definitely think that I will apply some topics that I have learn in my professional life. It was a great experience, thank you so much.
автор: Harald S•
Aug 26, 2019
Excellent course for a "beginner" as existing rudimentary and a more ore less scattered
(diversified..?) knowledge was just sorted out in a updated way so a more stable
believe in bugs by now for a "student" born 2 year before beginning of WW2.
автор: Priya P•
Aug 07, 2019
I am an engineer by profession, who has always had a fascination for insects. This structured course helped me learn about them more formally.
The course is very well organized. It was helpful to have diagrams, photos and videos as the instructors spoke.
As a lay person, the modules most informative to me were - "Plant Feeding and Impacts of Herbivory" and "Insects and Disease". The part on taxonomy in Module 1 was also very interesting. I would have liked to delve a little deeper into taxonomy.
I found that one of the female instructors spoke too rapidly, especially on the later modules (9, 10, 11). This made it a bit difficult to follow along.
My only recommendation would be to include a "Further Reading" section at the end of the course that students can refer to if they wish to dig deeper into a particular topic of interest.
автор: Lizzy B•
Jul 17, 2019
This class is phenomenal. It was shared in the FB group "entomemeology" and a few of us signed up. It's such a great way to take an intro to entomology course because there's no pressure for a grade; I can just passively learn now and let myself totally enjoy it. Later I won't be so stressed taking a full entomology course for a grade!
автор: Chris S•
Aug 15, 2019
Overall a great course. Would, and have, recommend to others.
автор: Vavagani I•
Aug 13, 2019
A study which is highly enjoyable and useful for professionals
автор: James K•
Aug 19, 2019
I learned so much from this class. Most importantly, I appreciated the faculty that would answer my questions in the forum, it made me feel more connected to the course.
автор: Fran S•
Aug 19, 2019
Although I've always rather liked bugs, after having taken BUGS 101, I have a much deeper appreciation for the value of insects in my daily life and for the importance of insect life in the entire ecosystem.
The course was well-organized, well-presented, and absolutely valuable.
автор: Sandy J M•
Aug 21, 2019
An excellent course. I have a degree in zoology, I and am a physician who has a keen and ongoing interest in natural history and biology, so I came into this course with some knowledge of the area already. I found that the course was structured to accommodate both beginners people and people such as I who have a moderate amount of knowledge already in this area. I have a couple of suggestions: first, I think that the transcript should be available to download in a more advanced form than simple.txt, because it downloads with dozens and dozens of line breaks that make it very difficult to read. In addition, I found a couple of the presenters had vocal mannerisms that prevented the transcription process from accurately recognizing their speech, causing a lot of errors in the transcription. In any case, these are simply annoyances, and do not take away from the value of the course, and overall I highly recommend it.
автор: Dexter W•
Sep 16, 2019
Even after my BSc and MSc in Biology, I learned some new things! I really enjoyed the depth of information and the clear and easy to understand explanation.
I'm going to incorporate this in my high school teaching very soon!
автор: Michele C P•
Aug 26, 2019
Fascinating and taught at a high level.
автор: Woo S F•
Aug 28, 2019
A most useful and interesting course!
автор: Thomas J A•
Sep 16, 2019
I enjoyed this course and learned a lot -- I've had a lifelong interest in insects, but have never studied entomology and don't work in the sciences. Even in sections I thought I already knew a lot about -- the honeybee module, for instance -- I always ended up learning something. Also, when my kids were younger, they/we were big John Acorn fans -- glad to see he made an appearance!
автор: Louise B•
Sep 18, 2019
Fantastic course full of interesting and useful information that is presented in a structured and clear way. A big thank you to the course presenters and plethora of guest experts.
автор: Terri G•
Sep 19, 2019
Very good course for learning about basics about bugs.
автор: Nunu M•
Nov 03, 2019
This class has been very enjoyable so far. Thanks.
автор: Vic Q H•
Sep 22, 2019
This was an awesome course. It was very well planned. The teachers were fantastic and I loved the interviews with the specialist in different field. I am sad that the course is now over. I would love to take more courses on insects or other arthropods with the University of Alberta. The material is amazing! Thank you so every single person who was involved in the planning and teaching of this course.
Vic Quesada Herrera
автор: Lois B•
Oct 14, 2019
Thank you for opening the door to a whole new fascinating, beautiful, and awe-inspiring world! I didn't want the course to end.
автор: Carolin S•
Nov 04, 2019
Both the material taught and the way of presenting the contents are outstanding.
автор: Michelle G•
Sep 29, 2019
I loved this course. Seriously. It was delivered in a challenging and engaging way. My thanks to the team for their efforts in making entomology so accessible.
автор: Dorothy J•
Sep 29, 2019
Very informative and interesting. I liked the topics from what bugs are, to how they are managed, and then cultural aspects. It is giving me a new way to look at what is in my backyard, where if I need to do a little pest management, I don’t need to use strong pesticides.
автор: Mauritius X•
Sep 06, 2019
I have followed quite a few courses in Coursera offered by University of Alberta. They were all good. This one is at the same level. Lessons are well prepared. Instructors are good and easy. Topics are various. I learned a lot about insects and, as a biologist, this is not a minor accomplishment for a course like this.