In Photos: Behind the Scenes of Dino101
Dino 101, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered at the University of Alberta in partnership with Coursera, brought together dozens of the leading scientists and paleo-professionals as well as the university's digital strategy and machine learning institute team to offer the first of its kind course to the world. Dr. Phil Currie teaches the course. Take a look at how the course all came together. (9 total photos)
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Green Screen Testing
Betsy Kruk takes her screen test in front of the green screen during before primary filming of Dino101 gets underway.
The Badlands of Southern Alberta
Filming for some of the segments of Dino101 took place in the badlands of southern Alberta at Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Fossils From the Past
These are fossil fragments of turtle shell found in the badlands of southern Alberta.
Camera Crew Films on Location
The film crew prepares for a taping of Dr. Phil Currie in Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about two and a half hours drive southeast of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Digging up Edmontosaurus Fossils
A group works to extract Edmontosaurus bones from the Danek Bonebed site, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Setting up for Filming
Grant Wang gets ready for filming in collections at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.
Inside the Royal Tyrrell
In collections at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology: Dr. Eva Koppelhus and Betsy Kruk during filming of Dino101.
Head of the Class
Inside the collections at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology there are hundreds of fossils and artifacts, including this skull of this Anchiceratops.
Massive Open Online Carnivore
Inside the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology are a number of giant carnivorous theropods, including this Gorgosaurus.