Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

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

Behind the Scenes of Dino101 - Betsy in front of Green Screen

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

Making of Dino101 Behind the Scenes - Scenic Shot of Drumheller on location of shooting

Filming for some of the segments of Dino101 took place in the badlands of southern Alberta at Dinosaur Provincial Park.

 

Fossils From the Past

Behind the Scenes of Dino101 making of - Fossil pieces in hand

These are fossil fragments of turtle shell found in the badlands of southern Alberta.

 

Camera Crew Films on Location

Behind the scenes in making of Dino101 - UAlberta crew filming 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

Behind the scenes of the making of Dino101 - Team dig site in Drumheller for UAlberta joint-project

A group works to extract Edmontosaurus bones from the Danek Bonebed site, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 

Setting up for Filming

Behind the scenese of UAlberta's Dino101 - Camera crew getting ready to shoot

Grant Wang gets ready for filming in collections at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

 

Inside the Royal Tyrrell

Dinosaurs Betsy and Eva Royal Tyrrell Museum

In collections at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology: Dr. Eva Koppelhus and Betsy Kruk during filming of Dino101.

 

Head of the Class

Dino Skull taken for behind the scenes of the shooting of UAlberta's Dino101

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.