Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
The University of Alberta has partnered with Coursera to develop highly-engaging and rigorous versions of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to the general public as well as for-credit for UAlberta students and potentially for other students in other institutions.  

Dino 101

Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology is a 12-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of non-avian dinosaurs.

Topics covered include anatomy, eating, locomotion, growth, environmental and behavioral adaptations, origins and extinction. Lessons are delivered from museums, fossil-preparation labs and dig sites.

Understanding Video Games

Understanding Video Games is an 11-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of analytical theory pertaining to video game media.

In this course, students will learn how to study games and engage in informed discussions about them. Ultimately, this course is about understanding the literacy of video games.