Learn About Biology Online

Posted on July 27, 2013  Comments (11)

Very cool site for learning about biology. I have tried the courses offered by Coursera but they are too structured for my taste. I want to be able to learn at my pace and dip into the areas I find interesting. Coursera is more like a real course, that has weekly assignments and the like.

Survivebio [site is offline, here a site you might be interested in – iBiology] is a resources that matches my desires exactly. You can go and learn about whatever topics you desire, when you desire. The site offers webcasts, games, flashcards, chapter outlines, practice tests and a forum to discuss the ideas.

In this webcast, Paul Andersen discusses the specifics of phylogenetics. The evolutionary relationships of organisms are discovered through both morphological and molecular data.

The aim of the SurviveBio web site is to aid AP (and college) biology students. But it is also a great resource to learn about biology if you are interested in that topic. Hopefully they will add more webcasts. The site uses webcasts from Bozeman Science which has a huge number of very good videos on biology and also, chemistry, physics, earth science, statistics, anatomy and physiology.

Related: Great Webcast Explaining the Digestive SystemsCell Aging and Limits Due to TelomeresHuman Gene Origins: 37% Bacterial, 35% Animal, 28% Eukaryotic

11 Responses to “Learn About Biology Online”

  1. Martin The Axiom
    July 27th, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    Hi John

    Survive Bio is really great. I find that it’s pretty easy nowadays to learn whatever you want over the internet and I expect college will become somewhat “obsolete” in the future, at least for some specialties that don’t require hands-on experience. I don’t even have a degree myself and I feel like I know more about biology than many graduates; learned mostly by reading books and online courses. I’m a hunter, and it all started when I began to get interested in different animals that I was hunting for. I learned their biology and then it got me interested in human biology, and things sort of moved forward from there.

    Anyway, sorry for the ramble. And thanks for the info!

  2. Anonymous
    July 28th, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    For usual I’m not interested in Biology at all. I never was. For some reason I came across your video and watched it till the end. Now I’m curious for more! Thank you Curious Cat.

  3. Arun
    July 30th, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    Even I signed up for lots of courses on coursera but couldn’t complete a single one.I liked yale open courses more, but they are available for limited subjects only.

  4. Anonymous
    July 31st, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Great job, John!

    I’m studying biology and Survive Bio seems a very useful tool for me. Web makes our lives easier and our brains bigger… 🙂

    Thak you very musch for the info!

  5. Tauseef Alam
    August 17th, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    Hi John

    I’m a science graduate & doing my masters right now. Apart from this i also run few blogs to support my education. This is the first time i visited your blog, believe me your blog is full of knowledge sharing. Hope i’ll learn new things from here.

    Tauseef Alam

  6. Ayancık
    August 18th, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Even I signed up for lots of courses on coursera but couldn’t complete a single one.I liked yale open courses more, but they are available for limited subjects only.

  7. Nikhil
    August 20th, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    Like Ayancik told, coursera is a fine spot for acquiring knowledge. Udacity is also a similar site where one can take up courses.

  8. Michal
    September 11th, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    Now we are the possibilities that almost everything can be done remotely. The same goes for education. It is also a business opportunity for teachers and the additional earnings. At the time the exemption plan is an opportunity for teachers to a profession.

  9. Gayle
    October 6th, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    My son is very interested in learning about science and biology (he is 7). So far we’ve been watching lots of online videos. I never thought to look for science blogs or related sites until today. I found yours right on top. We will definitely check out more of your posts.

  10. Anna
    November 22nd, 2013 @ 5:57 am

    That’s a brilliant video and study! Wish more of such concepts to be displayed, so that biology students may benefit from them.

  11. Jackie Parks
    July 17th, 2015 @ 11:06 pm

    Nice Article and video, thanks a lot for the valuable information. Hope that I can see more posts from you to broaden my knowledge for sure!

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