An online course on Early Vertebrate Evolution will be offered on coursera.org
starting March 28, 2016. The duration is 4 weeks. The cost is free, unless you want a certificate of accomplishment. Even then, the price is nominal. These U. Alberta courses are excellent; I’m on my third one.
About the course:
Paleontology: Early Vertebrate Evolution is a four-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of the origin of vertebrates. Students will explore the diversity of Palaeozoic lineages within a phylogenetic and evolutionary framework. This course examines the evolution of major vertebrate novelties including the origin of fins, jaws, and tetrapod limbs. Students also explore key Canadian fossil localities, including the Burgess Shale (British Columbia), Miguasha (Quebec), and Man On The Hill (Northwest Territories).