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The course was an eye opener for me, the technicals I struggled with, but found the websites and high school books much easier to follow. I see that is is important to have a bit of an overview, especially as everything is being researched in much more detail, more actual knowledge. It’s good to have a grid to go from. Surprisingly, I found the history and biographies interested me most, in fact endlessly. I am continuing to read in areas unknown to me before. I’ll do Australian Flora as a follow on. Thank you.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

The course was an eye opener for me, the technicals I struggled with, but found the websites and high school books much easier to follow. I see that is is important to have a bit of an overview, especially as everything is being researched in much more detail, more actual knowledge. It’s good to have a grid to go from. Surprisingly, I found the history and biographies interested me most, in fact endlessly. I am continuing to read in areas unknown to me before. I’ll do Australian Flora as a follow on. Thank you.

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I believe the course gave a clear explanation of the basics of plant structure and the important function of plants in our ecology. It also gave me a far greater understanding of and respect for the role that plants play in maintaining life on our planet.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

I believe the course gave a clear explanation of the basics of plant structure and the important function of plants in our ecology. It also gave me a far greater understanding of and respect for the role that plants play in maintaining life on our planet.

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95

Got my hand lens through Ebay, was just so simple, I don‘t have the mobility to "go shopping" so that was the next best thing. I have discovered a whole new world and I am so glad you told us how to use a hand lens, I would have thought mine didn’t work!! there is a fine line between seeing and not seeing something but my goodness even catching a glimpse of your fingernail is rather an experience. As you can imagine I am going around the garden looking at everything, just amazing thank you for opening my eyes.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

Got my hand lens through Ebay, was just so simple, I don‘t have the mobility to "go shopping" so that was the next best thing. I have discovered a whole new world and I am so glad you told us how to use a hand lens, I would have thought mine didn’t work!! there is a fine line between seeing and not seeing something but my goodness even catching a glimpse of your fingernail is rather an experience. As you can imagine I am going around the garden looking at everything, just amazing thank you for opening my eyes.

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95

I really enjoyed this course and actually presented it to our U3A group here in Maryborough Victoria. We are only a small group but over half our members were turning up to sessions so it really was a hit. Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work in preparing the course.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

I really enjoyed this course and actually presented it to our U3A group here in Maryborough Victoria. We are only a small group but over half our members were turning up to sessions so it really was a hit. Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work in preparing the course.

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95

I thank you for your assistance and guidance in this course. The course has provided me with some inspiration to carry on with a project which has lapsed in recent times. I am trying to develop a list of endemic plants, put it on a database and collect seeds to grow as many local species as I can. The local area has high rainfall and in the past has been heavily logged - Toona Australis being the most sort after. We have 15 on our property, planted by the previous owner, and in nearby forests and National Parks there are numerous juvenile examples and one or two mature examples. There are many other species that were logged and I watch with interest the regeneration that is taking place on our place (12 acres) and the newly created Wallaroo National Park over the road. I am interested in any other courses that may help me with an idea that I have been trying to develop over the past few years. I would like to adopt a wholistic approach to my area to include Human and Natural history and recognise their interaction. The idea could be applied at a local level anywhere. On another subject, I take my 3 y.o. grandson on walks around our place and he can already recognise some species. I might say to him "this is a Paperbark, lets see if we can see some more" and he keeps count! He can already identify some other species. Once again, thank you.

Course name: 
Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

I thank you for your assistance and guidance in this course. The course has provided me with some inspiration to carry on with a project which has lapsed in recent times. I am trying to develop a list of endemic plants, put it on a database and collect seeds to grow as many local species as I can. The local area has high rainfall and in the past has been heavily logged - Toona Australis being the most sort after. We have 15 on our property, planted by the previous owner, and in nearby forests and National Parks there are numerous juvenile examples and one or two mature examples. There are many other species that were logged and I watch with interest the regeneration that is taking place on our place (12 acres) and the newly created Wallaroo National Park over the road. I am interested in any other courses that may help me with an idea that I have been trying to develop over the past few years. I would like to adopt a wholistic approach to my area to include Human and Natural history and recognise their interaction. The idea could be applied at a local level anywhere. On another subject, I take my 3 y.o. grandson on walks around our place and he can already recognise some species. I might say to him "this is a Paperbark, lets see if we can see some more" and he keeps count! He can already identify some other species. Once again, thank you.

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95

I enjoyed the lecture notes. I took the course to brush up on Botany done years ago in a Science Degree and I achieved that; it stimulated me to read more on the subject.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

I enjoyed the lecture notes. I took the course to brush up on Botany done years ago in a Science Degree and I achieved that; it stimulated me to read more on the subject.

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95

NO complaints from me about course quality or processes. I am still working through exercises when time is available. Great help with own garden projects. Brilliant.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

NO complaints from me about course quality or processes. I am still working through exercises when time is available. Great help with own garden projects. Brilliant.

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95

Lifelong love affair with plants has been enhanced by this course. Gives new dimensions to garden design and construction for me. Finally have a grasp on what wattle/gum tree really is.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

Lifelong love affair with plants has been enhanced by this course. Gives new dimensions to garden design and construction for me. Finally have a grasp on what wattle/gum tree really is.

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95

I found this a useful foundation course. Inevitably doing the course in the UK I was unfamiliar with some of the Australian examples but I still found it interesting.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

I found this a useful foundation course. Inevitably doing the course in the UK I was unfamiliar with some of the Australian examples but I still found it interesting.

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95

I thank George very much. He put a lot into this course.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

I thank George very much. He put a lot into this course.

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95

I feel that I have now gained sufficient basic knowledge to enable me to continue studying in this area. The identification of specimens is something I have been unable to do, despite trying since the first botany course. This comprehensive course has been of great help to me and I thank all involved.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

I feel that I have now gained sufficient basic knowledge to enable me to continue studying in this area. The identification of specimens is something I have been unable to do, despite trying since the first botany course. This comprehensive course has been of great help to me and I thank all involved.

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95

All around hard to fault in any area, George conducted the course well, material content excellent, one of the most enjoyable courses I have done, congratulations to all envolved.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

All around hard to fault in any area, George conducted the course well, material content excellent, one of the most enjoyable courses I have done, congratulations to all envolved.

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95

I found the course very interesting and useful.

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Botany: the Study of Plants for Enjoyment - Course Leader

I found the course very interesting and useful.

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95

A group of enthusiastic participants judged the course to be excellent, well structured with access to extra material readily available. Great research which covered a period of massive cultural and economic changes in a succinct informative manner. As the presenter of the course and also a participant I introduced You Tube film clips relevant to each unit. This complemented the written word and gave visual images of people and historical events.

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China in Transition: From Mao to Now - Course Leader

A group of enthusiastic participants judged the course to be excellent, well structured with access to extra material readily available. Great research which covered a period of massive cultural and economic changes in a succinct informative manner. As the presenter of the course and also a participant I introduced You Tube film clips relevant to each unit. This complemented the written word and gave visual images of people and historical events.

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96

This was my first experience of a self-paced online course and I found it suited me well and it was very professionally presented. I broke it down into sections so that I could explore the links and find other related material. This suited my availability very well. I would love to see more courses like this.

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China in Transition: From Mao to Now - Course Leader

This was my first experience of a self-paced online course and I found it suited me well and it was very professionally presented. I broke it down into sections so that I could explore the links and find other related material. This suited my availability very well. I would love to see more courses like this.

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