evo-learn - an online learning platform all about evolution

evo-learn - Learn online about evolution


evo-learn is a provider of online courses run by me, Dr Adam Newton, where you can learn about human evolution and the history of life on Earth.

Discover the fascinating story of human evolution, from our common ancestor with present day apes to our colonisation of the New World, or learn about the history of life on earth stretching back over 3 billion years. 

The only prerequisites for the courses are that you have an interest in online courses, a passion for lifelong learning, and a desire to learn more about the wonders of evolution.


My Story: Why offer online courses on evolution?

Dr Adam Newton - Palaeontologist and proofreader
Dr Adam Newton

There are a number of reason why I came up with the idea of offering online courses on evolution. First, I previously taught evening adult education courses on human evolution at the University of Liverpool for a number of years. It was great fun teaching interest members of public. Since people were there purely because they wanted to learn there was always lots of enthusiasm and people were always willing to engage and ask questions. However, I stopped teaching the evening classes when I moved away from Liverpool and never picked it up again. Then I started to think about ways to get back into teaching and thought about offering the sorts of courses that I used to teach but doing it online so that I would be able to do it regardless of my location. I also decided that I wanted to offer online courses on aspects of evolution beyond just human evolution. The first online courses that I have are on human evolution but further courses on other topics will be available in the near future.

what evo-learn offers

  • Learn online in a flexible way. Start the courses when you want and learn in your own time at your own pace. The online courses are broken down into units that consist of reading material followed by short tests that will provide you feedback while you learn. Online discussions will be available for the course participants to communicate with one another.
  • No prior knowledge is required. All that is required is that you are interested in learning about evolution.
  • Uses Teachable, an online platform used by over 20,000 instructors worldwide teaching over 7 million students.
  • Professionally designed courses. With a PhD in paleoanthropology and several years teaching experience, I offer professional online courses designed with the learning experience in mind.
  • One point of contact. I devise, write, and administer all the courses, so you have one point of contact for all queries, questions or problems, whatever the subject matter.
  • 30-day money back guarantee on all courses. Free samples are also available for all courses so you try them out and see if you like them before even paying.

Current online courses

For full details about the online courses that I currently offer please click on the Online Courses link in the sidebar on the right. 


Current online courses are:

30-day money back guarantee on all courses.


At evo-learn there should be something for everybody who wants to learn about human evolution and the evolution of life on earth.


Listed prices do not include value added tax (VAT). Rate of VAT will vary depending on region.

Image source: Matt Mechtley, CC BY-SA 2.0