So interesting! So well made, every lesson is thought out the interactive mountain map was a joy to complete each time! Incredibly thoughtful and sensitive to every aspect that touches the mountains.
Great fun, I really enjoyed this course. Sometimes the dialogue was somewhat repetitive but overall you can see a lot of effort went into finding experts and giving quality, accompanying video clips.
By Elías B E•
A really interesting and entertaining course. As a ranger in a national park in Iceland it also benefited me in my work.
My only complaints are that sometimes you can feel that the audio needs to be remastered. The sound quality of the lecturers voices vary during a single lecture and there is only one song used (which is too dramatic in the first place and already over used in week 2). Also, the prime minister ending was too much. It felt like having a desert that's way too sweet and you want to vomit.
But these are negligible factors. The course was great, thanks a lot!
By Alex M V•
You guys are amazing! Zac & David and all the staff, thanks for making this course as perfect as you did. I was in Canada Parks last year, before taking the course, and my time there was fantastic. Now I cannot wait to go back again with all the new things that I know! Every lesson is super complete (the maps section and the tips for having a nice experience in the mountains are super nice) and as a student, its super grateful to feel the love that you feel for the mountains. I will kind of miss you from now on.. You're awesome. Best course I've made in coursera !
By Anthony A•
Skeptical at first. However, the course is well-worth taking. It is somewhat superficial, but it is a 101 course, as advertised. The quality of the video and photography is absolutely outstanding, the best I have ever seen. This is an excellent course for everyone. The video quality alone makes this course worth taking. Mountains for most people are distant and abstract places. However, they are integral to all our lives. There are a few typos and vague wording in the tests and quizzes. However, I am a professional academic copy editor, so I notice them.
By Rusty W•
A very well thought out course that covers a wide variety of topics surrounding mountains. Many topics covered are not necessarily top of mind when thinking about mountains, but as an "altitude enthusiast", I can appreciate the attention to detail provided by Mountains 101 and would be interested in diving into a couple of the topics in more detail. They did a great job of encompassing global aspects with a bit of hometown feel. A worthwhile investment for anyone with an interest in geography, meteorology, geology, or just a love for the great outdoors.
By Jean M O•
When deciding which Coursera course to take I chose Mountains 101 for no specific reason. As the course unfolded so many reasons became apparent. I really enjoyed the interviews with the experts, the beautiful videos, and the very challenging maps. (I feel somewhat ready for Jeopardy now. jk) This course is a perfect introduction to mountains and taught me so much. Each chapter was unique and well-organized. I actually looked forward to getting to the material every time I opened my computer to work on the course. I want to move to the Banff area now!
By Miriam B•
The course does an excellent job of providing a basic understanding of the multi-disciplinary facets of mountains with enough detail to display their complexity and awesomeness, but not so much that you lose sight of the draw of the mountains which brought you to the course in the first place. The visuals in the videos are appropriate and wonderful; while many of the locations are recognizable to those familiar particularly with the Rocky Mountains, it would have been an extra bonus if the locations of the background shots could have been referenced.
By Coralee K•
I went into this course with a geologic understanding of mountains and I was pleasantly surprised by how much more there was to know about mountains. I loved the graphics and thought that the videos were well put together, and I really liked that there were so many knowledgeable guest speakers from all over (not just from Canada or Alberta). After learning about the Banff Springs Snail at the Cave and Basin in Banff National Park I can't wait for warmer weather to go see them for myself! A great course to help broaden your knowledge of mountains.
By Rosalyn A•
This course is so thorough and covers a plethora of topics regarding mountains. I find myself always excited to watch the next video because I learn something new and intriguing in each video. I even rewatch some videos that contain so much content that I want to try and retain the information. And the instructors are very engaging, eloquent, and fun to listen to. I am also impressed with the extra aspects, such as the Tips videos, map lessons, and notes to download after each lesson. This by far is one my favorite Coursera course I have taken yet!
By Marcia V•
Amazing course, with very interesting and useful content. The information is delivered in a clear and dynamical way, that keeps the viewer engaged and interested in learning more. I really enjoyed hearing from various experts in different fields, and the tech tips were definitely a nice bonus. I also enjoyed very much the offer that the course producers put into showing all the photos and images of beautiful mountain landscapes, which definitely contributes to keeping the viewers engaged. Thank you for the great time I had attending Mountains 101!
By Pedro H L•
He estudiado Ciencias Ambientales en la Universidad de Málaga y he podido repasar algunos de los conceptos aprendidos. Me ha parecido muy completo y bien organizado. Le pongo la máxima nota porque soy un amante de la naturaleza , hago senderismo cada vez que puedo y la montaña es mi pasión. Me encantaría poder dedicarme a algo relacionado con la montaña en unos años, cuando acabe mis estudios. He empatizado mucho con la visión y la manera de pensar de los canadienses sobre el medio ambiente. Muchas gracias por todo, un saludo desde España.
By Emily M•
Very well planned, fascinating course. While the curriculum only has the tip of the iceberg, it was enough to get me interested in certain subjects to go research them on my own. I like that they have a section of Suggested Reading in the notes, it was nice to be able to have a direction to go when I wanted to read more on the different subjects. Great starter 101 course, had a lot of curriculum that I was pleasantly surprised to see!
Also, the videos were gorgeous, lots of beautiful mountain landscapes. Made it very enjoyable to watch!
By Joscelyn V R•
Fue un curso maravilloso y creo que podría retomarlo porque toca temas específicos relacionados a las montañas, pero lo hace tan comprensible y te mantiene tan concentrada que quieres seguir viendo más y más. Respecto a los temas que toca, me agradó mucho que tocaran (además de los procesos físicos, químicos y biológico), temas relacionados a la sociedad y lo estético-cultural, son temas que no se resaltan mucho cuando se hablan de montañas y me parece algo genial el enfoque que le han dado al curso. ¡Muchas gracias!
By Alessandro c•
This was a wonderful course. I really enjoyed the comprehensiveness of the approach: geography, climate, cultural aspects, biodiversity
I particularly appreciated the glaciology and geology lessons. I have an house in the Alps and always spent a lot of time in the mountains. I think that awarness of mountains ecosystems is extremely important for all the consequences it has on our lives.
I have a particular interest in Mountaineering books .
Thanks for giving us this opportunity.
Thanks for giving us this opportunity
By Michaela C•
My experience has been challenging, learning again after years away from education, yet it has been so fulfilling.
For anybody considering the Nature then I would definitely recommend the Mountain course.
The tutors are amazing, also all the fantastic team that collaborated during the course.
I have personally enjoyed and I have only positives to say about this experience.
I'm glad I made the choice and chose University of Alberta to study more about this miracle of nature named Mountains.
Thank everybody involved!
By IVAN M H A I M•
A very interesting journey it was. I am really impressed and excited. Mountain is my fascination and it was really amazing for me to learn so many new things via this course. The instructors were amazing. I thank them and also all the guest instructors who shed light on so many different aspects surrounding the mountains. I hope everyone will enroll in this course. Trust me, it will surely be worth of your time. Also it is time we give back to nature and to do that, you need to learn about nature. Thank you!
By Jason M•
A more profound respect and compassion for these wild, beautiful and vulnerable heavens on earth have developed and welled up in my heart. I now feel it is my moral and obligated duty to educate people and become a steward of these magical wonders of nature. In all honesty I was somewhat saddened at the conclusion of this course. I learned an abundance of knowledge and challenge myself to obtain more. It was a pleasure to listen to, learn about and study my favorite phenomenon on earth!
By Anil S•
Very informative and conducted without heavy jargon, easy to understand language and visual aids.
It has achieved the triple objective of awakening of the uninitiated, conservatio of envoirnment and awarness of climate change.
My sincere thanks and gratitute to all organisers especially to the presenters of the course.
My only advice would be to include more of international eco systems in the curriculam such as Himalayas to creat a feel of internationalality.
Thank you very much.🙏🙏🙏
By Isabelle R•
Mountains 101 has been such an amazing learning experience. Through your course, I’ve not only gained extensive professional knowledge but have also developed a new hobbie and love for mountains. I’m so happy to have completed my first summit tour in the alps this week and to have spent the hike informing my boyfriend on the flowers, geology and hazards of the mountain. The course would not be the same without the sincere and informative approach of Dr Robinson & Dr Hik. Thank you!
By Scott P•
Super course! It's a well produced, high quality online course. The instructors are engaging, the special guests bring it to a new level, and the graphics are elegant and informative: very well produced. I learned so much about mountains I am going to drive my camping companions completely nuts this summer, as i propound on how glaciers retreat, syncline and anticline, and I will ensure to work allopatric speciation into every conversation. Thanks to the team that made this!
By Marian W•
Thank you for this wonderfully informative and interesting course. As a transplant from the prairies of Sask., to the mountain of Alberta I have been fascinated and intrigued by the beauty of the Rockies and other mountain ranges I have experienced in my travels. The instructors were engaging and the footage was outstanding and had a huge impact on the value of the information. My many questions have been answered and I feel more knowledgeable on these giants in our world.
By Mónica M J•
A very informative course about mountains touching all the aspects imaginable regarding them. Very interesting interviews, nice backgrounds, great stories from literature and the past, great to see the professors out in the field in order to make this course... I could say loads of great things. I thought 12 weeks was a lot when I signed up for the course but it has been very enjoyable all the way through and it is kind of sad to say goodbye. Time to go out in the mountains! :)
By Lars J F•
This is one of the best courses I have ever experienced in all aspects from the extensive course syllabus, logical and clear execution of lessons, great exercises, nice lesson summaries and a lot of good references. The sound and video quality is top and the superb photos and videos adds a lot - you can follow this course just to see beautiful landscapes! If you enjoy spending time in the mountains and/or have interest in geography, flora and fauna, do not miss this course!
By Ian O•
Professors Robinson and Hik, along with Matt, Laura, and all the guest presenters, were all engaging and well-spoken throughout the course, which led to a delightful experience learning about all aspects of mountains. I have never been to a mountain, my closest experience has been as a sport climber. However, this course has sparked my interest in engaging with mountain landscapes and working towards being an advocate and steward for all the different facets of mountains!
By Laurence G•
I very much enjoyed the course. While not a rock climber or accomplished skier, I backpack and hike in the Sierra Nevada often. I have visited Banff and Jasper, rafted in Kicking Horse and generally enjoyed the Canadian Rockies. The highlight was standing atop a mountain that I was told drained into three different oceans. I'm particularly interested in mountain geology. While this course covered that topic, I would have enjoyed even more discussion.