22. Okt. 2022
It was a wonderful lerning experience for me. The content was great, the videos and lessessons were very enjoyable and enlightening. Bravo to the teams who created this couse, well done and thank you.
22. Dez. 2017
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.
von Christy S•
24. Nov. 2017
I immensely enjoyed taking this course. I was really satisfied the diversity of voices that were included in the lessons, including men and women from Canada Parks staff, a wide range of academics and specialists, First Nations peoples, and more. The course does a tremendous job exposing us to so many different topics in accessible ways--everything from art, history of thought about mountains, meteorology, geology, and so much more. The professors' passion and enthusiasm for the topics was infectious and by the end of the course they felt like friends. Absolutely recommended to anyone interested! It's a wonderful way to spend a-1.5 hours/week for 12 weeks!
von Juan S S S•
20. Jan. 2021
It was a wonderful experience to take this class. I learned a lot both by professors Robinson and Hik, and to the wide range of specialists of mountains from all around the globe. It was a scientific-driven discussion around a number of interesting topics related to mountains with many information to learn. Personally I enjoyed the background images and audiovisual resources throught the course very beautiful and aesthetically pleasing.
I would recommend this class to any person, since the topic is absolutely fascinating and the lessons are very well explained. Its obvious both professor enjoy this topic.
Thank you very much for this wonderful experience!!
von Jamie A•
14. Jan. 2023
I started this course during the pandemic and was skeptical about learning much since I've spent my life around mountains. I learned a ton! The lectures about the history of human perspectives concerning mountains were fascinating. The tone of the course was positive and encouraging, even when discussing worrisome trends like habitat degradation and climate change. As an American, it was also informative to dive into Canadian landscapes, history and perspectives. It's an excellent course for developing awareness of what mountains are and what they represent to humanity. I would recommend it to anybody who works in outdoor recreation and tourism.
von Jazmin O•
10. Mai 2020
A comprehensive and holistic view of mountains past, present and future, covering the geological phenomena that create them, the social and human impacts, and plant and wildlife that live in mountains. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, view interviews (many of them on the field) with scientists and writers that study mountains. It is challenging to absorb a lot of information in the time provided, but self pacing makes this a very approachable course. The instructors and their guest experts are fantastic. Especially recommended course for anyone who spends time in the outdoors.
von Shabbir A•
5. Juni 2022
WAO WAO AND WAO; This course is just phenominal. The material, the information and the effort they have putted on this course is beyond words. The deliervery of lecture by Sir Zac & Sir David is 10 out of 10. Just loved this course. I would definetly recommend this course to everyone. The best part was, when you see the mountains of your country (Pakistan) mentiond in this course. On the very last moment of the course, I got emotional because of the canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau's message and it was not expected.
Again Big Big Thanks to University Of Alberta for creating such a magic on mountains.
von Eugene F•
22. Apr. 2020
Excellent information about mountains. Although I live in a mountain-less country, Singapore, I am surrounded by neighbouring countries that have a vast network of mountains. This has rejuvenated my interests in mountains and I am looking forward to future hiking trips. I now know what I will be looking out for, in terms of mountain and geographical formations, and the various flora and fauna that have adapted to living in the mountains. Thank you for sharing this course online and for making it available worldwide, as this is something that my country will never place emphasis on.
von Robert A•
17. Aug. 2020
This course served admirably to enhance my understanding of the multiplicity and complex interplay of environmental and social dynamics affecting mountains around the world. The visual dimension of the course was strikingly beautiful and well-integrated. The instructors communicated clearly and conveyed in a warmly personable fashion, something of their personal enthusiasm for the topics. This would seem to be an excellent, non-quantitative beginning course for fostering an appreciation of the crucial nature of scientific inquiry in the preservation of our environmental heritage.
von Wanderer S•
30. Juni 2020
Wow! first of all I pay my respect to all the persons involved in designing this course. My native place is a small village in the lap of Himalayas (India). This course provided me the basic knowledge about mountains and how we live here. There are alot of information which I am gonna use in my day to day life. There are new things which my parents aur grandparents used to do like burning the fields and I always stopped them for doing that. Thank you team Mountains 101 for educating me. Wanna study more about mountains. Once again I thank you all for this wonderful course.
von Elías B E•
18. Aug. 2017
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!
von Alex M V•
29. Apr. 2020
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 !
von Alton C B•
24. März 2021
This is arguably among the best, most comprehensive introductory courses to mountains geography currently available in the world. The instructors and guest speakers provide clear, concise, but also detailed explanations of the physical and human dimensions of the world's mountains, including sound coverage of contemporary problems and prospective solutions. Completion of the course should well equip students with the foundations to embark upon their own, more detailed investigations of interest, whether for research, project planning, or professional purposes.
von Adriana L U•
13. Mai 2021
I enjoyed this course; it has a very good balance of theory, beautiful images, interdisciplinary approach; even the music during the presentations is so beautiful. It's an excellent refresher for those who have some knowledge in this field and also an intro for the interested people. The content is relevant because it is up to date; I was impressed with the many scientists who shared their knowledge for this course; also, the course makes you aware of the many organizations that exists and do meaningful work in this field. This course is a gem on Coursera.
von Anthony A•
17. Apr. 2020
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.
von Rusty W•
7. Feb. 2021
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.
von Jean M O•
12. Mai 2020
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!
von Miriam B•
24. März 2017
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.
von Coralee K•
1. März 2017
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.
von Rosalyn A•
5. Aug. 2020
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!
von Marcia V•
28. Juni 2020
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!
von Pedro H L•
21. Juli 2020
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.
von Emily M•
9. Juni 2017
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!
von Claire S•
26. März 2021
My favorite course!! Interesting, engaging, informational, and fun. The instructors are great, and I really enjoyed hearing from guest speakers as well. The Mountain Interactive Map was really fun to complete too, and was a great thing to include. The amount of information packed into the course is awesome - a whole range of topics and fields related to mountains, their role in a variety of disciplines, and their significance for the world. Honestly considering a career switch after this course, I enjoyed it that much.
von Joscelyn V (•
7. Juli 2020
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!