Popular course earns hundreds of rave reviews to become the third highest-rated MOOC in the world overall.
Mountains 101, one of the University of Alberta’s most popular massive open online courses, scaled the global heights of online education earlier this month to become the third highest-rated MOOC in the world.
That’s according to Class Central, an aggregator of more than 11,000 MOOCS from the world’s top universities.
In addition to placing Mountains 101 third on its list of the 50 highest rated MOOCs of all time, Class Central also ranked the course number one among science MOOCs last year, with 91 per cent of more than 300 reviewers giving it five out of five stars, and the rest giving it four.
With nearly 26,000 people registered, the course has reached participants in more than 170 countries since it launched two years ago.
"It's unique and accessible to a lot of users," said Dhawal Shah, founder and CEO of the Californ...