With the aid of up-to-date electronic communication technologies, we have created this first internet-supported course on alpine ecology.

The course can be used from all possible computer systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix), with a standard up-to-date javascript enabled web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera).

The media types we use are

  • text
  • graphics
  • photos
  • animation

Animations are created with Macromedia Flash. The necessary Flash Player plugin and Adobe Reader (for additional printable documents) are available free of charge.

Different courses using ALPECOLe content are offered on the learning platform OLAT.

The course content can also be offered on a CD-ROM. That version is primary used as backup or if internet connections are too slow.