As a society and individually, we use energy every moment of our lives to improve our quality of life. Energy 101 will develop the big picture and connect the details of our energy use, technology, infrastructure, impact, and future.
Syllabus and Introduction Welcome
Energy, Society and Economy This module introduces the concepts of impact of energy issues on society, sources of energy, role of fossil fuels and issues of oil import
Natural Gas Liquids, Ethanol & Energy Independence This module targets issues on Energy Independence, Oil Supply and Price
Solar and Wind Power Resources This module explore renewable energy sources
Energy Conversion This module concentrates on topics in Energy Conversion
Electric Power Technologies This module explores topics in Power Plant Technologies and Carbon Emissions
Alternative Fueled Cars and Other Energy Issues This module explores Electric Car, Carbon Emission and summarizes concepts of this course
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Jackie Lefeversdropped this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This class was very interesting, and I enjoyed the content...but I simply didn't have time to complete the necessary work (thus resulting in me dropping the course.) I have a background in sustainability, so it was easy for me to follow, though I do think it could be slightly difficult for someone with zero energy knowledge to follow.
Simon Richardscompleted this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Very dated and biased in places. Presenter (Dr Shelton) is pleasant, but stumbles often, and the slides are laden with typos. Several of the exam questions make little sense and aren't covered by the material. Wouldn't recommend.