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Energy 101: The Big Picture

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Environmental Science
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-7 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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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.

Taught by

Sam Shelton

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Reviews for Coursera's Energy 101: The Big Picture
3.3 Based on 12 reviews

  • 5 star 8%
  • 4 stars 33%
  • 3 stars 33%
  • 2 stars 25%
  • 1 star 0%

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Jackie L
4.0 2 years ago
Jackie dropped 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.
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Simon R
2.0 11 months ago
Simon completed this course, spending 1 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.
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Simon R
2.0 11 months ago
Simon completed 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.
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Dfarning D
2.0 2 years ago
Dfarning dropped this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Takes a rather biased perspective towards non fossil based energy sources.

Very disappointing considering the high quality of courses Georgia Tech has been producing.
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Mohammad H
3.0 3 years ago
by Mohammad completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course gives some nice facts about Energy production, conversion and use. Would have been nicer if the prof had been less biased towards some of the newer technologies.
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