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.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
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.
Ivo3185completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The Science of Nuclear Energy starts by explaining what atoms, nucleons and electrons are. It swiftly moves past that, without leaving anyone behind, explaining nuclear fission, energy, power, and electricity.
But it doesn't stop there. It explains to us how nuclear stations are decommissioned and some solutions to the nuclear waste problem. This course doesn't try to force you to have a certain opinion, they explore both the good: the potential of fission, Thorium and fusion, and the bad: the disasters at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.
I wish they'd gone on to explain further the dangers of radioactivity, other than thyroid cancers and to dispel the myths (?) of the Chernobyl genetic mutations, but this course was only 4 weeks long, and everything we learned was useful.