Fantastic external sources with clear and precise explanations from a graphical viewpoint.
Great range of industry expertise and professionals within the appropriate fields.
With this course I have been able to better understand the role of energy in the development of the countries, and in a clear and simple way I have managed to understand how renewable energies work.
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Really good MOOC
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As much I have enjoyed the course I was truly getting frustrated because of the manner in which some of the course assessments were set. I have embarked on this course primarily for my background which is related to the energy industry and also for the joy of learning. This course was peculiar when compared to other similar Coursera courses ( I have done more than 22 courses), for the following reasons: first; students were not allowed to see assignment results, second; Assignments were given two attempts whereas other courses allow 3 attempts, third; students can retake the assignment if not passed the first time after 168 hours, other courses after 8 hours. Despite all these discrepancies, I did not find them very annoying because it makes sense to create some sort of challenge and lift the bar so as to give the course some sort of value. Especially that when courses are made easy, we see the enrollment of low-caliber students who do not mind putting down anything as a contribution and still get away with them, sometimes to the extent the course loses its value and credibility. Despite that, I resent the idea of playing clever in order to make the questions look more difficult, exactly the manner in which the professor of this course has put some of the questions just to make them challenging. It is never difficult to make anybody fail an exam, simply by playing clever. In fact, I can mess around and put a specific clever test question for the professor himself in his field and I will be confident that he will fail the test. Professor Giacomo Luciani might be a good researcher and expert in his field but certainly a failure as a successful teacher.
創建者 Panos T•
Very good course.I recommend it if you want a full introductory to all sources of energy.I came here because i wanted to learn more about solar and wind energy but i ended up liking more the classes about oil and gas (very fascinating) .Also i liked that at the end of each week the prof had interviews with professionals,this gives you a different view on the topics, less academic but more practical.
Very good prof i liked him, good english and when he talks somehow you know that he knows,liked his energy.I could say that i rated it 4 stars and not 5 because you wont learn something too practical that you can lets say use it on your job right away, but i do not think that actually such a course exists on this field.Generally you take a very good peak of how the world of energy moves.(note that the course is 6 years ago)
Thank you for this course.
創建者 Mohamed F•
Professor Luciani delivers an informative course on global energy trends, decarbonization policies, renewable and non-renewable energy, energy security, and IEA's future expectations of trends based on new policies. A lot of additional helpful resources are provided.
A few interviews make up part of the course. Some interviewees had heavy accents which made it difficult to follow. A few videos were substantially long for a MOOC as well. For some tests you only get 2 chances before being able to try again after an entire week (incorrect answers are not displayed). But overall recommended for anyone who wants to learn about the current energy market and possible future scenarios.
創建者 Sabine P•
The course is excecellent. Concepts are well explained, it includes interviews with relevant experts. The only reason why I did not give it 5 stars is that some of the videos are a bit dated and a few of the links to the extra readings did not work, I found the equivalent info on line. To be fair, this is a constantly changing subject and it is probably hard to keep all up to date.
I really enjoyed this course. I have worked in the Energy industry for many years, and I wish I had done this course earlier as it gave me a great insight in the mechanisms that drive the industry.
Thank you Professor Luciani for sharing this knowledge.
創建者 MOHAMMAD N•
The course is very helpful for those who wish to learn the Energy scenarios across the globe. The current push towards renewables and the challenges it faces from the conventional sources of energy can be understood quite well. The constrains of Gas energy and the impediments for Nuclear energy is also well explained. The connect of energy demand & supply with Politics i.e. the Geopolitics of energy, has given a new dimension to learning about energy.
The course however may be updated with recent updates across the globe.
I would like to sincerely Thank Prof Giacomo Luciani for this course.
創建者 Merih K•
It really helped me to gain wider perspective in terms of environmental approach. Because as an environmental engineer I only studied how to improve a situation or what's harmful to the environment. Although I started to this course to understand oil products, I found more than that in terms of comprehensive approach for both environment, political, economic and social aspects. The course is beginner level but the more you digging than given resources, the more can be achieved. As a cons, it took longer than I expected.