Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), but also other developing countries, especially in the Global South, still face distinctive challenges to ensure sustainable livelihoods for their current population as well as future generations. One of these challenges relates to energy – the access to affordable energy, the reliable supply of sustainable energy and the efficient use of energy.
To reach learners from SIDS all over the world, an unique online learning course has been developed to address this themes – 100% online! The L3EAP online learning course “Sustainable Energy for SIDS” (9/1 – 26/2/2017) seeks to inspire learners to ask the right questions and enable them to assess the opportunities of renewable and sustainable energy-efficient energy technologies offer for SIDS in particular. This course will help learners to think carefully and critically about current energy systems and energy use, and how we can improve energy access, energy security and/or energy efficiency in SIDS and beyond. Join our global learning community and….
Free online course “Sustainable Energy for SIDS”
Sign up at http://e-learning.project-l3eap.eu
Target groups: energy practitioners; master students (in particular engineering, environmental science, economics, social sciences)
Over a period of seven weeks and drawing from concrete experiences from Fiji and Mauritius (featuring 20 short learning videos and audio files with Dr Anirudh Sing, University of the South Pacific (USP), Dr Dinesh Surroop, University of Mauritius and further expert speakers; related training handbooks allowing deeper insights into the topics and further interactive resources and features, e.g. quizzes, discussion fori), the learners can explore the interdisciplinary nature of the topic in the interactive learning platform which is accessible at http://e-learning.project-l3eap.eu. Moreover, they are encouraged to interact and collaborate with fellow learners to form a truly global SIDS learning community. A number of qualified facilitators and tutors will accompany learners along the way, to clarify any open issues and providing guidance and spark motivation.
Although everyone is welcome to join (open access, free of charge), this course is designed for a specific audience, i.e. energy practitioners seeking to better grasp the interdisciplinarity of the topic and wanting to develop a concrete energy project proposal that may serve valuable in daily operations. Moreover, the course will provide students from a variety of disciplines (engineering, environmental science, economics, social sciences) with hands-on knowledge and project development know-how which could result in a concrete research project proposal which can, for example, be useful for an applied master’s thesis.
Moreover, as the material is of Open Educational Resources (OER) nature, it may be re-used, distributed, and amended by learners and instructors alike, allowing creative further development and allowing maximum utilization of these materials in other universities and teaching institutions all over the world.
Further information/contact project L3EAP:
EDULINK project L3EAP - see www.project-l3eap.eu
Franziska Wolf / Hamburg University of Applied Sciences