Introduction to Week 4

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Hello everybody,

Welcome to Week Four of the Powering Agriculture MOOC!

Great work on last week’s assignment! We are looking forward to learning about your approaches to calculate the PV panel size for solar powered irrigation – and also reading up on the peer-review comments. By the end of this week our experts from TH Köln will evaluate your group assignment on a pass/fail basis and provide a collective feedback report.

If you have further questions regarding the assignment check out the new guideline
How to MOOC: teams and assignments‘.

But enough about the past …
This week is all about Energy Efficiency and you are in for a treat:

In the video, Professor Ramchandra Bhandari introduces the concepts of energy efficiency and sustainable energy use. In combination with the Reader you will gain an understanding of why energy audits are an important tool for energy efficiency and how life cycle assessments can support decision making for more sustainable energy use in agricultural value chains.

This week’s special is a case study on the energy needs in Kenyan tea factories. We want you to get an inside view on a real project. Take the view of the practitioner and learn hands on  about a variety of issues such as the results of a “real world” energy audit and its resulting recommendations. Check it out!

To earn the Week 4 Badge you will have to pass the quiz (10 questions) with 80%.

Just one more little note for those in a hurry: If you hadn’t have time to watch the videos of the previous weeks, or read the learning material and complete the quizzes – don’t worry!

If you:

… are eager to earn the MOOC certificate: You still have time until the end of the MOOC (March 27th) to earn all required badges. Only the two assignments are linked to deadlines (see the Badge System for more details).

 … are interested in accessing the material but do not necessarily need the certificate: The material will be available on the platform also after the MOOC ends.

Enjoy this week and keep on rocking!


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  1. Profile photo of Sogo Mayokun Abolarin

    Looking forward to learning more on energy efficiency

  2. Profile photo of Kiprono Shadrack

    I am looking forward to an educative week ahead. Thanks, Team

  3. Profile photo of Joseph Kirule

    Another fun week! Let’s go..
    Good to see timely posting of learning materials. No delays.
    Thanks to the Organizers.

  4. Profile photo of Mr. Anthony Madume

    Quitely frankly, this MOOC has been both insightful, informative and challenging. In fairness, I would say has been so for many of us, but we have generally put in our noble best to date, given our various work and/or daily schedules. Thanks also go the Tutors who have been feeding us with world-class knowledge and equiping us with relevant skills required for the 21st century work place or environment. This weeks reading materials on energy efficieny is will be an interesting one, plus the quiz and videos.


    Anthony Madume

  5. Profile photo of Gladis Maritza Calderón Ysmodes

    I looking forward to laerning more about energy efficiency,
    Thanks to the Organizers and Tutors for the interesting reading materials, videos and quiz.
    Best Regards
    Gladis Maritza Calderón Ysmodes

  6. Profile photo of Manasseh B. Shitta

    Great. Would love to see the real world energy audit and its resulting recommendations

  7. Profile photo of Abdinasir Sadik Mukhtar

    But there is no enough information about the value of the certificate.

  8. Profile photo of Lucy Wanjiku

    A look into Kenya tea industry…cant wait to dig in

  9. Profile photo of Fidele Biganiro

    thankz for flexible course on the note…for those who missed out last weeks’ quizzes and assignments.
    kenyan energy urgency is nearly to rwandan case its so interesting to earn great knowledge in relation to our neighborhood.
    please kee p on.

  10. Profile photo of Dismas Angura Odula

    Thanks for insightful lessons particularly videos that enhance handouts given

  11. Profile photo of Cristina Mergner

    I have to confess that the Kenyan Tea factory case study motivated me to learn a bit more about such initiatives.

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