RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES AND TECHNNOLGY. AN OVERVIEW.
During Week One we clearly felt your energy, enthusiasm and excitement about sustainability within the Energy-Agriculture Nexus.
Today we dive into the second course week. But first we want to take a moment to applaud the many of you that earned the Week 1 Badge and those of you whose commitment in the MOOC community is reflected in the presentation of several community badges.
Your commitment is truly inspiring – keep it up!
This week’s mandatory reading is an exciting introduction to renewable energy resources and technologies. The material provides a guide to understand the basics for working with renewable energy technologies. This week’s unit also incorporates a written assignment and a mandatory peer-review. We ask that you develop the assignment in teams of 10 people. If you haven’t joined a team yet please do so by going to COMMUNITY/TEAMS . You can join one of the many teams that were created over the last days. Even better: You can create a new team and invite other participants that share your interests.
Please be advised that the most productive work delivered by “digital teams” is observed within teams of ten or less members. If your team encompasses more then ten members – please consider splitting up your team into smaller work groups in order to ensure productive workflows and to optimize your team’s submission for Assignment One. Upon submission of Assignment One you can of course re-group.
Shortly we will provide you with detailed information on how to submit Assignment One and how to conduct the peer review during the third course week.
As in week one you can put your knowledge to the test with this week’s Quiz and earn the Week Two Badge!
Along with the regular course material this week also features an Expert Video. The Video features Katie Kennedy Freeman. Katie works with the World Bank’s <i>Global Food and Agriculture Global Practice</i> (GFADR) as an Agriculture Economist. She focuses on the areas of agriculture risk, agriculture and ICT, as well as the intersection of agriculture and energy.
Watch Katie outline her perspective on the challenges of the Energy-Agriculture Nexus and learn about the World Bank’s approaches to support an enabling environment for clean energy solutions for agriculture – such as public private partnerships, microfinance and rural credit, investment lending, or tools to support knowledge generation.
CHECK OUT KATIE’S VIDEO NOW
If you have any questions about this week’s assignment, the Quiz or if you simply want to make sure that you’re on the right track – just send us a message! You can send messages through our PoweringAg User-Profile; direct a post at @poweringag; or check out our Help-Stream in the Forum.