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Renewable Energy Sources


Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable Energy Sources

Increase your knowledge of renewable energy sources.


Students: 2,437
Course Description

This free online course is intended to introduce students to the whole area of energy sustainability, climate change and renewable energy technologies. Many greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane, occur naturally.
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However, during the past two centuries, human activities have also added significantly to the level of these naturally occurring gases. In particular, large amounts of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane are produced by the use of non-renewable energy sources such as oil, natural gas and coal. For a sustainable future these fossil fuels will have to be replaced by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy, and biomass fuels. In this online course students will learn the connection between energy use and sustainability, how current energy use is contributing to global climate change, the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources, how to identify and distinguish between different forms of renewable energy, and understand the advantages and disadvantages of different renewable energy sources. The course will be of great interest to teachers and students who want to learn more about energy use and how renewable sources of energy will be of vital importance for a sustainable future.
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Learning Outcomes

In this course you will gain a good knowledge of renewable energy sources. You will understand how renewable energy can be used to help reduce greenhouse gases.
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You will learn about nuclear power and the principles of solar energy.You will learn the importance of the sun, the atmosphere and the earth's temperature. You will be more aware of the impact of the industrial age and the evidence of global warming that is affecting our environment. This course will teach you the different kinds of renewable and non-renewable energy sources being used today.
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Module Title
Module 1: Energy Use and Sustainability
Module 2: Global Climate Change
Module 3: Introduction to Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Module 4: Non-Renewable Energy Sources - Petroleum and Natural Gas
Module 5: Non-Renewable Energy Source - Coal
Module 6: Non-Renewable Energy Source - Nuclear Power
Module 7: Introduction to Renewable Energy Sources
Module 8: Renewable Energy Sources - Wind and Solar Power
Module 9: Renewable Energy Sources - Geothermal and Water-derived Energy
Module 10: Renewable Energy Source - Biofuels
Module 11: End of Course Assessment

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Course Title Renewable Energy Sources
Course # 367
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 85
Content Origin
Course Description  This free online course is intended to introduce students to the whole area of energy sustainability, climate change and renewable energy technologies. Many greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane, occur naturally. However, during the past two centuries, human activities have also added significantly to the level of these naturally occurring gases. In particular, large amounts of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane are produced by the use of non-renewable energy sources such as oil, natural gas and coal. For a sustainable future these fossil fuels will have to be replaced by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy, and biomass fuels. In this online course students will learn the connection between energy use and sustainability, how current energy use is contributing to global climate change, the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources, how to identify and distinguish between different forms of renewable energy, and understand the advantages and disadvantages of different renewable energy sources. The course will be of great interest to teachers and students who want to learn more about energy use and how renewable sources of energy will be of vital importance for a sustainable future.
License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 26 April 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 4-5 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Harsh Kothari India the course was good . It would be mich better if it focuses completely on renewable energy sources and in greater depth 2014-08-31 10:08:09
  • Elijah Abule United Kingdom Good course with wide degree of aspects. Could be exteneded to just focus on details of renewable energy sources and solutions 2014-07-02 13:07:03
  • Johan Smit South Africa This course was very informative. 2014-06-11 17:06:13
  • Ugur Isik United Kingdom It was so useful. Thanks 2014-04-19 18:04:39
  • Kyaw Tun Nyunt Singapore Very good and I've learned a lot of new things from it. Even though I studied as electrical engineering diploma in Myanmar. Thank you very much for this course's author and Alison. I would like to learn more advance in this area. 2014-03-31 21:03:09
  • Rafetison Nirina Madagascar It's time to use renewable energy to protect environnement,to reduce the outcomes,help the rural area... 2014-03-30 12:03:42
  • Hilton Mwape Fulele Zambia Course Module: Module 1: Energy Use and Sustainability Course Topic: Linking Energy Supply and Demand Comment: Very interesting subject. Thank you Alison 2013-07-11 09:07:14
  • Ogboin Eronmhonsele Norbert Nigeria Now I really understand the rates at which energy is consumed and also the area in which greater amounts of it are used 2013-03-14 15:03:33
  • Dave Brew United Kingdom helping to save our wonderful planet by any means i.e cutting down on wasts ,recycling more.would help this dieing planet to live longer. for our children children childen sake 2013-03-13 17:03:34
  • Marcheta Albert United States of America Course Module: Module 1: Energy Use and Sustainability
    Course Topic: Energy Consumption
    Comment: What's a GJ unit breakdown? 2012-11-04 22:11:15
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Free, Online Renewable Energy Sources Course.