Intended Learning Outcomes:
Methodology and assessment:
The MOOC “Smarts grids for smart cities: towards zero emissions” follows a case-based methodoly that combines theoretical content in the different dimensions and case studies to illustrate this content. This cases will be based upon interviews with professionals in each field treated along the course.
The assessment will be based on a case of a fictional city that the student will have to analyse and design a plan to improve, from a city council perspective, energy efficiency. The assessment will be peer reviewed.
The MOOC Smarts grids for smart cities: towards zero emissions will raise awareness among the audience, equipping you with the knowledge and tools needed to change your consumption habits and improve your own energy efficiency in your day-to-day lives as well as that of the organizations we belong to.
Drawing on interviews and concrete examples, the course illustrates the transition from the fossil fuels era to the information era, in which smart grids are the conceptual vehicle and the practical tool towards a more sustainable production and consumption model.
4 weeks of study with approximately 2-3 hours/week. Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be devoted to content consumption, the last one will be devoted to the final project the students must present to certificate the course.
The course may be of interest to any particular citizen with environmental concerns, although it can also be of use for employees of large companies whose CSR department requires includes in their strategic goals raising environmental conscience.
The MOOC will also serve public employees of medium and large city councils to understand how data and smart grids are a fundamental element in developing more efficient and sustainable cities.