EEMI Begins to Move Professional Short Course Series Online

Vidoetaping of short course modules in GW's ITL
January 06, 2019
In the fall 2018 semester, the EEMI undertook a process to move its successful two-day professional short course series to an online delivery platform, with a target of the Spring 2019 semester for initial delivery of the first short courses on an online basis.
The initial set of the online versions of the courses will focus on renewable energy. Students will receive an EEMI certificate of completion for each course, plus documentation for continuing education credits. The courses will entail about 12 hours of prerecorded lectures and 4 - 6 hours of webinars for the instructor to answer student questions and address additional material.
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EV Onine Course Instructor: Julian Bentley

Each course will be delivered over a four-week period. Additional environmental and energy short courses will be brought online based on the demand and success of the initial offering. Modules for the first course have been recorded using the capabilities of GW’s Instructional Technology Lab, which offers state-of-the-art expertise and capabilities to GW faculty members. It is an existing two-day course that addresses the electric vehicle market.  A flyer setting forth details of the first course can be seen here: GW's Electric Vehicles Short Course

Several additional courses may be launched later in the year, including Renewable Energy Trends and Financing, Corporate Energy Strategies, and Environmental Life Cycle Analysis. These short courses are being designed for working professionals to undertake on a self-paced basis over four weeks, using 12 hours of recorded content plus four hours of live online instructor contact.

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Renewable Energy Finance Online Course: Group Discussion

Dr. Edward Saltzberg, EEMI’s Director of Professional Development and a GW Visiting Scholar, is leading the design and management of the online program. He also is the managing director of the Security and Sustainability Forum, which produces online educational webinars for a subscriber base of 20,000 sustainability professionals from across the globe. The SSF subscriber list will be the core marketing source for the program.

The online Professional Development Program will enableEEMI to support the research and service programs of the EEMI, enhance EEMI’s image as a leading educator of working professionals in the environmental and energy management fields, and provide marketing benefits for the graduate level environmental and energy programs that exist throughout the University
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