Focused on possibilities for MOOCs, on-line courses, etc. Value to power community MOOCs as flipped classroom or video textbooks Develop for power community to share Modules to attract/inform students, K-12 educators, freshmen/sophomores Each have a different role or need Modules to help researchers at interface (communications, power electronics) Video wikipedia
MOOC and On-line courses Potential topics for NSF funding: Determine best practices of existing on-line power courses at various institutions. NSF- funded Best practices Workshop. Multi-institution collaborative projects to develop modules for MOOCs or flipped courses, including multi-disciplinary courses. Develop tools to reduce the time to develop MOOCs. Develop MOOCs/modules as an alternative to paper textbooks – video textbooks.
MOOC and On-line courses (cont.) Potential topics for NSF funding: What are some unique needs for Power Engineering related MOOCs. How do you include concepts that need hands on labs; for example, Bulk power systems courses. Are there unique software simulation needs? Good Topic for an I-Corps Learning team – what are features/characteristics are needed for modules to be utilized across institutions for MOOCs or flipped courses? Need material for on campus content Minute physics Minute power on YouTube MOOC modules developed by senior projects
Assessment and Implementation How to assess? Role for NSF to have projects that provide best practices; address cross campus issues Need to evaluate materials in some context relative to stated outcomes Learn from other fields and recent developments (power electronics MOOC, business courses) Common core or standards recommendations or just a searchable database How to promote use? Historical modules were not used Need marketing – sustainability vs power engineering; iCorps?
Other areas of importance The so-called active grid (microgrid and DER) DER integration Modeling of new devices (power electronics) Social behavioral models Moving transmission solutions to distribution systems Learn from other fields and recent developments (power electronics MOOC, business courses) Big data Policy and marketing training Increased industry participation