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The Energy 101 project is a collaborative effort between APLU and the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to increase energy literacy and critical thinking skills regarding energy. Under a DOE contract with Oak Ridge Associated Universities, APLU is the subcontractor providing services to help develop, through a network of experts, a nationally recognized, interdisciplinary Energy 101 curriculur framework and modules that can be implemented by both 4-year and 2-year universities and colleges across the nation. The model curriculum and library of modules covering various topics and critical thinking skills and a small sampling of example course materials are available through the DOE National Training & Education Resource (NTER), a cloud based educational tool that allows for content creation and sharing. APLU will also be producing a limited number of interactive educational module and looking at ways the NTER Platform can be used by its members to increase energy literacy and training. The project team includes the University of Maryland, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), and the University of Virginia, among others.
With the help of EESI, APLU is building a community of those interested in energy literacy and energy education, particularly in terms of higher education. APLU will be looking for participants interested in reviewing curricula and modules, sharing their own energy-related curricula, in providing expert advice, and in piloting elements of the model Energy 101 course. To keep informed of or participate in the APLU Energy 101 project, please email regarding your interest and questions to energy101.
APLU, joined DOE, the University of Maryland, and EESI in an April 10, 2013 "Energy 101" course framework webinar. An archive of the webinar is now available:
:: Energy 101 webinar presentation (PDF) :: Energy 101 webinar audio recording
The presentation and webcast will also be available on the Education and Workforce Development Multimedia Page. Please visit the Energy 101 forum as well as the DOE Energy 101 Project site to keep apprised of further Energy 101 related news.
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