Feb 28, 2019
This is an amazing course which offers a deep insight to the economics of the energy sector as well as the future sustainability of it. Thank you so much for offering this course
Oct 03, 2015
This course is great! It is truly a perfect introduction to how the world acquires its energy sources and how the real impacts, social, economic and environmental, affect us.
par Gytis R•
Jan 07, 2016
A short course providing the big picture of US energy. I enjoyed taking the course as it provided background information in all the main fields - technology, physics and economics. The course would be even more enjoyable if it concentrated less on US and more on the world at large.
par Jose G•
May 02, 2019
Las cifras no están actualizadas, son del 2012, y han pasado muchas cosas desde entonces. Está enfocado a la situación de Estados Unidos, debería tener un enfoque más mundial.
par Ezequiel C•
Aug 05, 2019
Awesome course to provide an integral look at energy in general regarding its functioning, drivers and future perspectives. on the downside, the data is not updated so that should be an area to improve.
par Blanca M F•
Apr 10, 2016
Broken links for texts, typos, not updated data. I would like to find a course on global energy that I could start any day, like this one.
par Abdullah B•
May 21, 2018
Great course but the course content needs to be updated.
par Amanda G•
Jan 12, 2016
Information needs be updated especially with the changes just made in France 2015. It was a little slow and quizzes were often frustrating due to questions and answers not matching up, or info was not given in the lecture. Overall, since it was 101 and basic, I enjoyed learning the new information.
par Benjamin B•
Oct 03, 2015
Teaches a lot of the basics but all the numbers are outdated (from 2013)
there is minimal use of this being a video course.
par Aycan B•
May 23, 2017
Such a nice course but should be updated!
par Jennifer P•
May 20, 2018
The course topics were valuable, but the data was unfortunately outdated (from 2012-2013).
par Łukasz M•
Jun 20, 2018
par Chen L•
Dec 07, 2015
In all it's a good course to know some basics, but the data and some of the informations are out of date. It seems most datas are from late 2012 early 2013, things have changed.
par Gale P•
Jan 20, 2017
Needs to be updated. Also correct some errors.
par Glenda W•
Nov 22, 2015
Good info, but a bit outdated and dull.
par Jorge R M P•
Jan 16, 2016
The material is very interesting and relevant; however very quickly outdated in this area. There are a few mistakes here and there in the lectures and the quizzes.
par Julian S•
Jun 04, 2017
Provides big picture view of main energy topics. Some topics could use more in depth explanations though, otherwise knowledge ends up being way too superficial (e.g. energy laws).
par Kevin A B•
Jul 11, 2019
Good content, way too obsolete. Dispite some problems with speaking, good professor.
par Desi E V M•
Sep 17, 2018
I found Prof. Sam Shelton not very enthusiastic about giving the lecture. And he would often dwell so much on a particular topic & have commentaries that he would mention over & over again, which made a lot of the videos unnecessarily long. Also I found he had some information that were not factual, i.e. Ethane as the primary component of NGLs (Should be Methane.) He would elaborate on certain issues & make it even more confusing.
par Patrik V•
Sep 12, 2015
First of all, thank you for the course, as it enables students to get a bit more up-to-date and knowledgeable in the topic.
On the other hand, unfortunately it's not worth one's time as it didn't deliver very good quality, nor on its promise regarding "The Big Picture".
Easy to understand.
Objectivity and positive overall message.
Overall quality and clarity of the lectures is not very good. Lectures are a bit hard to follow, not because of the complexity of the topic, but because of some controversial and outdated data, and the speaking and presentation style of the lecturer.
Assignments contain too many trivial questions, but also some mistakes which makes some questions impossible to answer correctly, based on the lectures, or at all.
No staff engagement or feedback on the forums, which is especially problematic regarding to aforementioned mistakes.
The title and description of the course don't inform students that it is completely US-centric, and mostly concentrating on petroleum/oil. So along with a lot of important topics, "The Big Picture" is missing.
par Abiven J C•
Nov 07, 2017
A little bit old.
par Vickie L P•
Nov 27, 2015
Very basic info suited for highschool students. Many errors in transcripts that you will just have to slog through.
par leo r•
Mar 17, 2016
Not very motivating way of talking about the topic. Also it's getting old. He's lecture is sometimes colored like a stereotypical Texan. His extrapolations as flawed as those of the EIA. (Which by now can be seen with hindsight)
par Jakub S•
Dec 08, 2015
Course material providing out-dated concepts. Argumentation throughout the course is shallow, many of the the current arguments are not mentioned - from both sides of the energy lobby (fossil & renewables).
par John R•
May 14, 2018
statistics are somewhat dated.
par pablo o•
Mar 08, 2016
par Jabari R•
Dec 08, 2015
what in Stalin's name is "tail that wags the dog"?