WHAT IS DIERET?
WHAT IS DISTANCE LEARNING?
Distance learning with INFORSE is a form of education designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the training needs and requirements of both student, as an individual, and the organization the person represents.
Flexibility of the place –
means that study is not confined to any particular location. The one
can study anywhere in the world because it is not
required to meet tutors face-to-face.
Flexibility of time – enables student to study at the most convenient times of the day or week, so person can remain at the work place and study part-time.
Flexibility of pace – allows the student to control the rate at which to study, and to concentrate on particular areas of interest.
Study – When the person got enrolled for distance learning, we sent him/her a complete study pack. This includes study materials and examination test questions.
Exam tests – Student worked through the course and was required to answer to approximately 20 questions related to each module. These questions were based on the material that student has studied. The maximum time available for the completion of the DIERET course was set for three months (did not include delays in communication).
What else could student get from DIERET? Except of knowledge, what was the primary goal of the project, all successful students received INFORSE Certificate. Despite the fact that INFORSE is not recognized as the educational institution, this document could help students in some way in their future.
INFORSE’s DIERET course required from the student to be fluent in written English. We also recommended that student has reached a University-entrance level of education in a technology-related discipline. If a person did not possess the above qualifications, however, he/she could still be eligible if one was able to demonstrate the necessary academic skills and practical experience to satisfactorily complete our course.
DIERET study materials consisted of five modules:
MODULE 1: WHY DO WE NEED RENEWABLES? (21 pages)
MODULE 2: SOLARENERGY (65 pages)
MODULE 3: BIOMASS (53 pages)
MODULE 4: WIND ENERGY (30 pages)
MODULE 5: HYDRO POWER (42 pages)
MODULE 6: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY (17 pages)
MODULE 7: ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR TRANSPORTATION (3 pages)
MODULE Annex: Organising and Policies for Renewable Energy (6 pages)
MODULE Annex: UNITS
Text in each module includes material with introduction, history, technology, potentials, applications, guidelines, environmental effects etc.
300+ pages TEXT + 450 GRAPHICS
All text and illustration material is available online except the questions. Since 2011, the course is not running. We are looking for funding to run the course again.
The DIERET was started in 2005, and it was running until 2010. Climate Chapter was updated in 2010, the Biomass Chapter was updated in 2007, and a new module on alternative fuel and transport was added in 2006.
Since 2011, DIERET education was stopped due to the lack of funding. We are looking for funding to able to run the course again.
- In 2002, and in the period of 2004 - 2010 the EU Commission DG Environment - Civil Society Support supported the activities of INFORSE-Europe.
- In 2002, the closed down Secretariats of the Danish Forum for Energy & Development, and the Danish Antinuclear Movement (OOA) supported INFORSE-Europe.
- In 2001-2004, the Danish Outdoor Council's Small Grant Fund supported the translation of DIERET material to Russian and Albanian.
Education on sustainable energy is one of INFORSE`s priorities. The main goal of this project is to provide NGOs and students around the world to get the knowledge on Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) - the issue that is usually not covered by ordinary educational institutions (including universities) in many countries of the world. (Short Description of INFORSE)