JIM DUNLOP SCHEDULED to LECTURE for FREE NABCEP EXAM PREP COURSE
SOLPOWERPEOPLE Proudly Announces Industry Veteran JIM DUNLOP will be a Guest Lecturer for the Upcoming FREE NABCEP PV INSTALLER™ EXAM #SolarMOOC: 23-DAY
“MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE”
Jim Dunlop, author of the industry standard textbook Photovoltaic Systems ISBN 978-0-8269-1308-1, will be a guest lecturer for the FREE NABCEP Exam Prep “Massive Open Online Course”, or MOOC. A MOOC is a more structured way of connecting people in a collaborative, guided course that covers all sections of the JTA and provides more specific practice problems and answers, reading assignments, just like an online course, but with more student feedback, sharing of resources they have found, and designed to foster long-lasting connections as participants get to know one another and get more involved in the solar industry.
One feature of the class is to have different industry experts as guest lecturers to an online webinar sessions that are broadcast on Monday and Thursday nights at 6:00PM CST during the formal course dates of March 1-23.
About Jim Dunlop (from www.jimdunlopsolar.com):
“Jim Dunlop (FL PE# 42547) is the owner of Jim Dunlop Solar, and a leading expert on solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. He began his professional career at the Florida Solar Energy Center, supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Southeast Regional Experiment Station for PV systems research and engineering, and recently worked for the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) developing curriculum on PV systems for the IBEW-NECA national electrical apprenticeship program. He has been involved in the specification, design, installation and evaluation of hundreds of PV systems, and has authored and published numerous papers, articles and reports, including the popular textbook Photovoltaic Systems, which is becoming the industry standard for colleges, vocational training and apprenticeship programs throughout the country. He has conducted hundreds of presentations, seminars and training programs on PV systems for a variety of audiences, and chairs the technical committee for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV installer certification program.”
The SolPowerPeople #SolarMOOC will run for 23 days from Thursday, March 1st to Friday, March 23rd (Exam Date is March 24th). Participants follow a course syllabus defining reading assignments and practice problems covering all areas of the NABCEP PV Installer™ JTA (Job Task Analysis). Recordings of the webinar sessions will be available on the course site for viewing for those who cannot attend, or want a replay. An ongoing, online forum will be provided for discussion by all #SolarMOOC participants (students and facilitators), and a daily newsletter will be published capturing all relevant articles, social media discussions, videos, external blog entries, basically, anything on the web that has been labeled with the #SolarMOOC tag.