UNU Fellows receive computer training in:
- Report writing
- Data interpretation
- On-line reference search
Each Fellow is provided with a personal computer during training. All teaching material is available as electronical files on these computers and the Fellows can bring the files to their home countries for future work. Throughout the years there has been considerable transfer of computer technology from Reykjavik to geothermal institutions in the developing countries.
Since 2009, Fellows have had access to video clips of the introductory lectures through an e-learning facility called eMission. The eMission program records and saves the introductory lectures which enables Fellows to access them anytime and from anywhere. Each Fellow is given an individual username and password that enables them to log on to a distant player with access to individual lectures. This has served useful if a Fellow has been unable to attend the lectures.
The player can be accessed here.
The UNU-GTP reserves all rights to the recordings.
Most teaching is done by tutorials and practical work where the teacher works with two or three trainees and available textbooks and articles in journals are made use of. In some instances, however, a special effort has been required to compile text material and manuals as teaching material for the training. Most of this teaching material has been generated by teachers of the Training Programme, largely comprising staff members of ISOR, Orkustofnun (the National Energy Authority) and the University of Iceland. Also, texts have been written by visiting scholars from other countries. The text materials mentioned above have, in most cases, been published in reports. These are available from the Training Programme and some are available on-line.