Promoting e-mobility in Croatia - Zvonimir Perko

Zvonimir Perko
Croatia

"The final essay after every course in the Program made me to think, express my opinion and find solutions for previously defined problems."

Zvonimir Perko is an Electrical Engineer from Croatia. He enrolled in the online program Electric Cars in 2018.

What was your motivation for enrolling in this program?
I am an electrical engineer working as an energy expert in the Regional Energy Agency North in Croatia. Since one of the Agency`s activities is e-mobility and last year purchased a Nissan Leaf through EU project “EVcc”, we need to urgently improve our knowledge in this field. One of the project activities was the promotion of e-mobility in Croatia so we needed to have a deeper understanding of e-mobility issues in order to promote it to citizens.

I had heard about EdX before, so I looked for some courses in the field of e-mobility. I found the Electric Cars Program from TU Delft and my first impression was that it had an interesting and high-quality syllabus, so I decided to enroll.

How would you describe your online learning experience?
It was my third experience of online courses and definitely the most interesting and useful, but also the most demanding course I attended. The course concept is very convenient with the ability to watch videos and presentations at a time that suits me. I could also communicate and discuss ideas and projects with other students through the forum. Also, the final essay after every course in the Program made me to think, express my opinion and find solutions for previously defined problems.

Finally, I would like to praise the expert lecturers who have clarified the material in all of lectures and even made the complex parts of course easily understandable.

What did you think of the online learning environment?
The learning environment is excellent. There is always the course team and lots of other classmates available that are willing to help you with any questions or problems you have. Assignments were sometimes quite difficult and I had to find answers “out of the box”, but surely this is a good way to expand my knowledge.

What is your advice to someone who would like to take a similar online course?
I would absolutely recommend this Program to everyone involved in e-mobility. There is so much to learn if you are new to this field, but also high potential to improve your knowledge if you are not.

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