Is e-learning green-learning?
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"Let’s think about this for a minute. If you aren’t using online training, then how are you delivering it?
If it’s not e-learning then there aren’t a great many options really. There’s face-to-face training of some sort or traditional distance learning.
Classroom or face-to-face training, usually means either getting a trainer to come to you, or sending your people off to a training venue, and for many organisations, it will be both. Cue planes, trains and automobiles.
Consider for a moment the energy consumption that occurs whenever people travel between offices or to and from training facilities and venues.
That’s more fuel and CO2 emissions. Not to mention electricity and/or gas to heat (or cool) the venue, run those lengthy Powerpoints on the big screen, and provide you with a stream of refreshments throughout the day and that all-important buffet lunch.
The beauty of e-learning is that it comes to you – wherever you are, whenever you want.
No fuel, no travel and not a jot of stationery involved... /...
A recent study by the Open University claims that on average .../..."