2 thoughts on “The Environmental Benefits of Studying Online

  1. Cristina Oliveira says:

    Wow. The only “word” that came in my mouth after this video is wow”.
    When I think about the befits about this online environment, my mind goes to this unique thought “I don’t have to deal with annoying people” on the other hand I have to be in touch with a teacher you know? Talk, presence…
    And this video had opened my mind to another view; it’s outstanding the amount of things that can be reduced by studying online regarding nature issues. It blew my mind away when said the energy consumption can drastically be reduced in 87%, it’s too much!
    When I was at college I did a research to one of my teachers and I showed her the tendency in a very near future in Brazil is people leaving campus and studying through an online environment and another thing that I showed how education has changed; for example, if someone couldn’t or didn’t want to go to a campus and study by himself, the used to exchanged letters! And know we have internet and so many great tools.
    It’s amazing!

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    • mirellenascimento says:

      Hi dear!
      First of all, I appreciate your comment.
      The heart of the matter is that online education has been growing in a way that had never been predictable. However, especially in countries in development, this trend is misconcepted and this for sure impedes a more concrete growth.
      I used to think just like you before taking my post graduation course online. That I must be in front of a teacher, you know. I got incredibly surprised at how efficient online education is and I can assure I am going to take another course like this soon!
      Well, here is a video for you to think more about it: http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education. It’s Daphne Koller’s (cofounder of Coursera).
      Thanks a million!


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