Reduction in CO2 emissions
Compared to face-to-face education, online education offers a significant reduction in CO2 emissions to the atmosphere due to the low usage of equipment and materials
, the creation of which also involves the release of harmful substances.
In a nutshell, you can do everything using your laptop from google-docs to online notes. In addition, LMS is a great example not only because of its positive effect on ecology but also on your time and storage space saving. You don’t need to create tons of files or buy software for conducting surveys. Finally, you can share this educational material many times, which also saves a big amount of paper.
As part of a sustainable teaching and learning project at the Open University
, researchers from the Digital Innovation Group found that deploying an online learning model resulted in a reduction in carbon emissions of almost 90% compared to face-to-face teaching.