Online learning impacting the carbon footprint

From Inside Higher Ed: “While documentation is limited, logic suggests that students enrolled in online and blended classes reduce their campus carbon footprint and provide savings in many ways. A few of those may include: Faculty and staff not commuting to campus on a daily basis, instead commuting on a less frequent schedule likely reduces energy/pollution. Enrolled learners commuting to campus on a less-frequent basis is another likely activity to reduce energy/pollution. Not producing and consuming paper handouts in classes; replacing them with digital texts and other digital resources clearly reduces the carbon footprint.”

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