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The environmental impact of teaching and learning

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This free course, The environmental impact of teaching and learning, discusses the impact on the environment of carbon based teaching and learning in Higher Education Institutions. It introduces a suite of innovative tools and resources which have been designed to help assess and identify ways to reduce these impacts.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand an overview of the factors that should be included in an assessment of the carbon-based environmental impacts of higher education (HE) – these are the main sources of energy consumption and carbon emissions in HE
  • understand the types of teaching models used in higher education, how ICTs are changing them and their likely carbon impacts
  • understand the likely carbon impacts associated with your studies on a higher education course or module
  • apply a Carbon Calculator tool designed to assess the impacts of your study-related activities
  • identify possible ways to change study-related activities to reduce carbon impacts.

First Published: 19/02/2013

Updated: 30/01/2017

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