Reduce Emissions With Distance Learning

Tomorrow is Earth Day 2020, so in honor of this celebration of the planet in all its glory, let's take a look at how eLearning affects the environment.

Normally, when you assign a module to your team in your learning management system, you’re probably doing so because eLearning benefits them and your organization.

You can quickly assign them a compliance course, for example. Or you can make sure that remote team members brush up on important information wherever they happen to be — but eLearning isn’t just good for you and your employees; it’s also good for the planet.

A study conducted by the Open University of Britain found that distance learning consumes almost 90% less energy and produces 85% fewer CO2 emissions than traditional learning. While this paper was published in 2005, and distance learning has certainly changed for the better in 15 years, it’s currently the only study of its kind and offers the best analysis of how training impacts the environment.

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