The climate change and environmental protection issues are undoubtedly important components of all areas of life. Education is no exception. Obviously, online education is much more environmentally friendly than full-time. A study in the UK shows that online education reduces energy consumption by 90% and CO2 emissions by more than 85%. The reason is the lack of need to spend time in the classroom, the use of mostly electronic materials and the absence of transportation costs. In addition, typical for offline education paper usage is significantly reduced.
That is why online education plays an important role in the global campaign against climate change. The world needs a new generation of people with intellectual and educational abilities to meet the challenges of the future. Creating such potential requires the use of energy, but this use can be reduced by resorting to online education. This is especially true for educational institutions and companies, which put top priority to reducing CO2 level. In particular, companies need to protect the environment so that in the coming decades they have a rich customer base to purchase their products. In addition, more and more young people choose an educational organization or company considering its attitude to environmental protection.
Innovations in cloud technologies have been brining great opportunities to online education.
Online education brings countless benefits from lower fees and location freedom to extra flexibility in terms of choosing your courses and the time you want to invest in studying.
On 15 November 2020 SIIL jointly with our partner SSHE (Swiss School of Higher Education, Montreux) announces the opening of the Swiss International Centre of Languages and Translation.