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From carbon footprint to carbon brainprint

Listen to Professor Wyn Morgan talking about how the use of learning technology can support sustainability.

Our next Cripps House conversation focuses upon ‘Learning for and through sustainability’. Listen to Professor Wyn Morgan outlining the impact of the internet upon learning and the most recent developments in mobile technologies and Massive Open Online Courses.

Those of you in China can also view this video on our Tudou channel.

Wyn describes how, in his view, the use of learning technology can support sustainability:

  • Technology can be used to share, re-use and adapt learning resources
  • Technology can enable access to learning for those who cannot otherwise access it
  • Technology can support creativity in teaching and learning

The world wide web has changed the ways we learn and the ways in which we share information. Learning technology now provides a myriad of opportunities for us to work in different ways – in our own homes or workplaces, on the move, alongside colleagues in other time zones and geographical spaces. Online learning has been driven by the concept of ‘Knowledge without Borders’ and increasingly by the idea of a global community of learners within which knowledge and ideas are shared.

Think about: If you have experienced ‘step-changes’ in learning styles and technologies in your own life, how significant have they been? In your view, has technology increased access to learning, or has it simply provided more learning to those with access already?

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