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Online learning is a driver for sustainability, said Dr Sarah Speight at a seminar titled ‘Online and open: modelling sustainability and ‘greening the academy’ through E-learning’ at the University of Nottingham on 5 March 2014.

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the seminar aimed to support colleagues engaged in developing courses on Sustainability, face-to-face and blended as well as online.

The day started with a welcome and introduction by Terry McAndrew (Academic Lead, Digital Literacy, HEA) and Dr Sarah Speight (academic lead of Nottingham’s Green Academy team).

The development team of the ‘Nottingham Open Online Course’ (‘NOOC’) delivered talks on different aspects of sustainability and e-learning with a particular focus on the university:

  • Helen Whitehead: NOOCing Nottingham: a sustainable approach to Open Online Courses,
  • Andy Beggan and Steve Stapleton: Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Sustainability
  • Dr Sarah Speight: MOOCing the…

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