This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Online Learning Benefits The Environment

SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Online students have the flexibility to log in and complete their coursework at any time from virtually any place. They customize their schedules and pace themselves to accommodate work, family, lifestyle and other considerations. 

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130401/LA85962)

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/LA68969LOGO)

What's more, students save time and energy by taking courses online. Typically, they also realize cost savings associated with commuting, such as bus fare or gasoline, parking, and vehicle wear and tear as well as time away from work, child care and various other expenses. 

As Earth Day approaches on April 22, here's something else they can feel good about: Online learning benefits the environment. Consider the energy consumption associated with on-campus classes, meetings and study groups. Environmental impacts range from electricity to lighting, heating and cooling campus facilities to the use of consumables, such as traditional textbooks and other paper products.

A study by the United Kingdom's Design Innovation Group found that producing and providing online educational courses consumes up to 90 percent less energy and produces 85 percent less in the way of CO2 emissions per student than comparable on-campus courses. Of 79,000 plus students who attend Ashford University, approximately 99 percent are enrolled in online classes. The world is their classroom and they're making the world a greener place.

Moreover, Ashford University's academic offerings, specifically in environmental studies, prepare students for increasingly popular green-collar careers in private, non-profit and government sectors.

"Online higher education is innovative and forward-thinking," Dr. Adam Selhorst, who chairs the environmental studies department at Ashford University, said. "It conserves resources and reduces education's carbon footprint on our environment."

About Ashford University Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor's degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

Contact: Shari Winet Rodriguez, Vice President of Public Relations858.513.9240 x2513 · shari.rodriguez@ashford.edu

SOURCE Ashford University

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,249.23 -36.51 -0.20%
S&P 500 2,129.60 -1.22 -0.06%
NASDAQ 5,096.7670 +5.9730 0.12%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs