Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment

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Free Online Sustainability Course

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School of Earth, Society and the Environment
Mar 11, 2013  

Starting March 11th, 2013 and running for 8 weeks

The School of Earth, Society and the Environment is offering a Free Online Sustainability Course. There will be a mixture of readings, short lectures, quizzes, collaborative projects and discussions. All participants who successfully complete the required activities (and tests!) will earn a completion badge.

This course is the first ever "MOOC" (Massive Open Online Course) on sustainability, and is being supported by the School of Earth, Society and Environment, the Office of Online and Continuing Education, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and by the University of Illinois. First taught in August 2012 with over 35 thousand participants from more than 160 countries!

Meet your Professor: Dr. Jonathan Tomkin is the Associate Director of the School of Earth, Society and Environment at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Tomkin leads the undergraduate program in sustainability and his research aims to uncover the processes of how changing climates, glaciers, and landscapes interact. This study has involved fieldwork all over the world - including the Olympic Mountains, the Swiss Alps, Patagonia and Antarctica.

Technical and Instructional Design for the course has been handled by Hannah Choi, who is the coordinator of instructional design for the University of Illinois' Office of Online and Continuing Education.

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