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Powering Education, Protecting the Planet: How Green Technologies are Cultivating Sustainable E-Learning Environments

EasyChair Preprint no. 13666

10 pagesDate: June 15, 2024


The rapid growth of online and distance learning in recent years has led to an increased demand for energy-efficient technologies to power the digital infrastructure supporting e-learning. This paper examines how the integration of green technologies is helping to create more sustainable e-learning environments.


The discussion begins by outlining the environmental impact of traditional education technology, including the energy consumption and carbon footprint of physical computer labs, servers, and other hardware. It then explores a range of green solutions that are being adopted by educational institutions, such as:


Energy-efficient computing hardware and data centers powered by renewable energy

Cloud-based platforms that reduce the need for on-premises infrastructure

Virtual desktops and "thin client" devices that consume less power

Learning management systems optimized for mobile and low-bandwidth access

The paper analyzes how these green technologies not only reduce the ecological footprint of e-learning, but also enhance the accessibility and affordability of online education for students worldwide. Case studies are provided to illustrate successful implementation of sustainable e-learning initiatives.


The paper concludes by discussing the broader societal benefits of aligning education technology with environmental sustainability goals. As online learning continues to expand globally, harnessing green innovations can help cultivate e-learning ecosystems that are both educationally empowering and ecologically responsible.

Keyphrases: cultivating, e-learning, Sustainable

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Kaledio Potter and Favour Olaoye},
  title = {Powering Education, Protecting the Planet: How Green Technologies are Cultivating Sustainable E-Learning Environments},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 13666},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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