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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 23, 2014 01:02 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified Jan 21, 2014

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions With a new group of online BAC courses starting this week, I’m reminded of the benefits of learning—and teaching—from home. San Francisco Bay Area traffic. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Getty Images Truth be told, I was slow warming up to online instruction. Ten years ago, in early 2004, BuildingGreen was approached by Boston Architectural College (then Boston Architectural Center—but with the same acronym BAC) about collaborating on sustainable design curriculum. There is so much value in face-to-face instruction and student interaction, I thought, how could online instruction take its place? But we did collaborate, helping BAC develop it’s Sustainable Design curriculum. And I created and for a number of years taught one of the foundation online courses for the program: “Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking,” which is now being taught by my friend David Foley. This assemblage of courses, now housed in BAC’s Sustainable Design Institute , offers the most comprehensive, accredited online instruction in sustainable design anywhere. There are nearly three dozen courses offered that can be taken as continuing education courses by anyone, taken as part of graduate degree programs, or taken as electives as part of a relatively new MDS (Masters in Design Studies) program in Sustainable Design that is now in its third year. read more




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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