Online Lecture of IPB University Rector

In contrast to lectures in general which are conducted in class and face to face with students, this time the Rector of IPB University, Dr. Arif Satria gave a 'General Sociology' lecture through a teleconference or online lecture on Wednesday (24/4). This time, online lecture material discusses about Ecology Modernization.

"Today we will start using learning technology using online technology. This online learning is our effort to face and respond to existing technological changes, "said Dr. Wise.

At present, Dr. Arif, IPB University is preparing a platform that can be accessed by students so they can take online classes. The platform will be made so that it can be accessed via a smartphone so students easily access it. "By using online, students can take classes online in boarding rooms and elsewhere, so they can be efficient in time," added Dr. Wise.

Regarding ecological modernization, Dr. Arif explained that ecological modernization emerged in the 1990s. Ecological modernization arises due to human response to ecological and environmental changes as a result of environmental damage. In other words, there is an ecological crisis that causes humans to increase their concern for the crisis.

Ecological modernization is not only related to nature, but also affects the social and cultural community. With the emergence of ecological modernization, it is expected to be able to provide solutions to the problems and environmental damage that occur at this time.

Some of the environmental problems that occur today are high levels of plastic pollution and other hazardous wastes. Therefore, Dr. Arif urged students to reduce the use of plastic bags when shopping.

"From now on, let us get used to shopping for bags from home, so that later we will not use plastic bags, like in the old days, if we go to the market, carry a carry bag from home, so we don't use plastic bags," said Dr. Wise.

On the other hand, Dr. Arif also appealed to use a tumbler instead of bottled bottled water. By using a tumbler, the use of plastic bottles can be minimized because the tumbler can be washed and used repeatedly. (NR)

Published Date : 27-Apr-2019

Resource Person : Dr. Arif Satria

Keyword : ecological modernization, online lecture, tele conference