Megan Epler Wood, Core Faculty Member of the Sustainability and Environmental Management program, will lead her course for a third year both on campus and as a distance digital classroom worldwide September-December 2012.BURLINGTON, VT, United States; July 26, 2012 - Harvard University Extension School (HUES) has renewed its commitment to educating students worldwide in the field of sustainable tourism in 2012.
EplerWood has won commendations for two years running from the Dean of Harvard University Extension School for quality teaching and in 2011 she won an award from the student body as well. She has committed herself to growing the program and has found the teaching environment at Harvard to be unparalleled.
"Harvard has been in the vaunted digital teaching space for years now. Distance education is so well done at Harvard that we are able to bring students in seamlessly from around the world and our lecturers can join us live via teleconference effortlessly," mentions Epler Wood.
The course will continue to look at the major sectors of the tourism economy with leading speakers, including Faith Taylor, Vice President of Sustainability & Innovation at Wyndham Worldwide and Jenny Rushmore, Director of Responsible Travel at TripAdvisor.com.
"This program is available worldwide and the class can be taken whether or not you are a degree student," Epler Wood points out.
HUES is beginning to pursue opportunities for direct training and conferencing in sustainable tourism via Harvard's unparalleled distance technology. Epler Wood will be moving ahead on these opportunities in 2013.