Welcome to our first day of class. A New Year always brings new ideas to explore. We continue with our #TravelExploreDiscoverLearnEducate initiatives to bring extra content to our courses. We will follow the modules and concepts in the course but we aware that I normally add current events and topics related to global issues and the Sustainable Development Goals. This course has been our Online Learning Lab for years and it has been a great opportunity to introduce innovative learning initiatives. Welcome aboard. 

Today many countries celebrate Wise Men Day. We want to use this day to remind you about the Three Rs of the Environment: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We want to use emerging technologies and systems to take care of our environment. You can make your own impact by using these rules at home. Let’s take care of our planet with the systems and concepts that we will learn during this course.