Yesterday I tuned into a free webinar offered through WebJunction. What a great way to get some continuing education, even participate, chat, comment, etc. all from your home or office. Though energy is used from the computers, routers, servers, etc. it far outweighs the use of all those dozens of people to physically commute to the location for a workshop.
There are many online learning places, many FREE of charge such as Sirsi Dynix Institutes or OPAL Programs. To find more online classes (free or at cost) check out the Library Success Wiki’s Online Training Resources for Libraries