E-learning platforms, social media tools, virtual reality platforms, 3D devices, or even videos recorded in virtual worlds can help teachers or instructors to design activities based on learning by doing or learning from mistakes. They also enable learners to participate in different interdisciplinary topics. For this reason, the CBRN defence training in detection of hazardous chemicals, or toxic industrial materials, can rely on the use of a various set of digital tools, which are accessible and provide tremendous teaching possibilities.
It is vital to stress that the use of digital tools can support the idea of sustainability as well as the concept of green chemistry. Sustainability, or sustainable development, focuses on the development that causes little or no damage to the environment. It relies on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to enhance peace and prosperity, eradicate poverty and protect the planet. Green chemistry involves, among others, manufacturing goods, devices which are inherently non-toxic to living things and the environment. In this line, to meet the requirements of sustainability as well as green chemistry, any kind of training activities which was primarily held in a real toxic environment, could be conducted with the use of digital tools. More about the examples of such tools or devices you can find in the article of M. Gawlik-Kobylińska, W. Walkowiak, and P. Maciejewski Improvement of a Sustainable World through the Application of Innovative Didactic Tools in Green Chemistry Teaching: A Review, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b01038