E-learning as an effective modern method of building a sustainable society Online publication date: Sat, 24-May-2014
by Piotr Skubała; Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL), Vol. 24, No. 1, 2014
Abstract: A society that wishes to understand and overcome the present environmental crisis ought to change its perception of the environment and relationships with nature. E-learning has proved to be a strong and effective tool in modelling environmental consciousness and preparing today's society to live in a sustainable world. A successful example of the e-learning course entitled 'Philosophical and ethical aspects of environmental protection' developed at the University of Silesia is discussed in this article. Ten fundamental rules, implemented in the course, necessary to build environmentally thinking people are discussed. The concept of the distance learning course 'Information technology in teaching of ecology and environmental protection' is also presented. Teaching and learning, provided through a comprehensive, systematic use of ICT and e-learning can increase the quality of education in the field of ecology. These courses help to prepare students to become specialists, able to react and find solutions to arising environmental conflicts.
Online publication date: Sat, 24-May-2014
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