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Increasingly organisations in the sustainable development sector are following global education and training trends and exploring the role of e-learning in their education, training and communication endeavours. One such organisation is the United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP-IETC).
UNEP-IETC, in collaboration with the Environmental Technology Centre (ETC) and Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) at Murdoch University, has recently developed five e-learning modules on environmentally sound technologies and practices (e.g., sustainable sanitation, rainwater harvesting and wastewater reuse). The modules have been designed for use by national and local government decision makers, as well as non-governmental organisations and industry in developing countries.
Based on the circumstances and needs of the target audience, UNEP-IETC specified a number of design requirements for the e-learning modules. In particular, they stipulated that the courses should be developed in such a way that they were:
|Please cite as: Boyd, D., Phillips, R., Scott, M. & Ho. G. (2004). E-learning for sustainable development: A case study. In R. Atkinson, C. McBeath, D. Jonas-Dwyer & R. Phillips (Eds), Beyond the comfort zone: Proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference (p. 145). Perth, 5-8 December. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/perth04/procs/boyd-poster.html|
© 2004 Davina Boyd, Rob Phillips, Michael Scott and Goen Ho
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