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E-Learning and Education for Sustainability

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Edited By Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro, Walter Leal Filho and Sandra S. Caeiro

This book discusses the use of e-learning in the progresses towards Sustainable Development (SD) or Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Almost three decades after the concept of sustainable development appeared, 2014 is the year where historical goals should be reached, since it is the last year of the United Nations Decade on ESD. Within this decade, research, projects and educational initiatives were developed and deliverables were achieved. Using e-learning is becoming widely accepted in formal and non-formal education proving to have the potential to be effective in expanding Education for Sustainability (EfS). Lifelong learning, adults’ education and the huge increase in the use of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) lead to e-learning’s significant role within the learning and education processes.
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Electronic logistics for a sustainable distance education: the new UNED on-site virtualization of evaluation procedure documents: Ma Carmen Ortega-Navas, Rocío Muñoz-Mansilla, Fernando Latorre and Rosa María Martín-Aranda

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Electronic logistics for a sustainable distance education: the new UNED on-site virtualization of evaluation procedure documents

Ma Carmen Ortega-Navas, Rocío Muñoz-Mansilla, Fernando Latorre and Rosa María Martín-Aranda1

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Distance education has very much changed in the last three decades. It provides instruction means for distance learning based on specific didactic methodologies. This paper illustrates how the Spanish National Distance Education University (UNED) have implemented a new protocol for evaluation procedures that optimizes paper use and transportation through on-site digitalization of exams, bringing a new logistics paradigm. The fundamental way of control of the academic performance of the students stands on the evaluation procedures: exams. UNED evaluation system simultaneously summons students at many locations in Spain and at selected venues across the World. The exams are individually delivered and then scanned via encrypted virtual system on a global scale. This work elaborates on UNED student evaluation and virtualizing system to maximize the benefits associated with electronic data handling and logistic challenges. The communication between professors and students is always open to check the evaluation of the exams. Technology is the main contribution in the so-called “valija virtual” (virtual attaché case) system, which has been developed at UNED.

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