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E-Learning and Education for Sustainability


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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About the Authors


Luísa Aires, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Education and Distance Learning, Universidade Aberta. Her research focuses on Communication, Digital Inclusion and Adult Education, privileging a sociocultural perspective. Her latest articles examine parents’ and teachers’ narratives about ICTs and daily life experiences.

Rosa María Martín Aranda was educated at the Autónoma University of Madrid (Spain) from which she received her Master Science Degree in 1988, and her Doctorate (PhD) in Chemistry in 1992. She was Post-doc in the Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa (Portugal) during 1994. Since 1992, she teaches Inorganic Chemistry, Sustainable and Green Chemistry at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain. She is full professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences-UNED. She was Vice-Dean of Environmental Sciences (2006–2010). Since 2010, is Vice-Rector of evaluation procedures of UNED. She has been always involved in sustainability and efficiency projects.

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