E-learning for sustainable development - rationale, strategies, choices and actions. Experiences from the study programme MSc in Development Management

  • Sven Åke Bjørke Senior consultant/University lecturer Pedagogical Development Centre/Centre for Development Studies University of Agder, Norway
Keywords: ICT-supported education, education for sustainable development, transformative pedagogy, collaborative learning, communities of practice, intercultural communication, quality online education

Abstract


The concept of e-learning is vague. ICT-supported education, online education, distance education, e-teaching and e-learning – what is the difference? This article describes the differences and practical pedagogical consequences depending on the choices made and is based on a concrete example and experiences. Modern ICT-supported educational methods demand awareness of various classifications of knowledge when developing curricula and appropriate learning activities.

In the quest for a more sustainable development, there are now opportunities to leapfrog several stages. The education sector may jump directly to state of the art in e-pedagogy for building blended or purely online learning environments. To achieve this, investments in the training of teachers might be even more crucial than investing in the technology.

Published
2011-11-20
How to Cite
Bjørke, S. Åke. (2011). E-learning for sustainable development - rationale, strategies, choices and actions. Experiences from the study programme MSc in Development Management. Seminar.net, 7(2). Retrieved from https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/seminar/article/view/2406
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