Application of Distance Learning – E-learning Courses on Climate Issues

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Aleš Vávra
Vilém Pechanec
Jitka Šeflová

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Climate change is a topical issue discussed in varying depth and affecting everyday life and political and economic decision-making that touches everyone. It is essential to make relevant scientific information accessible to a wide, non-expert audience. Providing information about climate change to the younger generation of students is very important. One way of doing this is via e-learning – a modern form of distance learning. E-learning makes it possible to adapt education to individuals’ needs, including disabled learners. Technology in support of learning enables remote communication and cooperation, can facilitate the removal of communication barriers and reduce the stress load by making study more flexible. This leads to the improved quality of the students’ learning approach. The current need for modern and efficient presentation of information focused on climate change is realized through the eklima project. The research aim is to create e-learning courses with a thematic focus on the climate and its change, consisting of up-to-date and accurate information from the field of climate change and the environment. The main objective of the courses is to provide educational materials to various groups of users (from primary schools to departmental staff offices), focusing on natural and social sciences related to the climate, climate change and other Earth sciences. The article presents the e-learning method and provides a brief evaluation of its benefits and drawbacks.

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Vávra, A., Pechanec, V., & Šeflová, J. (2011). Application of Distance Learning – E-learning Courses on Climate Issues. Envigogika, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.58
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