DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL E-LEARNING MASTER PROGRAMMES UNDER LIFELONG LEARNING FRAMEWORK
Europe is facing an accelerated climate change as a result of global warming, mainly for human activities, and because of population departure and consequent abandon of rural areas. In this line, higher education is exploring new horizons. Deforestation, climate change, sea pollution and other causes involve the need to conserve natural heritage.
There is a need to find ways to support the management of such hazards by providing adequate training on environmental matters. One academic proposal for understanding and training appropriate personnel to mitigate threats to the environment is higher education, so in this way, authors proposed MSc Programmes related to environmental subjects. Another strong point of these programmes is to prepare students for the regional and global postgraduate job market. This paper is intended to explain and analyse the stages in the preparation of documentation and project management in an e-learning Master under lifelong learning framework (Erasmus Programme), including teaching strategies, such as Virtual Learning Platform that contains learning materials in a digital format including text, audio-material, images and video-material, meetings as a tester workshops organized in participating countries, future interaction with the student etc. Finally, the document is intended as an aid to future teachers to detect a lack of training in an area that affects the environment in Europe so they can propose a training program, innovative and high acceptance towards the Graduates of Business and Planning faculties who intend to work in the infrastructure projects, graduates of environmental faculties who intend to specialise in environmental management. This work has been funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), through an Erasmus Multilateral Project through project number 539517-LLP-1-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA and 527296-LLP-1-2012-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECUE.