important objective is to encourage those who participate in the
course to undertake independent examination of environmental issues
and problems and to come to their own conclusions and solutions.
students can access the web-based component of the course on university
computers and from home using a modem and an internet provider.
It is designed to be user friendly and does not assume any knowledge
of computers beforehand. Students will be expected to familiarise
themselves with material in this subject.
of this type of web-based assisted learning is to:
active rather than passive learning
students to learn at their own pace
students choice of which topics and aspects they will cover
in more depth
critical thinking and analysis of complex issues
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