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Casado-Aranda, Luis-Alberto; Caeiro, Sandra Sofia; Trindade, Jorge; Paço, Arminda; Lizcano Casas, David; Landeta, Ana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Universities are continually transforming its structure and governance in response to the new social, environmental and economic challenges. Particularly, there has recently been a growing academic interest for measuring sustainable practices of higher education institutions (HEI) aiming to monitor and reduce their carbon emissions, as…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Open Universities, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Perbandt, Daniela; Heinelt, Marie-Sophie; Bacelar-Nicolau, Paula; Mapar, Mahsa; Caeiro, Sandra Sofia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Distance universities are of great importance for establishing sustainability literacy, as they operate as multipliers for thousands of students. However, despite several advantages of e-learning environments compared to traditional class-teaching, there are still challenges regarding suitable e-learning tools and didactical models. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Farinha, Carla Sofia; Azeiteiro, Ulisses; Caeiro, Sandra Sofia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to determine, from key actors' perspective, how sustainability has been integrated into the policies and strategies of higher education institutions (HEIs), particularly Portuguese public universities, within the framework of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD) 2005-2014.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Universities