UNU Online Learning
Open educational resources for self study and for teaching
Since 2002, United Nations University (UNU) has promoted the idea of a Global Learning Space for science and technology. The UNU Online Learning works on a variety of educational technology
projects to support the fundamental mandate of the UNU in terms of conducting research and capacity development activities in the fields of the environment, sustainable development, peace and governance. It works in collaboration with a network of partners to develop and share rich and dynamic online educational resources.
The core research and development team of UNU Online Learning comprise of specialists in educational technologies, multimedia production, instructional design, and capacity development.
In developing projects, this team interacts with members and academics from a global network of universities, with the greater majority from the developing world.
UNU Online Learning’s approach focuses on creativity, innovation and good design of open educational resources, using open source software contributing to a Global Learning Space on Education for Sustainable Development in collaboration with partners. Being open means adopting open source software, seeking to ensure that the public domain is protected and that the Internet
remains open, and the promotion of open education resources.
For more information visit:
Database of Environmental Experts in India: 2007
Price: Hardcopy: Rs. 300/-; CD : Rs. 200/-
Developed by Manpower Management for MoEF, the database aims to serve as a reservoir of information on environmental experts and professionals. The database has 557 entries which
have been divided into two parts:
• Part I contains information about 480 Environmental Experts
• Part-II contains particulars of 77 Professionals
The information for the database has been collected from Central and State Departments of Environment and other related environmental agencies of the Government, Public and Private
Sector Organizations, Heads of Universities, Laboratories, IITs, IIMs, Colleges faculty and staff etc. The objectives of the MoEF to get such a database developed were not only to take a comprehensive stock of environmental experts/professionals in several disciplines of environmental sciences in the country but also to utilize the services of these experts on research
projects and/or their evaluation, associate them as member of different committees, nominate them for various national and international awards, inclusion as members in several delegation
abroad as per subject areas etc., in the field of environment.
The database can be viewed and downloaded from www.envfor.nic.in > Publications > Database of Environmental Experts in India:2007
For more information contact:
Statistical Advisor, MoEF,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi 110 003
TVE FIlms in Hindi
Video Reource Centre (VRC) of CEE has brought out the Hindi version of “Light and Shadow of Pesticides “ a 30 minute film on Japanese experience of pesticides and five 5 minute films
espousing sustainable practices. The films have been produced by Television Trust for the Environment with support from Japan Fund for the Environment. The English and Hindi versions would be useful for initiating discussions in communities, schools and higher education institutes, in training programmes, etc.
The first film shows how farmers of today acknowledge the dangers of pesticides and are willing to practise sustainable agriculture by nurturing the soil and without depending exclusively on chemical substances. The package of five 5 minute ‘Hands On’ Series films consists of:
Suikinkustu: about an ancient Japanese gardening technique that allows enjoying nature.
Kazusabori Boring: shows the Japanese well boring technique - Kazusabori which uses only human power.
Oyster Forest: demonstrates how forests are vital for both land and sea animals.
Micro Hydropower Plant: an example of how hydro power can be produced with a flow as low as 30 litres per second and the head of 7 meters.
Nanohana Project: a Japanese experience of how bio diesel can be made by recycling used canola oil from kitchens into an automobile fuel.
The package is available with Children Media Unit, CEE.
For more information vist:
www.ceevrc.org or write to firstname.lastname@example.org