A Corporate Social Responsibility Project to Improve the Democratization of Scientific Education in Brazil
Nuclear technology is part of our everyday life and its beneficial applications help to improve the quality of our lives. Nevertheless, in Brazil, most often the media and social networks tend to associate radiation to nuclear weapons and major accidents, and there is still great misunderstanding about the peaceful applications of nuclear science. The Educational Portal Radioatividades (Radioactivities) is a corporate social responsibility initiative that takes advantage of the growing impact of Internet to offer high quality scientific information for teachers and students throughout Brazil. This web-based initiative focusses on the positive applications of nuclear technology, presenting the several contributions of ionizing radiation in different contexts, such as nuclear medicine, agriculture techniques, food safety and electric power generation, proving nuclear technology as part of modern life and a must to improve the quality of our lifestyle. This educational project aims to contribute for democratization of scientific education and social inclusion, approaching society to scientific knowledge, promoting critical thinking and inspiring further reflections. The website offers a wide variety of ludic activities such as curiosities, interactive exercises and short courses. Moreover, teachers are offered free web-based material with full instructions to be developed in class. Since year 2013, the project has been developed and improved according to a comprehensive study about the realistic scenario of ICTs infrastructure in Brazilian schools and in full compliance with the best e-learning national and international recommendations.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
 International Atomic Energy Agency, "Global Public Opinion on Nuclear Issues and the IAEA Final Report from 18 Countries," http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2015/ph241/llanos1/docs/globescan.pdf (2005) Last accessed in July 2016.
 Nuclear Energy Agency; Organization for Economic Co-operation and development, "Public Attitudes to Nuclear Power". Available at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/ndd/reports/2010/nea6859-public-attitudes.pdf (2010) Last accessed in July 2016.
 BBC World Service, "Opposition to Nuclear Energy Grows: Global Poll". Available at: http://www.globescan. com/images/images /pressreleases/ bbc2011_ nuclear_energy/bbc2011_energy.pdf (2011) Last accessed in July 2016.
 D. S. Levy, “Education and communication to increase public Understanding of nuclear technology peaceful uses” in Brazilian Journal of Radiation Sciences, Vol. 03-1A, 2015
 D. S. Levy, “Portal Educacional Radioatividades”. Available at: http://www.radioatividades.com.br (2014) Last accessed in July 2016.
 Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, "ICT Education 2011 - Survey on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Brazilian Schools", http://www.cetic.br/media/docs/publicacoes/2/tic-educacao-2011.pdf (2012) Last accessed in July 2016.
 Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, "ICT Education 2014 - Survey on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Brazilian Schools", http://www.cetic.br/media/docs/publicacoes/2/TIC_Educacao_2014_livro_eletronico.pdf (2015) Last accessed in July 2016.
 Brazilian Internet Steering Committee; " 2014 ICT households survey - Survey on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in Brazilian Households". http://www.cetic.br/media/docs/publicacoes/2/TIC_Domicilios_2014_livro_eletronico.pdf (2015) Last accessed in July 2016.
 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – Unesco, Policy guidelines for mobile learning. Paris: Unesco. Available at: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002196/219641e.pdf (2015) Last accessed in July 2016.
 D. S. Levy; P. J. Levy, “Radioatividades App”. Available at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=omiccron.com.radioatividades (2015) Last accessed in July 2016.