Service Communautaire d'Information sur la Recherche et le Développement - CORDIS

Web for schools

The Web for Schools project started with the aim to contribute to the creation of the Information Society by preparing the ground for a concerted effort to establish a community of teachers all over Europe, ultimately large enough for self-sustained growth. These teachers should eventually be able, in terms of skills and infrastructure, to use and contribute to a network of people involved in the production of electronic educational material. Within nine months training sessions and events were organised, a European support site established, and the stage has been set for a sustained activity. More than 150 schools from all over Europe were selected for this first step in a promising campaign for information and communication technology (ICT) integrated education for the benefit of our future young Eurocitizens. Within months over 600 teachers were professionally trained to work on the Internet and to co-operate internationally in 'interest-groups' to create educational materials. As such, education and ITC seem to get on the move, together and Europe wide. A conference with attendance from the 150 schools was organized in Brussels. Teachers learned more about different aspects of contributing to the World Wide Web and had the opportunity to set-up and/or elaborate different educational projects. The meeting provided a forum for teachers to meet, present their Web results, and exchange ideas on the projects.

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Van Assche Consulting
Doornstraat 14
3370 Boutersem
Belgium
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