Using E-learning to address the educational digital divide in remote communities in the EU: Best practices and lessons learnt from the REVIT project

Thanasis Hadzilacos, Angelika I. Kokkinaki, Demetra Egarchou

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Abstract

Digital Divide may manifest itself in terms of educational opportunities, especially in remote or insular areas. REVIT, an e-inclusion project, proved that e-learning courses can be designed, developed, and implemented to address the needs as these are described by the trainees themselves in an economically feasible, pedagogically sound, and technologically advanced way. The educational outcome of the project is not a "techie" product threatening to alienate the intended audience. Rather, the medium becomes the message and in some cases the tool employed by the citizens of remote or insular areas to establish their own online communities. This is the value brought forward by the REVIT project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis
PublisherIGI Global
Pages99-106
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781466645516
ISBN (Print)1466645504, 9781466645509
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2013

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    Hadzilacos, T., Kokkinaki, A. I., & Egarchou, D. (2013). Using E-learning to address the educational digital divide in remote communities in the EU: Best practices and lessons learnt from the REVIT project. In E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis (pp. 99-106). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4550-9.ch009