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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