When: 5 March 2018, 13.00 – 14.00 CET
Over the last 20 years there have been hundreds of projects in the Nordic region where distance learning and ICT have been seen as key factors for sustainable development in rural areas. Some projects have been extremely successful and have had significant effects on the local economy whereas others simply disappeared after the funding ran out. We would like to investigate the long-term impact of distance learning projects in rural areas and to identify what conditions and elements in these projects that can cause/lead to successful long-term effects.
Questions to be discussed
- What are the success factors behind a project promoting the development of distance education in rural areas?
- What are the barriers to successful development?
You will meet
Hróbjartur Árnason, University of Iceland
Torhild Slåtto, Fleksibel Utdanning Norge, Norway
Taru Kekkonen, Omnia, Espoo, Finland
Jerry Engström, Campus Västervik, Sweden
Alastair Creelman (moderator), Linnaeus University, Sweden