Examples and advantages of Continuous Education by means of Videoconference Technologies

  • Sasa Divjak
Part of the IFIP The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 137)

Abstract

The paper presents some examples of continuous education and training of Slovenian teachers that use or teach computer technology in the Slovenian elementary and secondary schools. The underlying research was granted by the Slovenian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport. The first example explains organizational and technological details, problems and advantages of videoconference supported summer schools. The second experience is based on periodic tutorials, scheduled on local TV and accompanied by videoconference supported workshops for the same learning community.

Key words

internet Lifelong Learning teacher training videoconferencing 

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Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sasa Divjak
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  1. 1.Faculty of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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