Distance learning in a multimedia networks project: main results
Journal/Book: Brit J Educ Technol. 2000; 31: 108 Cowley Rd, Oxford Ox4 1Jf, Oxon, England. Blackwell Publ Ltd. 117-125.
Abstract: This paper discusses a goal-oriented project called Distance Learning in Multimedia Networks (ETAKAMU) that was a part of the Finnish Multimedia Programme (FMP), The project started in February 1996 and lasted until January 1999, The project combined the efforts of Finnish telecommunication companies, content providers, publishing houses, hardware companies and educational institutions in the field of distance learning, This paper describes the background, the goals and part of the results of the ETAKAMU project as well as the project's organisation. The main goals of the ETAKAMU project were to research, develop and evaluate open learning environments using computer networks and computers in learning, The pedagogical background of the project is based on seven qualities of meaningful learning that are applicable to lifelong learning independent of time and place, The ETAKAMU project arranged teaching experiments and user trials for various learners in different content areas and in different learning environments, Feedback and data were gathered via an investigation of how various pedagogical and technical solutions function in practice, This paper presents some pilot areas of the ETAKAMU project and main results received in the project.
Note: Article Ruokamo H, Tampere Univ Technol, Digital Media Inst, Dept Math, Hypermedia Lab, POB 692, FIN-33101 Tampere, FINLAND