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Action 68 in Greece flag Greece

Member States to mainstream eLearning in national policies

Indicator Status Evidence
Is e-learning present in national programmes and action plans? Yes E-Learning is experiencing a great evolution and growth since it enables anytime and anyplace learning using learner centered approaches and networked learning tools and platforms. By delivering content effectively, engaging learners in active learning, and offering an approach that is flexible, multi-perspective, experiential, social and project based, e-learning programs aim to fulfill learners’ needs and help learners acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The planned actions for the years to come regarding e-learning in Greece are dedicated to aspects that are straightforwardly related to the education or to supportive structures. Some of these actions are: - Technical infrastructures development - Software development - Development of services for synchronous and asynchronous distance education. - User-friendly user interfaces for e-learning. - Educational material development - Network Infrastructures - User training
Is e-learning present in national curricula? Yes Many actions have been dedicated to the digitisation and creation of digital libraries as the first step of the elearning procedure.
Are there training initiatives (for teachers, enterprises) using eLearning tools on the national level? Yes GSRT gave emphasis on the development of e-learning platforms, e-learning tools and on professional training projects (http://promitheas.iacm.forth.gr/fe-cone/docs/national%20reports/Greece.pdf). The Greek Schools' Network (GSN7) is the educational intranet of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports, which networks all schools and provides various services. The GSN is funded by the Framework Programme for the Information Society, in close cooperation between the Ministry of Education as well as 12 Research Centers and Highest Education Institutes, specialized in network and Internet technologies. The design and implementation of the Greek Schools Network focuses in providing networking to around 14,000 schools, 2000 administrative units, 61,000 teachers and just 7000 currently eligible students, technical support, web page hosting, information and communication services to the members of the compulsory and upper secondary education community. Practically the GSN portal is the main information dissemination instrument about e-learning initiatives and content originated from schools and individual teachers. A further government run source of e-learning content is provided by the site of the Pedagogic Institute.
Are there dissemination initiatives for awareness raising in place? Yes http://www.elearningexpo.gr/
Are there national projects on creative classrooms and creative learning environments in place? Yes A main instrument for the development and implementation of e-learning at Greek Universities is offered by the non-profit civil company called "ACADEMIC NETWORK" (GUnet) which was founded in September 12th 2000. GUnet members are all the Higher Education and Academic Institutions in Greece. Many university departments, research institutes such as FORTH, academic researchers and companies are involved in e-learning projects at national levels as well as in EU co-funded projects aiming to the development of e-learning contents in the area of further education and professional development.

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