|Is e-learning present in national programmes and action plans?||Yes||1. Development of educational information systems, providing effective education management and e-services for students and teachers, as well as providing substantial increase of the use of IT at all education levels is included in the Action Plan for the Implementation of Declaration of the Intended Activities of the Cabinet of Ministers http://www.mk.gov.lv/en/mk/darbibu-reglamentejosie-dokumenti/9/deklaracija/. 2. Development of IT-based learning and methodological materials, professional development of teachers (incl. IT skills) is included in the Education Development Guidelines 2007-2014 http://izm.izm.gov.lv/normativie-akti/politikas-planosana/1016.html. 3. Introduction of modern teaching methods (IT-based), including learning materials, e-environment opportunities, development of distance learning is included in the National Reform Programme for the Implementation of the EU 2020 Strategy http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/pdf/nrp/nrp_latvia_en.pdf. 4. Digitalization of schools and development of distance learning is included in the Latvian Sustainable Development Strategy „Latvia 2030” http://www.latvija2030.lv/upload/latvija2030_en.pdf.|
|Is e-learning present in national curricula?||Yes||According to Education Law one of the forms of acquisition of education is extramural education (a sub-category of the extramural education method – distance education) http://www.likumi.lv/doc.php?id=50759. Sample of distance education programe of general education http://izm.izm.gov.lv/nozares-politika/izglitiba/vispareja-izglitiba/7621.html. There is currently no national level programme of e-learning, but a number of schools are using e-learning environment.|
|Are there training initiatives (for teachers, enterprises) using eLearning tools on the national level?||Yes||Within the framework of the ESF Project „In-service Training for Teachers of General Education” e-learning environment Moodle is used http://visc.gov.lv/talakizglitiba/vispizgl/esf_projekts.shtml|
|Are there dissemination initiatives for awareness raising in place?||No|
|Are there national projects on creative classrooms and creative learning environments in place?||Yes||Modernisation of 275 cabinets for the natural science and mathematics subjects with the support of ERDF funding http://sf.viaa.gov.lv/lat/vispareja_izglitiba/visparejas_izglitibas_aktivita/?tl_id=13919&tls_id=11390.|
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