Rural Development Final report

Webinar 11. April 2013


DISTANS launched its report on the use of distance education methods to support development in rural areas. This was the final part of the two year project on Education and it's effect on rural development.

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Jörgen Grubbe, Fluid, Denmark


Karin Berkö, LärCentrum Östersund, Sweden. She presented Swedish learning Centres as an example of how leraning centres around  the Nordic countries have been a home and breeding ground for learning and innovation in rural communities.

Hróbjartur Árnason, University of Iceland, took a general view of what can be learned from the project, especially concerning how educational institutions and teachers who give online courses need to train their students in applying their learning to their rural settings and in using the internet to create personal learning networks in order to be able to sustain their need for professional and personal development. 

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Torhild Slåtto, NFF Norway concluded the webinar looking forward on positive notes on how education can help people stay in their chosen places of residence instead of feeling forced to move to urban areas.

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The conclusions of our project on education and rural development is documented in a short report written in scandinavian languages: Download the report: