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OFES (Federal Office of Education and Science)
CTIE (Center for Technology of Information and Teaching)
CPTIC (Center of Pedagogy for Communication and Informational Technology)
TECFA (Technologies and Learning)
Furthermore, TECFA's participation in the EUN-Schoolnet PROJECT consists of research and work involved in two different projects.
The Virtual Workspace Environment (VWE)---- The EUN-Schoolnet Project focuses on creating a Virtual Workspace Enviromnent (VWE) for teacher development and innovative schools. More specifically, the Virtual Workspace Environment will provide tools that will be used for basic communication and collaboration within various educational situations. These tools will be designed and developed to fit the needs of special education situations for teachers who wish to conduct on-line learning situations. The second phase of the project will consist of implementing and testing these tools within different schools to verify the usability of the VWE. TECFA's contribution to the project consists of a full participation, both technical and pedagogical, in the general structure and functionality of the Virutual Workspace Environment.
The Virtual Library----The model for the project consists of developing an on-line school library which will offer a shared space within which each individual school can be involved. These schools are not only regarded as users who accesses information, but also as active agents who contribute to a knowledge base, increasing its stock and is part of a process which encourages participation and co-operation amongst schools. The contribution of TECFA will relate to two aspects. The first aspect relies on technical command directed towards programming 3D - vrml, while the second focuses on the nature of teaching which is directed towards the experimentation and the evaluation of the 3D multi-user collaborative environment.
Progressive updates and information concerning the project's
work at TECFA can be found here.
For more information on the EUN-Schoolnet project visit the European Web site .
Contacts: Daniel Peraya
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