Title: Telematics-based education in Ukraine: experience, problems and perspectives

Authors: Svetlana Kudrjavtseva, Valentina Kolos

Addresses: International Research and Training Centre UNESCO/IIP of Information, Technologies and Systems, 40 Prospekt Akademika Glushkova, 252022, Kiev-22, Ukraine. International Research and Training Centre UNESCO/IIP of Information, Technologies and Systems, 40 Prospekt Akademika Glushkova, 252022, Kiev-22, Ukraine

Abstract: In this paper, we describe the Ukranian experience in telematics-based education. Specific features of Ukrainian telecommunications and the Ukrainian audience are considered. To introduce telematics in schools and higher educational institutions it is necessary to organise appropriate and effective telematics-based teacher training. A WWW-based course on distance course design and development for teacher training is presented. The course target audience, pedagogical strategies, learning styles and flexibility dimensions are considered. Major results of distance learning experiments in Ukraine are described. The paper includes perspective directions of telematics-based education progress in Ukraine.

Keywords: telematics-based education; WWW-based course; flexible distance learning system model; teacher training; e-mail based course; internet literacy; distance course creation technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2001.000410

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2001 Vol.11 No.4/5/6, pp.442-458

Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *

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