An e-Training Support Program for Regional and Local Development

An e-Training Support Program for Regional and Local Development

Vassilis Syrris (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Fenia Tsobanopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-942-7.ch009
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New forms of learning such as distance training and consulting constitute a significant field that presents considerable advantages compared to the traditional educational practices. Computer and communication technologies like World Wide Web/Internet and broadband networks enrich the knowledge environments and grant new perspective to learning mechanisms. In this case study we analyze the technological, cultural and social issues involved in an online distance training program implemented to address in particular farmers, animal-breeders, unemployed and low-salary workers. Distance consulting focuses on subjects concerning entrepreneurial skills and personal training. The project scope includes decentralization, local intervention for employment purposes and bridging of geographical and technological distances.

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