Distance learning presents tremendous opportunities for education providers and learners alike. These opportunities exist at all levels of education and across fields. They are equally available in formal and non-formal education. Recently, opportunities in distance learning have further expanded with the development of new technologies for online education, which allow classes with direct communication between the lecturer and the students, as well as among the students themselves.
The opportunities this presents in terms of access to education for diverse social groups and in particular the underprivileged, as well as in terms of pedagogical innovation, intercultural communication, and also very importantly cost-effectiveness of the education process, are enormous.
Webinars offer a huge potential benefit both for the formal and non-formal education providers, as well as for the learners in general. They can expand access to educational services, enrich the service offer, and drastically cut costs for providers and learners alike.
To this end the project partners will engage in a regional effort to promote the use of educational webinars across sectors, helping to enhance both the supply and the demand for webinar-based e-learning in the region.