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Pages: 935-946
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-613-2953-3
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain

POSSIBILITY OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY THROUGH EDUCATION

C. Sofianopoulou

Harokopio University (GREECE)
The entire Hellenic community considers education as an important field of action, where ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) can be fully developed, where all the visibly positive effects on the welfare of its members can be achieved and their view of the world can be enlarged.
In Europe, this issue has become rather society-oriented, since programmer combining Science, Technology and Society have been developed. EU emphasizes on ICT implementation and mostly on the issue of “integration in the information society and European citizenship".
The innovations in the field of technology -the use of communication means being the most important-, have raised the learning potential. The transition from the Information Society to the Knowledge Society is highly required. The knowledge society turns into a necessity for social and human development and progress.
The present study, based on the advances in the field of ICT and mostly in their implementation in education, seeks to contribute to a scientific debate on the perspectives of pedagogic utilization of modern technology in education. Experimental surveys demonstrate that teaching techniques, which stimulate students into participating and interacting, refer mostly to the effective use of technology by the instructor.
Considering as a basic principle that physical distance ceases to impede and restrict the education process in space and time as well as the single-dimensional way of research, presentation and traffic of information and knowledge, an attempt of tracking the needs and way of dealing with ICT is being made by instructors of Primary and Secondary Education. The data of the study are collected by instructors teaching in remotely Greek areas of the island complex, Dodekanisa. The questionnaires deal with a) the instructors’ view on the ICT potential in education, b) their attitude toward ITC, c) their attributed dimension to the improvement of life and work quality conditions at remote islands, where they teach.
Therefore, the scope of the proposal refers to the following issues:
The effective ICT integration in teaching; how ICT can contribute to the improvement of life quality in islands through their accession in the educational process; whether and how the instructors can promote the “genuine network communication" among students so that they can contribute to the innovations accomplished in Europe

The present study considers primarily that education must guarantee equal access and participation for everyone in information and knowledge society. Moreover, the way of accomplishing this principle is examined, through immediate, bidirectional, audiovisual contact between instructor and students that are found in remote classrooms and the use of programmes via satellites, computer and the telecommunication system of fiber-optics.
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C. Sofianopoulou (2009) POSSIBILITY OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY THROUGH EDUCATION, ICERI2009 Proceedings, pp. 935-946.
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