WfS (Applicability of the Internet technology within the secondary education system)

  • Funding: EU ESPRIT (22563)

  • Partners: Van Asche Consulting Bvba, South Bristol Learning Network Ltd, Context Educational B.V., Pliroforiki Technognosia Ltd.

  • Period (yyyy-mm-dd): 1996-03-01 --- 1997-12-31

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  • Summary: In the European ESPRIT project Web for Schools (WfS), the applicability of the Internet technology within the secundary education system is explored. In a big experiment (150 highschools from every European country were equipped with internet access for this project) the central infrastructure was completely designed, build and maintained by STAR Lab. This system offered the opportunity to the involved schools to construct online courses about the subjects of their choice, and put these courses available for the other schools participating. This project was enthusiastically welcomed within the educational community, and opened the way for a further introduction of this new education medium throughout Europe.

  • Publications:
    1. De Laet J., Meersman R. & Wijsen J., The Web for Schools Common Information Space. In, Van Assche, F., (eds.), Using the World Wide Web in Secondary Schools, Chapter 4, pp. 59-75. Acco, Leuven, 1998.
    2. Hermans J. & Vissers R., Setting up a server for Web for Schools. In, Van Assche, F., (eds.), Using the World Wide Web in Secondary Schools, Appendix B pp. 291-294. Acco, Leuven, 1998.
    3. De Troyer O. & Meersman R., Methods for Setting up a School Intranet to Increase Educational Efficiency. Proceedings of the EC EDIS'98 Conference, Marrakech, 1998.