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An introductory presentation of problems
• How to get started? • What is needed? • How to make it sustain?

Identifying the base line resources
• Physical Basic Infrastructure
– buildings – roads – power supply

• Technical Infrastructure
– cables – hardware & software

• Finacial Resources
– Initial incentive funding – Long-term sustainable funding perspective

• Societal, Social & Human Resources
– Institutional & Leagal Support – Political & Community Support – Knowledge & Motivation

Prerequisites
• One cannot build on the air • Realistic needs analysis • Make up deficiences in the infrastructure first

Extra Funding
• • • • • • to make up deficiencies to get started to make rapid impression and impact to gain political support to speed up processes BUT REARLY IF EVER
– to make a real lasting change

Sustainable development
• • • • • • • • • • steady and healthy growth development is a long process there are new and growing needs always ahead do not promise unrealistic results do not cheat yourself a vision is not a strategy a strategy is not an implementation plan an implementation plan needs a funding plan continuity of funding needs to be secured Encore after each election

Issues related to (models of) funding
• • • • • • • • Public national Public local International donors Domestic donors Return on Investment eLearning business Stakeholders, PPPs Customers, End-users

Challenges/Threats Needs international crises and envi- global responsibility, solidarity and ronmental crisis sustainable development

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globalisation, stiffening competition and scope of challenges in addition to the former, the internationalisation of educational markets

successful competition (nation, enterprises, individuals)

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finding national and international synergy, safeguarding national information and teaching material production

rapid renewal of branch structure and work contents the challenge of information society development to highlevel skills and know-how supporting mobile and flexible work and study convergence of communication techniques the ever more rapid cycle of innovations in ICT the rapid renewal of information and information becoming out-dated rapidly complex problems and information as a central production factor ageing population and social exclusion; regional inequality

development of basic general education and occupational skills, and the motivation to acquire these securing the supply of employees with high-level skills and know-how services independent of place pedagogical and business innovations strategic planning at all levels learning to learn, knowledge management, opportunities to rapidly update contents the constant need to revise activities and skills in organisations and working communities maintenance of the integrity of the nation, safeguarding equal opportunities increasing efficiency, cost savings, increase in tax income, redirecting funding, development of new collaboration models

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Opportunities/Measures ethically sustainable moral code for the information society sensitivity to react to crisis distribution of educational skills adopting skills in accordance with sustainable development on all levels top-ranking research and education collaboration between private and public sector in particular international collaboration participation in networks coordination of national competence raising educational quality through development of research and methodology development of educational technology and educational services development of educational system, contents, services and professional competence of teachers increasing the efficiency of information and content industry centre of excellence policy new wireless solutions new business activities virtual studies new products and services lower prices cooperation, networking, digitising of material, learning how to manage information more efficiently multi-field expert collaboration combining work and studies network competence study opportunities for everyone improving the availability of information society services securing educational services upgrading contents and methods open and distance learning job-specific training increasing the efficiency of monitoring and evaluation removing structural obstacles (work conditions, standards, statutes, etc.) new cost models

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Education, training and research in the Information society. A National strategy for 2000-2004. Finnish Ministry of Education.

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public sector financing crisis

ICT infrastructure of Finnish households in 1996 and 1999

1 member 2 members 3 members 4 members 5+ members all families Home pc 1996
CD-ROM 1996 Access to Internet 1996

Home pc 1999
CD-ROM 1999 Access to Internet 1999

At least one mobile phone in 78 per cent of households


				
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