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ERIC Number: ED455820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Pages: 8
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Virtual Resources Centers and Their Role in Small Rural Schools.
Freitas, Candido Varela de; Silva, Antonio Pedro da
Virtual resources centers have been considered a pedagogical tool since the increasing development of electronic means allowed for the storage of huge amounts of information and its easy retrieval. Bearing in mind the need for enhancing the appearance of those centers, a discipline of "Management of Resources Centers" was included in a specialized diploma course run at the University of Minho (Portugal) for in-service primary teachers. As a final work for that course, one of the authors (A. Silva) developed a virtual resources center about Ponte de Lima, which can be easily accessed through the Web site that was created The center has not merely educational purposes; it also has in mind simple local information useful for tourism or to get native people who are living outside, in touch with their country. This paper describes the way the site was conceived and how its main areas developed. Some statements of users on how they benefited from this tool are also provided. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal