CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF MULTIMEDIA SENIOR EDUCATION IN REGIONS
Keywords:e-Learning, virtual education, lifelong learning, rural development, ICT, third role of universities, senior, University of Third Age (U3A), Virtual University of Third Age (VU3A)
The present paper is aimed at proposing and verifying new methods of distance education that is carried out by means of multimedia tools. It also deals with the development of network services availability in the countryside. Furthermore, computer literacy of education organizers and participants and economic benefits of virtual education are targeted in the paper. The system of the Virtual University of the Third Age that has been offered since 2008 at the Faculty of Economics and Management of Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS Prague) serves here as a tool or prototype for verification of multimedia senior education opportunities in the regions. The above-mentioned system also reacts to and at the same time develops the so-called "third role of universities".
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