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Virtual European Forestry Faculty (VIEFOR)

Vacik Harald, Projektleiter/in
Art der Forschung
Angewandte Forschung
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg/Breisgau, Deutschland.
Funktion des Projektpartners: Partner
Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen, P.O. Box 9101, NL-6700 HB Wageningen, Niederlande.
Funktion des Projektpartners: Partner
University of Joensuu, Faculty of Forestry, P.O.Box 111, FIN-80101 Joensuu, Finnland.
Funktion des Projektpartners: Koordinator

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Beteiligte BOKU-Organisationseinheiten
Institut für Waldbau
Gefördert durch
Europäische Kommission / European Commission, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, Europäische Union
The ultimate aim of this project is to design and to establish a virtual forestry faculty in Europe.

The principal focus of the activity is on supporting the development of distance learning and on development of contents of suitable study materials. The VIEFOR project will gain experience of virtual education by establishing joint distance learning modules, by creating of new study programmes via Internet, and by modifying existing study material to virtual format. Furthermore the project designs other supporting activities for VIEFOR like expert exchange module, teacher training and support module, joint discussion forum etc. to enhance co-operation in Europe and virtual mobility of experts and students.

The main objectives of the activity are:
1. To analyse the current situation of using ICT in higher forestry education institutions in Europe
2. To explore the possibilities that are opening up through the existence of new information and communication technology
3. To discover effective and reasonable way to use web based teaching and learning and to find out what kind of material is suitable for web use, how to apply ICT, and what kinds of teaching methods can be used
4. To train lecturers and other teaching staff of European forestry higher education institutions to effectively use the applications of ITC and to create web based study material
5. To disseminate the results and experiences via Internet
6. To facilitate the utilisation of know-how of individual forestry specialists and the expertise of the different European forestry institutions in forestry education
Forst- und Holzwirtschaftspolitik; Waldbau; Hochschuldidaktik; Fachdidaktik (Land- und Forstwirschaft, Veterinärmedizin);
elearning; Fernunterricht; Informations- und Kommunikationstechniken;
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