This Project is designed to provide Internet
access for students, at home or at school (or anywhere else), via ordinary telephone
The approach adopted is based on taking full advantage of available Internet
services such as e-mail with multi-media support, "real-time" Internet
conversations and collaboration in the realization of projects and joint activities.
Through the Odysseia school network environment, students at home can
take full advantage of the following possibilities, which of course are the objective of
Co-operative distance learning
Students can continue their work at home, and through Internet access
they can download exercises and practice material, visit on-line libraries and find out
about relevant new books, be informed about relevant web sites, etc., as well as use
e-mail to work with fellow students on various school projects.
Students and teachers can also work together through on-line chat
Access to and publication of information
Apart from easy access to the Internet, while on-line, students can
also produce and up-date such multimedia material as a virtual newsletter, books for the
school year just completed, etc. They can also publish their own work and artwork on the
Internet: projects, reports, music, photography, videos.
An additional feature of taking full advantage of Internet technology,
and one that should not be overlooked, is parental involvement in this aspect of the
education process and parental participation - where possible - in the student’s search
for and exploration of material.