Educational Spaces 21. Open up!
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Module 3. Introduction

In this part, which deals with the virtual and technological learning spaces, we will learn not only about infrastructure, networks and computer devices. We will also talk about less tangible matters that are key issues in the classroom and in the ‘invisible’ virtual space. We will also look at the changes to be introduced in teacher attitudes.

You can expect both theory and practical implementations of particular schools that had to deal with problems similar to yours.

We are convinced that the case studies introduced in this section will inspire you to introduce changes of your own.


We can say that the virtual and technological learning environments are rich and flexible if their users can:

  • actively participate
  • engage in teamwork
  • seek and share information
  • discuss and present their ideas
  • build knowledge
  • become activity leaders regardless of whether they are teachers or students
  • be connected, have access to experts
  • access local and global networks
  • personalise learning modes



Print out the file provided below. Decide which conditions are fulfilled by your school network and which of them still need to be worked on.