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Rural Wings

Project runtime: 1 Jan 2005 - 31 Dec 2009


6th FP for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration – Integrated Projects

The project proposes to develop an advanced learning platform through satellite DVB-RCS (Digital Video Broadcasting, Return Channel via Satellite) access technologies, promoting a user-centred methodological approach which constitutes its major innovation. The main aim of the approach is to support the creation of a new culture in rural communities promoting digital literacy and reducing resistance to the use of new technologies in dozens of pilot sites in 18 countries world-wide. The ultimate goal is the transfer of knowledge and the adjustment of these practices in different knowledge spaces (at school, at work, at home) as a mean for interaction between user needs and technological developments.