The Arctic virtual learning tools project joins together the University of Arctic, which educates northern people in both rural areas and in cities in all eight Arctic countries and Arctic Portal, which is the website that hosts among others IPY, the Arctic council and its working groups, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR). This project will develop a virtual classroom, a platform for excellence in distance education giving enhanced and content rich opportunities for on-line discussion and alternative forms of interactive teaching. The classroom will be managed and distributed through the Arctic Portal and it will be open for on-line teaching conducted at the University of Arctic members and other partners.

In order to find out what are the needs of the potential users, the survey on virtual learning tools will be conducted during the October-November 2009. The survey is open for those who have taken part in on-line teaching or conferences and for those who are just planning or thinking of doing the on-line teaching in the near future.

You can fill in the online survey:
Please read instructions before filling out the survey.

The survey will be available until November 13th, 2009. After completions of survey, please feel free to forward this link to your colleagues, thanks!

More information:
Dr. Kirsi Latola
University of Arctic Thematic Networks
Thule Institute
P.O.Box 7300
90014 University of Oulu, Finland
tel:+358-8-553 3565, mob:+358-40-0274 056