Learning from the Extremes project will address inequalities of access to digital education in school communities from remote areas with low connectivity, limited or no access to devices and digital educational tools and content.

Learning from the Extremes started in February 2022 and for the following 24 months aims to offer a vision of what can be achieved with adequate investment in ICT infrastructure, tools and content, along with a detailed Rural School Innovation Roadmap on how to achieve that vision – a plan with clear targets, clear priorities, and a management process that will ensure continuous feedback and reflection. Learning from the Extremes adopts a multidimensional approach to thinking about and planning for the future of technology enhanced rural school education, comprising:

  • Foresight work involving all educational stakeholders, aiming to identify the probable, possible and desired developments in rural school education in the mid-term future.
  • User-driven consultation process with the key stakeholders, to map the directions provided by the foresight activity onto the diverse realities of rural schools in Europe today, assessing the impact of numerous innovative digital solutions and identifying barriers to adoption and wide roll-out.

Participating rural and remote schools will all benefit from stronger, more responsive and reliable distance education platforms, online labs and simulations, supporting high-performance web-conferencing and collaboration tools. All schools will be able to share teaching excellence with professional support in the classroom, the school and the region. Students will have modern, connected and constructive learning spaces equipped to support engaged, personalised learning. Teachers will have the support and resources they need to integrate digital tools within the learning environment. School communities will have access to digital tools and connectivity for effective communication and collaboration.

The project will involve more than 100 rural schools from 10 European countries (Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Croatia, Ireland, Finland, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Spain).

This project has received funding from the European Commission PPPA Programme under Grant Agreement No.LC-01760255/10105266 LfE

More information on the project website:
https://learningfromtheextremes.eu/