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Governance in European Legal Education with the Help of E-learning Facilities

E-learning development has been actual in Estonia during the last years. E-learning works through different educational levels and for teaching different subjects. E-learning facilitates distance learning and multi-level communication among the teachers and learners of a certain subject (that way even coordination of the work of thematic networks is possible, as indicated in the Strategy of the Estonian e-Learning Development Centre 2007-2012). My study materials for teaching EU law have been electronically available in different e-learning environments since 2005, but this spring term, for the first time, my lectures were video recorded.

And now, my entire course in EU Law (that was conducted in English) is accessible with links to the videos and other study materials in the Repository of the Estonian e-Learning Development Centre. I can now see my basic mistakes and learn from those mistakes. I can also compare my lectures with the lectures available under MIT open courseware, or the open courses at Yale University. That way I can improve my presentation skills, but I also have to work with my course materials.



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  2. Education is unquestionably a vital field, because every thing in civilization is dependent upon knowledge. I saw that on a website someplace — a non-profit organization in the Philippines. Teachers gives their very best at their craft (many of them, anyway). But there are a few who seem to have a gift to inspire. My senior high school world history teacher was one particular. She had lived in China as a kid. When she taught in Rockville, Maryland, you could potentially feel the wisdom of all her experience. She didn’t have us memorize dates. Which was the first really good thing I had been told by a history tutor. What she said next took the subject several magnitudes higher in value. She wanted us to be familiar with the motivations of history — the deeply visceral, human issues with what can otherwise be a deadly dry subject. Jaime Escalante of “Stand and Deliver” fame, dared to dream big. Calculus for the typically dropout crowd? Pushing them to go on to college? Wow. And I’ve this publication called, “Calculus Made Easy,” by Sylvanus P. Thompson, first published in 1910. It’s been through a wide selection of printings all for making a fairly easy subject simple. What can we do to create more teachers who inspire world-changing superiority? Einstein once revealed that imagination is much more important than knowledge. Knowledge can provide you with the building blocks. Imagination may take you to the stars. Don’t our kids deserve better?

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