Latvian Education Informatization System LIIS
Educational Media International Volume 41, Number 1, ISSN 0952-3987
The Latvian Education Informatization System LIIS project covers the whole information grid: education content, management, information services, infrastructure and user training at several levels--schools, school boards and Ministry of Education and Science. Informatization is the maintained process of creating the technical, economical and social conditions for fulfilment of information needs. The initiative started in 1997. The strategy for education content creation for 2001-2004 is to cover all forms of cognition--rational, empirical, emotional and modelling--and several levels of skills for all levels of education. The Current LIIS results as at 2002 have been that: developed teaching aids are being used (workbooks, interactive software, tests etc) (approx. 20% of the total amount of high school programme can be taught using information and communication technologies); about 1000 sites are using LIIS school management software; 66% of all teachers are trained on ICT usage; 97% of schools have dial-up connection to the Internet in year 2002 (44% have a permanent connection); and the number of pupils per computer has decreased from 67 (year 1997) to 20 (year 2002).
Bicevskis, J., Andzans, A., Ikaunieks, E., Medvedis, I., Straujums, U. & Vezis, V. (2004). Latvian Education Informatization System LIIS. Educational Media International, 41(1), 43-50.