Yaroslavl Regional Distance Learning Center

 

PO Box 1063
Central Post Office
150000, Yaroslavl
Russia
Contact: Yulia Belova, Deputy director; Larissa Zav'ylova, Education advisor
E-mail: world@dlc.edu.yar.ru
URL: http://www.edu.yar.ru/


The Yaroslavl Regional Distance Learning Center, within the framework of the "This is our Time 97" international telecommunication project would like to begin the telecommunication project "The Ideal World through the eyes of a child" and invites everyone to join in and participate in this project.

The "The Ideal World through the eyes of a child" project is to run for a significant period of time and will be continued after the end of the "This is our Time 1997" project. Participation in the project is free-of-charge for all participants.

It is possible for children to participate in the project in a number of different forms:

  1. A story about their native country, city, village, settlment, etc.

    It is suggested that the participants write a short story about their country, city, settlement, in any possible form. It can be a literary story, a photostory, poetry, a song, a videofilm or any other representation of information about their native place on Earth. It can be HTML or VRML pages. In the story they can reflect upon the history of the city, its sights etc. Historical photos may also be included. The participants are free to choose their own form and content. The story can be written in Russian and/or in English. Please send your pieces of work to world@dlc.edu.yar.ru. The deadline for the first stage within the framework of the "This is our Time 1997" project, is 30th May 1997.

    All pieces of work received before May 30th will be forwarded to the organizers of the "This is our Time 1997" project and can be included in the project's final report. All pieces of work will be placed on the Yaroslavl Regional Distance Learning Center's WWW site: (http://www.edu.yar.ru/).

    The deadlines for the following stages are September 30th, October 30th, November 30th 1997 respectively. The project can also be continued into next year.

  2. E-mail exchange between participants

    The participants have the possibility to discuss via E-mail the modern world in relation to its social, ethnic, economic, political, cultural and other problems. The children can discuss what they like about the modern world and what they would like to change. The participants are free to discuss everything that interests them. Please send copies of all materials to world@dlc.edu.yar.ru. All materials received from participants will be placed on The Yaroslavl Regional Distance Learning Center's WWW site. For E-mail exchange the mailing lists world-l@dlc.edu.yar.ru (in English) and world-r@dlc.edu.yar.ru (in Russian) can be used. Please do not send binary files (pictures, programs etc.) to these lists. The special mailing list world-b@dlc.edu.yar.ru was created for this purpose. To subscribe to these lists, send letters in any form to world@dlc.edu.yar.ru with information on who are you and which lists you wish to subscribe to. All lists will work at least until the end of the year. We hope for increased activity on these lists on May 16th 1997 - the actual day of the "This is our Time 1997" project, as well as in the period leading up to this date.

  3. A description of the ideal city from a child's point of view.

    The participants can simulate what, from their own point of view, is the ideal city. It can be a literary story, a photostory, poetry, a song, a videofilm or any other form which they choose. It can be HTML or VRML pages. The participants are free to choose their own form and content. Participants can write in Russian and/or in English. By combining the participants' ideal cities, the Ideal World will be created. The more participants there are from various parts of the Earth who take part in this activity, the more interesting and more objective the Virtual Ideal World created will be. Send your works to world@dlc.edu.yar.ru. The deadline for the first stage, within the framework of the "This is our Time 1997" project is May 30th 1997.

    All pieces of work received before May 30th will be forwarded to the organizers of the "This is our Time 1997" project and can be included in the project's final report. The Virtual Ideal World created here will be placed on the Yaroslavl Regional Distance Learning Center's WWW site: (http://www.edu.yar.ru/).

    The deadlines for the following stages are September 30th, October 30th, November 30th 1997 respectively. The project can also be continued into next year.

  4. Other forms of activity

    Participants in the project can suggest and carry out other forms of activity, related to the Ideal World through the eyes of a child. Such activities can be a lesson on the Ideal World, pictures drawn on asphalt etc. You can undertake these activities in your school or on a global basis. Please forward all materials to unesco@dlc.edu.yar.ru. Materials will be placed on The Yaroslavl Regional Distance Learning Center's WWW site and can be included in the project's final report. The more materials we receive, the more interesting the project Web pages and the final report will be.

During the project in 1997 we may offer additional forms of participation, especially those suggested by the participants themselves.

If you interested in this project, please send applications to world@dlc.edu.yar.ru.

Materials, which can't be sent via E-mail send please by surface mail to the address above.


This organizational description was taken off the PH-Teach listserv 5/8/97.

Last updated:    May 1997


A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).


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