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The Ministry of Education is training 84,360 Primary and Secondary School teachers in the use of computers. By the end of 2005, approximately half of the total number of the teachers in Greek schools will be, for the first time, officially certified computer literate. The training is provided in 2200 Centers by 5500 Trainers (rounded figures) both specially certified for this particular purpose by the Pedagogical Institute and the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute. The training takes place in the teachers’ free time. There are Training Centers both in the state and private sectors. The trainees are free to choose the Center, the time and the trainer of their preference. The vast majority has chosen the state sector. Two 12-hour daytime Help Desks support the trainees.

The project’s ID

3rd Community Support Framework 2000-2006 for Greece
Operational Programme “Information Society”
Action line1 “Education and Culture”
Measure 1.2 “New Technologies in the Educational Process”
Title: “In-service Teacher Training in the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education”
Management: Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs
Technical Advisors: Pedagogical Institute (PI),
Research Academic Computer Technology Institute (CTI)
Legally Responsible: Dimitrios Platis
General Secretary, Ministry of Education
General Manager: Dr N. Bilalis,
Director, I.T. Infrastructure and New Technologies Directorate, Ministry of Education.

Central Management Committee:
Dr N. Bilalis
Dr S. Glavas
Prof. H. Zagouras
Budget: 89,661,162 Euro
Funding: 75% European Union funds
25% National funds


The training program covers the basics in information technology, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Internet and offers an overview of educational software.It gives the teachers the opportunity to get acquainted with ICT and use it productively to improve their teaching methods, to be able to search for new sources of knowledge, and participate in new educational communities for professional development. It is a 48-hour program, in groups of 10 trainees, spread over 8 consecutive weeks in two 3-hour sessions per week. The trainees are provided with educational material for home practice. They are also partly funded, with close to 600 euros, for the purchase or updating of home computers.

Basic Structure


The Central Management Committee at the Ministry announces the dates and sends out the call for participation. The Training Centers submit to the Local Training Committees their timetable of the standardized course(s) they offer. The Local Training Committees inform the schools. The teachers apply at the school level. The applications are processed by the Local Training Committees. The places are allotted by computerized draw. At the end of the course the teachers who have attended at least 90% of the training course are issued a certificate of attendance and are given half of the 600-euro funding. When the teachers feel they are ready for certification they sit an on-line 3-hour test. They can sit it a maximum of 3 times. On certification they receive the second half of the 600-euro funding. The Research Academic Computer Technology Institute is responsible for the certification scheme. It has also developed a Management Information System (MIS) to completely digitalize the project.The Pedagogical Institute is responsible for processing the applications to become Training Centers, Trainers, and Local Training Committee members.

The Course

Title of the Unit
Introductory concepts,
use of PC
1. Get used to the working environment
2. Formatting a text (paragraphs, fonts)
3. Cut/copy/paste
4. Select-correct-search
5. Check for spelling
6. Page format
7. Print preview – print
8. Tables, boarders, shading
9. Inserting objects (pictures, drawing)
1. Get used to the working environment
2. Formatting a presentation
3. Copying, moving, deleting the content of a slide
4. Formatting a slide
5. Print preview – print
6. Slide show and slide transition effects
7. Inserting objects (pictures, drawing)
Internet and communications
1. Computer networks and the Internet
2. Using software for browsing, accessing Internet locations – using the structure of hypermedia of www
3. Navigation, collecting and managing information
4. Search engines
5. E-mail (the various fields of an email message, managing email messages, inserting file attachments)
6. Virus protection
Educational software
An overview of the educational software

Structure of the project (Image)