Distance education, and particularly electronic distance education, is growing worldwide, specially with the development of Internet. It is used for learning by all age groups, from children who must study at home to professionals who need continued education to adults who want an university degree to senior citizens with reduced mobility.
Over the last four years, with low budgets and considerable limitations in the equipment available, the Costa Rican Distance Education University (UNED) has produced multimedia courses and materials for use on the Internet, as well as designing virtual laboratories that can be run on cheap computers. UNED has three decades of experience and serves 20 000 students.
This site presents the experiences of my research and development team in the hope that these will prove useful to others.
Julian Monge - Najera
State Distance Education University (UNED), Costa Rica