The paper presents a reflection on a part of the research conducted for a doctoral dissertation entitled Educational Conditions of Regional Development (Based on Research of Roznowskie Lake Commune Associate). The author attempts to draw attention to the opportunities offered by the Internet Network in developing rural milieus. Interviews, observations and analyses of selected websites conducted during the research helped to discover the importance of the Internet access and the need for ICT education. Moreover, the author presents the diverse character of the Internet – websites, e-learning centers, newsletters, etc. Basing on the literature of the subject (by Ewa Solarczyk-Ambrozik among others) the first part of the paper provides information about the local development of villages, and presents the issue of education. The second part concerns educational forms of web activities undertaken by village residents. The author, for example, raises the subject of useful websites. The third part features some information on web-based information bulletins referred to as newsletters. Finally, the author summarizes potential ways of the Internet access along with the resulting opportunities. All this leads to the conclusion that the development of rural milieus is impossible today without computerization, ITC education and providing village residents with the Internet access.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.