Riga Technical University Distance Education Study Centre (RTU DESC) is a structural unit of Riga Technical University participating in both national and international research programmes.
Modern distance learning or «e-learning» was first introduced in Latvia some 15 years ago, supported by the Programme «PHARE Multi-Country Programme in Distance Education». Distance Education Study Centre at Riga Technical University (RTU) was established in 1997 and paved the way to participation of RTU in several EU projects, related to development and delivery of innovative distance and e-learning courses thus gaining expertise in methodology and technology of distance and e-learning course development. At RTU FETH, strategic e-learning development is recognized as a way to enhance the study process and to improve the quality of learning. Moodle based e-learning portal ORTUS has been created and fully integrated within the University ICT system. Strategic aim of the Centre is to provide sustainable development of e-learning at the University based on synergy of research, innovation and quality assurance.
Head of Distance Education Study Centre