Network for Teaching Information Society

NETIS Project





Teaching materials









Information Society Research Institute


Address: H-1111 Budapest

Stoczek street 2-4.

St. building I/108.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.



Teaching materials


The NETIS project aims to create teaching materials (e.g. course book, text book, professional curriculum, CD) and special teaching methods and methodologies for the topic of information society (IS). The project functions as a pilot project and will be tested in higher education institutions with the help of an e-learning system. Meanwhile we promote to develop an experimental international pre-network by building an ISERG-network at European level. Our 24 months long NETIS project will exploit also the experiences of the Hungarian ISERGs, further developing it with the proposition of the international partners. Our vision is to create a “test bed” (with our six partners) to a Europe-wide network of education and research institution to foster diversified, yet strictly coordinated teaching and research activities concerning the information society. The main products of the project are curricula, a course book; a text book (printed version, and CD and e-learning format); blended learning courses and curricula; reports on methodological developments and evaluation of teaching. E-learning and other written project materials will remain available on the Internet following the project at least for 5 years.

Main products

1. Course book

2. Text book

3. Curriculum and Teaching



1. Course book



NETIS Course Book – Table of contents:


  • Preface by Róbert Pintér (pdf)

  • Róbert Pintér: Towards getting to know information society (pdf)

  • László Z. Karvalics: Information society – what is it exactly? (The meaning, history and conceptual framework of an expression) (pdf)

  • Attila Kincsei: Technology and society in the information age (pdf)

  • Szilárd Molnár – Bence Kollányi – Levente Székely: Social networks and the network society (pdf)

  • Bence Kollányi: Use of space in the information society age (pdf)

  • Márton Holczer: Innovation and competitiveness in the information society (pdf)

  • Éva Simon: Introduction to the legal regulation of information society (pdf)

  • Lilla Juhász: The information strategy of the European Union (pdf)

  • Szilárd Molnár: eGovernment in the European Union (pdf)

  • Elisa Mancinelli: e-Inclusion in the Information Society (pdf)

  • Árpád Rab: Digital culture – Digitalised culture and culture created on a digital platform (pdf)

  • István Bessenyei: Learning and Teaching in the Information Society. eLearning 2.0 and Connectivism (pdf)

  • Róbert Pintér: Popular buzzwords, supernarratives and metanarratives for development: What does the term “information society” mean?(pdf)

  • Bibliography (pdf)

  • Key terms (pdf)

The Information Society Course Book in one single document (pdf)



Available formats:


Published book: 2600 printed books altogether (in the following languages)

- Greek edition 400 items

- Hungarian edition 800 items

- English edition 1400 items

CD-ROM: 1-2000 issues altogether (in the above mentioned languages)

Tagged PDF book (Greek, English, Hungarian)

Moodle (e-learning environment) - Moodle (exported materials for adaption) Greek, English, Hungarian


2. Text book


Colorful Information Societies – Country Reports, Case Studies and Papers


The Textbook of NETIS project aims to deepen the knowledge on information society with providing country reports, case studies, conference articles, papers from students and early stage researchers and an Annex (with statistics, bibliographic sources and list of key terms) on relevant questions of research and development in this area. The altogether 36 papers count more than 2 million characters and its basic language is English, but some of its chapters (e.g. country reports) have been published in other languages as well (some content is available in Estonian, Greece, Hungarian, Italian and Slovakian. If someone would count all different language versions it has 50 papers – some of the chapters are available in 3 languages.)

Country reports      
Tarmo Kalvet Estonian information society: Achievements so far and towards an explanatory framework pdf

pdf in Hungarian

pdf in Estonian

Kerstin Siakas - Themis Kotsialos The Greek Information Society Experience pdf pdf in Hungarian

pdf in Greek

Róbert Pintér et al. Development of the Hungarian information society in the last decade - Hungarian Country Report 1998-2008 pdf pdf in Hungarian
Michela Moretti The information society in Italy pdf pdf in Italian
Veronika Stoffa Information Society in Slovakia (The Actual Situation) pdf pdf in Slovak language
Malcolm Read - Chris Sadler Information Society in the United Kingdom pdf  
Papers from partners      
Tarmo Kalvet Digital Stratification in Estonia: Internet users and non-users pdf  
Kerstin Siakas - Elli Georgiadou

Considering Divergent Cultural values in technology enabled learning

Szilárd Molnár - Róbert Pintér Rejuvenating Small Communities with the Help of IS Mentors and Wi-Fi Networks – Findings of Research Conducted in 2004 on Hungarian Small Settlements pdf pdf in Hungarian
Mihaly Csótó - Levente Székely The indicators of internet usage: Does the net conceal or reduce inequalities according to regions and settlement size in Hungary?


pdf in Hungarian

László Z. Karvalics Ómega – The Emerging „Cosmic Orientation”


Árpád Rab Virtual worlds: past, present, future pdf  
Mihály Csótó - Attila Kincsei - Róbert Pintér - Árpád Rab Identity related crime in the world of films


Zsolt Tóth – István Bessenyei Moodle and social constructivism pdf pdf in Hungarian
István Bessenyei - Zsolt Tóth E-learning experiences in the NETIS project pdf pdf in Hungarian
Fabio Naschimbeni Development cooperation in the network society pdf  
Veronika Stoffa Using modelling, simulation, animation in e-learning courses pdf pdf in Hungarian
Chris Sadler Network Knowledge: Gleaning new knowledge from the Internet


Malcolm Read Mobile telephony, new interaction rituals? pdf  
Maha Mohamed Saleh - Elli Georgiadou FIAIFM: A Model Towards Bridging the Digital Divide pdf  
Papers from NLC08 Halkidiki      
Róbert Pintér Information Society Studies in Practice - a Networked Learning Case Study


Chris Sadler - Tarmo Kalvet Information Society Studies in Practice – a Networked Learning Case Study: student needs and feedback in the NETIS project


István Bessenyei - Veronika Stoffa Information Society Studies in Practice – a Networked Learning Case Study: Experiences of Teachers in NETIS project pdf  
Kerstin Siakas A Distributed Multicultural Network for Teaching Information Society: Cultural Diversity Aspects pdf  
Papers from students and early stage researchers      
Papadopoulos Charalampos E-crime pdf  
Chatzinikolaou Anastasia - Chatzinikolaou Nikolaos - Giovanopoulou Theodora The use of smart cards and their implications on the society pdf  
Nikolaos Noulas E-Culture: The Digitalization of the Cultural Heritage - 3D Modeling of a Greek Ancient Monument pdf  
Dimitris Siaperas - Maria Lazanaki eHealth: Study about the Degree of Application in Greece pdf  
Norbert Merkovity Digital Diversity: an Attempt to Describe the the Individual's Information Networks pdf

pdf in Hungarian

Balázs Szemes On The Problems of Regulating Online Services in Hungary - Law and Reality of Online Gambling pdf  
Péter Tóth Patterns of ICT diffusion in Nyugat-Dunántúl region pdf  
Bence Kollányi (editor) Statistics, bibliography, and source list of information society pdf  
  Key terms of information society pdf pdf in Hungarian

pdf in Greek



Available formats:


CD-ROM 1-2000 issues altogether (in English, country reports and selected papers also available in native languages)

tagged PDF book

separately printed articles (disseminated by partners)

Mooodle, e-learning environment


3. Curriculum and Teaching


E-learning materials in Moodle (available until 2013 in Hungarian, English, Greek)


Short Methodological Guide (based on the pedagogic concept of NETIS and results of test teaching in five participating countries). It is a practical summary with advices for adaptation of our teaching materials. (pdf)



Teaching reports from project partners with summary of test teaching results


Estonia (pdf)

Greece (pdf)

Hungary - University of West Hungary (pdf); Information Society Research Institute (pdf)

Slovakia (pdf)

United Kingdom (pdf)



Student presentations at ELTE 2007/2008 Autumn: keynotes and arguments (in Hungarian)


At Eötvös Lorand University of Sciences students prepared spoken presentations nearly in each class of 2007/2008 Autumn semester. Usually one of the students had an introduction of the given chapter (keynote), and the other one summarized the content from a critical point of view (arguments). The teacher (Robert Pinter) asked the permission of students to record the presentations (in some cases students denied the record) and use them as teaching materials here at NETIS project website.


The following files are in MP3 and in Hungarian language (in order of classes) and contains the students’ keynotes and arguments:


3. Kincsei Attila: Technológia és társadalom az információ korában (opponálás: Kőműves András, 15:00)

4. Kollányi Bence - Molnár Szilárd - Székely Levente: Társadalmi hálózatok, hálózati társadalom (vitaindító: Salamon Enikő, 20:40; opponálás: Antók Péter, 12:40)

5. Kollányi Bence: Térhasználat az információs társadalom korában (opponálás: Korzenszky Anna, 16:20)

6. Holczer Márton: Innovációs verseny a információs társadalomban (vitaindító: Raduly Anikó, 16:00)

7. Simon Éva: Beveztés az információs társadalom jogi szabályozásába (vitaindító: Kabai Dániel, 13:00; opponálás: Tucker Dávid, 14:40)

8. Juhász Lilla: Az Európai Unió információs stratégiája (vitaindító: Joó Gergely, 15:40; opponálás: Baranyi Márton, 6:40)

9. Molnár Szilárd: E-közigazgatás az Európai Unióban (vitaindító: Padar Zsuzsanna, 13:40)

10. Elisa Mancinelli: e-Befogadás az információs társadalomban (vitaindító: Kenéz Dorottya, 24:40; opponálás: Körmendi Zsófia, 11:00)

12. Bessenyei István: Tanulás és tanítás az információs társadalomban (opponálás: Kilácskó Rita, 8:00)


Thanks for Gáspár Körtesi for preparing and voice labeling the audio files.