This paper reports on the EU-project 'Professionally Networking Education and Teacher Training'
(PRONETT). The key objective of the PRONETT project (2001-2004) is to develop a regional and
cross national learning community of pre- and in-service teachers and teacher educators supported by
webbased resources and tools to collaborate and to construct shared understandings of teaching and
learning in a networked classroom.
The reasons for the initiative and the design principles of the PRONETT portal offering a virtual
infrastructure for the collaboration of participating students and teachers at www.PRONETT.org are
The initial pilots carried out by the project partners are described, highlighting the co-ordinating
partners activities targeted at contributing to the local realisation of ICT-rich, competence based
Teacher Education Provision.
Results are reported of the evaluation and implementation efforts aimed at validating the original
portal design and collecting information to inspire further project development and implementation
We conclude by summarising the lessons learned and providing recommendations for improved and
extended use and further dissemination of the project results and facilities.