‘ Digital natives’ fallacy – mixture of skills, use and levels of use observable
eSafety problems, illegal use, lack of critical skills
Young people perceive leisure use as ‘not technological’ and ‘not productive’
Even when acquiring new skills via ICT (e.g. learning English via online gaming), experience is so seamless that they do not realise they are learning
ICT is part of their ‘every day furniture’
They don’t always understand how to transform leisure skills to academic / professional use of ICT
Why doesn’t leisure use have impact?
Factors influencing students Student Formal Informal Parents Peers Teachers Career guidance Culture Pedagogical use of IT Role models eConfidence Leisure use of IT Perception of IT Curriculum School IT facilities Gender
Influence of role models Data from June white paper with Cisco
Many public sector initiatives… But we play “catch up” with IT sector: new products and services arrive thick and fast! Need for all stakeholders to cooperate to improve digital literacy, from young children upwards. These initiatives are all supporting a transformation of education, using technology as a pedagogical tool. Lack link to ICT careers, social value of ICT, etc
Need for multi-stakeholder partnerships EU approaches
The corporate sector will make a KEY contribution by involving young women, and giving them ICT professional pathways
It will act as facilitator to provide career opportunities for women.
In turn, the EUD will act as a catalyst for the business sector.
The multi-stakeholder and multi-sector interaction is situated in the new knowledge environment for collaboration across regions, across sectors, across scales, across times, across and within stakeholders
The interactions within the communities will build career pathways by
linking all stakeholders involved in the development of ICT:
linking education, the corporate sector, SMEs, ICT clusters and projects, networks, NGOs, private-public partnerships, as well as individual experts, strategic thinkers, leaders,
linking Training, Research and Development with corporate needs and