Internet Cafe Association of Imus, Inc Breaching the Digital Divide for a Better Tomorrow.
Internet Cafes and the LGUs REGULATION Each year new regulations are being placed by the LGUs that makes it harder for the icafes to operate.
Most Common Complaints Students in internet cafes during school hours
Access to Pornography
Internet Cafes converging place of Street Gangs
Regulations is it the answer? or is the problem something else?
Driving There are enough laws in Driving Laws are being enforced yet
Discipline Marcos knew the problem and tried "sa ika-uunlad ng bayan, Disiplina ang Kailangan"
is this really the problem? or just the symptoms of a much bigger problem?
Our World Today is a Digital World
Made of 2 kinds of People Digital Natives Digital Migrants
Policy Makers should recognized the fact that the problem with today’s world is the Digital Divide between Digital Natives and Digital Migrants
Digital Natives – those who are born in the digital age who are accustomed to use technology in their daily activities Digital Migrants Analog
The Conflict Starts when the Digital Migrants tries to impose their world to the Digital Natives Where does it Start?
Here in school
our school system still uses systems dating back since it started which is not suited to the way of the digital natives.
<ul><li>The children of today are digital natives which are different from the children of past generations. </li></ul><ul><li>School officials are complaining that there is a reduction in the level of reading among school children of today. </li></ul><ul><li>They have to realize that these children was raised with television as their yaya. </li></ul><ul><li>in the average Filipino home today no other reading materials that could be found other than the school textbooks of the children. </li></ul><ul><li>children are not given the opportunity to read since parents are too busy with their work. </li></ul>
ICAII’s Initiative in Learning <ul><li>Providing workshops and seminars to school administrators and teachers to make technology work in their respective schools. </li></ul>
Two Primary Areas <ul><li>Content – Providing Schools administrators and teachers with materials that is available in the internet that they could use in their daily activities </li></ul><ul><li>Access – Providing schools with the system in which they would be able to maximize the use of technology in their daily activities. </li></ul>
It Starts Here <ul><li>Acceptance of the Fact – That we are in the Digital Age and the Internet is one of the most powerful tool that was invented by man. </li></ul><ul><li>In the digital world it is the digital migrant that should adopt to the ways of the digital natives for it is their world of the future. </li></ul>
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ICAII Sponsored Educational Seminar Tagaytay City
Seminar and Workshops for 2008 <ul><li>Web 2.0 applications for school administrators and teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop on the use of Google tools for school administrators and teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop of the use of computer games in teaching motivation and keeping the students on-line with education </li></ul>
Access <ul><li>Self Sustaining e-learning center inside schools – modeled after the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta. </li></ul><ul><li>Imus Digital Training Center </li></ul><ul><li>ICAII Free OS Project – ubuntu – making a statement against software piracy </li></ul>
Primary Aim of this Project <ul><li>For schools to harness the advances in ICT </li></ul><ul><li>So that students will go to the internet cafe primarily to access the internet to do their school work instead of just gaming </li></ul>
ICAII’s Initiative on e governance <ul><li>establishment of the Municipal Information Communication Technology Committee </li></ul><ul><li>establishment of barangay e center </li></ul><ul><li>that would provide the people in the barangay access to the internet and government services – getting the municipal government closer to the people </li></ul><ul><li>self sustaining for proceeds from the fees on government services will be used </li></ul><ul><li>barangays will just be processing centers payments could be done via gcash or smart money ensuring funds will go to the municipal treasury. </li></ul>
ICAII INITIATIVE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INTERNET CAFE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF IMUS. <ul><li>Excess in terms of the hardware – too much internet cafes in a particular area. </li></ul><ul><li>development of Digital Community Cooperatives – pooling of resources of the various internet cafes in a particular area. </li></ul><ul><li>transform them to outsourcing digital centers – call center, animation, medical and legal transcription services </li></ul>
Seminars and Workshops for 2008 <ul><li>Software Licensing 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Ordinances and LGU policies related to the operations of the internet cafes </li></ul><ul><li>WEB 2.0 Apps for additional income for internet cafe operators </li></ul><ul><li>effective management of internet cafes. </li></ul>
ICAII’S INITIATIVE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INTERNET CAFE INDUSTRY FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY <ul><li>Working with the Internet Cafe Association of Markina to organize the different icafe organization around the country to one organization – Alliance of Internet Access Providers of the Philippines. </li></ul>
ICAII’s Initiative for the Out of School Youths and Adult Learners <ul><li>initiatives are being done for the project of the CICT to be implemented using the internet cafes as the platform for the out of school youths and adult learners to access the program </li></ul>
ICAII Initiatives on Pornography <ul><li>this problem could not be solved by the internet cafe alone </li></ul><ul><li>what is needed is a national law that instructs the isp like PLDT and Globe to ban pornographic websites like in Saudi Arabia </li></ul><ul><li>This is done through the help of the Alliance of Internet Access Providers of the Philippines and other internet cafe associations around the country </li></ul>
Education Community Governance Successful ICT Projects Leads to Empowerment Self Sustaining Elearning Centers Preparing the children for a technologically advanced future. Making advancements in technology applicable in schools Access to technology that would uplift the life of the people in the community Participation down to the lowest levels of government and transparency How to Measure a successful ICT Project Providing ICT access and training for all