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Digital Citizenship for all South Africans

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Presentation on technology and digital citizenship during SA National Science Week 2018.

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Digital Citizenship for all South Africans

  1. 1. Digital Citizenship for all South Africans INA SMITH
  2. 2. Jobs In Renewable Energy Solar •Crop & Slab Engineer •Crystal Growing Engineer •Laser Operations Technician •Logistics Manager •Module Manufacturing Engineer •Production Planner/Scheduler •Quality Insurance Manager •Silicon Crystal Growers •Wire Technology Engineer •Senior Buyer •Senior Property Agent •Senior Risk Management Analyst •Site Prospector •Site Supervisor •Wind Data Analyst •Wind Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment •Wind Field Technician •Wind Plant Administrator •Wind Plant Monitoring Technician Wind Power •AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructures) Electronic Test Technician •Energy Systems Controls Engineer •Field Service Engineering Technician •Manufacturing Supervisor •Power Electronics Engineer •Program Manager •Senior Software Engineer •Test Automation Engineer •Utility Program Manager Smart Grid
  3. 3. Born with technology
  4. 4. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-20/melbourne-man-receives-titanium-3d- printed-prosthetic-jaw/6536788
  5. 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_1glPNV5PM
  6. 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SObzNdyRTBs
  7. 7. Testing Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity; imaging neutral hydrogen—the building blocks for stars – in the distant universe; and examining galaxies that were formed billions of years ago. Astronomers estimate that the project will generate 35,000-DVDs-worth of data every second. This is equivalent to “the whole world wide web every day,” said Fanaroff.”
  8. 8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30KfPtHec4s
  9. 9. Citizen Science
  10. 10. Ecosystem & Needs
  11. 11. What do we all have in common?
  12. 12. What is an App?
  13. 13. A mobile app is a computer program designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone/tablet or watch.
  14. 14. https://www.khanacademy.org/
  15. 15. https://www.t eachthought.c om/technolog y/16-free- science-apps- you-must- download- now-from- edshelf/
  16. 16. “Africa’s technology scene is booming, with over 400 tech hubs that range from software engineering to mobile money to blockchain technology.” https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/africas-tech-talent-finds-its-place- in-the-global-economy-fe634ed1af40 Africa’s tech talent finds its place in the global economy By Neha Sud
  17. 17. “The adoption of digitalisation by African countries could add $300 billion (R4 trillion) to the continent's economy by 2026.” https://www.siemens.co.za/pool/about_us/Di gitalization_Maturity_Report_2017.pdf
  18. 18. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-06-20-students-say-they-are-not-as- tech-savvy-as-educators-assume
  19. 19. Basic Computer Literacy Skills Word processing e.g. Word Spread sheets e.g. Excel Slide shows e.g. PowerPoint Databases e.g. Access Design Email e.g. Outlook
  20. 20. Digital law/etiquette/ethics – copyright, plagiarism Digital rights/responsibilities – footprint, photos Digital skills – word processing, web Digital communication – email, social media Digital literacy & research – open access, quality, bibliography Digital commerce - payments Digital health, wellness, security – online bullying, scams, body, environment Digital Citizenship is Far More
  21. 21. Advocate for Internet Connectivity
  22. 22. Digital (incl. Internet) Use Policy
  23. 23. Thank you! http://inthecloud.org.za

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