Citizens in a Knowledge Society: rethinking education from scratch. Part 3: Netizens: towards a set of digital competences
Citizens in a Knowledge Society: Ci i i K l d S irethinking education from scratch. scratch Part 3 Netizens: towards a set of digital competences Ismael P ñ Ló I l Peña-López Internet Interdisciplinary Institute Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Quality standards in ICT education workshiop Belgrade, April 12, 2011. B l d A il 12 2011
The network at another level: the Net Is the network that matters, not the Net The Web to (re)connect The Web to discover The Web as a loudspeaker The Web as a multiplier The Web Th W b as a locator l
Evolution of Internet Public Access Points? telecentre community (e‐)centre ? Ø (disappear) Ø (disappear) cibercafe profits/ sustainability
Example #1 (I)Option #1: Course on Electronic Administration Goal: Empowering stay-at-home moms Activity: Course on web browsing Activity: U A ti it Use of Public Ad i i t ti portals f P bli Administration t l Result: Aft course, stay-at-home moms d not b R lt After t th do t browse Public Administration portals
Example #1 (II)Option #2: Cooking course Goal: Empowering stay-at-home moms Activity: Cooking receipts Activity: S A ti it Search th web f receipts h the b for i t Result: St R lt Stay-at-home moms b th browse th web f receipts the b for i t Result: Stay-at-home moms (maybe) end up finding other uses for the Internet and (maybe) end up setting an appointment with the doctor through the Internet... or buy online... or they chat with their grandsons online grandsons...
Example #2 (I)Option #1: Course on e-Commerce Goal: Empowering couch-potato dads Activity: Course on web browsing Activity: U A ti it Usage of e-commerce f Result: C R lt Couch-potato d d d not buy grocieries online, h t t dads do t b i i li neither perform e-banking transactions... Result: Couch potato dads go to the pub to see the Couch-potato match on their fabulous flat screen with all their friends
Example #2 (II)Option #2: Agreement with the local football-team fan-club Goal: Empowering couch-potato dads Activity: Showcast football matches in streaming Activity: “R A ti it “Round t bl ” using i f d table” i information f ti from th the Internet Result: Couch-potato dads see the match... on the Net Result: Couch potato dads buy tickets online find other Couch-potato online, usage of the Intenret and (maybe) discover e-banking... or the supermarket’s website or fix an appointment supermarket s website... with their doctor...
Telecenter 2.0 and community building y g The Telecenter as a part of the network and in the Net: the telecenter as another node inclusion of the telecenter in the community Digital literacies to be in the community: technological and informational media and multimedia e-awareness, pull (not push) Community building: enhance existing networks inclusion (not digital: inclusion) the problem of legitimacy and reputation p g y p inclusion, then development
The Knowledge Gap Hypothesis g yThe Internet multiplies p• Good students do better, bad ones do worst• Engaged people become more active disengaged active,become more disaffected/distractedThe extreme importance of accompanyingmeasures, of the context, of the framework f th t t f th f k• Beware of one laptop per person projects• Beware of technology for the sake of it
Individuals and organizations in the IS g Person Self-programmable Generic Institution Exclusion Source of innovation Connected Executor and value creation Diamond in the rough Structurally irrelevant Disconnected but invisible to to the system networks InequalityBased on Castells (2000, 2004)
77Belgrade, April 12, 2011. Quality standards in ICT education g , p , yTo cite this work:Peña-López, Ismael. (2011) Citizens in a Knowledge Society: rethinking education from e a ópe , s ae ( 0 ) C t e s o edge Soc ety et g educat o oscratch. Part 3: Netizens: towards a set of digital competences. Quality standards in ICTeducation workshop, April 12, 2011. Belgrade.<http://ictlogy.net/presentations/20110412_ismael_pena-lopez_-_citizens_knowledge_society_3_netizens.pdf citizens knowledge society 3 netizens.pdf>To contact the author:http://ictlogy.net All the information in this document under a Creative Commons license: Attribution – Non Commercial – No Derivative Works More information please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/