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Information overload: the case for elearning within Gaia Global

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Information overload: the case for elearning within Gaia Global

  1. 1. Information overload: the case for e-learning within Gaia Global Luis Borges Gouveia Fernando Pessoa University – Porto, Portugal , [email_address] 9-12 August 2004 Praga, República Checa an idea of education
  2. 2. Ideal space
  3. 3. The Gaia City <ul><li>288.000 inhabitants (Census of 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>hometown of the Port Wine cellars </li></ul><ul><li>near Porto (on the other side of the Douro river, 263.000 inhabitants) </li></ul><ul><li>Also, the place for the F.C. Porto (training centre)! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Digital city concept <ul><li>A city being transformed or organised using information and communication technology </li></ul><ul><li>A representation or virtual image of a particular set of issues from a city </li></ul>
  5. 5. Digital city concept <ul><li>A city being transformed or organised using information and communication technology </li></ul><ul><li>A representation or virtual image of a particular set of issues from a city </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital citizen concept <ul><li>Interaction based, bringing citizenship relations to the digital </li></ul><ul><li>Connect the real with the virtual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for technology that supports different types of urban information to become usable for people </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Location services <ul><li>Explore the use of information based on such technologies as CRM, GIS, Internet, wireless, GPS and mobile devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service or application that eases the use of spatial information and GIS facilities for end users </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Gaia Global project <ul><li>Based on society and their digital interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This approach is used instead of a local government centred initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Based on people and not technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The added value from a city is ultimetly its own people and their potential to interact and create information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Based on provide support for the information life cycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>create – produce – reuse – discard – destroy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content oriented and to support tasks, instead to process oriented </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Gaia Global project options <ul><li>Take a multichannel strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beyond the use of the Internet and World Wide Web, consider even traditions media as books and outdoors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Territory Based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The aim is to provide the city with a new digital centrer and associated competences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inclusion and citizenship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeks the inclusion of Gaia inhabitants and fosters citizenship, by creating new digital markets </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Gaia Global goals <ul><li>Gain basic skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information skills - technology litracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autonomous competences - crititcal thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harness people skill to group and colaborative work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add value to tasks, regards being performed by individuals, groups and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Create a digital space to harness the day to day activities, based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A small number of really used services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With clear and feasable economic models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the number of users with the services, by their users satisfation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work on the creation of a digital city project that foster the digital dinamics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By easening the offer </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Create a communication space that connects everybody with everybody Gaia Global, a cup of ideas
  12. 12. From Digital Gaia to Gaia Global
  13. 13. The Gaia Global brand The logo represents an individual and how the importance that people has to the project. The logo head denotes movement and proactivity, with the arms rised for ideas and action. Its name is.. Kimkas Gaiato In a open and colaborative society we have several Kimkas! Each one skills to work with others and to colaborate open the way to new interactions and helps create a dinamic environment. Gaia Global its a name that is best suit to the project strategy to follow a multichannel and no technology path to the use of the digital. The project wants people to use services and applications and not computers and digital machinery
  14. 14. One brand, one image
  15. 15. The project Web site provide an information base that can be accessed by - everyone - the media and project team (these, with restricted access) The goal is to provide a project descriptive memory and manage the information produced by Gaia Global Everything from the project will eventually be published one day! This site IS NOT the Gaia Global project www.gaiaglobal.pt
  16. 16. Digital infrastructure territory client information services applications people
  17. 17. <ul><li>The digital is all about brands and the abillity to explore them </li></ul>Need to provide day to day activities to the citizen and to explore the territory
  18. 18. provide technology, but just when needed and integrated with the individual and where its value is perceived
  19. 19. Offer services with a clear value for people, allowing them to access and share information Foster the added value creation by reuse local initiatives and communities activities, festivities and strenghts
  20. 20. GAIA GLOBAL, a cup of ideas Create a communication space that connects everybody with everybody THANKS !

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