Margarida Ribeiro: "The Portugal experience"

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Telecentre-Europe Summit 2011: "Get Online Week Campaign" How much can we improve the Digital Agenda scoreboard? A quick look back at last year and a look forward to 2012.

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Margarida Ribeiro: "The Portugal experience"

  1. 1. Get Online WeekHow much can we improve the Digital Agenda Scoreboard? Portugal Experience Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC) Ministry of Education and Science Margarida Ribeiro Brussels, 27th October 2011
  2. 2. Digital Inclusion Goals in Portugal• Increase the use of ICT by currently info-excluded groups• Use ICT to improve social inclusion of socially excluded groups, immigrants and groups at risk of social exclusion• Improve accessibility of web content and ICT to citizens with special needs (e.g., physically impaired and aged)• Minimize digital barriers created in content conception with particular attention to content made available by Government, harnessing the Internet as a key tool for a modern citizenship.
  3. 3. A Multi-Programme Approach to eSkills1. ICT in schools: All public schools connected in broadband since Jan 2006 CBTIC@EB1 Programme involving Higher Education Schools with 89% of the 1st-6th grade schools (6,583) for training teachers and students (2005-06) Education Technological Plan since 2007: 2.3 students per computer connected to the Internet in 2008/09 98% of 7th-12th grade schools with optical fiber connections ≥64Mb/sec 1 digital projector per class room 1 interactive “blackboard” per 3 class rooms2. Low cost laptop computers for students: Programmes e.escola, e.escolinha (“Magalhães” computer): >1 million computers provided since June 20073. ICT in Adult education: New Opportunities Programme for 1.1 million adults to obtain formal education diplomas; >378,000 laptop computers provided4. ICT in Professional Training: Inclusion of ICT in all official professional training programmes and offer of programmes in Informatics, and Electronics and Automation
  4. 4. A Multi-Programme Approach to eSkills5. Open training in Telecenters: Internet Spaces Network with 1,170 Internet Spaces6. National eSkills Certification System: since 2001 Basic Skills Diploma (≈6th grade ICT level); planned 2 other levels: Intermediate (≈9th grade ICT level), Advanced (≈12th grade ICT level)7. Professional Technology Specialization Courses (CET) in ICT: by the end of 2010, 98 CETs in ICT at 34 polytechnics or universities, on 19 subjects8. ICT Academies: professional training and certification in polytechnics and universities in partnership with industry (Microsoft, Cisco, Sun, SAP, SAS, LPI)9. Higher Education Undergraduate Programmes in ICT: in 2008/09, 193 ICT programmes, with 55% more students than in 2005/0610. Advanced Training in ICT: PhD, Post-Doc and Executive Masters - initiated in 2006 within International Partnerships (with MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and U. Texas Austin). Increase of PhD and PostDoc fellowships (40% increase from 2005 to 2009)
  5. 5. Telecentres Network CampaignsMobilization of the National Telecentre Network through campaigns: • Internet safety awareness sessions • Get online Week and other international Internet use campaigns • Digital inclusion and citizenship sessions for immigrants • e-government services use • Basic ICT training and skills certification (IT Basic Competences Diploma) • Senior citizens training on ICT Our involvement in Get Online week 2011: • 69 Telecentres mobilized on Get Online Week; • 151 Training activities; • 1853 trainees.
  6. 6. How to improve the DAE Scoreboard?Telecentres as:  an effective tool to facilitate digital inclusion  a resource to reach the community through social innovation and employability national campaigns  a powerful instrument to achieve DAE Scoreboard targets, through Capacity Building activities.Capacity Building relevant to the DAE Scoreboard done at Telecenters:  Providing knowledge and access to valuable services instead of simple Internet access: Target 1a: broadband for all by 2013  Creating economic opportunities (e-commerce, e-entrepreneurship): Target 2a: 50% buy online by 2015
  7. 7. How to improve the DAE Scoreboard?Capacity Building relevant to the DAE Scoreboard done at Telecenters:  Promoting social inclusion (e.g., immigrants, citizens with special needs, aged people), providing an inclusive community environment: Target 3a: increase Internet usage from 60% to 75% by 2015  Facilitating the access of the digital illiterate to computers and Internet and provide ICT training as a digital literacy engine: Target 3b: reduce non-users from 30% to 15% by 2015  Focusing on community needs (e.g., training of seniors , childrens holidays activities; job searching, … ): promote DAE goals at a local level  Promoting the access to e-government services and empower citizens: Target 4a: 50% citizens using eGov
  8. 8. Thank you for your attention. margarida.ribeiro@umic.pt International Affairs Department http://www.english.umic.pt/

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