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Knowledge societies: Empowering through ICT4E
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0501-2217
2013 (English)In: Student Interaction Design Research Conference SIDeR'13, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Within a framework of development, this paper discusses the current estate of education access as well as some of the current challenges for the implantation and design of ICT initiatives in developing countries, and reflects on the new shift of paradigm in the field of ICT4E. These challenges can be overcome by applying methods that merge their implementation model with local ownership. Technological literacy from a local context perspective is presented as an effective model to foster social stability, sustainable development and socio-economic growth.

Through an examination of the goals and initiatives undertaken by the GeSCI, the idea of a new framework for collective empowerment and social change is presented. To better understand the dynamics between local context and ICT4E, the socioeconomic background of the digital divide is analyzed. Finally, the article establishes the links between empowerment education and the creation of knowledge societies that turn physical networks into digital human interaction.

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Keyword [en]
Knowledge society, Empowerment education, ICT4E, GeSCI, Development, Interaction
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Interaction Technologies
Research subject
Information Systems; Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29211OAI: diva2:652072
Student Interaction Design Research Conference SIDeR'13 9-10april Aarhus University Denmark
Available from: 2013-09-29 Created: 2013-09-29 Last updated: 2013-12-10Bibliographically approved

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