Ismael Peña-López, lecturer and researcher
Information Society, Digital Divide, ICT4D
I am Ismael Peña-López.
I am professor at the School of Law and Political Science of the Open University of Catalonia, and researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and the eLearn Center of that university. Since november 2013 I am on a partial leave to join Open Evidence as a senior researcher and analyst. I am also the director of the Open Innovation project at Fundació Jaume Bofill.
My main research interests are the impact of ICTs in society (e-Readiness, the digital divide), especially in development (e-inclusion, ICT4D), and educational (e-Learning, digital competence) and political (e-participation, e-democracy) institutions.
Since 1975 information is growing at an exponential rate. Should education adapt to this increase in available information? Will there be a role for traditional institutions? How will learning be assessed?
There will be a change in what we learn and in the ways we do it.
Corporate universities will seriously compete with traditional educational centres, as will other informal ...
Amartya Sen revolucionó el concepto de desarrollo humano al presentar su aproximación por capacidades. Desde su punto de vista, no basta con tener acceso físico a los recursos, sino que, además, hay que ser capaz de ponerlos al beneficio de uno mismo. Este paso de la elección objetiva a la elección subjetiva se ha visto completado en los últimos años con un tercer estadio del desarrollo: la elección efectiva. Así, no basta con ...
14/10/2015 Malditas redes sociales
28/06/2015 El fin de la casta
My colleague Ricard Espelt is these days at the XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, in Aberdeen, Scotland. The motto of this year's edition of the congress is
Places of possibility? Rural societies in a neoliberal world and this is just what Ricard is presenting on behalf of a small team he put up to analyse and map agro-food consumption ...
Every year they publish a book — the FAROS report — which deals about a topic of especial relevance for families and carers, helping them to understand it and to address it.