ICT and literacy

[via The Development Gateway]

UNESCO Bangkok May Features deals about ICT and literacy.

Some quotes:

ICT is now too cheap to ignore

Advanced ICT tools may be relatively more cost-effective for the poor than for the rich

Projects within the digital divide must first and foremost be about learning, and about culturally appropriate content

ICT tools must be consumer-oriented and context/culture sensitive [I really love this one]

Literacy and technology are becoming inter-dependent

The article has also led me to know Bridges to the Future Initiative

The Bridges to the Future Initiative (BFI) will address the Digital Divide of education and technology in emerging economies by improving literacy, basic education, and technological literacy, thereby assisting the world’s poorest peoples to better determine their own social and economic future.

The site is a little bit cryptic. Projects are found under the names of the countries where they take place.

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2004) “ICT and literacy” In ICTlogy, #8, May 2004. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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