About Me

Ismael Peña-López

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. 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.

ICT4D Blog

26/05/2016

eLearning Africa 2016 (VII). Back up for Online Tutors and Mentors

Notes from eLearning Africa 2016, organized by ICWE GmbH and held in El Cairo, Egypt, on 24-26 May 2016. More notes on this event: ela2016.

Back up for Online Tutors and Mentors

Chairperson: Robert Kisalama, Belgian Technical Cooperation, Uganda

Ismael Peña-López, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
eSupervision: A Four-tier Applied Model

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Sociedad Red Blog

14/06/2016

Las nuevas infraestructuras de la democracia

Cubierta de Programari lliure i de codi obert – Societat lliure i govern obert

La revolución digital ha puesto en nuestras manos toda una nueva caja de herramientas para la gestión de la información y las comunicaciones. Esta nueva caja de herramientas, sin embargo, tiene un potencial tan extraordinario que ya hoy está transformando —y no sólo reformando— muchísimas de las tareas y actividades que las personas hacemos, especialmente aquellas que suponen la interacción de varios actores. Como la toma de decisiones colectivas.

Este enorme potencial transformador viene de dos características de estas ...

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Book chapter: The new infrastructures of democracy

The Xarxa d'Innovació Pública (XIP, the Catalan Network for Public Innovation) has just published the booklet Programari lliure i de codi obert – Societat lliure i govern obert (Free and open source software – Free society and open government). The booklet is in Catalan and presents a collection of reflections and good practices on why and how to apply free and open source software in government.

I am collaborating with the first chapter, Les noves infraestructures de la democràcia (The new infrastructures of democracy), where I state that:

We can say without too much exaggeration, that the tools of ...

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Communication at IDP2016. What is technopolitics? A conceptual scheme for understanding politics in the digital age

What is technopolitics?. There are many definitions (or attempts to define), approaches, contexts. But the truth is that the concept is gaining momentum and catching the attention of scholars. Since the publication of Jon Lebkowsky's TechnoPolitics and Stephano Rodotà's Tecnopolitica, both in 1997, the topic has seen an increase of popularity.


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Can Kurban, Maria Haberer and I have made an attempt to define an conceptualize the term at What is technopolitics? A conceptual scheme for ...

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