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Experiences with digital alphabetization in a community of migrants families

, , , , , Universidad de Colima, Mexico

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Record type: PROCEEDINGS

Abstract

Citizens around the world live and use ICT's everyday, which requires them to develop skills and knowledge to interact with technology. This becomes more evident in the most developed countries such as the United States, Canada and France among others. This proliferation of ICT's reduces the immigrants' opportunities for work and raises a technological barrier with the local community and a lack of communication with their communities of origin. To help reduce the digital divide within the immigrants' communities, we designed and developed a technological alphabetization Web portal called Colimenses sin Fronteras, which main objective is to provide immigrants with the basic skills and knowledge that allows them to communicate and establish stronger bonds with the relatives and families that remain in their communities of origin. We would also like to focus on communities with higher levels of expulsion to create networks of immigrants so that they introduce the portal to others.

Citation

Rocha Silva, M.A., Zermeño Flores, A.I., Contreras-Castillo, J., Acosta-Diaz, R. & Velazquez-Godinez, E. (2007). Experiences with digital alphabetization in a community of migrants families. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 6861-6866). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 19, 2019 from .