Auto Clubs and 'eCitizen' Clubs
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Submitted by javanl
2010-07-07 16:49:13 EDT
Theme: Building Digital Skills
Idea Status: +2 | Total Votes: 6 | Comments: 1
This idea touches on all the themes, but this one in particular.
Please visit the link for a more detailed exposition on the idea.
Here it is in a nutshell:
Digital devices (ICTs) are akin to automobiles, in that they greatly expand our abilities to create and capitalize on economic, social, educational, recreational and other opportunities.
Auto Clubs (CAA etc.) have played central roles in fostering best practices in automobile use, as well as lobbying government and industry for better infrastructure (road networks), better safety, better regulations, etc.
We need agencies that do the same for ICT users that Auto Clubs do for motorists. The linked document expands on this theme.
javanl — 2010-07-07 16:51:22 EDT wrote
The link is eCitizen
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Suggested URL: eCitizen Club - an analog to the Auto Club
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