Situating Learning for Digital Inclusion in the Social Context of Communities

  • Fabio Nauras Akhras
Keywords: Access, Learning

Abstract

An approach to digital and social inclusion has been developed which situates learning for digital inclusion in the social context of communities. The approach follows views of learning that emphasise the role of the context in learning and the importance of learning in authentic situations. While digital inclusion programs tend to focus more on teaching people how to use computers and the internet, the approach presented takes a different perspective, in which learning for digital inclusion is situated in the social context of the learners and is based on authentic activities. The approach is being applied in Brazilian rural communities.

Published
2011-06-12
How to Cite
Akhras, F. (2011). Situating Learning for Digital Inclusion in the Social Context of Communities. The Journal of Community Informatics, 7(1-2). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/657