Supported by: Accenture, Alcatel, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Siemens, Slovak Telecom
Project Span: May 2005 – December 2005
Project Team: Marián Velšic
Co-organizing institutions: FOCUS Agency (Field collection of data),
Accenture, Alcatel, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Siemens, Slovak Telecom
Objective: This research project has the aim of assessing one of the key pre-requisites of a successful transformation to an information society and a knowledge-based economy – the preparedness of the general public to use modern information and communication technologies (ICT).
The analysis provides answers to crucial questions and issues, such as:
Perception of importance and role of ICT in everyday life
Access to and use of ICT
Modern ICT equipment in households
Present and future adaptation strategies of the population
Summarizing data on the level of digital literacy
Basic structure and depth of the “digital divide” in the society as a potential source of social problems
Digital literacy and the lab
Perception of political responsibility for the development of information society
Analysis: Digital Literacy in Slovakia in Connection Journal, published by American Chamber of Commmerce - AmCham, November 2005.
PowerPoint presentation: Digitálna gramotnosť na Slovensku.
Analysis: Digitálna gramotnosť na Slovensku in IT Ročenka PC Revue 2005.
Analysis: Digitálna gramotnosť na Slovensku in Hospodárske noviny - Digiálny svet (November 22, 2005).
Analysis: Sme digitálne gramotní? in Visions Magazine, Siemens (01/2006).
Various articles and interviews for electronic and print media, internet portals and press agencies, including the folowing: STV, TA3, Slovenský rozhlas 1, SITA, TASR, SME, Pravda, Hospodárske noviny, Trend, Profit, Slovak Spectator, HNonline.sk, eTrend.sk, IT news.sk, PCserver.sk, Webnoviny.sk, Živé.sk, Chanegenet.sk, Orange.sk, EurActiv.sk, HD-Dennik.sk, eCommerce.sk, Aktualne.sk
Chapter titled: Digital Literacy in Slovakia in the publication Slovakia 2005 - A Global Report on the State of Society. Available in the English language.
Presentation of the outcomes of the project for representatives of the IT sector and governmental bodies in charge of Internetization, held on October 20, 2005 at Aréna Theatre, Bratislava.