Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 16, Pages: 1-11
Iris Jimenez Pitre1 *, Geomar Molina-Bolivar1 and Raul Martelo Gomez2
*Author for correspondence
Iris Jimenez Pitre,
Research Group, BIEMARC, Universidad de La Guajira, Riohacha, Colombia; [email protected]
Objective: To develop digital inclusion strategies that could be linked to the Colombians with the key factors of society: Government, education and business. Methods: With the document review, a questionnaire was designed for the collection of data; validated by experts. Reliability was measured through the Cronbach's alpha coefficient, obtaining a value of 0.83. The instrument had a high reliability with 16 questions of the dimensions: Accessibility, integration and management of employment equity. The Lickert scale was kind of five response options: Very high = 5, high = 4, Moderate = 3, Low = 2 and very low =1. Findings: It is considered that the Colombian citizen has a very high degree in the use of information and communication technologies and access to these to reduce the time requests and procedures performed with state institutions and the private sector. The social environment had forced it to digitally literate through various state agencies as is the case of the universities. The results obtained indicate that the University has the opportunity to train citizens in digital. In addition, to improve the skills of citizens so that they have better possibilities to improve the living conditions and be in keeping with the demands of society. Application/Improvements: The university extension constitutes the academic element suitable to relate the academy with the environment and bring knowledge to the society. In Colombia, the conditions are given to implement policies of digital inclusion; due to the increase in the levels of Internet access and the regulation of inclusion developed by the government through the MinTic.
Keywords: Colombian Society, Digital Empowerment, Education Sector, Information and Communication Technologies, Linking of Citizens
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