On Thursday December 6th, we gathered with the E-Centre staff to assist them in preparing the work plan in order to meet the expectations that the community has. The staff of the E-centre will review the information gathered during these three days, and will prepare a draft work plan. Both the KNet and KO staff will assist through video-conferencing.
We prepared a framework to help the E-Centre staff prepare a work plan:
We agreed towork towards a four-month training programme, and then to review how it progressed and make improvements. We will need to ensure that the monitoring column includes indicators that will respond to E-Centre goals, and to the extent possible, to those in the results-based management framework. The E-Centre staff will be working on preparing the work plan in the coming weeks as a first priority.
We need to keep regular communication with E-Centre managers to support them and encourage them to keep recording people's impressions, especially on video.
E-Centre managers are encouraged to share this report with those people who were missing from each workshop session and invite their inputs.
Resources of possible use to E-Centre staff
A major task for the E-Centre will be demonstration of the technology and training. To help understand the different levels of training, we shared a diagram from a research paper presented by Jan van Dijk, University of Twente, the Netherlands at the Digial Divide conference in Austin Texas (November 16-18, 2001) that Ricardo attended just before this workshop. The paper was entitled "Divides in Succession: Possession, skills and use of the new media for participation" and provides a model of the different types of skills people require to make the technology relevant to their work:USAGE ACCESS
A Cumulative and Recursive Model of Types of Access to New Media (van Dijk, 2001)
The needs assessment tool and knowledge and skill assessment tool we left with the E-Centre managers are helpful mostly for the skills development dimension; in future we may need to find/develop other tools to track skill and knowledge gain on the applications.