Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have enabled society to evolve towards electronic participation, promoting inclusive online engagement, global exchange of information on government knowledge, and innovative civic technology. UICT, therefore, partnered with 8tech consults to undertake the content development for digital literacy skills transfer.
The main objective of this assignment was to equip learners from communities with competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) in the safe and ethical use of digital technology needed to access services, create learning opportunities, pursue their chosen careers, become entrepreneurs, and contribute to society as active citizens.
In detail, the following tasks were achieved during the entire execution of the project;
Situational analysis of digital skills transfer in communities in Uganda. This involved a SWOT and PESTEL analysis of the existing situation. A Situational Analysis Report was submitted detailing the existing Digital Literacy Skills Transfer providers, Content covered, methods of delivery and M&E based on the current state and, findings and analyses/conclusions drawn from stakeholder consultations.
2. Review of existing resources and curriculum mapping. Secondary review of available and relevant teaching and learning resources – globally and nationally – on promoting and supporting digital literacy including online safety among communities to inform contextualized resource materials development.
3. Design and development of resource materials on digital literacy. 8tech took part in analyzing of the learning content from the resources and curriculum mapping report, profiles of the category people in the communities being targeted, and the objectives of learning. Based on that information, a proper instructional strategy is created to be able to come up with an excellent way of presenting the content.
4. Evaluation and feedback.
The consultant developed pre and post-evaluation tools to measure the change in knowledge, awareness, and skills of communities. The pre and post-evaluation tools should also capture data/feedback on how specific gender gaps are being addressed during the implementation.