ICT in Science – Towards empowered South African Citizens

assaf.author.orcidMajake, Tsepo [0000-0003-3657-7314]en_ZA
assaf.author.orcidVeldsman, Susan [0000-0002-7557-0898]en_ZA
assaf.author.orcidSmith, Ina [0000-0002-9710-3668]en_ZA
assaf.peer-review.statusNon-Peer Revieweden_ZA
assaf.youtube.embedcodesrc="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7QIDJbUmE-o"en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-21T08:36:01Z
dc.date.available2021-07-21T08:36:01Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.descriptionMP4 video, Size: 2.63; Duration: 1:12:21
dc.descriptionPlease cite as: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). ICT in Science – Towards empowered South African Citizens. [Online] Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11911/192
dc.description.abstractScience engagement plays a pivotal role in bringing trusted information to the public, however, not all communities are accessible in South Africa and science engagers are in short supply. Alternative ways need to be explored as to how to empower citizens and equip them with knowledge to make informed decisions. Informed and knowledgeable citizens can in turn contribute to a more developed citizenry, where the concept of development involves several dimensions of transformation, including the creation of wealth (that is, rapid and sustained economic growth) and its distribution in a fashion that benefits a broad spectrum of people rather than a small elite (that is, a reduction in social inequality) (Shrum, 2001). This webinar tried to address the following questions: • Can ICT assist in making trusted scientific information accessible to all? • Which challenges does the country face in achieving success in this regard? • Are there any success stories on how ICT has positively impacted on a more scientifically engaged citizenry? • What needs to change if we want to succeed in utilising ICT for increased science engagement?en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationPlease cite as: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). ICT in Science – Towards empowered South African Citizens. [Online] Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11911/192
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11911/192
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)en_ZA
dc.source.urihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QIDJbUmE-o
dc.subjectNational Science Week 2021en_ZA
dc.subjectInformation and Communication Technology (ICT)en_ZA
dc.subjectScience educationen_ZA
dc.subjectScience teachingen_ZA
dc.subjectScience engagementen_ZA
dc.subjectSDG 4
dc.titleICT in Science – Towards empowered South African Citizensen_ZA
dc.typeVideoen_ZA
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