During the cooperation we make interviews, videos and ask adult learners what they think about digitisation, ‘smartisation’ (from smartphone to smart city), digital maturity, challenges and new ways for democracy in times of hacking, surveillance, online campaigns, the structural change of the public discourse which allows citizens getting information by established media but also by other citizens (via social media), and so on…
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Questionnaire among adult educators
Our first questionnaire was conducted to get an idea of the relationship to the digital transformation that the trainers involved in the project have.
23 persons have answered, hence it could not be statistically relevant, but it gives us a rather good picture of the kind of material they use and the level of familiarity with the digital tools they have, the uses they are making of them and the hopes and fears which the « digital future » nurtures in their mind.
The majority of the trainers (47.8 %) have positioned themselves as middle in knowledge and experience. We can notice that very few have answered that they have a high knowledge of the Information and Communication Technologies. So we can say that the respondents have rather good skills in using the tools, but they don’t not know exactly how these technologies are developed and what stands behind (commercial strategies, societal choices).
Concerning the uses, we see that they are predominantly using the tools to work and communicate, but also to get informed (read and watch the news). Programming and video games are not very widespread inside the panel.
They is a high motivation to know more about the overall digital transformation. If we look at the particular answers, we see that people are curious on the future developments and want to take part and to improve their knowledge and their skills, but they are at the same time anxious about the changes that are to happen because of the digital transformation. There are also concerned about global surveillance and the deployment of social ranking systems. On the other hand, some of the respondents express their belief that the new digital technologies can be used in improving working conditions and promoting democratic participation.