Tuesday, February 08, 2005

First International Congress: E-Learning and social inclusion - Barcelona 2004

Our transition from an industrial society towards an informational one has clearly modified a series of social practices. Specific needs for the labour market, new forms of democratic participation, or access to education and culture are only three examples of how work, politics and education are changing due to the influence of ICT.
These new possibilities also strengthen certain exclusion mechanisms, while creating new ones. This is why the term “e-inclusion” appeared, to describe all those practices which try to reduce digital divide and assure that information society, besides being economically profitable, includes the values of justice, equality and solidarity.