Operational definition of a telecentre

Based on the underneath conversation, the resulting definition would be:

"A telecentre is a place where people can get help to access computers, the internet and other digital technologies that enable them to gather information, create, learn, and communicate with others. In doing so they develop essential 21st-century digital skills to enable them to find better employment opportunities, to participate meaningful into society or to improve and transform their lives."

hi there!

I am browsing through a lot of documents here and wanted to share with you the most complete "operational" definition of a telecentre I encountered. Here it comes:

A telecentre consists of a place where people can access computers, the internet and other digital technologies that enable them to gather information, create, learn, and communicate with others while they develop essential 21st-century digital skills and develop e-skills to find better employment opportunities.

Please, don't ask me why telecentre is written "telecentRE" and not "telecentER". Maybe it's some canadian way of writing it? Maybe some native english speakers among us can clarify this?

Hope this is useful to all of you:)
cheers!
lize

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Comment by Marta Mans on May 24, 2008 at 10:28
Great definition! we can use in our presentations, projects or ...hehe,or just when the people ask about us and our job, always difficult to explain when we can' t find the properly words!thanks
Comment by Unite-IT Manager on May 23, 2008 at 18:57
As for me: pass along without credit to my name, please. I have grabbed this around mainly from your writings i guess:) Maybe they can refer just to our community site here?
Comment by Maria Garrido on May 23, 2008 at 18:51
It is perfect Lize! This is a great definition, can I pass it around other colleagues? I am sure it would be useful for them. Who do I give credit for the definition? You and Ian?
Thanks much
Comment by Unite-IT Manager on May 23, 2008 at 18:37
Thanks maria for your input! i have added: "to participate meaningfully into society". Does that cover what you found was missing? If not, please tell me how you would formulate this.
Comment by Maria Garrido on May 23, 2008 at 17:53
Thanks Lize and Ian for articulating this definition. I would only suggest to expand the "employment opportunities" to include other social goals. That way NGOs that work in other important issues such as advancing human rights, fair trade, etc., don't feel that this network is not for them. Besides broadening the scope beyond employability goals reflects more accurately the work that many of the organizations already in the network are doing.

Just a thought
Comment by Laurentiu Bunescu on May 21, 2008 at 11:59
Great job, Lize and Ian!

It's a great way to define a telecentre in just one paragraph. Thanks!

Laurentiu
Comment by Unite-IT Manager on May 20, 2008 at 19:19
Excellent Ian, thank you so much for the clarification of this mystery:)
The definition I mixed it together from several documents that were circulating: from the e-Skills workshop report in Barcelona, from Meddie's blogpost on Riga, from some articles I read on www.telecentremagazine.net

Your correction makes the definition even sound "smoother", I will use it for my article on telecentre-europe for www.telecentremagazine.net, so it will become widely "spread":)
Comment by Ian Clifford on May 20, 2008 at 17:04
The 'English' spelling is 'centre' while in the US it is 'center'.
I think this is an excellent definition. Where is it from? Can we use and develop it?

Could I suggest...
"A telecentre is a place where people can get help to access computers, the internet and other digital technologies that enable them to gather information, create, learn, and communicate with others. In doing so they develop essential 21st-century digital skills to enable them to find better employment opportunities or to improve and transform their lives."

Ian

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