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  • Report of the expert group meeting on strengthening ICT and knowledge management capacity in support of the sustainable development of multi-island Caribbean SIDS

    NU. CEPAL. Sede Subregional para el Caribe (ECLAC, Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, 2019-12-10)
    Summary of recommendations. -- Attendance and organization of work. -- Summary of proceedings.
  • Media Portrayals of Hashtag Activism: a Framing Analysis of Canada's #Idlenomore Movement

    Moscato, Derek (MISC, 2016-07-26)
    The confluence of activism and social media - legitimized by efforts such as the Arab Spring and Occupy Movements - represents a growing area of mainstream media focus. Using Canada’s #IdleNoMore movement as a case, this study uses framing theory to better understand how traditional media are representing activism borne of social media such
 as Twitter, and how such activism can ultimately have an impact in political and public policy debates. A qualitative framing analysis is used to identify frames present in media reporting of #IdleNoMore during its first two months by two prominent Canadian publications. Emergent frames show that hashtag activism as a catalyst for a social movement was embraced as a theme by one of the publications, therefore helping to legitimize the role of social media tools such as Twitter. In other frames, both positive and negative depictions of the social movement helped to identify for mainstream audiences both historical grievances and future challenges and opportunities for Canada’s First Nations communities. (author's abstract)
  • Digital transformation and knowledge management in the public sector

    UNIDEMI - Unidade de Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial; DEMI - Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial; Alvarenga, Ana; Matos, Florinda; Godina, Radu; Matias, João C. O. (2020-10-20)
    This work was also financially supported by the research unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policy (UID/CPO/04058/2019), funded by national funds through FCT-Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia. Radu Godina acknowledges Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT-MCTES) for its financial support via the project UIDB/00667/2020 (UNIDEMI).
  • Uptake and Use of Digital Technologies in Primary and Secondary Schools – a Thematic Review of Research

    Anders D. Olofsson; J. Ola Lindberg; Göran Fransson; Trond Eiliv Hauge (Universitetsforlaget, 2015-01-01)
    This article is a review of international research on the uptake and use of digital technologies in primary and secondary schools. The aim was to provide a credible and clear picture of current research, together with some well-informed suggestions as to how future research could develop. Two strategies were used: (1) identify themes within current research that indicate important lessons to be learned in relation to the uptake and use of digital technologies in primary and secondary schools, and (2) based on these lessons, identify which knowledge-gaps need to be closed and in the light of this suggest directions for further research. It is concluded that a rather complex and fragmented picture of the uptake and use of digital technologies emerges from the literature review. Three specific suggestions for research on the uptake and use of digital technologies in primary and secondary school are provided: (1) the outcomes of technology use in relation to different levels in the educational system, e.g. arenas of implementation and realization, (2) digital practices that are longitudinal and information-rich and that go beyond existing knowledge, and (3) initiatives for a renewal of theoretical and methodological approaches when designing and analyzing studies within the field.
  • Labor Policy and Digital Technology Use : Indicative Evidence from Cross-Country Correlations

    Packard, Truman G.; Montenegro, Claudio E. (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2017-10-20)
    This paper exploits variation in
 country-level indicators drawn from published data to
 analyze the relationship between labor regulation and the
 use of digital technology. The analysis shows a
 statistically and economically significant association
 between digital technology use by firms and a country's
 statutory minimum wage and employment protection
 regulations. The results are robust to the inclusion of
 controls for level of development, economic stability,
 available infrastructure, and trade openness. To ensure the
 broadest country coverage, the paper develops new indexes of
 employment protection, using the World Bank's Doing
 Business indicators, which allow several aspects of labor
 market regulation—such as restrictions on hours and hiring,
 dismissal procedures, and severance costs--to be analyzed separately.

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