This is a literature review with content relevant to a proseminar taught in 2021.

Srinivasan, R. (2006)[edit | edit source]

Srinivasan, R. (2006). Where Information Society and Community Voice Intersect. The Information Society, 22(5), 355–365.

This article approaches the use of ICTs and digital technologies

  • Community empowerment
  • Creation of power imbalances in the process of education
  • Some of the principles proposed by Freire: (1) Equal opportunity to all participants to raise issues, points, and counterpoints to other views in discussion, (2) All participants are on an equal footing with respect to power positions, (3) All participants can question the clarity, veracity, sincerity, and social responsibility of the actions proposed. (4) All participants can have an equal opportunity to articulate feelings or doubts or concerns.

The question to consider

Neophytou, L. (2022)[edit | edit source]

Neophytou, L. (2022). Critical Media Literacy: A Comprehensive Approach Enabling Students (as Citizens) To Use ICT in the Quest for a Just Society. In L. Mâță (Ed.), Ethical Use of Information Technology in Higher Education (pp. 145–161). Springer.

This article reminisces and applies the concept of "convivial tools" by Ivan Illich, who poses that technology and tools can be applied to improve how people think for themselves and become critical individuals through the use of their agency, as some sort of "material liberation". The author juxtaposes this idea with the hindrance that ready-made ICT applications bring to societies' abilities to create and bring social change through education, activism and other social visions that are possible to information technologies.

Chikonzo, A. (2006)[edit | edit source]

Chikonzo, A. (2006). The potential of information and communication technologies in collecting, preserving and disseminating indigenous knowledge in Africa. The International Information & Library Review, 38(3), 132–138.

Taylor, L. (2021)[edit | edit source]

Taylor, L. (2021). There Is an App for That: Technological Solutionism as COVID-19 Policy in the Global North. In E. Aarts, H. Fleuren, M. Sitskoorn, & T. Wilthagen (Eds.), The New Common: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Transforming Society (pp. 209–215). Springer International Publishing.

Abdelnour-Nocera, J., & Densmore, M. (2017)[edit | edit source]

Abdelnour-Nocera, J., & Densmore, M. (2017). A review of perspectives and challenges for international development in information and communication technologies. Annals of the International Communication Association, 41(3–4), 250–257.

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