Critical Digital Education for all

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Why has the right to quality education not been a priority in the digital rights agenda? What are the obstacles to including the various issues of the growing field of digital rights in education strategies?

The Critical Digital Education for All campaign aims to raise awareness and generate conversation around the right to quality education in the digital age. Digital education considers teaching and learning with and about digital technologies. Digital education strategies in different regions of the world have been minimal, favoring teaching with digital technologies and knowledge for the technological labour market. This has facilitated a division of learning that amplifies social injustices by privileging the economic and political interests of a small group of technology corporations and governments.

To activate a movement to join global efforts to close digital divides in education, JAAKLAC initiative launched the Critical Digital Education for All (CDE) campaign. CDE is coordinated in collaboration with activists and youth in Latin America. Starting at RightsCon Costa Rica, the campaign included several actions in research, education and advocacy between June and November 2023. Its main results were captured in blogs and podcasts, expanding the community in the region. The campaign was reiterated at the Feira Global Gathering in Portugal, from which we will make new publications expanding the conversation with more partners and regions of the world.

This effort is an invitation to other regions to share their contexts, actions and points of view to materialize an education that promotes critical thinking, human rights and participation in digital societies.

Situated Actions

Blog 1: Why is education important?. Authors: Edda Forero, Azeneth, David Aragort and Soledad Magnone

Podcast: RODDNA intertwined with education in Ecuador - in Spanish Chat: Alonso, María, Samanta, Ariana and Gabriela from RODDNA.

Blog 2: What are the educational gaps in digital Latin America? Authors: Lu An Mendez y Camilo Arratia

Podcast: Experiences of students in Ecuador during the pandemic - in Spanish Chat: Luis Fernando Arias and students from the Educational Unit Jaime Roldós Aguilera.

Podcast: Change and socialising: the internet and adolescence in Bolivia - in Spanish Chat: Camilo Arratia and adolescents from Villamontes with whom Asociación Aguayo works.

Podcast: Bolivian youth: realities and visions of the digital world - in Spanish Chat: Lis Balbachán with Kaique, Camilo, Wara and Nathaly from Coroico and the Asociación Aguayo.

Blog 3: How can the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child foster digital education? Author: Soledad Magnone

Blog 4: Who can support the promotion of critical digital education? Author: Fiorella Ferrari

Podcast: Advocating for critical digital education from Peru - in Spanish Chat: Fiorella Ferrari and Yadira from Quinta Ola.

Campaign Allies

Fiorella Ferrari, Lorena Zegarra, Lucia Leon of Hiperderecho, Lu An Mendez and Camilo Arratia of Fundación Internet Bolivia, Azeneth, Edda Forero and David Aragort of Causas Digitales, RODDNA, Luis Fernando Arias of Conexion Educativa, Mar Marin, Merybell Reynoso of Amnesty Latin America, Pablo Medina of CLIP, Helderyse Rendall of Tactical Tech, Gus of Proyecto Tor, Código Sur, Carlos Martínez of Cooperativa Tierra Común, Livio Liechti of HIVOS and Javier Ruíz Díaz of Consumers International.

Be part of the dialogue

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