Posts Tagged: ICT

ICT2013: Envisioning the future of ICT in Europe

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ICT2013 has just finished. The event, organized by the European Commission, has presented the state of the art of information and communication technologies in Europe, and anticipated the contents of the Horizon2020 programme. The details of the evnt can be found at

I share my personal notes, taken with the brevity imposed by Twitter (account @neutralaccess, hashtag #ICT2013eu). Please feel free to contact me for further details.

Survey of adult skills

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The first OECD Skills Outlook has just been published. It presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 24 conutries, including Italy. It provides insights into the availability of some of the key skills and how they are used at work and at home. A major component is the direct assessment of key information-processing skills: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in the context of technology-rich environments.

Chapter 5 of the report shows that reading and using ICT at work and in everyday life can significantly coontribute to maintain and develop information-processing skills (i.e., literacy and numeracy proficiency).