LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATION
Information and Communication Technology Agency
Information and Communication Technology
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF ACRONOMS AND ABBREVIATION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO – PROPOSED SYSTEM
First Stage - Introduce the importance of E-Literacy
Second Stage - Upgrade the project through the Tele-Centers
Third Stage – Spread out the project
CHAPTER THREE – DELIVERABLES
CHAPTER FOUR – SWOT ANALYSIS
CHAPTER FIVE – CONCLUSION
The spread of globalization entailed the emergence of the new type of society- information society, where knowledge or information has replaced the capital as the main driving force of economic growth. This, naturally, impacts everyday economic and social processes and structures. Knowledge-based economy relies on innovation and scientific research, which could not take place without highly qualified and sufficiently educated human resources.
One of the main problems related with the development of the information society is the emergence of the digital divide. The digital divide refers to the gap in society between those individuals, households and enterprises who use the information technologies and those who do not.
This results in the divide between the individuals who have access to information and those who do not. As information is becoming more indispensable, the gap is becoming even wider between those who use the IT and those who do not, and results in limited opportunities of the latter. As to Sri Lanka, it is important to analyze and compare the situation in the wider context of other countries as well as the situation within the country alone.
Computer literacy is one of the key elements of the information society and one of the most important factors in reducing the digital divide.
An island nation in South Asia, Sri Lanka has a literacy rate of over 90%, which is one of the highest in the region. However, the digital literacy of the country fell far behind, at less than 20% in 2009, according to its Department of Census and Statistics. Therefore, it was imperative for the Government of Sri Lanka to find a quick but affordable solution to introduce basic digital literacy skills to state employees as well as to its citizens.
Since the initiation of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), the low rate of computer literacy in Sri Lanka has been a matter of major concern. With a mere 3% of rural households owning a computer, access to a computer and information is certainly a challenge for the predominantly rural population (70%). The highest computer awareness of 32% was reported from the Colombo district. The next higher percentages (18% – 29%) were reported from a belt of districts consisted of Matara, Galle, Kalutara, Gampaha, Kurunegala, Matale, and Ampara districts. Lowest percentages (4.7% - 7.7%) were reported from Mannar, Baticaloa, Nuwara Eliya and Monaragala districts.
Is aimed at increasing Sri Lanka’s current low IT literacy, by enabling access to Information Communication Technology (ICT). This programme fosters the charter to ‘bridge the digital divide”. With the first stage of the project has planned to implement it to the region of the Uva. Because of The Badulla and Monaragala districts ware reported the lowest computer literacy rate of 3 percent.
The project takes place in all 02 Districts throughout the Uva...
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