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The Ministry of information technologies and communications invites all the countries Latin Americans to participate in the first survey of Internet use. The Ministry of information technologies and communications invites all the countries Latin Americans to participate in the first survey of Internet use from May 10 on the page. To date in Colombia, as a pioneer of this strategy in the region, have participated more than 153,000 citizens who have joined this important initiative as part of the citizen Digital program that seeks to train and certify competences of citizens in the productive use of ICT. What is the survey of Digital literacy?This survey seeks to determine the profile of the types of Internet use of the population of Latin America, which can be done in less than 5 minutes. It is based on simple questions on the use of a computer and the internet and delivery results on the level of knowledge and use of ICT in a precise and immediate to all who develop exercise. Carried out online and its processing is no charge, should only enter to why is it so important that all citizens of Latin America respond the survey?The results opened a space so that participating countries to identify and analyse comparatively the realities that characterized them against the levels of access, use and appropriation of ICTs and can thus define key training policies in the productive use of ICT. How are the survey structured?In five aspects: demographic: performs a detailed analysis such as age, gender and place of housing. Perception: is measured with a single question: how would you rate your level of skills in the use of a computer.

Impact governmental: lets you know the level of information for citizens in social policies of the State in relation to the use and appropriation of ICTs. Self confidence in digital skills: measured the levels of confidence in 13 tasks specific to hardware, software, internet and daily use technologies to through simple questions like: identify the main parts of a computer, create and send an email, total numbers in a worksheet and explain that it is one MP3 player, among others. Questions of real skills: this part of the survey places the user in real situations when you use the computer and internet. For example: this is an online shopping site, click on the symbol that tells you that the site has a secure connection. Although many Governments in the region are preparing ICT yet there is still a way to go and the investment in this sense must be a priority in the coming years to enable countries of Ibero-America to remain competitive and achieve the long-awaited leap into social inclusion.

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