There are most often both active and silent learners in every classroom. Online learning doesn’t make an exception. Anyway, when talking about silent learners the online the situation is quite much different from face to face. If you want to exist for others in an online environment, you have to make yourself heard or visible in one way or other. Otherwise you might stay unnoticed or even forgotten, no matter how much guidance and support you might need.
Local democracyDigitilization of our societies has influenced citizens in many ways. One claim is that we are alienated, because the communication between us as citizens and our institutions is through impersonal digital platforms.On the other hand those very same digital tools can provide us with means of communication and make it possible for us to influence decision making.Local democracy provides citizens access to information, decision-making and power to influence public choices. Local
Digital competence has become a key competence in our daily life in the Nordic countries. And it is more than that. Digital competence can open roads to more democracy and makes new arenas for active citizenship. In a Nordplus project, Dldact, we have selected many good examples of how people in different countries have taken opportunities of digital tools to involve people in social activities and democratic processes. It is amazing how digital competence generates active citizenship.
What is open policy and decision making and why is it important? Finnish open knowledge activist Raimo Muurinen tells us on the video what is broken in transparent decision making process nowadays and how to fix it.
There’s a new law in Finland according to which a citizens’ proposal can be submitted to and has to be processed in Parliament if it has at least 50,000 supporters i.e. signatures.
Open ministry (Avoin ministeriö in Finnish) provides an online platform to help the campaign and collect signatures to support the idea.