e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness e-Skilling South Africa Preparing for Impact For: Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education 20 August 2013 1 strategic objective- ICT as a strategic social and economic enabler for a knowledge economy: (1) Policy (2) Broadband (3) Broadcasting Digital Migration (4) Postbank (5) e-Skills the mandate - build a better life for all through an enabling and sustainable world class information and communications technologies environment. IMPACT (OUTCOMES) AGAINST NATIONAL STRATEGIC PRIORITIES INFORMATION SOCIETY AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY DRIVERS ENABLING ENVIRONMENT Economy IS/KE Technologie s Access Individuals, Civil Society USAG E innovation Affordability e-Skills e-READINESS Business (incl ICT Sector) Government USAGE Society quality of education healthy life for all safe environment decent employment a skilled and capable workforce an efficient, economic infrastructure network rural development improved quality of household life effective local government system environmental assets and natural resources a better Africa and a better world an efficient and developmentoriented public service and an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship. an integrated approach: departmental an all-inclusive approach for national impact ICT Policy SENTECH USAASA IS/KE Technologies Access Content SABC .zadna Post Office e-skills Affordability E-SKILLS INSTITUTE ICASA ISSA SENTECH NEMISA ICT Policy ICT Policy SENTECH USAASA IS/KE Technologies Access the mandate - build a better life for all through Content an enabling and sustainable world class information and communications technologies environment. SABC .zadna Post Office e-skills Affordability strategic objective- ICT as a strategic social and economic enabler for a knowledge economy: (1) Policy (2) Broadband (3) Broadcasting Digital Migration (4) Postbank (5) e-Skills E-SKILLS INSTITUTE ICASA ISSA SENTECH NEMISA ICT Policy human capacity development or e-skills The Institute: A national catalytic collaborator, facilitator and change agent for developing e-skills capacity in the country. Considering: Mangaung resolutions: e-skills Fund for FET colleges and rural universities; media and ICT studies in all provinces; e-Skills development plan by 2014; computer/e-literacy in all schools – software dev., programming, end-user computing NDP: SA an e-literate society by 2030 Draft MTSF (2014-2018): e-literacy a DoC responsibility Strategic Plan (2013 – 2018) & Annual Performance Plan 2013/14 - approved by the Portfolio Committee on Communications The Institute: A national catalytic collaborator, facilitator and change agent for developing e-skills capacity in the country. the institute Guided by and in addition to the NDP and draft MTSF 2014 2018: a decentralised model First and Second National e-Skills Plan of Action 2010 and 2013 Findings of the Provincial e-skills environmental scans initiated by the Department through the eSI Lessons learn’t from countries such as USA, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, UK, South Korea, Cuba, Kenya, Rwanda and the EU in building their information society or knowledge economy; and DST Ministerial Review on the STI Landscape in SA; Human Development Strategy of SA; and Policy Framework for the Provision of Distance Education in SA building an inclusive information society and knowledge economy “Upgrading the overall skills at all layers of society and increasing efforts to build affordable infrastructure for all allows the country to increase its ICT readiness and uptake and in turn spread its impacts across society” [WEF, 2012] National Development Plan 2012 [new job opportunities; knowledge workers; capable state] ICT for Rural Development [aggregate supply E-inclusion and and value to Social improve local Innovation profitability, [ICT sector, mobile [access, social effectiveness, apps development, appropriation of efficiency and broadcasting ICT, platform for transparency of including social innovation, service delivery community radio] active participation] within a rural development paradigm] Creative New Media Industries Knowledgebased society and e-social astuteness [e-literacy] E-enablement of effective service delivery [efficient and effective service delivery, eparticipation, edemocracy] Connected Health Youth eLeadership Advocacy and Awareness THE INSTITUTE FOR E-SKILLS: multi-stakeholder collaboration, service delivery, praxis, teaching and learning, research and innovation, aggregation, community based leadership, monitoring and evaluation DOC - STATE OWNED COMPANIES USAASA, SENTECH, ICAASA, SABC, ZAdna, Post Office e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness capitalising existing asset base an all-inclusive approach for national impact USAASA, TELKOM, DHET, DBE, DRDLA - 163 centres across the country Dinaledi Schools Community Learning Centres Community Centres…and so on Incubation Connection with and consulting microcredits Connection Basic Entrepreneurship with marketing training Program networks Formal Education Smart Knowledg e Communit y Centres Applied Education Informal Education - multi-stakeholder network (government, business, education and civil society) - 6 provincial e-skills CoLabs (aim is one per province) - 28 FET Colleges (in collaboration with DHET) - Basket of e-skills service offerings aligned to the NDP i.e. Connected health, E-inclusion and social innovation, ICT for rural development, E-enablement of effective service delivery and Knowledge-based society and e-social astuteness (e-literacy) - A tested prototype for a virtual knowledge production platform - In the pipeline: broadband, digital migration, community development workers (CDWs) Legal advice Knowledge Health and Nutrition Natural Resources Self use and construction management e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness multi-stakeholder collaboration an all-inclusive approach for national impact 1. According to its mandate, by its very nature, the e-SI has to deal with all dimensions of e-skills – “e-skilling the nation” Implementation Collaborators: •Department of Communications (DTT, Strategic Collaborators: •International Telecommunications Union (ITU) •European Union: EU/RSA Dialogue •CISCO •ECDL/ICDL •WSIS Youth Awards •RIM/BlackBerry Scholarships •The Informing Sciences Institute •Queensland University of Technology (AAF) •South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) •Universal Services Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) Broadcasting, SMME Development) •Universal Services Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) •Department of Public Service Administration (CDWs) •Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs Other: •Gauteng Economic Development Ministry/Ekurhuleni: Job Summit •Study Tour: Zambian delegation •DoC Imbizos’: Limpopo and KZN •In the pipeline: Mozambique, Kenya Value Proposition Strategic Outcome Oriented Goal 1: Formalised multi-stakeholder collaborative networks for e-skills delivery Goal Statement Build a network of partnerships to stretch and combine resources to accomplish projects and objectives of mutual interest and benefit e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness multi-stakeholder collaboration an all-inclusive approach for national impact 1. According to its mandate, by its very nature, the e-SI has to deal with all dimensions of e-skills – “e-skilling the nation” Limpopo: The Connected Health CoLab is working with the Ministry of Health and the Department of Health in the province to address the e-skills gaps at a community and professional level Northern Cape: building e-astuteness (e-literacy) model was developed in collaboration with local authorities, schools, FET colleges and community members and is being tested for national scalability. Incubation Connection with and consulting microcredits Connection Basic Entrepreneurship with marketing training Program networks Formal Education Smart Knowledg e Communit y Centres Applied Education Informal Education Western Cape: The e-Inclusion and Social Innovation CoLab is a member of the CHEC initiative and a member of the Human Resource Development Task Team. Gauteng: The Creative New Media Industries CoLab is working on piloting the DTT training in Mpumlanga in collaboration with the Siyabuswa community Legal advice Knowledge Health and Nutrition Natural Resources Self use and construction management KwaZulu Natal: The e-enablement of government service delivery CoLab is working with DPSA and the Provincial Government to pilot the CDW capacity development training. Eastern Cape: Institute represented by its ICT for Rural Development CoLab is a member of the provincial task team responsible for the roll-out of SIP 15: Expanding access to communication technology. The provincial task team is led by ECSECC and includes Mr Ayanda Madyibi, the Provincial CIO and Chairperson of the PGITO Council in the Office of the Premier. The role of the Institute/CoLab is to assist with the the identification and development / provision of skills, etc. necessary to support the various components of the project. teaching and learning e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness an all-inclusive approach for national impact National e-Skills Curriculum and Competency Framework • instructional design capacity needed • peer-to-peer learning • online tutoring • foresight: education and Developed an Instructional Designer Guideline and Template: •courses aligned to NDP •shift towards 100% online offerings (informal/community and formal) •peer-to-peer learning •pre-registration •pre & post online assessments NCCF Gearing for Impact Strategic Outcome Oriented Goal 2: Goal Statement technology trends • development of a preregistration application • pre and post online assessment process and application Create a strong human capital base for life opportunities in a knowledge driven-economy Leveraging existing ICT education and training expertise, infrastructure and courses to deliver the requisite e-skills that the society and economy need e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness architecture for knowledge creation virtual network Stakeholder community Business Education Government Global Development Partners Civil Society incl. Organised Labour Provincial e-Skills Knowledge Production CoLabs Provincial Level ICT for Rural Development Knowledge Creation e-Entrepreneurship & Creative Industries e-Skills e-Inclusion & Innovation Free and Open Source Government e-enablement e-Health Social Incubators Community Learning Centres/ eCentres Smart Community Knowledge Centres Platform for: Technology Literacy Gearing for Impact PoC Social Incubators Community Learning Centres/ eCentres Smart Community Knowledge Centres Knowledge Deepening Knowledge Creation Strategic Outcome Oriented Goal 2: Goal Statement Social Incubators Community Learning Centres / e-Centres Community Level (community centre, school, FET college) Smart Community Knowledge Centres e-Leadership e-Astuteness Create a strong human capital base for life opportunities in a knowledge driven-economy Leveraging existing ICT education and training expertise, infrastructure and courses to deliver the requisite e-skills that the society and economy need e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness architecture for knowledge creation collaboration, teaching and learning, research and innovation and aggregation Instructional Design NCCF delivery model supported by ICT supports informal and formal learning across the country e-Skills within a developmental context e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness research and innovation an all-inclusive approach for national impact 1. Not everything can be done by the Institute, but the Institute must have an all-inclusive view and vision, based upon which a) the mutual dynamics can be determined b) choices for action can be made c) responsibilities of role-players can be established d) priorities can be set e) learning pathways can be determined f) roles (for action) can be allocated, etc. 1. For that, we need a structured taxonomy and framework for e-skills ResNeS Framework and Plan Strategic Outcome Oriented Goal 3: Goal Statement Create a critical mass of students and researchers that will propel eskills development for a Knowledge Economy Provide a focus for continuous research and innovation in a trans-disciplinary manner to concentrate on new ways to embed ICT into peoples lives for socioeconomic benefit Towards an e-skills framework (all-inclusive) • a.o. IT // ICT ICT IT Practitioner Practitioner skills skills Sector Sector user user e-skills e-skills in Organisations (bus., gov., etc.) Sectors (health, educ, etc) Societal interventions 15 30 Towards an e-skills framework (all-inclusive) • a.o. Sector user Sector user Sector e-skills e-skills user eskills eLeadership skills in ICT practitioner skills e-Literacy 16 32 e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness e-skills framework taxonomy e-Literacy: The ability of individuals to use digital tools and facilities to perform tasks, to solve problems, to communicate, to manage information, to collaborate, to create and share content and to build knowledge, in all areas of everyday life and for work. e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness e-skills framework taxonomy Sector user e-skills: •The e-skills for work in a specific sector or type of organisation. •These skills can be •of a general nature (e.g. a general e-skills set for business), or •a specific skills set applicable to that sector (e.g. the graphics industry, or health), or •a combination of both. 1.The skills sets must be worked out for each sector. e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness e-skills framework taxonomy ICT practitioner skills: The skills/capabilities required for •researching, developing and designing, managing, the producing, consulting, marketing and selling, the integrating, installing and administrating, the maintaining, supporting and service of ICT systems. e-skills framework e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness taxonomy e-Leadership skills: A portfolio of skills, representing expertise in both using ICT systems and leading organizations (or divisions/functions in an organisation), as appropriate to the specific context. These skills are often referred to as a Tshaped portfolio of skills. e-Leadership is defined as “the accomplishment of a goal that relies on ICT through the direction of human resources and uses of ICT” (N. Fonstad, INSEAD). Conceptual Clarity • Computer skills: ...software and hardware • Computer literacy: ...knowledge and ability to use programmes and applications • Information literacy: ...knowledge of sources, search strategies, appraisal • e-Literacy: ...build networks, use and create information and knowledge • e-Skills: ...IS technologies + work context + strategy + behavioural 12 competencies Aggregation Framework 22 WEF Global IT Report ICT Policy SENTECH USAASA IS/KE Technolo gies Access e-readiness rankings Content Overall & Subindex / Pillars Rank 2013 Rank 2012 SABC .zadna Post Office e-skills Affordabil ity E-SKILLS INSTITUTE ISSA NEMISA ICASA SENTECH ICT Policy Overall 70 72 A. Environment subindex 33 34 1. Political & regulatory environment 21 23 2. Business & innovation environment 55 50 95 94 3. Infastructure & digital content 59 82 4. Affordability 104 94 5. Skills 102 101 72 76 6. Individual usage 81 96 7. Business usage 33 34 8. Government usage 102 89 92 81 51 59 112 98 B. Readiness subindex C. Usage subindex Strategic Outcome Oriented Goal 4: Goal Statement Ensure that the e-skills, expertise, knowledge and resources impact the developmental strategies of Government Implement a monitoring and evaluation framework to aggregate the uptake of ICT within society and address the opportunities highlighted between supply and demand of e-skills D. Impact subindex 9. Economic impacts 10. Social impacts envisaged impact e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness e-skiling 1 000 x 10 000 • the desired results for this intervention will be seen in: - - - its direct impact against the NDP 2012; the increase in the country’s e-readiness rankings; the increase of life chances through the effective social appropriation of ICT; better application of ICTs across the society, organisations and service delivery structures; the increase in and integration of knowledge workers in all sectors; establish a peer driven youth leadership movement that can: - Grow enrollments in ICT focused education - Grow enrollments in the social appropriation of ICT for local benefit - Develop e-astuteness across the full socio-economic spectrum of youth better analysis of mega data that influences policies around employment, innovation, productivity, inequity and skills development for an inclusive knowledge economy and capable state; the increase of research capacity aligned to incubation, job opportunities and that of a developmental state; and access to technology = LEADERSHIP, INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND EQUITY Value Proposition ResNeS Framework and Plan NCCF Instructional Design Gearing for Impact PoC Aggregation Framework e-skilling south africa for equitable prosperity and global competitiveness Proposed Recommendations - Greater coordinator and alignment to support the strategic goals as articulated in the “Towards the Realisation of Schooling 2025. - Teaching and Learning: Professional Development for Teachers on the use of ICT for teaching and learning (incl. instructional design capacity) - Build leadership capacity around the investment of ICT (management of schools and district offices) - Promote e-literacy/e-astuteness to leverage new job opportunities presented by the Information Society and Knowledge Economy (e.g. Broadcasting Digital Migration – 23 new channels) as part of articulation (communities, schools, FET colleges and universities) - Explore ways as to capture the e-skills capacity development programmes of Basic Education as part of a national aggregation framework for e-skills Establish a Joint Task Team including that of DHET to formalise the opportunities as outlined above.