Abstract—In our previous study, we proposed socialized
creation competency as an advanced media information literacy.
The competency involves four pillars: socialized creation,
collaborative creativity, a critical eye and building affordance.
The characterisation of this competency consists of all the
component processes that make up social capital in ICT society.
In this study, we extracted a concrete example to explain the
socialised creation and to promote the sustainable development
of society. The case we investigated was one in which civic IT
engineers collaborated to develop program codes for a
COVID-19 website. We collected and analysed related
documents and communication records on Twitter. The results
provided a deeper understanding of the importance of
collaboration among diverse citizens, IT engineers, corporate
workers and members of public sectors. Those players worked
using a new style of production regarding Civic Tech and
GovTech. Their activities blurred the borders of various
organisations. Online services, GitHub, and other SNS were
used for both creation and opinion exchanges, and emerging
heterarchical communication was interrelated. The creators
accepted the engagement of any citizen to vet opinions for
purposes of improving the website. Records demonstrated the
substantial potential for the needs of advanced MIL
competency to understand civil society and collaborative
creation by the public sector and citizens.
Index Terms—Civic tech, COVID-19, GovTech, media information literacy, socialised creation.
Masami Yoshida is with the Faculty of Education, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi Inage Chiba 263-8522, Japan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Anuchai Theeraroungchaisri is with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phayathai Road, Patumwan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Masami Yoshida and Anuchai Theeraroungchaisri, "Socialised Creation Literacy Appeared during the COVID-19 Emergency: A Case Report," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 96-101, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).