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IJIET 2021 Vol.11(2): 96-101 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2021.11.2.1495

Socialised Creation Literacy Appeared during the COVID-19 Emergency: A Case Report

Masami Yoshida and Anuchai Theeraroungchaisri

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: yoshida-m@faculty.chiba-u.jp).
Anuchai Theeraroungchaisri is with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phayathai Road, Patumwan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand (e-mail: anuchai.t@pharm.chula.ac.th).


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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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