The process of computerization of the education system is non-transparent and flawed
According to FOSIM and Metamorphosis, the reason for conducting such a research is the lack of a report on the computerization, as well as a preparation of comprehensive public information that would offer a resolution for the current inconsistencies in the process of computerization, and finally a lack of initiative for a more active inclusion of the civil society sector. The report was prepared based on data obtained from the survey of a sample of 2,240 respondents, and from the survey of 7 focus groups, conducted in May and June this year.
According to the results from the survey, 64 percent of the respondents have a computer in their home, 92 percent of which are high school students. Eighty-nine percent of the respondents have an Internet connection, but nearly half (41 percent) are not concerned about the safety of their personal data, and 80 percent do not know who they should contact if their personal data is being misused. Most of the respondents use the internet for browsing and online communication. Only 7 percent are active in groups, forums and blogs, places where people can debate and share information.
Regarding the government project “Computer for Every Child”, 80 percent of the respondents have heard (have been informed in some way) about the project, and 74 percent of them received information from the media, which according to Radmila Zivanovic, speaks of the nontransparent institutions responsible for the computerization of the schools.
Conclusions from the analysis indicate a policy that is not transparent and sufficiently inclusive in the process of computerization, and a lack of preparedness for its effective application in the schools. Therefore, FOSIM and Metamorphosis recommend building a context-based strategy, determination of responsibilities of relevant institutions, and a greater inclusiveness for an effective integration, i.e. inclusion of the civil, academic and business sector in the process of computerization of schools.