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Not ONLY rights but also responsibility!?

Not ONLY rights but also responsibility!?


Learning IT-Security

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Possible instructions for educators on how they can work together with the learners. Knowing the tools for 21st Century Learning is primordial to give quality courses. One very important knowledge who needs to get taught is “Critical Thinking“; it brings out also new ideas and the courage to become an engager and helps to try to build a better world in both worlds: “Real World” and “Virtual World” (Internet)!

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Teaching “Critical Thinking” to your students and learners is a MUST for a world who is changing very fast (sometimes too fast…) so that a lot of people can’t follow anymore… But by knowing “Critical Thinking” people would be catching up more quick, so very important!!!

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===> Critical Thinking is a catalyst when well used together with Social Medias! <===

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When talking about Critical-Thinking then automatically we should talk also about responsibilities! Find out more below…
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What should get be taught and learned more in 21st Century while using ICT?

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Chatting, talkingBeing online since 1998 and giving courses about ICT more than 10 years the practice and my online excursions show me that IT-Security and Internet-Safety are not yet taught enough. Seriously I think there is a need to talk and teach about existing laws in different countries and show the learners that they have not ONLY rights but also responsibilities; teachers the same for YOU 😉

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HOW COULD THAT BE IN PRACTICE???

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First of all I recommend you to read some books to understand, I recommend books from Howard GARDNER and Daniel GOLEMAN.
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  • 5 Minds For The Future (Howard GARDNER)  to understand what the world needs for abilities fom students in 21st Century
  • The Disciplinary Mind: the mastery of major schools of thought, including science, mathematics, and history, and of at least one professional craft.
  • The Synthesizing Mind: the ability to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others.
  • The Creating Mind: the capacity to uncover and clarify new problems, questions and phenomena.
  • The Respectful Mind: awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings and human groups.
  • The Ethical Mind: fulfillment of one’s responsibilities as a worker and as a citizen.
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When having read the recommended books YOU will understand much better what are the actions to take and certainly there will be also some new ideas from YOU 😉

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So, what does this show us!?

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        1. There isn’t enough information from Education (or too theoretical) around about how to get protected
          • Why? Perhaps teachers and educators are Mac users and not prepared for such a serious task!? Lack of REAL knowledge about IT-Security!
          • Lack of IT-Security knowledge in general, so how can one be able then to bring over the right knowledge!?
          • Learners don’t feel it necessary, why? Bad teaching, sorry! Not ONLY a society problem as some say! A teacher doesn’t give up till he finds the right way that it will get understood even that he must learn himself some new stuff to make it more interesting for the learners!
        2. There isn’t enough information from Government to adults and seniors around about how to get protected (or too theoretical)
        3. When courses are giving from Education and Government they are too theoretical and don’t give the necessary practice to learners for protecting their computers
        4. IT-Security can ONLY have best results when done with practical workshops!
          • ===> Confucius, Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand. – Confucius, 450 B.C.
        • Education and Government are publishing with 21st Century Technology but still doing it with 20th Century knowledge! They have to improve and to employ people with the necessary practice knowledge and skills!
        • There is a need to prepare learners more to the dangers of Internet! Especially against Scam!
        • Learners and adults need to know the laws in Internet!
        • There is a need to create so called “IT Security Help Points (Places)” where people with practice knowledge and skills are available to give advice on the place and wherevisitors can bring their computers to check for vulnerabilities and infections, as I did as a volunteer, but these people should get payed for it!
      1. Ideas for a more secure Internet (in English)
      2. IT-Security Scouts (in English)

Critical Thinking Questions and memes

Questions to make everybody awake for Critical-Thinking and responsibilities as also laws and hopefully to see one day practical courses and workshops:

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        • What do YOU think about people who are walking door by door and trying if a door is open and enter into the house!? And worth, who are looking for other holes were they can enter into the house!?
          • Port Scanning and scanning web sites where YOU are not the owner of it are not allowed and punished by laws!
        • Imagine YOU would have an exhibition of your talented pictures, drawings, books, texts, sculptures and… in a big exhibition place (Internet); someone is visiting this exhibition and takes your talented work away with him!? Of course without paying YOU for this nor to tell YOU that he did so and that later on this person would make his own exhibition somewhere else pretending that it is his own work and even earn money with it!? What would be YOUR reaction!?  Do YOU know that this is what is called “Copyright“!?
        • Do YOU educate YOUR children and learners at home about bad and good? Do YOU educate them not to steal and not to break in other houses? Do YOU explain YOUR children and learners the laws and also the terms “prison” + “jail”? In virtual life (Internet) there are also laws and rules, explain them also to YOUR children and learners!
        • Do YOU educate YOUR children and learners to become good citizen? Do the same in #virtuallife (Internet) so that they will become good eCitizen, called also Digital Citizen!
        • Someone who doesn’t have the knowledge to use his computer (the vehicle in virtual life/Internet) is a potential danger for the COMMUNITY!!!
        • Protect YOUR children and learners by telling them the laws in Internet to avoid that they will become Cyber-criminals! Show them some practical examples about arrested people who thought that they would be invisible on Internet such as:
        • Do YOU know who is profiting from such a lack of knowledge and naivety!? Cyber-crime is, they use YOUR computer to earn money, funny isn’t it!??? Wake up!!!
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Learning and teaching how-to stay secure and get protected

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I suggest to YOU to follow my FREE courses here:
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Educate parents and kids to become good e-Citizens, Digital Citizens; here some help:
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Laws in different countries, mostly in Europe

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The French version http://gustmeesfr.wordpress.com/ (en français) includes already a big collection of francophone country laws, such as from:

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Ceci étant les lois que je connais, si vous en connaissiez d’autres lois de pays francophones , veuillez utiliser les commentaires pour me les communiquer et je les intègrerais afin de faire de ce blog un document collaboratif francophone, merci d’avance.

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Copyright Laws in certain countries

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Your Rights Online in Europe

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Click image to access the web site!


THE OBJECT of Teaching…

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The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American author, editor and printer.


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21st century learning and teaching, narration and interaction, real and imaginary level, learning on an vivid and understandable way, learning with videos on a visual way, passion, cross-subject education, cross-border thinking, interconnectedness of our global world, different media and disciplines, emotional and motivating effects, motivation, inspiration, solving the problems of the future by critical thinking…

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The main keywords concerning this course:

eCitizen, digital Citizen, respect, laws, community, responsibilities, rights, real world, virtual world, real life, virtual life, awareness, education, eLearning, mLearning, BYOD, IT-Security, Internet-Safety, Online-Safety, digital reputation, prison, jail, society, 

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blueman20401Recommendations from the BIG Players on #itsecurity #cybersecurity #Internetsafety #privacy #Onlinesafety:

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as on Friday May 18, 2012: SaferOnlineTeam@MS @Safer_Online
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Follow Friday – Follow @knolinfos to help stay up to day on Internet security and safety tips. ===> That’s my Twitter account

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PS: SaferOnlineTeam@MS @Safer_Online is Microsoft’s official Twitter account for privacy and online safety guidance and information.

Redmond, WA, USA  http://www.microsoft.com/security

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Stay tuned for next courses and tutorials 😉

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness andSecurityEnhancementStructure)…

The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


 

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What should get be taught and learned more in 21st Century while using ICT?

What should get be taught and learned more in 21st Century while using ICT?


Learning IT-Security

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Possible instructions for educators on how they can work together with the learners. Knowing the tools for 21st Century Learning is primordial to give quality courses. One very important knowledge who needs to get taught is “Critical Thinking“; it brings out also new ideas and the courage to become an engager and helps to try to build a better world in both worlds: “Real World” and “Virtual World” (Internet)!

.

Teaching “Critical Thinking” to your students and learners is a MUST for a world who is changing very fast (sometimes too fast…) so that a lot of people can’t follow anymore… But by knowing “Critical Thinking” people would be catching up more quick, so very important!!!

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===> Critical Thinking is a catalyst when well used together with Social Medias! <===

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When talking about Critical-Thinking then automatically we should talk also about Responsibilities! Find out more in my course Not Only Rights, But Also Responsibility!?
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HOW COULD THAT BE IN PRACTICE???

help-books
First of all I recommend you to read some books to understand, I recommend books from Howard GARDNER and Daniel GOLEMAN.
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  • 5 Minds For The Future (Howard GARDNER)  to understand what the world needs for abilities fom students in 21st Century…
  • The Disciplinary Mind: the mastery of major schools of thought, including science, mathematics, and history, and of at least one professional craft.
  • The Synthesizing Mind: the ability to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others.
  • The Creating Mind: the capacity to uncover and clarify new problems, questions and phenomena.
  • The Respectful Mind: awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings and human groups.
  • The Ethical Mind: fulfillment of one’s responsibilities as a worker and as a citizen.
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What should get be taught and learned more in 21st Century while using ICT?

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chatting, speaking, sharingBeing online since 1998 and giving courses about ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) more than 10 years, the practice and my online excursions show me that IT-Security and Internet-Safety are not yet taught enough. Best practice example is that from 100 computers (Windows) there was only one (1) who was correctly secured and didn’t contain any malware, only some cookies… In my private life when going out and talking with people there comes mostly of time out the discussion about IT-Security with people who I know and others who are following the discussion, and when knowing through discussion that I have good knowledge about IT-Security they ask me also for advice

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So, with the consent of the owner of these Cafés, Pub’s I arranged an appointment with these people and I checked their computers (Windows machines) in these places while the owner and other present customers could have a look on how I did it and where I explained them also why and how malware is penetrating the computer, by also showing them later on How-To protect their computers. Customers were also allowed to ask questions, where I gave them the links of my free courses and tutorials… That’s the positive part of my so called “on the field adventures and practice” where customers were youth as also adults and seniors…

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The negative one is that from +/- 30 computers and Laptops I checked there was NO ONE who was secure and ALL of them were infected with malware, even one was acting as a malware server!!!


So, what does this show us!?

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        1. There isn’t enough information from Education (or too theoretical) around about how to get protected
          • Why? Perhaps teachers and educators are Mac users and not prepared for such a serious task!? Lack of REAL knowledge about IT-Security! IT-Security can ONLY get taught seriously by people who have practice with it!
          • Lack of IT-Security practice knowledge in general, so how can one be able then to bring over the right knowledge!?
          • Learners don’t feel it necessary, why? Bad teaching, sorry! Not ONLY a society problem as some say! A teacher doesn’t give up till he finds the right way that it will get understood even that he must learn himself some new stuff to make it more interesting for the learners!
        2. There isn’t enough information from Government to adults and seniors around about how to get protected (or too theoretical)
        3. When courses are giving from Education and Government they are too theoretical and don’t give the necessary practice to learners for protecting their computers
        4. IT-Security can ONLY have best results when done with practical workshops!
          • ===> Confucius: Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand. – Confucius, 450 B.C.
        1. Education and Government are publishing with 21st Century Technology but still doing it with 20th Century knowledge! They have to improve and to employ people with the necessary practice knowledge and skills!
        2. There is a need to create so called “IT Security Help Points (Places)” where people with practice knowledge and skills are available to give advice on the place and where visitors can bring their computers to check for vulnerabilities and infections, as I did as a volunteer, but these people should get payed for it!

Critical Thinking Questions and memes

Questions to make everybody awake for Critical-Thinking and hopefully to see one day practical courses and workshops:

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        • Can YOU drive a car (and this also safely) ONLY by getting theoretical courses and advice? YOU would surprise me, seriously, a BIG LOL for that 😉 So how YOU will expect that someone could surf secure with his computer as it is “visually seen” the “vehicle” with whom users are driving on the “Data High Way” (Internet)!????
        • Would YOU allow somebody who doesn’t have the knowledge about how-to use the breaks (IT-Security) of a car and the traffic rules (Internet-Safety) to take part of the traffic in public in real life? But that’s what is happening actually in virtual life (Internet)! Think about, please 😉
        • Someone who doesn’t have the knowledge to use his computer (the vehicle in virtual life/Internet) is a potential danger for the COMMUNITY!!!
        • Do YOU know who is profiting from such a lack of knowledge and naivety!? Cybercrime is, they use YOUR computer to earn money, funny isn’t it!??? Wake up!!!
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Would like to know how the actual worldwide situation is about IT-Security? Check this cartoon, please. Created by IT-Security experts and Antivirus manufacturers; and this is the Reality!
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Related links:
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Learning and teaching how-to stay secure and get protected

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I suggest to YOU to follow my FREE courses here:
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 THE OBJECT of Teaching…

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The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American author, editor and printer.


Keywords: 


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21st century learning and teaching, narration and interaction, real and imaginary level, learning on an vivid and understandable way, learning with videos on a visual way, passion, cross-subject education, cross-border thinking, interconnectedness of our global world, different media and disciplines, emotional and motivating effects, motivation, inspiration, solving the problems of the future by critical thinking…

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NB: Personally I would feel proud to see one of my PLN (Personal Learning Network) to create a worksheet with screenshots and to send me the link which of course I would include in my courses, come on folks, waiting for it 😉
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blueman20401Recommendations from the BIG Players on #itsecurity #cybersecurity #Internetsafety #privacy #Onlinesafety:

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as on Friday May 18, 2012: SaferOnlineTeam@MS @Safer_Online
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Follow Friday – Follow @knolinfos to help stay up to day on Internet security and safety tips. ===> That’s my Twitter account

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PS: SaferOnlineTeam@MS @Safer_Online is Microsoft’s official Twitter account for privacy and online safety guidance and information.

Redmond, WA, USA  http://www.microsoft.com/security

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Gust MEESGust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness andSecurityEnhancementStructure)…..


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Stay tuned for next courses and tutorials 😉
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Visual IT-Security/Worksheet-Secure Surfing-part2

Visual IT-Security/Worksheet-Secure Surfing-part2


Learning IT-Security

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Possible instructions for educators on how they can work together with the learners. Knowing the tools for 21st Century Learning is primordial to give quality courses. 


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Learning and teaching how-to surf by choosing safe web sites

By using this web site the teaching person could use the opportunity as well to explain the learners what are trusted content and what not, a short introduction… Show them that by a simple add-on in their browser they will find what trusted content is, example here below who takes only a couple of minutes to explain and also only a couple of minutes to install it…
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Little help for explaining about trusted content and images from SOPHOSTrust your search engine results? Read how image searches within Bing are being poisoned by attackers in order to drive web traffic to malicious sites. Read the full adviceby clicking links below:

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Personally I prefer to use more than one solution; in Worksheet-part 1 I presented to you WOT (Web Of Trust) and in this Worksheet you will discover McAfee SiteAdvisor:
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What is SiteAdvisor software?
 Click the image above to go to the web site and download the free add-on
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For questions you may have, read:
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How-To do it and who to do it?

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chaticon01I suggest, if possible, to do this by any teacher, educator on the beginning of a new school year: There are no special technical skills needed and it takes ONLY 5-10 minutes to show the learners how-to use this application! If there are summer camps where some of the learners are present, do it also and ask them to share it with their class over Social Medias, such as Facebook, Twitter and others…
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Talk also to your System Administrator on School to install this FREE application on any used computer and tablets to have the same standard in the school! Your and your students virtual-life (Internet) would become more secure… Less stress to find trustworthy web sites is also more time for teaching and learning! And you will help the COMMUNITY to surf more secure also…
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You may also (maybe best suggestion?) share this in summer for that your learners will come back for new school year by having it already installed…
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Prepare a worksheet with screenshots for your learners on How-To do it and encourage them to share this worksheet over Social Medias with their friends. 
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Here a non exhaustive list of educational tools which you could use for creating your personal worksheet:


THE OBJECT of Teaching…

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The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American author, editor and printer.


Keywords: 


globe-pc

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21st century learning and teaching, narration and interaction, real and imaginary level, learning on an vivid and understandable way, learning with videos on a visual way, passion, cross-subject education, cross-border thinking, interconnectedness of our global world, different media and disciplines, emotional and motivating effects, motivation, inspiration, solving the problems of the future by critical thinking…

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NB: Personally I would feel proud to see one of my #PLN to create a worksheet with screenshots and to send me the link which of course I would include in my courses, come on folks, waiting for it 😉
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The main keywords concerning this course:

eCitizen, digital Citizen, respect, laws, community, responsibilities, real world, virtual world, real life, virtual life, awareness, education, eLearning, mLearning, BYOD, IT-Security, Internet-Safety, Online-Safety, society, 

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness andSecurityEnhancementStructure)…..


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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