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    'Electronic citizenship' and 'Digital citizenship'

    Hi there,

    Are the two terms above referring to the same concepts?

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    Re: 'Electronic citizenship' and 'Digital citizenship'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi there,

    Are the two terms above referring to the same concepts?
    I have never come across either of them.

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    Re: 'Electronic citizenship' and 'Digital citizenship'

    This is the definition I've come up in google:

    'Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology...'

    I thought it's a common concept. So please tell me if, regarding the definition, they could be interchangably used or not. Thanks.

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    Re: 'Electronic citizenship' and 'Digital citizenship'

    And where did you see "Electronic Citizenship" and what definition did you find? I, too, have heard of neither term.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 'Electronic citizenship' and 'Digital citizenship'

    These are the courses offered in many universities and institutes (private and state ones both) in Iran, and as far as I know in some other countries. The principle being all citizens need to know about the most effective and efficient ways of making use of technology in their daily lives and at work.
    There's this equivalent in Persian as 'Shahrvand-e-electronic', the second word obviously being the same English word. E-citizen, is also a common word I come across in various resources. And I was wondering if 'digital', as I saw in some texts, would be an option too.

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    Re: 'Electronic citizenship' and 'Digital citizenship'

    Bearing in mind that I have never heard either term, I would say that "Digital" is a better choice of word if it's to do with computers etc. "Electronic" can refer to many things, computer-oriented and otherwise.

    However, simply translating the names of courses which exist in Iran into English doesn't mean that the terms are natural, used or appropriate. If there are no such courses in English-speaking countries, we won't have names for them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 'Electronic citizenship' and 'Digital citizenship'

    Thanks a lot for the information. I think 'digital' could be used for the courses I have in mind then. I believe the term's been around for quite a while though. This, for example, shows it's at least used in the United States too:

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    Re: 'Electronic citizenship' and 'Digital citizenship'

    I've heard digital citizenship, but am not familiar with the electronic version. Netizen also exists, sometimes used for people who spend a lot of time or are very active on the internet and also for people who engage with society, politics, etc, online, a meaning also used for digital citizenship: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_citizen

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