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Digital Literacy Movement by Former Migrant Workers in Wonosobo, Central Java
Universitas Jenderal Soedirman
The digital literacy movement is mostly centered in big cities even though internet users in rural areas are also very high. In Tracap Village, Wonosobo District, there is a community of former migrant workers who care about digital literacy. Living in a remote area does not mean that the people there are backward but it makes them more creative. This paper would like to describe the digital literacy movement carried out by former migrant workers in Wonosobo Regency, the goals to be achieved and their strategies in conducting digital literacy.
The research method used in this study is qualitative. Data collection is done by in-depth interviews, observation, and document analysis.
The study found that the experience of being a migrant worker who had difficulty communicating with families in the village was the main driver for former migrant workers in Wonosobo to share their knowledge about internet use with villagers. The goal is that communication between family members continues to exist even though one of his family is abroad.
The strategies carried out to provide knowledge and skills in using the internet started from subscribing to the internet which can be accessed free of charge by citizens to open internet classes for migrant workers’ children. The internet which was originally only used as a medium of communication with families abroad developed into something productive, namely to help with school or work assignments, sell online and make games.
Key words: literacy / digital / migrant workers / internet / Wonosobo
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