Content Development by Communities: Case Studies in the Philippines

This paper is a technical study of three cases of community-based content development in the Philippines, namely: 1) the Molave Development Foundation's production of the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Modules with the Maguinda Community; 2) the participatory video projects for the community by the University of the Philippines' College of Social Work and Community Development, PATAMABA and Sony Japan; and, 3) the e-Knowledge Public Domain Pilot Project in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City by the Philippine Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), UNESCO and Intel. This paper examines the methodologies these projects employed to train community members to develop content through ICT-enabled tools. It also surveys the different modes of community participation in developing this content, and determines key lessons learned so as to contribute to the enhancement of government policy on content development for communities.

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Victoria Christian F. Rivera
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