Tag Archives: Digital divide

Article finds that the digital divide in Australia is narrowing but becoming deeper

An article published on The Conversation, entitled, Australia’s digital divide is narrowing, but getting deeper, has found that more Australians are going online but the disadvantage of being offline is increasing.

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US report examines access to technology for low income families

The report, Opportunity for all? technology and learning in low income families (PDF 650kb), presents the findings of a survey which examined inequalities of lower-income children and families in relation to Internet access and use of technology.

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Report examines digital literacy levels in the UK

A new report entitled, Basic digital skills, UK report, 2015 (PDF 1.6MB) has been published. The report, prepared by Ipsos Mori for Go ON UK, in association with Lloyds Banking Group, “looks at the level of digital capability across the UK … Continue reading

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Discussion paper defining a digital inclusion index for Australia

Telstra, the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and the Centre for Social Impact have released a discussion paper defining an Australian Digital Inclusion Index. The paper, “sets out our general approach to developing the Index, its objectives and key themes … Continue reading

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UK report explores barriers to digital participation

The UK  Carnegie Trust  and Ipsos Mori report, Digital participation in Dumfries and Kirkcaldy (PDF 3.9MB), validates the findings of an earlier study, “in relation to the highly personal nature of digital exclusion and how it might be tackled.” In … Continue reading

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Article reports on using payphones to enable wi-fi access in New York City

The Government Technology article, Closing the digital divide with payphones, reports on a new initiative in New York City to, “repurpose thousands of underutilized payphones into hubs that provide both a platform for sensors and a citywide, high-speed Wi-Fi network”, … Continue reading

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Journal article explores why addressing digital inequalities is important

A recent journal article, Digital inequalities and why they matter, published in a special issue of the journal, Information, communication and society, examines recent research on multiple aspects of digital inequality and argues that, “the relationship between digital inequalities and … Continue reading

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ACMA releases report examing Australians’ digital lives

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released the first report in its Communications report 2013–14 series. Entitled, Report  – 1 Australians’ digital lives (PDF 4.5MB). The report, which, “examines Australians’ engagement with digital communications technologies and their changing … Continue reading

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AIFS released paper on digital divide

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has published the fact sheet, Keeping up with information and communication technology (PDF 940kb). The report uses data from the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) to examine the extent that people feel they … Continue reading

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UK government launches Digital Friends initiative

The news item, Civil service ‘Digital Friends’ to help get the UK online, discusses the launch of the Digital Friends initiative which aims to, “recruit civil servants to share skills with friends, family and neighbours and help them get online.”

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