Section Divider: Heading intro here. Fostering e-inclusion: the experience of UK online centres E-inclusion survey…. Web pioneer Beginner What do we mean by e-inclusion?
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Fostering e-inclusion: the experience of UK online centres
“The use of digital technology, either directly or indirectly, to improve the lives and life chances of all citizens and the places in which they live.”
The goal is not to get people using technology, it’s about the uses of technology to impact on and transform people’s lives.
Technology is essential to economy and society eg 90% of jobs require computer skills and pupils with home internet access have measurable increases to exam grades.
The digital divide is not just generational – it’s also social.
No evidence that market forces alone will solve the issue. In the UK, internet growth plateaued between 2004 and 2006.
Width – the difference between the number of people included and excluded Depth – the severity/depth of exclusion
As some excluded people become included, the divide narrows. But this also deepens the divide – those who are left become more entrenched in their exclusion.The problem is both wide and deep..
Helping to build a compelling business case for digital inclusion
Head of Policy and Business Development, UK online centres