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The social impact of ICT provision: preliminary results of a digital inclusion project

Papadopoulos, Theo and Broadbent, Robyn ORCID: 0000-0001-8131-0227 (2010) The social impact of ICT provision: preliminary results of a digital inclusion project. In: 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA 2010) - Global Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management : An Academic Perspective, 23 June 2010-24 June 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from an evaluation of a project that provides ICT infrastructure to residents on a social housing estate, including network ready computers, broadband internet and an ICT training hub. This digital inclusion initiative has made a considerable impact on residents, over 50% of whom are using a computer for the first time. Self reported behaviour and impact suggests that outcomes are significant and include employment search, productivity and access to education and training. These proximal outcomes are indicative of potentially larger and more significant distal impacts and benefits.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
ISBN: 9780982148938
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22670, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Wired Community, social inclusion, socially isolated, Information and communications technology, ICT infrastructure, digital participation, Internet usage patterns, information delivery
Subjects: Current > FOR Classification > 1005 Communications Technologies
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of International Business
Current > Division/Research > College of Arts and Education
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2020 03:04
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 06:09
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/40894
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