Digital inclusion has become a right. Literature, governments, citizens, enterprises, bloggers all agree. However, digital inclusion cannot happen without digital literacy.
What are IT companies doing to build digital literacy among citizens, customers and employees? Have your say!
There are many challenges along the way to digital inclusion: ensuring connectivity and proper band width, protecting privacy and building trust…These are just some examples but digital literacy must be the starting point. It is not just about the ability to use computers, apps and digital resources, but also about being able to use them safely.
With input from Professor Michael Fourman of the University of Edinburgh, participants at the first R-ICT stakeholder meeting in Edinburgh on 06/05/2014 agreed on the complexity and importance of digital inclusion and digital literacy.
This multi-faceted topic needs your input! So the R-ICT network is launching the ICT4Society Cafè by asking you:
What do you think are the greatest challenges to digital literacy and what potential solutions can you propose?
What does your organisation do to build digital literacy among citizens, customers and staff?
Do you have any particularly successful initiatives in building digital literacy to share with the network
You may find some food for thoughts in the following section of DAE:
- Pillar VI: Enhancing digital literacy, skills and inclusion
- Growth & Jobs - Education
- Digital Assembly Community - Workshop 1: Digital skills for Jobs and learning