Does your work involve digital literacy and/or digital inclusion? Please consider contributing to the forthcoming multidisciplinary book Digital Literacy – A Human-Centric Approach to Meaningful Connectivity edited by yours truly, and published by Springer. Please see the details in the post.
Category: digital skills
Google’s Next Billion Users fosters Inclusion and Digital Literacy
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by Google’s Next Billion Users initiative for an expert interview. I had the pleasure to have an inspiring conversation with the core team, and learn about the research and design methods behind this Google’s project. For those of you who are not familiar, Next Billion Users (NBU) is an initiative with an emphasis on the value of user research in the low and middle-income countries.
A human-centric approach to a meaningful connectivity
The basic internet connectivity is not enough. We need a new narrative for purposeful human-centric connectivity, with its goal to connect 3.5 billion people not included in this digital revolution. Here, I am discussing the following dynamics we need to consider that would influence the connectivity, access to tools, skills, and improved livelihoods.
The latest in Social Inclusion: Digital Literacy KPIs for Sustainable Development
Another new publication this Spring just came out: the Social inclusion academic open access journal with the special issue “Digital Inclusion Across the Globe: What Is Being Done to Tackle Digital Inequities?”. My colleagues and I wrote an article on digital literacy and the importance of key performance indicators (KPIs) …
Digital Transformation Centers at the ITU: a kick-off meeting
I spent last week at the ITU in Geneva, Switzerland, from 11 to 13 February, 2020 I was on the kick-off meetings for the Digital Transformation Centers (DTC) project for Phase 1. The primary function of DTCs are to deliver digital skills training to enhance digital literacy and foster uptake of digital …