Helen Milner Digital Inclusion At Handheld Learning London 7 Oct 2009

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  • Benefits vs risks
  • http://www.ukonlinecentres.com/corporate/content/view/11/112/lang,en/
  • Outreach – Catherine was supported in her own home. UK onine centres funded programme delivered in Leeds by Leeds Age Concern.
  • http://www.ukonlinecentres.com/corporate/content/view/11/112/lang,en/
  • http://www.ukonlinecentres.com/corporate/content/view/11/112/lang,en/
  • http://www.ofcom.org.uk/media/features/edemocracy
  • (for C2DEs) http://www.ukonlinecentres.com/corporate/content/view/11/112/lang,en/
  • ICM: http://www.ukonlinecentres.com/corporate/content/view/11/112/lang,en/
  • Lukas Lukas here is 18, he’s deaf in one ear, and that meant he didn’t get on that well at school. He couldn’t always hear what was being said, and he was bullied. He left as soon as he could and admits he divided his time between sleeping and drinking. Things began to change when he found his was into a UK online centre in Liscard. His confidence grew with his ICT skills and he was asked to volunteer as a tutor at the centre. After that he ran the internet café at the Birkenhead YMCA where he lived. He’s got numerous qualifications under this belt, and he’s now at college studying ICT. He says: “Before, I could hardly get out of bed before lunchtime. Now, I have qualifications and I know what I want to do with my life.”
  • Helen Milner Digital Inclusion At Handheld Learning London 7 Oct 2009

    1. 1. Section Divider: Heading intro here. Digital Inclusion Helen Milner, 7 October 2009
    2. 2. www.slideshare.net/helenmilner @helenmilner
    3. 3. A big match for broadband Britain (Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News dot.life 7 Oct) <ul><li>Can our infrastructure take it? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we fast enough? </li></ul><ul><li>Will we pay? </li></ul><ul><li>Will we find another way? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Digital Britain: Being Digital <ul><li>“ To ensure that everyone can share in the benefits of a Digital Britain.” </li></ul><ul><li>The goal is not to get people using technology, it’s about the uses of technology to impact on and transform people’s lives. </li></ul>
    5. 5. 25% of adults have never used the internet Source: ONS 2008
    6. 6. More than half people (54%) in lower social grades have never used the internet Higher social grades (AB) are twice as likely to use the internet (88%) as people from the lowest social grades (DE) (46%) Reinforces 2008 ICM/UK online centres data which indicates that of the total offline population 11% are AB compared with 49% DE OxiS 2009
    7. 7. Total digitally excluded population/incidence in the population AB C1 C2 DE 11 26 18 29 21 21 49 24 Source: ICM 2008 / Base: 7,655
    8. 8. It is a case of social equity: 97% of people in the highest income category (>£40,000) compared to only 38% of those in the lowest income (<£12,500) category Source OxiS 2009
    9. 9. It’s about PEOPLE and what they DO with the Pipes and Platforms
    10. 11. The divide is narrowing but getting deeper. In 2009 C2DEs make up 74% of all people without internet access compared to 70% in 2008. ICM/UK online centres 2008 and 2009
    11. 12. So what are newly online people doing online?
    12. 13. Why (C2DE) users started using the internet “ Does the internet improve lives?” Freshminds April, 2009
    13. 14. Internet users confidence in their ability to find work out-stripped non users by 25% “ Does the internet improve lives?” Freshminds April, 2009
    14. 15. Community economic benefits: Australia <ul><li>ATKearney economic model </li></ul><ul><li>Atherton Gardens Estate, Fitzroy, Melbourne </li></ul><ul><li>A$5.9m benefit (in five years, over 900 computers installed) </li></ul><ul><li>A$4.1m through education and employment </li></ul><ul><li>A$1.3m through communication and connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>A$0.2m in transactional efficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>A$0.3m in health and well-being </li></ul>“ Assessing the economic benefits of digital inclusion” ATKearney and Infoxchange Australia 2009
    15. 16. BUT only 15% of people living in deprived areas have used a local or central government online service or website in the last year Source: Ofcom, March 2009
    16. 17. AND digital skills and motivations are likely to vary once people are online: 53% of retired online people think they have the ICT competence they need compared to 93% of online students OxiS 2009
    17. 18. Getting more people online Barriers remain the same in 2009 as in 2007 Freshminds 2007 and 2009 Access: 38% Skills & Confidence: 20% Motivation: 34%
    18. 19. So what can we do to get more people online?
    19. 20. Mobile isn’t the answer (today) Only 11% of mobile phone users use it to browse the internet (only 6% to read email) Only 68% of people in social group DE have a mobile phone, and only half of them have a phone contract Sources: 11% ONS 2008 68% ICM 2008
    20. 21. Build on what we know and what we’ve got
    21. 22. 70% of people who live in social housing aren’t online: a full 28% of everyone not online Sources: 70% Oxford Internet Survey 2007 28% ICM 2008
    22. 23. Government Strategy Group for Social Housing and Digital Inclusion * Action Plan before Christmas
    23. 24. <ul><li>Digital inclusion activity needs to be both mass and targeted </li></ul>
    24. 25. Mass: 3500 UK online centres which includes many partner organisations <ul><li>Mencap, MIND (54), Nacro, Centre Point (5), Foyer (7), Age Concern (39), Rehab, Lifeline, RNIB, RNID, Access Group, Coalition for Inclusive Living, SureStart (25), Pitman, CSV Media (6), WEA (23), YMCA (25), Citizens Advice (2), Peabody Trust (4), learndirect, Everybody Online Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Mosques, job centres, youth centres, schools, health centres, mobiles, housing associations, libraries, community centres </li></ul>
    25. 26. Targeted: there is a UK online centre in 85% of the third most deprived areas
    26. 27. The vast majority of centres undertake outreach activity <ul><li>70% of centres have at least 1-5 terminals for use in mobile/outreach activities. Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking laptops out to a community venue on a set day each week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking laptops to events (eg festivals, school grandparent days, jobs events) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using a mobile bus equipped with computers to travel out to communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach tutoring in sheltered housing, hostels and people’s homes </li></ul></ul>
    27. 28. M-learning: the old fashioned way The Liv-it Bus, Dingle Online The Liv-it bus offers people living in the South Central area of Liverpool free access to state-of-the-art computers and software. The bus can travel anywhere in the South Central Area and bring its services direct to individuals and communities. It visits set locations on set days and also has the flexibility to take bookings for groups or events.
    28. 30. Choice
    29. 31. Thank You [email_address] www.twitter.com/helenmilner www.ukonlinecentres.com www.slideshare.net/helenmilner

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