Digital Economy and Digital Services


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The presentation focuses on building community engagement through a digital economy and digital services and how ADFI ids focussed on digital literacies.

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Digital Economy and Digital Services

  1. 1. ! Building Community Engagement through a Digital Economy and Digital Services ! USQ Local Government Engagement Symposium: Research in Action The Ship Inn Function Room, August 1, 2014 - South Bank Brisbane Professor Mike Keppell Executive Director Australian Digital Futures Institute Director, Digital Futures - CRN
  2. 2. Overview n Digital economy n Digital age n Digital citizenship n Digital inclusion n Digital literacies n Community Engagement 2
  3. 3. Digital Economy n The global network of economic and social activities that are enabled by information and communications technologies, such as the internet, mobile and sensor networks. 3
  4. 4. Digital Age
  5. 5. 2014 NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education
  6. 6. Digital Citizenship
  7. 7. Wheeler Digital Literacies n Social networking skills n Transliteracy skills n Maintaining Privacy n Managing Identity n Creating content n Organising and sharing content n Reusing/repurposing content n Filtering and selecting content n Self broadcasting ! ! literacies.html 9
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  9. 9. Europe - Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2012 n 73% of EU households had access to the internet n A lack of skills is the second most important reason for not having access to the internet n Only 53% of the labour force - confident that they had sufficient digital skills to change jobs. n Age, gender, and education remain the key challenges. Older people, women, those with lower levels of education tend to have lower level digital skills. n agenda/files/scoreboard_digital_skills.pdf ! ! ! 11
  10. 10. Literacy is a contested concept n There is currently no universally accepted definition of media literacy, information literacy, digital literacy, or even of “media” itself. n The digital divide is much more than a ‘technology access’ divide; without the skills to use the technologies an even greater divide emerges – the information literacy divide. n unesco_mil_indicators_background_document_2011_final_en.pdf
  11. 11. Australian Digital Futures Institute
  12. 12. Vision ADFI’s vision is to transform the knowledge and skills of society through fostering digital literacies
  13. 13. Community Engagement
  14. 14. Capacity Building Projects
  15. 15. Research Capacity Building $5.1 million Partnership with ANU & UniSA 90 Researchers 5 projects Leadership Development Program
  16. 16. Access & Equity Projects
  17. 17. Digital Economy in Regional Australia nConnecting regional Australia to the global network 24
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