Figure 1: Maslow theory of needs. ©University of Reading In our work with Get Digital, we are constantly seeing a number of key themes which impact on an individual’s engagement with the internet, but the two which are of particular interest for the purpose of this discussion are motivation and competing priorities. What both people… Read More Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the impact of digital inequality
One of the issues which has become apparent even in the short time since I began working with the University of West Scotland and SCVO, is the translation process required to ensure that conversations around research are both accessible and inclusive. It is vital that institutional processes -such as ethics- are duly addressed and made… Read More Explaining research
In starting to think about a participatory action research approach to learn more about the impact of digital skills intervention, I came across an article by Edwin Mayorga (Mayorga, 2014) reflecting specifically on a digital critical participatory action project, within a cultural context of ‘racial capitalism’ (Mayorga, 2014/ Melamed, 2011). Mayorga intended for this project… Read More #BarrioEdProj : Digital Participatory Action Research
Having worked in the field of digital inclusion for the best part of a decade now as a practitioner, and as someone moving into research to enhance that practice, I’m excited about trying to pull various strands of thought together – reflecting on the intersection between the individual at risk of digital exclusion (and social… Read More Preliminary thinking.