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impact2020: Digital inclusion - Current challenges and future implications

impact2020 Webinar Three presented 14 May 2020

Australia is experiencing the rapid digital transformation of economic, government, cultural and social systems due to the physical distancing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under these conditions, we are seeing an amazing upswing in digital creativity; however, the impacts of the existing digital divide on social inequalities are also being amplified.

The demand for rapid digital transformation is also generating uneven outcomes for organisations.

Addressing digital inequality at both the personal and organisational level has never been more important.

In this impact2020 webinar, we hear from two of Australia’s leading digital inclusion academics, Dr Chris Wilson and Professor Jo Barraket from the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne.

Drawing on findings from the Australian Digital Inclusion Index and Giving Australia 2016 Report they explore what our current situation means for the digitally excluded - the 2.5 million people in Australia lacking effective and affordable internet access and digital skills - and how this rapid digital transformation is deepening social inequality.

 

About impact2020:

These are unprecedented times and the upheaval to our society will require an extraordinary response from our leaders, our thinkers and our do-ers.

impact2020 - presented by the Centre for Social Impact - offers free webinars for the Australian for-purpose sector, covering a range of social impact topic areas with our innovative researchers, educators and thought leaders.