Lenses for Digital Inclusion: A Social Work Framework for Research, Policy and Practice
Underpinned by social work theory and knowledge from the fields of technology, lifelong learning and three research studies, this paper presents an alternative framework for increasing digital inclusion.
||Digital Divide, Social Work, Digital Inclusion
International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.121-130.
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Deborah West is Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator in Social Work and Welfare Studies at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory. She holds a Master of Social Work and a PhD from Flinders University. Working in the aged care field as a social worker, her interest in the role that technology can play in a positive ageing experience was explored. Her PhD thesis focused on the intersection of social work, lifelong learning and technology. Her main area of research interest focuses on the field of technology and participation and the application of technology to human service provision.
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