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Nguyen, Andy; Hong, Yvonne; and Gardner, Lesley A., "A Taxonomy of Digital Learning Activities for Digital Inclusion" (2020). In Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), An Online AIS Conference, June 15-17, 2020.

A taxonomy of digital learning activities for digital inclusion

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Author: Nguyen, Andy1; Hong, Yvonne2; Gardner, Lesley A.2
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Information Systems, 2020
Publish Date: 2022-11-18


Governments across the globe have declared digital inclusion as a critical element in their growth strategies. The rapid digitalisation of our lives, including work, education, and social life, has given opportunities and challenges to digital inclusion in our information society. Among all aspects of digitalisation, technology-assisted learning (TAL) has been recognised as a potential platform for digital inclusion. Despite its increasing importance for sustainable economy and society, there is a few structuring of the heterogeneous varieties of educational technologies for digital inclusion. This paper examines the relationship between digital inclusion and TAL activities through the conceptualisation of their characteristics and the creation of a taxonomy of digital learning activities for digital inclusion. The study presents a conceptual framework for key dimensions of digital inclusion. The proposed taxonomy acts as a tool for as-sessing digital inclusion needs related to TAL activities and reflecting TAL intervention on digital inclusion.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-7336325-1-5
Article number: 135
Host publication: Proceedings of the 28th European conference on information systems (ECIS), an online AIS conference, June 15-17, 2020
Conference: European Conference on Information Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
113 Computer and information sciences
Copyright information: © Association for Information Systems (AIS) 2020. Published here with the kind permission by the publisher.