Making an impact

Has COVID-19 changed the landscape of digital inclusion?

2:00pm - 3:00pm / Wednesday 8th June 2022
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Making an Impact 2022
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This session will explore whether having a national Digital living minimum acceptable standard can be the answer to reducing digital inclusion. The discussions will include;
• Key challenges to increasing digital inclusion
• How do we bring different sectors and groups together to meet the challenges
• The roles for different areas of research – social science, technology, education?

Speakers: Professor Simeon Yates; Emma Stone; Chris Ashworth; Jocelle Lovell ; Sally Dyson

Professor Simeon Yates is Professor of Digital Culture and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research Environment and Postgraduate Research. He has undertaken research on the social, political and cultural impacts of digital media since 1990. Since 2004 he has mainly focused on projects that address issues of digital inclusion and exclusion. In 2017 he was seconded to the UK Government's Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to act as research lead for the Digital Culture team – helping to develop the first UK “Digital Culture” policy. He is a Member Greater Manchester City Region Mayoral Digital Inclusion Action Network, and he is an Expert Advisor to DCMS and one of the two academic leads on the DCMS/Ofcom Media Literacy Task Force. He is currently completing a project exploring citizens data literacy and has just commenced a project to explore a “Minimum Digital Living Standard” for UK households – both funded by the Nuffield Foundation.