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|Title:||Digital literacy and knowledge societies : a grounded theory investigation of sustainable development||Authors:||Sharma, Ravi
|Keywords:||Digital Inclusion and Participation
|Issue Date:||2016||Source:||Sharma, R., Fantin, A.-R., Prabhu, N., Guan, C., & Dattakumar, A. (2016). Digital literacy and knowledge societies : a grounded theory investigation of sustainable development. Telecommunications Policy, 40(7), 628-643.||Series/Report no.:||Telecommunications Policy||Abstract:||With a structurally entrenched digital divide on the one hand, and increasing ubiquity of the Internet in a techno-centric world on the other, the imperative to exploit information and knowledge for development remains a significant driver for equitable growth. It is posited that the silver-bullet for reducing this gap lies in increasing digital literacies within a society in order integrate segments who may be marginalized into the inclusive mainstream. In enabling greater and wider participation of digital citizens in their countries' socio-economic activities, the opportunities of a sustainable economy arise. This article is a study of ICT policies, applications and the resulting transformations in five mature economies committed to the vision of knowledge-based development with high levels of digital participation among their citizens. Specifically, using a multi-dimensional scorecard derived from prior work, we conduct a grounded theory investigation of how the five societies have applied digital literacies in knowledge-intensive public services such as education, healthcare and e-government, to derive best practices as well as lessons learned.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/87222
|ISSN:||0308-5961||DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2016.05.003||Rights:||© 2016 Elsevier Ltd.||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
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