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Title: Digital literacy and knowledge societies : a grounded theory investigation of sustainable development
Authors: Sharma, Ravi
Fantin, Arul-Raj
Prabhu, Navin
Guan, Chong
Dattakumar, Ambica
Keywords: Digital Inclusion and Participation
Information Entitlement
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.
ISSN: 0308-5961
DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2016.05.003
Rights: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
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