Debating the capacity of information and communication technology to promote inclusion

Macfarlane, Selma and Maidment, Jane 2009, Debating the capacity of information and communication technology to promote inclusion. In Taket, Ann, Crisp, Beth R, Nevill, Annemarie, Lamaro, Greer, Graham, Melissa and Barter-Godfrey, Sarah (ed), Theorising social exclusion, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, London, England, pp.183-200.

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Title Debating the capacity of information and communication technology to promote inclusion
Author(s) Macfarlane, Selma
Maidment, Jane
Title of book Theorising social exclusion
Editor(s) Taket, AnnORCID iD for Taket, Ann
Crisp, Beth RORCID iD for Crisp, Beth R
Nevill, Annemarie
Lamaro, Greer
Graham, MelissaORCID iD for Graham, Melissa
Barter-Godfrey, Sarah
Publication date 2009
Chapter number 2.7
Total chapters 21
Start page 183
End page 200
Total pages 18
Publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Place of Publication London, England
Keyword(s) social inclusion
information and communication technology
social exclusion
Summary This chapter begins with an exploration of the digital divide in the Australian context. This discussion is followed by an examination of online education, professional development and the capacity of ICT to enhance the well-being of practitioners. The chapter then focuses on the use of ICT in human services and the rise of computer mediated self help and support groups. The potential for ICT to promote and extend political participation is also explored as well as the role of ICT in global development. Throughout, the potential for inclusion and exclusion is highlighted, using examples and critical analysis for exploring the inclusionary and exclusionary capacity of ICT.
ISBN 0203874641
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 160805 Social Change
080602 Computer-Human Interaction
160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920413 Social Structure and Health
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
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