Digital inclusion network development: A case study in Derbyshire

by Dr Sharon Wagg, Dr Sara Vannini, Dr Efpraxia Zamani, Dr Maira Klyshbekova, Dr Bethany Aylward, Dr Xiufeng Jia

Digital inclusion network development: A case study in Derbyshire report cover
Year
2024
Number of pages
55

Summary

The aim of this project was to investigate digital inclusion network building as a mechanism for reducing digital poverty. Analysing the specific case of a successful rural digital inclusion network in the UK, this case study provides essential insights into the experiences of those involved in the network and the steps taken to build a network that delivers digital inclusion across a region. The emphasis of this network is not on technological digital infrastructure networks such as fibre, broadband or mobile, but instead is on a network of organisations that provide social and community support through digital inclusion activities in the county of Derbyshire.

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The executive summary for the research project.

Storyboard

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Alongside their report, drawing from the learnings of their research the University of Sheffield project team have produced an animation outlining their 12-principle framework for building digital inclusion networks.

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