Social living labs for digital participation

Dezuanni, Michael, Foth, Marcus, Mallan, Kerry, Hughes, Hilary, and Osborne, Roger (2018) Social living labs for digital participation. In: Dezuanni, Michael, Foth, Marcus, Mallan, Kerry, and Hughes, Hilary, (eds.) Digital Participation through Social Living Labs: valuing local knowledge, enhancing engagement. Chandos Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp. 1-17.

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This chapter explores how social living labs can be used to foster digital participation through harnessing the principles of co-investigation with citizens to solve problems and to take advantage of opportunities with digital technologies. It also considers the importance of digital engagement for social inclusion, well being, economic prosperity and social cohesion. The chapter considers the complexity of overcoming the barriers to digital participation and some of ways digital participation might be facilitated in news ways. The move from living labs to social living labs as a research methodology is presented as a robust set of practices that create 'spaces of encounter' to enable opportunities for valuing local knowledge and enhancing citizen's participation in research. It suggests communities are best placed to foster digital inclusion when they create digital learning ecologies promoting connected learning opportunities across physical and virtual spaces that harness the expertise of a broad range of people for the widest possible range of citizens.

Item ID: 52694
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-08-102059-3
Keywords: digital inclusion, digital participation, digital divide, social living labs
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Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 01:59
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390301 Continuing and community education @ 50%
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4701 Communication and media studies > 470102 Communication technology and digital media studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 100%
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