Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society


Telework, productivity and wellbeing

This project explored perceptions, issues and key considerations that relate to productivity and wellbeing of hybrid teleworkers in Australia. Hybrid telework is a way of work in which teleworkers work between one and two days from a location other than the workplace; in most cases...

What’s ya story: the making of a digital storytelling mobile app with Aboriginal young people

The majority of the Aboriginal population in Victoria is aged 25 and under and among the highest users of mobile phones: actively engaging in social media and using digital technologies, especially mobile devices and the internet, to produce and tell their stories in ways determined...

Participatory sensing: enabling interactive local governance through citizen engagement

This paper explores participatory sensing and issues associated with governance in the light of new information gathering capabilities that directly engage citizens in collecting data and providing contextual insight that has the potential to greatly enhance Council operations. Executive summary Local government (such as the...

Paediatric teledentistry: delivering oral health services to rural and regional children

This paper reports on a field trial, supported by Google, that used teledentistry to deliver specialist consultation to children in Victoria and pave the way for the application of teledentistry for paediatric patients. Executive summary Many rural, remote and outer suburban areas receive inadequate oral...

SeeCare IPTV: broadband technology for improved health literacy

This report examines the outcomes of a health literacy proof-of-concept trial, which looked at the potential for improving health literacy standards in the community via the integration of two existing broadband technologies. Executive summary This report examines the outcomes of a health literacy proof-of-concept trial...