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The unique features of Queensland create particular challenges and opportunities for digital inclusion. With the potential of technology to deliver better health, education, social and economic outcomes, it has never been more important that no one gets left behind.
Australian municipal governments have lagged behind many of their international counterparts in local public broadband provision. However, by 2014 there are signs that the gap is closing, with significant new investment in public wi-fi by city governments across Australia. This article contextualises the current interest...
This article explors how factors of implementation may affect digital device diffusion, learning and educational outcomes, and program sustainability in schools.
This paper explores the contexts and motivations that underpin the uptake of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The findings are drawn from a mixed-methods research study of households using surveys and interviews conducted in 2011 and 2012 in an early release site of the NBN...
This report presents findings from the third survey of the Australian component of the World Internet Project. The survey was conducted in late 2013.
This research is a project of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Swinburne Institute...
Schools in Australia and overseas are rapidly introducing and then replacing new forms of information technology as learning aids. There is a growing trend for this to include individual personalised devices which provide ‘24/7 access’ to the internet and effectively endless information, apps and virtual...
This submission has been prepared by researchers from the Home Internet for Remote Communities Project (HIP). HIP is a collaborative project between the Centre for Appropriate Technology, Central Land Council and Swinburne University that aims to investigate the feasibility of home-based computing and internet access...
THE average house in a remote Indigenous community uses about a third of the power consumed by a suburban home, is six times more prone to overcrowding, and probably doesn’t have a home internet connection. Among the rare exceptions – at least when it comes...
Australians shop till they drop online
Australians may be the world's most avid online shoppers, bargain hunters and browsers according to the latest Digital Futures Report. Fifty-seven per cent of Australians search the internet for something to buy at least once a week...