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Keeping in touch: A handbook for digital inclusion through socially engaged practice

Fleuriot, Constance; Miskelly, Clodagh

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Constance Fleuriot

Clodagh Miskelly



Abstract

This handbook is intended to be a useful introduction to things to think about when developing a ‘socially engaged’ project that uses digital media or mobile technologies in some way. It is written for as wide an audience as possible,
including neighbourhood partnerships, community activists, voluntary organisations and statutory agencies.
It includes guidelines for increasing digital inclusion through socially engaged practice, with case study examples of good-practice projects and some useful practical tips.
The handbook begins by clarifying what we mean by ‘socially engaged practice’ and ‘digital inclusion’. It then explains the benefits of such practice and goes on to outline nine key elements of socially engaged practice for successfully
nurturing greater digital inclusion, using Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) projects as examples.
This content has been developed through ongoing evaluation of projects at KWMC and the ‘Keeping in Touch’ project.

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Apr 2, 2012
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation through socially engaged practice. Digital Cultures Research Centre
Keywords digital inclusion, socially engaged, digital media
Additional Information Additional Information : KWMC staff involved in the preparation of this handbook: Bart Blazejewski, Makala Campbell, Rachel Clarke, Penny Evans, Dr Roz Hall, Martin Hanstead, Carolyn Hassan, Joss 'Jagos' Holmes, Russell Knights, Sue Mackinnon, Sandra Manson, Misty Tunks The 'Keeping in Touch' project was made possible by funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the University of the West of England (UWE), with the support of UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre and Knowle West Media Centre.

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