Learning about computers and the Internet can help improve the lives of disadvantaged groups
New research links digital inclusion and social impact
Learning about computers and the Internet can help improve the lives of disadvantaged groups, according to a new research report from UK online centres and Ipsos MORI.
Based on 20 UK online centre-led projects involving hundreds of local partners, the research tracked the impact of informal learning about technology on the lives of different groups, including those with mental health issues, families in poverty, isolated older people and teenage parents. By the end of the project, participants were more likely to feel confident, and 40 per cent had progressed into further training, employment, information, advice and guidance.