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Workshop 4a: Human agency towards digital inclusion: Implementing an international study of tech help networks
8:30am - 10:00am
Location:Chasen Family Room
Human agency towards digital inclusion: Implementing an international study of tech help networks
H. Yan, N. Lenstra, K. Williams, S. Han
A workshop to finalize and recruit people to an international study of technology helpsharing in the digital age. This help is crucial and ubiquitous among elites; what about ordinary people? By sharing and finalizing a field manual and instrument among scholars with highly varied access to study populations, we will be ready to implement a three year study that will shed light on human agency towards digital inclusion. Individual scholars will work in their own settings with a shared field manual and instrument, carrying out a short field study with students in one of their courses or with their research groups. The 2019 iConference with its emphasis on “Including,” its inclusion of community informatics research since 2005, and its broad membership of many country’s schools and programs, is the best place from which to launch this three-year study.