E-Learning as Social Inclusion

E-Learning as Social Inclusion

D. Casacuberta (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 4
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-789-8.ch092
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Abstract

When talking about excluded people and how to develop programs towards digital and social inclusion, there has been little research to individuate targets. So far, there seems to be only two main subdivisions: • People with either sensorial or motor disabilities who may benefit from specific technologies in order to assure accessibility to digital content. • People that are digitally illiterate and therefore have to be taught the basics on using the computer and basic applications. Nevertheless, it is quite clear that the digital divide is a multidimensional phenomenon, and therefore, that digital inclusion strategies will benefit a lot if more specific strategies are developed, individuating problems and solutions related more closely to individual experiences. The aim of this article is to show how e-learning can be used as an e-inclusion tool to help excluded people improve their lives and be socially included.

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