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The elephant broke the room : digital innovation is hampered by a lack of digital competency and self managed technical support

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Hardy, Lachlan and Roehrer, EL and Yeom, S, The elephant broke the room : digital innovation is hampered by a lack of digital competency and self managed technical support, ACIS 2022 Proceedings. 97., 4-7 December, 2022, University of Melbourne, pp. 1-12. (2022) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

Digital Innovation is hampered by a lack of digital skills and competencies especially in regional areas. Due to Tasmaniaís location, digital skills (or lack there-of), and current economic situation it is well positioned to be a research base for digital innovation with global implications. Workers need to be able to support the digital innovations entering their workplace and lives, especially as the digital economy grows, but how they achieve this is poorly understood. This research seeks to answer that through a mixed-method study of Tasmanianís digital competency and how they engage with technical problem solving in and out of the workplace. Results indicate digital natives arenít as competent as previously thought, understanding of (digital) safety is lacking across generations and is getting worse among women under 36, and that those not in technology or education have a lack of digital competency making participation in digital innovations difficult.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Digital competency, digital innovation, technical support, digital economy
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Human-centred computing
Research Field:Computing education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Professional development and adult education
UTAS Author:Hardy, Lachlan (Mr Lachlan Hardy)
UTAS Author:Roehrer, EL (Dr Erin Roehrer)
UTAS Author:Yeom, S (Dr Soonja Yeom)
ID Code:155317
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2023-02-10
Last Modified:2023-02-28
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