This report outlines the QUT Digital Media Research Centre's investigation into community-based digital mentoring practices to inform the development of robust, evidence-based resources for digital mentors.

 The project has 3 objectives:

  • Conduct a systemic review of national and international research and practical resources about digital mentoring.
  • Explore and develop relevant resources for digital mentors outlining how they can best support learners to develop their digital ability whilst developing their own mentoring skills, thereby contributing to the broader digital inclusion effort in Australia.
  • Undertake data collection in three sites across Victoria, NSW and Queensland.
  • Make recommendations for additional resources, program and training to support the development of digital mentors as well as initiative to improve our understanding and practice of digital mentoring in Australia.

The report outlines how the barriers against digital inclusion fall under access, affordability and digital ability.

The project has only been released as of now to service providers of digital inclusion and subscribers to the Digital Media Research Centre, but communityNet will publicise the location of the project when it is released to the public. 

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