We are pleased to announce that the call for evidence on The Royal Society of Edinburgh Inquiry; Spreading the Benefits of Digital Participation has now been issued.
We welcome your response and participation over the coming months in the inquiry and ask if you can distribute details amongst collegues. We will shortly be distributing a flyer for members of the public to submit their responses through a variety of local networks and organisations.
The inquiry will explore how digital technologies and the internet (including the world-wide-web, mobile gadgets, mobile apps, email, and social networking sites) are used by the public, businesses, government and charities on a day to day basis. It will examine what information, services and opportunities digital technologies can offer, and seek to understand how the benefits can be shared by all.
The Internet has opened up access to innovative and exciting means of communication. It allows new ways of collecting, processing and accessing information through a range of digital tools (technologies). It enables new forms of business innovation, enterprise and collaboration, and offers improvements in the delivery of a range of services.
Our key area of inquiry are
- Identifying the benefits and how they may be spread
- Understanding the obstacles and risks that may limit digital participation
- Identifying and addressing any disadvantages.
I would additionally like to take this opportunity to direct you to the Royal Society of Edinburgh website to find out more about the call for evidence, ways to participate and to submit your response.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.