Building Indigenous social capital in an online world

This paper examines the the role of ICT in facilitating the social capital of Indigenous communities. This paper examines the nexus between social relations of mutual benefit, information communication technology (ICT) access and social inclusion. More specifically, a case study methodology is used to examine the role of ICT in facilitating the social capital of Indigenous communities. A remote Indigenous community in the Northern Territory (NT) is the focus of the paper. Whilst the potential of social capital to affect positive outcomes across a diverse range of areas is well researched, Indigenous disadvantage is well documented and the role of ICT in facilitating social and economic development is well established, although little is known about the ICT social capital nexus in an Indigenous context. The paper commences with a review of the social capital literature. A description of the methodology employed in the data collection phase of the project is followed by the case study. The paper concludes with a summary of the findings and recommendations for further research.

Publication type Report
Publisher Type Journal
Coverage Australia, Northern Territory
Permanent URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:37227

2 Responses to Building Indigenous social capital in an online world

  1. sifiso 20/05/2010 at 2:49 pm #

    I am also part of a research project that focuses on the role of ICT’s. We have just finished fieldwork and we are preparing for writing up

  2. phasha mL. UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO 10/09/2010 at 2:11 pm #

    THE IKS PROJECTS WICH WILL END UP BEING A STUDY COURSE IN SOME UNIVERSITIES WILL PROMOTE AFRICAN KNOWLEDGE,AFRICAN HISTRY AND PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO KNOW FOR HOW OLDEN PEOPLE DID MANAGE TO SURVIVE AN GREATE THEIR OWN MATERIALS
    WE MUST COMBINE OUR OLDEN KNOWLEDGE PLUS THE MORDEN KNOEWLEDGE TO DEVELOPE A MASTER OF KNOWLEGES. MEDIA STUDENT (-UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO,TURF.)

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