The SSHRC funded Connected Canada 150 conference examined what it means to be a digital citizen in Canada today. This two-day conference brought together leading experts in Internet culture and digital citizenship, including academics, government officials, policy-makers, members of think tanks, members of the private sector, and civil society groups. The conference fostered much-needed dialogue and established a research agenda across sectors and generations. Together, participants drafted a public research agenda that identifies what we need to know about digital citizens in order to inform good policy and foster strong institutions.
Plenary sessions discussed cross-cutting issues of Internet culture and digital literacy, while breakout sessions explored the theme of digital citizenship through issues that were top-of-mind in 2017 for academics and practitioners like:
- Government service design
- News and media literacy
- Law and digital rights
- Civic engagement
In addition to fostering discussion Connected Canada 150 keeps the momentum going by building a network of scholars, policy makers, and members of industry and civil society who are interested in this area.
|Keywords||Government service design, News and media literacy, Law and digital rights, Civic engagement|