New government fund for digital skills in homes

20/20 Trust today welcomed the government’s announcement of a new fund to promote digital skills in homes. “We look forward to working with the government in delivering digital inclusion programmes” said Laurence Millar of 20/20 Trust. “There are still 100,000 school-aged children without internet access at home, and they continue to be a priority group ... Read more

50% of users asked if they used the internet were answering online.

Digital Divide worse than appears in latest report

Bill Dashfield looks at the latest World Internet Project report, which implies only 6% of New Zealanders don’t use the internet. However, non-representative sampling has skewed the results – the real percentage not using the internet is much higher. ... Read more

Di Daniels. Photo: David Haxton Kapiti News

Work in digital literacy honoured

NZ Herald: Di Daniels has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to digital literacy education, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Di led the 20/20 Trust’s Computers in Homes programme (currently suspended awaiting promised funding reinstatement) from small beginning to a national programme that helped 19,000 school families get online. ... Read more