Chercheur

ANNUAIRE

Laenens Willemien

Bio

The main fields of my interest are digital skills, digital literacy and digital inclusion and exclusion. As a researcher, I explore how people make use of the Internet and digital media and why they experience and use it the way they do. By doing so, I use several qualitative methods (e.g. focus groups and co-creation). In regard of a digitizing society, I find it interesting to give a voice to all actors (including vulnerable groups) in this debate. Research must meet the needs of civil society organisations and practice, and must focus on the formulation of policy recommendations. In my opinion, everybody can gain from a harmonisation between theory, policy and practice.

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Mail

Willemien.Laenens@vub.be

Fonction

Chercheuse

Centre(s) de recherche

SMIT

Domaine(s)

communication

Université(s)

VUB

Publications

« Waarom de Brusselse overheid moet investeren in digitale inclusie van kwetsbare jongeren. » Schurmans, Dana; Laenens, Willemien; Marien, Ilse, Policy Brief, No. 7, 23.11.2016.
« Digitale inclusie voor sociale inclusie. Welzijn en welbevinden van kwetsbare jongeren in de digitale stad: Implementatie en beleid? Eindrapport Prospective Research for Brussels. » Schurmans, Dana; Marien, Ilse; Laenens, Willemien; De Coninck, Jan , Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication (SMIT), 2016. 324 p.