Ilse Mariën

Ilse Mariën

Post-doc researcher

IMEC-SMIT-VUB

Biography

Dr. Ilse Mariën is working as a post-doc researcher at imec-SMIT, a research centre attached to the Free University of Brussels (VUB) where she has been involved in multiple projects related to digital inequalities, e-skills and other policy aspects related to digital media. For the moment, she is leading a 4-year federal research project – IDEALiC – that aims at setting the future scene of e-inclusion policies in Belgium. In 2016, she successfully defended her Ph.D. that entails (1) a more contextualized and comprehensive theoretical framework for digital inequalities; and (2) a concise strategic framework for developing sustainable e-inclusion policies. In addition, it examined the informal learning settings, methods and practices that are used by grassroots initiatives to enhance the development of media literacy amongst at-risk groups.

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