Following a presentation on equity given at ASCILITE 2015 in Perth, Dr Julie Willems asked delegates who would be keen to join forces to create a special interest group in and around digital equity. The purpose was to promote the scholarship of digital equity as a core, continuing and ethical stream for ASCILITE as an association and to disseminate research findings and best practice.
After several discussions, a SIG proposal was submitted in April 2017, and the Digital Equity SIG was officially launched at the ASCILITE2017 conference in Toowoomba, December 2017. The first online meeting for the SIG was held in early 2018 as a ‘Blue Sky’ planning session. The SIG has grown from strength to strength. At its heart, it has a dedicated core of talented colleagues, gifted in many ways, and all passionate about various aspects of digital equity.