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Titolo:
Challenges and opportunities in introducing information and communication technologies to the Kelabit community of north central Borneo
Autore:
Harris, R; Bala, P; Songan, P; Lien, EKG; Trang, TG;
Indirizzi:
Univ Malaysia Sarawak, Fac Informat Technol, Kota Samarahan 94300, Sarawak, Malaysia Univ Malaysia Sarawak Kota Samarahan Sarawak Malaysia 94300 wak, Malaysia
Titolo Testata:
NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 3, anno: 2001,
pagine: 270 - 295
SICI:
1461-4448(200109)3:3<270:CAOIII>2.0.ZU;2-J
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
attitude towards computer; information and communication technology; Kelabits; rural communities; rural development; telecentre;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Harris, R Univ Malaysia Sarawak, Fac Informat Technol, Kota Samarahan 94300, Sarawak, Malaysia Univ Malaysia Sarawak Kota Samarahan Sarawak Malaysia94300 sia
Citazione:
R. Harris et al., "Challenges and opportunities in introducing information and communication technologies to the Kelabit community of north central Borneo", NEW MEDIA S, 3(3), 2001, pp. 270-295

Abstract

This article described an action-research pilot project to provide opportunities for the remote Kelabit community in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, to use information and communication technologies (ICTS) for sustainable human development. The project aims to establish a telecentre as a place for the community to use ICTs. Although many in the community have heard about computers, they have not seen or used them. In Phase I of this project, a team of University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) researchers were involved in the collection of base-line data to provide a socio-economic profile of the community; to establish existing pattern., of communication and computer awareness and finally to determine the current attitudes towards computers in Bario's secondary school (SMK Bario). Findings indicate that due to Bario's relative isolation, community members cited theirrelatives to be the main source of information and face-to-face communication as the major channel of communication, and that a majority of school teachers had a positive attitude towards using ICTs. Recommendations for future directions in promoting the utilization of ICTs to lead to the establishment of a telecentre are discussed.

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