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Community characteristics for self-funding and self sustainable telecenter

Abu Seman, Mohamad Amir and Ibrahim, Huda and Kasiran, Mohd Khairudin and Yusop, Nor Iadah and Mat Aji, Zahurin and Md Dahalin, Zulkhairi and Yasin, Azman (2013) Community characteristics for self-funding and self sustainable telecenter. In: 3rd World Conference on Information Technology (WCIT- 2012), 14-16 November 2012, University of Barcelon, Barcelona, Spain..

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The issue of telecenter sustainability has been actively researched.The search for the best formula for telecenter sustainability is important since the establishment of telecenters is usually within the community affair.This study looks into community characteristics of a self-sustainability telecenter.A single-case research design approach with guided questionnaires and informal interview was adopted.The unit of analysis is the community surrounding Masjid As-Syakirin in Kampung Oran.In addition,an informal interview session was held with the management committee of the mosque to gather more in depth information about the telecenter operation.The results show that governance, philanthropy, and socio-economic values are among the characteristics of a self-sustainability telecenter. Therefore, this study contributes strongly in term of the community characteristics for a self-sustainable telecenter.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: AWERProcedia Information Technology & Computer Science. [Online]. 2013, 3, pp 1666-1671
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rural ICT development, ICT and socio-economic development, bridging digital divide, Malaysia;
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Mohamad Amir Abu Seman @ Ismail
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 09:37
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 09:37
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9066

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