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The influence of community characteristics towards telecentres success

Yusop, Nor Iadah and Mohd Yusof, Shafiz Affendi and Mat Aji, Zahurin and Ibrahim, Huda and Kasiran, Mohd Khairudin and Md Dahalin, Zulkhairi and Abdul Ghani, Nor Farzana and Abd Razak, Rafidah and Hassan, Syahida and Rahmat, Abdul Razak (2010) The influence of community characteristics towards telecentres success. Computer and Information Science, 3 (2). pp. 116-120. ISSN 1913-8997

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Telecentres are physical spaces that provide public access to information and communication technology particularly the Internet for educational, personal, social, and economic development. This paper will closely look into the characteristics of the community that influence the success of telecentres. Although there are a number of influential factors in regards to community characteristics, the emphasis will be on groups and networks factor. Survey was conducted to collect data from users regarding their use of telecentres. In the questionnaire, apart from the users’ profiles, items related to the groups and networks were also included.Sampling was done based on a population comprising of telecentres implemented by state governments, non-governmental organizations, and private sectors. The findings suggest that there are some indications showing certain self belonging, as consequences to the usages of telecentres, to a group and establishing networks which can contribute to the success of telecentres.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telecentres, E-communities, Social Capital, Groups Networks
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Huda Haji Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2010 01:54
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2020 02:22

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