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Author Mukerji, Maitrayee
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Rural India ♦ Telecentre Initiative ♦ New Technology ♦ Generic One ♦ Developmental Intervention ♦ Main Characteristic ♦ Term Telecentre ♦ Starting Point ♦ Socio-economic Impact ♦ Arrangement Rural Knowledge Centre ♦ Information Kiosk ♦ Village Knowledge Centre ♦ In-depth Study ♦ Related Issue
Description The term telecentre is a generic one for all kinds of arrangements – Rural Knowledge Centre, Information Kiosks, Village Knowledge Centres, etc – that seek to provide shared and mediated access to information and services by using new technologies especially computers and Internet. The paper traces the emergence of telecentres as developmental intervention in rural India and puts forth a typology of telecentres in rural India. The typology categorises the existing telecentre initiatives into groups thus making an attempt to delineate their main characteristics, strengths and shortcomings. The typology would serve as a starting point for further in-depth studies to answer questions with regards to models and related issues like ownership, sustainability, and socio-economic impact. 1.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-01-01
Journal Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries