Telecenters as Training Centers of e-learning for the Marginalized Community: The Malaysian Experience

May 2012
WSEAS Transactions on Information Science & Applications;May2012, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p145
Academic Journal
Telecenters in Malaysia was established to assist the government in bridging the digital divide between the urban and the rural communities. There are currently more than 2000 telecenters in Malaysia. These centers are equipped with computers and access to the Internet with the aim of providing the community with access to technology in order that they become aware of the importance of technology as a tool to search for information and how it can add positive values and change their lives. This study is based on a research developed to understand, investigate and evaluate the role of telecenters as agents of transformation in assisting the government to achieve its aim to become a k-economy and a k-society country. This paper reports on the use of telecenters for e-activities purposes and concluded with suggestions on how telecenters can become a catalyst for e-learning training centers.


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