Building Local Capacity via Scaleable Web-Based Services

Building Local Capacity via Scaleable Web-Based Services

Helen Thompson (University of Ballarat, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch056
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Abstract

Information communications technology (ICT) has been identified as a key enabler in the achievement of regional and rural success, particularly in terms of economic and business development. The potential of achieving equity of service through improved communications infrastructure and enhanced access to government, health, education, and other services has been identified. ICT has also been linked to the aspiration of community empowerment, where dimensions include revitalizing a sense of community, building regional capacity, enhancing democracy, and increasing social capital.

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