Empowerment of Marginal Communities Through Information-Driven Learning

Empowerment of Marginal Communities Through Information-Driven Learning

Hakikur Rahman (Development Networking Program, Bangladesh)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-699-0.ch002
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Abstract

Effective use of information technology can play an important role in learning processes among constricted-bandwidth-inflicted countries with bare minimum information infrastructure. The Internet can act as the learning tool for providing appropriate content with easier access at lesser effort. When communities interact through any effective means of communication to gain access to relevant information, raise their knowledge, develop their capacities, mobilize resources, establish knowledge network, and empower themselves, penetration of the Internet must be ensured at acceptable state. However, the information-driven learning system requires more than these, so that information becomes truly a value-added product for the marginal community.

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