Empowering Marginal Communities with Information Networking

Empowering Marginal Communities with Information Networking

Hakikur Rahman (Institute of Computer Management and Science, Bangladesh)
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Release Date: November, 2005|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 363|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-699-0
ISBN13: 9781591406990|ISBN10: 1591406994|EISBN13: 9781591407010|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781591407003
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Empowering Marginal Communities with Information Networking provides valuable insights into the successes and challenges faced by development project implementers around the world. It includes methodologies, technological constraints, implementation challenges, and sustainability issues of different projects, focusing on the empowerment of marginal communities.

Empowering Marginal Communities with Information Networking supports rural technology and information systems in order to strengthen grass-roots institutions by blending indigenous knowledge and modern technology. This book includes success stories, drawbacks, and facts and figures in the social transformation processes of globalization.

Reviews and Testimonials

This book has created a useful platform for global readers at large. It brings a total learning situation; learner autonomy and learner contiguity as well as integrating diverse areas of knowledge with the new paradigm. It is indeed a valuable book in terms of its [content]s, which have a wide range of coverage to help readers know the past, present and future development of ICT.

– Dr. Roger Haw, Founder cum Chairman of ASRIA, Malaysia

[Empowering Marginal Communities with Information Networking] acts as a resource kit for policy formulation in the hope of creating a more evenly distributed knowledge society. The book may be of use to librarians, museum officials, and information studies faculty. For researchers studying the impact of ICTs in marginal communities, it offers an essential collection of guidelines, best practices, and case studies developed in the past ten years.

– Thomas Lannon, New York Public Library, in College and Research Libraries Volume 67, Number 4, July 2006

Rahman's collection is a valuable resource on the role of ICTs and of networking in adult learning and community empowerment, and offers insights into a range of innovative approaches. For anyone interessting in the field of information and ICTs as facilitators of social inclusion, this is a worthy volume.

– Lan Anh Tran, Victoria University of Wellington, Online Information Review, Vol. 30 No. 3, 2006

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Hakikur Rahman, an academic of over 25 years, has served leading education institutes and established various ICT projects funded by ADB, UNDP and World Bank in Bangladesh. He is currently serving the BRAC University in Bangladesh. He has written/edited more than 15 books, 35 book chapters and contributed over 100 papers/articles in Journals, Magazines, News papers and Conference Proceedings on ICTs, education, governance and research. Graduating from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1981, he has received his Master's of Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1986 and completed his PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ansted University, BVI, UK in 2001.

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