ICTs for Advancing Rural Communities and Human Development: Addressing the Digital Divide

ICTs for Advancing Rural Communities and Human Development: Addressing the Digital Divide

Susheel Chhabra (Periyar Management and Computer College, India)
Release Date: January, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 326
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0047-8
ISBN13: 9781466600478|ISBN10: 1466600470|EISBN13: 9781466600485
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Description:

While technology has had a considerable impact on humanity’s progress, it can also fuel inequality and tension. Considerable opportunities exist for investigating the link between ICT design and individual and social development.

ICTs for Advancing Rural Communities and Human Development: Addressing the Digital Divide reviews the important impact ICTs have on economic, social, and political development and provides analyses of ICTs for education, commerce, and governance. This reference develops strategies and promotes awareness of human development initiatives as they relate to technology development and design.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption and Use of ICTs
  • Digital Divide
  • Digital Media Use
  • E-Accessibility
  • ICT and Local Governance
  • ICT in Higher Education
  • Knowledge-Based Economies
  • Language Translation
  • Personal Electronic Communications
  • Podcasts
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"The efforts of various research initiatives and outcomes highlighted in this book have suggested some of the useful and relevant strategies which are expected to promote awareness of human development initiatives as they relate to technology development and design."

– Dr.Susheel Chhabra (Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi, India)
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Susheel Chhabra is a Professor & Dean of Management and Information Technology at Periyar Management and Computer College, Delhi, India. His research interests include Strategic HR (Leadership & Organizational Performance), Electronic Government and Service Quality. He has to his credit funded research project(s) and several international publications including edited and authored research books with acclaimed publishers worldwide. He has organized several executive development programmes for corporates and academics. Prof. Chhabra has extensive publication experience as Editor-in-Chief of two (2) International Journals.
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