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What is Internet Kiosks

Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services
These are centers with computer terminals with special hardware and software designed to offer public services to the people. These centers offer shared access to telecommunication facilities like phone, fax, and e-mail. In many developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America large sections of the population do not have universal access to telecommunications. The Internet kiosks become quite effective in offering better tele-density in developing countries.
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Cyber Capability Framework: A Tool to Evaluate ICT for Development Projects
Shib Shankar Dasgupta (, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3986-7.ch021
This chapter discusses a new theoretical framework, the Cyber Capability Framework, to broaden discussions on ICT for development projects in developing countries from simple growth and access through information infrastructure to an understanding of the complexities involved in the social developments of ordinary citizens. The six dimensions of the Framework, namely, information, technology, process, vision, skills, and management dimension, help in locating the ICT for development projects within the political, economic, and social contexts in particular developing countries.
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