WIT Press


An Outreach Venture: Bringing Computer Literacy To Rural Women In Malaysia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CI040201

Volume

31

Pages

7

Published

2004

Size

304 kb

Author(s)

H. Awang & M. Jaffar

Abstract

With each IT/ICT development, the digital divide grows wider between the information \“haves” and the \“have-nots”. In the effort to narrow the gap and to facilitate the adoption of ICT by rural residents, an outreach training course through the Community Communications Development Program was initiated to provide hands-on training in computer literacy to cultivate interest and appreciation in the importance of ICT knowledge and skills. The training was conducted on-site using a mobile unit equipped with 16 computers and peripherals, and was stationed in a selected area for 5 days. Training was divided into morning and afternoon sessions with 15 trainees per session to provide them with one computer each. The men attended the morning session, and the women the aft

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