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By Heather E. Hudson

ISBN-10: 0805856676

ISBN-13: 9780805856675

ISBN-10: 1429463023

ISBN-13: 9781429463027

From Rural Village to international Village: Telecommunications for improvement within the info Age examines the function of knowledge and communique applied sciences (ICTs) on either the macro level–societal, socio-economic, and governmental–and quarter level–education, healthiness, agriculture, entrepreneurship– emphasizing rural and constructing areas. writer Heather E. Hudson examines the aptitude impression of ICTs via reviewing the prevailing learn and including her personal findings from wide fieldwork in ICT making plans and overview. the amount comprises case stories demonstrating leading edge purposes of ICTs plus chapters on assessment thoughts and applicable applied sciences. She additionally analyzes the coverage concerns that has to be addressed to facilitate reasonable ICT entry in rural and constructing areas. This dialogue pertains to the bigger “digital divide” factor, and the influence that entry to communique technology–or the inability of it–has on groups and societies. This entire quantity is a beneficial source for students, execs, researchers, and scholars in telecommunications legislations and coverage, media economics, overseas verbal exchange, and communique and improvement fields. it's also appropriate to be used as an advanced-level textual content in those components.

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As noted earlier, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Dell, and other multinational high tech companies provide ICT-based training for employees worldwide at a fraction of the cost of traditional classes. · The curriculum-sharing model: This approach involves networking rural schools that may not have enough students to justify hiring specialized 36 CHAPTER 3 teachers in subjects such as mathematics, art, music, or foreign languages, or sufficient budget to do so. For example, in several rural areas in North America, schools are linked by microwave or optical fiber to share teachers and classes.

Similar, although less severe, problems face many rural parts of industrialized countries. S. ”3 Another educational goal is to reach the adult learner, both for basic education in the community and for training in the workplace. Here, a source of innovation is the private sector, which has made significant investments in ICTs for training its own employees to improve worker skills and reduce turnover. This chapter examines ICT applications and strategies that are intended to address educational challenges in rural areas of industrialized countries as well as in developing regions.

The state government could not afford to produce televised materials for all subjects; instead, it asked teachers to list priorities for supplementary content, and then obtained educational rights to these programs and transmitted them by satellite at night when a channel was available. The teachers set their VCRs to record the programs, and then played them when appropriate in the classroom (see Hudson & Pittman, 1999). 30 CHAPTER 3 The Internet can also enrich the classroom experience and provide learning opportunities not locally available.

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