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ERIC Number: EJ1084989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
The Status of Information and Communication Technology in a Coastal Village: A Case Study
Govindaraju, P.; Mabel, M. Maani
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v6 n1 p128-135 2010
Kovalam is one of the coastal villages in Southern Tamil Nadu, India, and the principal livelihood of the villagers is fishing. The village is equipped with a VKC (Village Knowledge Center), initiated by the local Parish Council, to serve the people with the e-governance, e-agriculture, eeducation, e-health and other services at free of cost. This paper is aimed at studying the effects of the technological adoption through the intrinsic case study method. Besides, interviews and discussions were also included to find out the realistic situation. The users of the Kiosk, the boundary partners and the knowledge workers were contacted to collect data. The study has revealed the influence and the role of kiosk in the lives of fishing community.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India