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ICTs for Advancing Rural Communities and Human Development

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Associate Editors and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. WHERE THE BOOK STANDS
    2. CONCLUSION
  6. Chapter 1: The Impact of Personal Electronic Communications on Work-Life Balance and Cognitive Absorption
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH MODEL
    5. DATA ANALYSES
    6. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    7. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. Appendix A Final Measurement Items
  7. Chapter 2: Assessment and Contrast of the Effects of Information and Communication Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. MODEL DEVELOPMENT
    5. MATHEMATICAL EVALUATION
    6. PARETO OPTIMIZATION
    7. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: Automatic Language Translation for Mobile SMS
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. NETWORK SMS TRANSLATION
    5. IMPLEMENTATION
    6. BENEFITS
    7. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 4: Botswana’s Novel Approaches for Knowledge-Based Economy Facilitation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND
    4. 3. BOTSWANA’S CASE: RESOURCE TO KNOWLEDGE-BASED
    5. 4. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Children’s Maps in GIS
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. APPLICATION OF THE METHOD IN REAL-WORLD USE IN TÄBY
    5. Representation of Data
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: Participation in Child Welfare Services Through Information and Communication Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN CHILD WELFARE
    4. BACKGROUND: CASE MANAGEMENT, PARTICIPATION AND ICT
    5. COULD ICT INCREASE SERVICE USER PARTICIPATION?
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Deploying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Enhance Participation in Local Governance for Citizens with Disabilities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL CONTEXT
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN
    5. RESULTS
    6. ANALYTICAL MODEL OF LOCAL E-GOVERNANCE ENVIRONMENT
    7. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: E-Accessibility and Municipal Wi-Fi
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. WI-FI, ACCESSIBILITY, AND INCLUSIVITY
    3. IMPLEMENTATION MODELS IN MUNICIPAL WI-FI
    4. EXPLORATORY STUDY
    5. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS
  14. Chapter 9: Adoption and Use of ICTs among Rural Youth
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
    4. THE GREEK SETTING
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION: ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
  15. Chapter 10: Pathways to Participatory Landscape Governance in Northern Laos
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FRAMEWORK
    4. STUDY SITE
    5. METHODS
    6. RESULTS
    7. CHALLENGES FOR PARTICIPATORY LANDSCAPE GOVERNANCE
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. RECOMMENDATION
    10. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: Tlowitsis Re-Imagined
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE TLOWITSIS NATION
    4. NATION BUILDING
    5. PARTICIPATORY VIDEO
    6. RESEARCH APPROACH
    7. PARTICIPATORY VIDEO AND THE TLOWITSIS NATION
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 12: ICTs in Chinese Distance Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BENEFITS OF EDUCATION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
    3. CHINESE HIGHER EDUCATION
    4. DISTANCE HIGHER EDUCATION WITH ICTS
    5. IMPACT OF ICTS
    6. CHALLENGES IN DISTANCE HIGHER EDUCATION WITH ICTS
    7. THE WAY FORWARD
  18. Chapter 13: The Concerns of Elementary Educators with the Diffusion of Information and Communication Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ISSUES IN ICT IMPLEMENTATION
    4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    5. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    6. METHODOLOGY
    7. SURVEY DESIGN
    8. DATA ANALYSIS
    9. FINDINGS
  19. Chapter 14: Examining the “Digital Divide”
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    4. A RE-CONCEPTUALIZATION OF THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
    5. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    6. THE RESEARCH PROJECT
    7. RESULTS
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CURRICULAR AND PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SLE M.ED. PROGRAM
    10. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 15: Leveraging Technology to Promote Assessment for Learning in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN OF THE AEM
    4. EVALUATION FRAMEWORK
    5. EVALUATION PLAN
    6. EVALUATION FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. REDESIGNING TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNING
    8. DISCUSSION
  21. Chapter 16: Impact of Podcasts as Professional Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND NEED
    3. THEORETICAL BASES
    4. RESEARCH METHOD
    5. FINDINGS: ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
    6. EDUCATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 17: New Trends and Futuristic Information Communication Technologies for Engineering Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMMON PROBLEMS FACED BY ENGINEERING STUDENTS
    4. NEW TRENDS OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION
    5. TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENHANCING ENGINEERING EDUCATION
    6. NEW APPROACHES IN LEARNING ENGINEERING
    7. CONCLUSION
  23. Compilation of References
  24. About the Contributors
  25. Index