Bridging digital divide: Malaysian experience in building a portal for children

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Abstract

The paper discusses the researcher's ongoing experience in building a community portal for (underserved) children in Malaysia. This project is a joint venture between the ECommunity Research Center, National University of Malaysia, and a government agency, as an effort to bridge digital divide in Malaysia. Children have been identified as one of the marginalized groups due to their economic status/power and also limited access to the Internet. Taking into account the fact that a great number of marginalized or underserved children in Malaysia have very limited access to the Internet due to the imbalanced user/computer ratio at government agencies' initiated telecenters, this portal is designed with the primary objective of providing children with a quick access channel or contact access point (CAP) to a myriad of services such as education and entertainment available on the net. In other words, this portal is planned in such a way to give more children the opportunity to access the Internet within the limited time they can afford and the limited facility available. The discussion will include the challenges and lessons learned at the different stages involved such as the planning stage, the design stage as well as the testing stage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, ICCSIT 2009
Pages449-453
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, ICCSIT 2009 - Beijing
Duration: 8 Aug 200911 Aug 2009

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Other2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, ICCSIT 2009
CityBeijing
Period8/8/0911/8/09

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Keywords

  • Bridging digital divide
  • CAP
  • Children
  • Government initiated
  • Portal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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Aziz, J. (2009). Bridging digital divide: Malaysian experience in building a portal for children. In Proceedings - 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, ICCSIT 2009 (pp. 449-453). [5235019] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCSIT.2009.5235019

Bridging digital divide : Malaysian experience in building a portal for children. / Aziz, Jamaluddin.

Proceedings - 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, ICCSIT 2009. 2009. p. 449-453 5235019.

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Aziz, J 2009, Bridging digital divide: Malaysian experience in building a portal for children. in Proceedings - 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, ICCSIT 2009., 5235019, pp. 449-453, 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, ICCSIT 2009, Beijing, 8/8/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCSIT.2009.5235019
Aziz J. Bridging digital divide: Malaysian experience in building a portal for children. In Proceedings - 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, ICCSIT 2009. 2009. p. 449-453. 5235019 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCSIT.2009.5235019
Aziz, Jamaluddin. / Bridging digital divide : Malaysian experience in building a portal for children. Proceedings - 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, ICCSIT 2009. 2009. pp. 449-453
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