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Abstract

Malaysia, in its effort to achieve its Vision 2020, launched a National Broadband Pelan (NBP) in 2004; subsequently Broadband Implementation Plan was formulated in 2007 as an effort and strategy by the government to provide and upgrade the ICT infrastructure and broadband facilities throughout Malaysia. The initiative to bridge digital divide is encapsulated in two strategic foundations of the National Mission which are: 1) Strategic foundation 1.2 whose purpose is to increase the effort to bridge digital divide effort; 2) Strategic foundation 3.7 whose purpose is to increase the development of underserved states by providing economic opportunity and upgrading the infrastructure, social facilities and basic necessities. As at the heart of these is the need to educate its citizen and to instill socioeconomic competitiveness, the government sets a target for the broadband penetration for each household at 50% by the end of 2010. This means one telecenter per district has been set as a target and the main focus is ICT literacy. Therefore, the paper discusses the roles of government initiated telecenters in Malaysia in an effort to bridge digital divide by focusing on the education aspects of telecenters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09
Pages248-252
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09 - Genova
Duration: 17 Oct 200919 Oct 2009

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Other8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09
CityGenova
Period17/10/0919/10/09

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Keywords

  • Bridging digital divide
  • Broadband implementation plan
  • Broadband penetration
  • Education
  • ICT infrastructure
  • Telecenters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education

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Aziz, J., Abd Razak, N., Abdul Malek, J., Mohd Nor, N. F., & Amir, Z. (2009). Community broadband: Towards education for all. In Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09 (pp. 248-252)

Community broadband : Towards education for all. / Aziz, Jamaluddin; Abd Razak, Norizan; Abdul Malek, Jalaluddin; Mohd Nor, Nor Fariza; Amir, Zaini.

Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09. 2009. p. 248-252.

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Aziz, J, Abd Razak, N, Abdul Malek, J, Mohd Nor, NF & Amir, Z 2009, Community broadband: Towards education for all. in Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09. pp. 248-252, 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09, Genova, 17/10/09.
Aziz J, Abd Razak N, Abdul Malek J, Mohd Nor NF, Amir Z. Community broadband: Towards education for all. In Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09. 2009. p. 248-252
Aziz, Jamaluddin ; Abd Razak, Norizan ; Abdul Malek, Jalaluddin ; Mohd Nor, Nor Fariza ; Amir, Zaini. / Community broadband : Towards education for all. Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09. 2009. pp. 248-252
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