Abstract

This paper discusses the impact of the implementation of a computer project, JENii, to residents of Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) Chini Timur cluster settlement in the State of Pahang, Malaysia. JENii computer is a product at trial stage at public level design by Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS). The JENii project aims to reduce the digital gap among rural residents. JENii uses touch screen with built-in wireless broadband. The first part of this paper discusses literature review and theory of digital inclusion. The second part discusses issues and methodology of the research. The third part discusses impact of JENii on improving computer usage skills among the housewives and senior citizens. This study uses empirical methods based on quantitative and qualitative data. The study found that the technology helped to eliminate techno-fear among the samples. The use of the applications in the device and internet access among the samples was at a moderate level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-124
Number of pages10
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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Keywords

  • Agricultural society
  • Bridging digital divide
  • Digital inclusion society
  • Techno-fear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications

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