Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology

Draft Table of Contents




Stewart Marshall, Wal Taylor and Xinghuo Yu


Stewart Marshall, Wal Taylor and Xinghuo Yu

1: Theoretical and general issues

Civil society and the new economy: Challenges, risks and opportunities – a perspective for developing economies
Susana Finquelievich

Assimilation by communities of Internet technologies: Initiatives at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town

Geoff Erwin and Wal Taylor

Telecentres - providing ICT access and services in low income nations

Colin Latchem

Sustainable telecentres for local development: Key issues and trends

Michele Cocchiglia

Digital libraries as informational resources promoting the culture and development of regional communities

Cavan McCarthy

Telework and the Canadian environment

Stefane Kabene, Raymond Leduc and Rick Burjaw

Connecting dispersed communities on the move

Juliet Jain and Glenn Lyons

Accessing opportunities, services, social networks and other goods: Using 'virtual mobility' to alleviate aspects of social exclusion for individuals and communities

Susan Kenyon

Convergence of ICT and culture

Matthew Mitchell

2: Thematic issues

2.1: Community informatics

The need for community informatics for the Long Bedian community in Malaysia

Jayapragas Gnaniah, Peter Songan, Alvin W. Yeo, Hushairi Zen and Khairuddin Ab. Hamid

Challenges to community informatics for bridging the digital divide

Peter Songan, Khairuddin Ab. Hamid, Alvin W. Yeo, Jayapragas Gnaniah and Hushairi Zen

Critical mass and self-sustaining activity in an Australian community network

Martin Gibbs, Michael Arnold and Phillipa Wright

The Arab world, culture, and information technology

Mohamed Louadi

Industry-relevant smart community partnerships: An Australian perspective

Colin Baskin, Michelle Barker and Peter Woods

The S3 model: Measuring the maturity level of a community portal

Lejla Vrazalic and Peter Hyland

The South Australian Common Knowledge Community

Helen Robinson

Trans-urbanities and collaborative environments in computer networks

Alfredo Matta

2.2: E-Commerce

E-Commerce: the Definition Dilemma

Aileen Cater-Steel and Shelly Grist

Cultural barriers of human-computer interaction

Debbie Carstens

E-commerce in the sub-Saharan Africa: Going somewhere or nowhere?

Kenneth Msiska

Impact of government procurement ICT on the sustainability of SMEs and regional communities

Peter Demediuk

E-commerce and business in the regions: Regional tourism and the Internet in Australia

Patrice Braun

E-commerce and small business in regional Australia

Wayne Pease and Michelle Rowe

The adaptive use of ICT in response to disintermediation: The WebMAIL case study

Pramod Sharma, Dean Carson and Andrew Taylor

2.3: E-Governance

Citzen-oriented decision making: Some EU experience

Auli Keskinen and Tuomo Kuosa

Transforming democracy through ICT: An adoption model for community-led e-democracy practices

Andy Williamson

E–democracy: A contemporary framework for citizens’ deliberation

Ulrike Kozeluh

E-democracy: Extended democratic space for citizens’ e-participation

Andriy Pazyuk

Assessment of e-government projects - a case study of Bhoomi, India

Rahul De'

Methodological aspects of establishing of a “knowledge network” of local and regional development subjects with reference to the Ukraine

Olexandr Molodtsov

2.4: Education

Online learning communities or collaborative learning?

Daniel Teghe and Bruce Knight

Distance education in the era of Internet: From self-study to collaborative learning

Giorgio Agosti

Problem-based learning and the design of e-learning environments

Bijan Gillani

Cognitive theories and the design of e-learning environments

Bijan Gillani

ICT and distance learning for agricultural extension in low income countries

Colin Latchem and Ajit Maru

Methodology to facilitate information literacy for telecentre users in low-income regional communities in Mexico

Antonio Santos

Preparing African higher education faculty in technology

Wanjira Kinuthia

Expanding e-commerce into e-ducation: A perspective for information technology in developing nations

Kirk St. Amant

‘The Virtual Institute of Music’ and ‘The Virtual Institute of Management Sciences’ – New Frontiers for The New Australian Institute of Music

Greg Whateley, Ian Bofinger and Peter Calvo

Building a theoretical and practice based framework for the development of RMIT learning networks

Leone Wheeler and Cheryl Lewis-Fitzgerald

When just enrolling is not enough: A case for intentional online learning plans

Susan Crichton

2.5: Health

Medical education in the 21st century: Building a global healthcare community

Stefane Kabene, Jatinder Takhar, Raymond Leduc and Rick Burjaw

Implementation of a health information systems programme in Andhra Pradesh, India: The challenge of sustainability

Zubeeda Quraishy

2.6: Tourism

An overview of developing regional tourism using information communications technology – an Australian perspective

Dean Carson

E-commerce and small tourism firms: Regional development and networks

Patrice Braun

ICT and the tourism information marketplace in Australia: Delivering business intelligence for regional tourism

Andrew Taylor

Developing regional destination marketing systems: The Greater Dryandra experience in Australia

Glenn Hornby

3: Regional and country issues

3.1: Africa Region

3.1.01: Regional
E-Africa initiative for good governance: Building e-governance capacity in Africa

Gianluca Misuraca

3.1.02: Regional
Illustrative case study of NetTel@Africa

Matthew Mitchell

3.1.03: Regional
The state of the telecommunications sector and Internet access in Africa – a case study view

Vanessa Phala

3.1.04: Cameroon
Improving rural development in the Upper Nkam Division in Cameroon through open and distance programme for rural women

Sylvie Siyam Siwe and Clarisse Loumou Loe

3.1.05: Ethiopia
Information and communication technologies for Ethiopian community development

Solomon Negash

3.1.06: Ghana
Assessing universal access to ICT in Ghana

Godfred Frempong and Imor Braimah

3.1.07: Ghana
Analysing a rural community’s reception of ICT in Ghana, Africa

John Pryor

3.1.08: Nigeria
CawdNet – an ICT enabled “community” in rural Nigeria and the UK

Pam McLean

3.1.09: South Africa
ICT-based community development initiatives in South Africa

Nicole Arellano, Wallace Chigona, Jeanne Moore and Jean-Paul Van Belle

3.1.10: South Africa
The clustering dynamics of the ICT sector in South Africa

Sagren Moodley

3.1.11: South Africa
An interpretivist case study of a rural multi-purpose community centre in the Dwars River Valley, South Africa

Johnathan Trusler and Jean-Paul Van Belle

3.1.12: South Africa
Crossing the digital divide and putting ICT to work to improve people’s lives: The key role of government

Teresa Peters

3.1.13: SubSaharan West Africa
Training to improve electronic information literacy in higher education in Subsaharan West Africa

Ibrahima Poda and William F. Brescia, Jr.

3.1.14: Swaziland
Forging partnerships to provide computer literacy in Swaziland

Cisco Magagula

3.1.15: Tunisia
How the national e-strategy shapes competitiveness in the information economy: A case study on Tunisia’s ICT sector

Alf Neumann

3.1.16: Tunisia
E-mail as a teaching supplement in Tunisia: A three-year experiment

Mohamed Louadi

3.1.17: Uganda
The state of Internet access in Uganda

Peter Mwesige

3.2: Americas region

3.2.01: Canada
E-business for SME development: Some promising initiatives in Quebec, Canada

Éliane Moreau, Louis Raymond, Sylvain Delisle and Bernard Vermot-Desroches

3.2.03: United States of America
Leveraging digital multimedia training for at-risk teens in Boston

Tim Shea and Craig Davis

3.2.04: South America
E-government and e-democracy in Latin America: Stages of development

Ester Kaufman

3.2.05: South America
Poverty, inequality and new technologies in Latin America

Simone Cecchini

3.3: Asia Region

3.3.01: Armenia
The telecommunication problems in rural areas of Armenia

Gevorg Melkonyan

3.3.02: China
Recent IT developments in China

Michelle Rowe

3.3.03: China
Information technology in China – the issue of standards

Michelle Rowe

3.3.04: Cambodia
Cambodian youth making connections

Kelly Hutchinson

3.3.05: Laos
Pedal powered wireless Internet in the Laotion jungle via open source software

Neil Anderson

3.3.06: Malaysia
Planning for electronic government in a remote site - a Malaysian case study

Lee Gilbert

3.3.07: Malaysia
Lessons learnt from e-Bario & e-Bedian project implementation in Malaysia

Jayapragas Gnaniah, Alvin W. Yeo, Hushairi Zen, Peter Songan and Khairuddin Ab. Hamid

3.3.08: Philippines
The E-LGU project: Introducing electronic governance in the Philippines

Vic Mariano

3.3.09: Singapore
Selling Singapore’s e-lifestyle initiative to late adopters

Ian Gregory Weber and Eric Lim Tze Kuan

3.3.10: Thailand
Technology leapfrogging in Thailand: Can lessons be learned?

Louis Sanzogni and Heather Gray

3.3.11: Thailand
Education trends in Thai businesses in Chiang Mai that utilise information technology: An opportunity for e-enablement and digital divide reduction

Heather Gray and John Campbell

3.3.12: Vietnam
Wireless in Vietnam - evaluating a leapfrog investment strategy

Lee Gilbert

3.4: Caribbean region

3.4.01: Caribbean
E-commerce challenges for Caribbean businesses

Richard Escalante

3.4.02: Caribbean
The possible negative impacts of the information superhighway on Caribbean companies

Simon Fraser

3.4.03: Jamaica
ICTs and the efficient markets hypothesis: The case of Jamaica

Andrea Roofe

3.4.05: Trinidad & Tobago
ICTs in medical education in Trinidad and Tobago: implications for community development

Marilyn Lewis

3.5: European region

3.5.01: Europe
Employability management of ICT professionals: A study across European SMEs

Dora Scholarios, Esther VanderSchoot and Beatrice van der Heijden

3.5.02: Estonia
Digital divide and the ICT paradigm: The case of Estonia

Tarmo Kalvet

3.5.03: Ireland
Connecting the unconnected: The Schoolsat experience in rural Ireland

Anneleen Cosemans

3.5.04: N. Ireland
Capturing community memory with images: An Irish case study

Ted Leath

3.5.05: Portugal
Building human centered systems based on communication infrastructures: evidence from Portugal

José Moutinho and Manuel Heitor

3.5.06: Switzerland
ICT, education and regional development in Swiss peripheral areas

Chiara Giorgi and Dieter Schürch

3.5.07: Turkey
Overview of developing regional communities in Turkey

Melih Kirlidog

3.5.08: Turkey
Urban information systems in Turkish local governments: The case of Bursa

Koray Velibeyoglu

3.5.09: UK
Distance learning, telematics and rural social exclusion in south west England

Matthew David

3.5.10: Ukraine
Civic Space Portal – a successful portal for non-governmental organizations in Ukraine

Olesya Arkhypska, Svitlana Bilous and Vitaliy Yarinich

3.5.11: Ukraine
The information society in Ukraine: Globalization and identity

Serge Azarov

3.6: Indian Sub Continent

3.6.01: Bangladesh
Formation of a knowledge-based society through utilization of information networking: A Bangladesh perspective
Hakikur Rahman

3.6.02: India
Information and communication technology in regional development: The case of community information centres of Assam in North East India

Saundarjya Borbara and Mrinal Kanti Dutta

3.6.03: India
ICT aided education for people’s empowerment: An Indian case study

Ashok Banerji and Saswata Basu

3.6.04: India
One Village One Computer (1V1C) campaign in India

Anil Shaligram

3.6.05: India
Imagining APNA Punjab in cyberspace

Anjali Gera Roy

3.6.06: India
Information communication for child development service

Malathi Somaiah & V. Vijayalakshmi

3.7: Middle East region

3.7.01: Saudi Arabia
Political online communities (POCS) in Saudi Arabia

Yeslam Al-Saggaf and John Weckert

3.8: Oceania region

3.8.01: Oceania
Electronic government in small island states

Janet Toland, Fuatai Purcell and Sid Huff

3.8.02: Australia
National competition policy and broadband provision in Australia

Alicia (Lucy) Cameron

3.8.03: Australia
Sustainability issues for Australian rural teleservice centres

Karin Geiselhart and Peter Jamieson

3.8.04: Australia
An Australian case study to determine whether ICT improves social interactions

Raj Gururajan

3.8.05: Australia
ICT and regional development in Hervey Bay, Australia

Wayne Pease, Michelle Rowe and Lauretta Wright

3.8.06: Australia
ICT and developing social capital: The Gulf Savannah, North Queensland Experience

Kate Sutcliffe

3.8.07: Australia
Workarounds and security: Some effects of distance on ICT implementation

Fiona Brady

3.8.08: Australia
Remote indigenous Australian communities and ICT

Laurel Dyson

3.8.09: Fiji
Internet development in Fiji: the value of ICT for social and cultural capital in Pacific Island communities

Usha Harris

3.8.10: Fiji
ICT policy and practice in the Fiji Islands: National and regional dimensions

Graham Hassall

3.8.11: Solomon Islands
Uptake of PFnet services and its impact on sustainable rural development in Solomon Islands

Anand Chand and David Leeming

4: Methodologies

Participatory 3D Modelling

Giacomo Rambaldi

Applying for government grants for ICT in Australia

Lynne De Weaver

Schools-based community networking in Uganda

Daniel Stern

Action research methods: Case study

Patrice Braun

Constructing an ethical ‘bestfit’ research model to investigate the role of e-commerce in a South African women’s rural development organization

Jo Rhodes

Website development as both an instrument and relationship in action research

Max Forte

Sociocultural Animation

Marcus Foth

5: Technologies

Introduction to mobile ad hoc networks

Jiankun Hu

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6): An assessment and analysis of its potential effects

Savvas Papagiannidis, Joanna Berry and Feng Li

The use of Voice Over IP for rural telecommunication provision

Thomas Wilsdon and Jill Slay

Innovation in wireless technologies

Diego Ragazzi

Satellite technology in schools: An Irish case study

Sally Reynolds

Radio for social development - a modern folk media

Patrick Craddock & Peggy Duncan

A new vision - modern tools and technologies for the visually impaired

Anirban Lahiri and Anupam Basu

Digital libraries and development - a way ahead for the illiterate

Maria Trujillo

Digital library structure and software

Cavan McCarthy

Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) for bridging the digital divide

Yuwei Lin

Internet as a tool to produce and share free advanced scientific and technological knowledge

Jean-Philippe Rennard