Using Telecentres in Support of Distance Education
Telecentres or 'telecottages' are helping those at the margins of the knowledge economy gain and apply new understandings and skills. Telecentres may be seen as a socially responsive example of 'think global, act local.' With an ever-growing dependence on technology, there is a danger of ever-increasing disparity in access to education, training, information, and employment opportunities. Telecentres act as an equaliser, allowing the disadvantaged to log onto a world of opportunity
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Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)During the past century, rapid development of an information society and growth in the quantity of accessible information was given considerable momentum with the development of information and communication technologies ...
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