A theoretical framework for rural knowledge centers

dc.contributor.author Guntuku, Dileepkumar
dc.contributor.author Chaudhary, Sanjay
dc.contributor.author Balaji, Venkataraman
dc.contributor.author Holz-Clause, Mary
dc.contributor.author Sai, Kuna A
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-16T02:49:18Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-16T02:49:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.description.abstract Exponential growth in ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and establishment of RKCs (Rural Knowledge Centers) have been fast spreading across the globe. In the continuous process, there are tens of thousands of RKCs are being established by various agencies, to provide shared public access to ICTs for meeting educational, social, personal, economic and entertainment needs of the rural community. As most of these initiatives are relatively new, there are mixed opinions on the social and economic impacts of RKCs. There is also lack of good understanding on the conceptual and theoretical framework for planning and designing of RKCs. The authors conducted a study to fill this information gap by assessing selected ICT4D (ICT for development) project sites in rural India. Through the systemic analysis of the data and continuous interpretation of the observations, the study proposes a framework for planning and designing of RKCs. In this paper, the authors present the study results, and discuss the evolution process of RKCs and factors that influences planning and designing of RKCs. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dileepkumar, G., Holz-Clause, M., Aruna Sai, K., Chaudhary, S., & Balaji, V.(2011). A Theoretical Framework for Rural Knowledge Centers. Journal of US-China Education Review, 8 (12). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2161-623X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/251
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher David Publishing en_US
dc.subject Rural Communities en_US
dc.subject.other Knowledge Centres en_US
dc.title A theoretical framework for rural knowledge centers en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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