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The ICT social inclusion among Orang Asli community in Gombak area

Ahlan, Abdul Rahman and Arshad, Yusri (2011) The ICT social inclusion among Orang Asli community in Gombak area. In: International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, 23 - 24 November 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (In Press)

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Abstract

As Malaysia is moving towards k-economy and developed nation by 2020, there is a need for all its citizens to participate in this socio-economic development. Orang Asli often have been cited as introverts and lag behind compared to other races in Malaysia. Literatures indicate a few researches have been studied involving the Orang Asli but a dearth is found focusing on ICT education and Internet usage among the Orang Asli schoolchildren. This study aims to fill in this gap by investigating the computer and Internet usage among the Orang Asli schoolchildren in three schools in Gombak area which is close to International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) main campus. The survey findings indicate most of the respondents are familiar with computer and Internet but the level of usage varies. Most parents are lower-income earners and affordability to own personal computers become a main issue. Even though schools provide limited time allocations for the students to use computer laboratories, the students also visit cybercafés, friends and relatives’ houses to use computers and Internet.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1716/4123
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer, Internet, Orang Asli, Education, Malaysia, thin client, ICT inclusion, KICT, developing country
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr. Abd Rahman Ahlan
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2011 09:56
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2011 08:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4123

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