Department

Information Systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2010

Abstract

While the digital revolution has transformed the way many of us work and live, more than half the world's population lives in rural areas that have been shut-out of the digital transformation. Low-income countries have yet to realize the benefits from the digital revolution; therefore, a need exists for innovative and alternative models to overcome the lack of access to knowledge and learning. This paper examines the challenges faced by low-income countries in accessing ICT enabled content and proposes a Big-Small model where low-income countries can harness the ICT revolution. This paper concludes with a discussion on sustainability and future research directions.

Journal

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education

Journal ISSN

1550-1876

Volume

6

Issue

4

First Page

49

Last Page

60

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4018/jicte.2010100105