The TPOA Telecentre : A Community Sustainable Telecentre Architecture

Tan, Chong Eng and Poline, Bala and Lau, Sei Ping and Wong, Siew Mooi (2020) The TPOA Telecentre : A Community Sustainable Telecentre Architecture. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 11 (8). 182`-192. ISSN 2156-5570

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Abstract

This paper presented the telecentre implementation for the Orang Asli villages in remote rural areas under the Telecentre Program for Orang Asli (TPOA). TPOA telecentre architecture aims to assist the achievement of a rural community sustainable telecentre through innovation and strategic adoption of ICT technology. Lessons learned from our past telecentre experience have outlined various challenges in the technical aspects of the telecentre implementation and operation. The TPOA telecentre ICT architecture has been designed to address the outlined issues hence producing a smoother telecentre operation that enables the rural communities to selfsustain their own telecentres. The technical support for the remote rural telecentre can be very expensive and impractical due to the extreme physical access condition. Hence, the rural communities themselves have to carry out the support and maintenance to sustain the operation of the telecentre. The TPOA telecentre architecture has enabled a relatively friendly to operate ICT platform in order to assist and make it possible for the Orang Asli to sustain, support, and maintain the telecentre operation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Information, Communication and Creative Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telecentre; sustainability; TPOA; telecentre architecture; ICT4D; rural development, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2020 04:21
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2021 04:00
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31505

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