Bridging the Digital Divide in Asia: Challenges and Solutions

By Ravi S. Sharma and Intan Azura Mokhtar.

Published by The Technology Collection

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With interest on the establishment of the information society, it is critical to address the digital divide both in terms of information infrastructure as well as literacy.

Keywords: Digital Divide, Information Society, Enabling Technologies, Policy Framework, Knowledge Economy

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.15-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.240MB).

Prof. Ravi S. Sharma

Ravi S. Sharma is presently Adjunct Faculty at the School of Communication and Information and part of the administration of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His teaching, consulting and research interests are in telecommunications best practices and strategies. As consulting engagements, he had served as telco industry advisor to Frost & Sullivan’s technology practice in the Asia Pacific as well as several startups. Prior to this, Ravi was the Asean Communications Industry Principal at IBM Global Services and before that, Director of the Multimedia Competency Centre of Deutsche Telekom Asia. He has worked in the area of advanced communications technologies for over 20 years and his work has appeared in leading journals, conferences, trade publications and the broadcast media. Ravi received his PhD in engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and sits on various technical and professional boards.

Ms Intan Azura Mokhtar

Intan Azura Mokhtar is currently a doctoral research student in Information Studies. Her current research is on Information Literacy Pedagogy that traverses both the areas of Information Studies and Education. Her research topic is “Information Literacy Education in the Context of Project Work: Using Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences”, where she is supervised by A/Prof Shaheen Majid and Prof Schubert Foo. Intan obtained her BSc degree in Physics from the National University of Singapore. She then proceeded to do her Postgraduate Diploma in Education and went on to teach in a secondary school for three years before taking a year off to pursue her MSc in Information Studies. Intan went back to teaching but eventually left the teaching service to join the PhD programme. Intan’s research interests include Information Literacy, Pedagogy, and School Libraries.

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