Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences Education - "Multicultural Transformation in Education, Social Sciences and Wetland Environment" (ICSSE 2017)

Telecenters in the Development of the Smart Village (SV): Cybergogy for Multicultural Transformation

Authors
Jalaluddin Abdul Malek, Zurinah Tahir
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Jalaluddin Abdul Malek
Available Online November 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsse-17.2018.37How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Cybergogy; Telecenter; Smart Village; Multicultural; Transformation
Abstract
Cybergogy which is made available via telecenters in rural Malaysia has the potential to produce a knowledgeable community that is the foundation of a Smart Village (SV). By 2007, Malaysia had more than two thousand telecentres that served as vehicles for the development of SVs. The telecenters' three operational units are the Mini Rural Transformation Center (mini RTC), the 1Malaysia Internet Center and the Rural Internet Centre. Learning undertaken in rural internet centers since 2015 has emphasized the Bridging Digital Divide (BDD) Program that involves the use of the computer and the Internet. Internet Centers are paying more attention to the transformation of the culture and thinking of the rural population to achieve a hybrid economy that melds social economy with online business. The method of learning that is adopted is cybergogy, which value-adds the elements of peeragogy and synergy. The present study poses the question as to the extent cybergogy effected through the Mini RTC telecenter has brought about a multicultural transformation in a smart community (SC). This study also examines the effects of cybergogy as implemented in Malaysia, based on world views as well as on knowledge and practices adopted by rural SCs in SVs. The results are modest in terms of achievements in the SC. An explanation for this limited success is that cybergogy at telecenters has received only moderate reception
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