Telecentres or 'telecottages' are helping those at the margins of the knowledge economy gain and apply new understandings and skills. Telecentres may be seen as a socially responsive example of 'think global, act local.' With an ever-growing dependence on technology, there is a danger of ever-increasing disparity in access to education, training, information, and employment opportunities. Telecentres act as an equaliser, allowing the disadvantaged to log onto a world of opportunity Using Telecentres in Support of Distance Education

Author(s): Latchem, Colin
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