An information platform for low-literate villagers

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Abstract

Presently, 75% of the world's population do not have access to the Internet. Most of them are people at the BOP (Base of the Pyramid, the poorest but largest economic group in the world). Many of the efforts to popularize ICT focus on increasing villagers' access to facilities and on training in ICT use to demonstrate the power of ICT to bring financial or social benefits. Users are viewed as information consumers only. We have developed an information platform where BOP can be both information producers and owners. In order to generate and upload web contents, the challenges observed are the villagers' text literacy limitations, the limited capability of the devices they use, and the available network capability. In order to overcome these limitations, we propose a BoP adaptation layer in the current social information infrastructure. This paper introduces the BOP adaptation layer concept, its architecture, and an example of how a low-literate village farmer can generate and upload his/her product information on the web.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2010
Pages1271-1277
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 12 2010
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA2010 - Perth, WA, Australia
Duration: Apr 20 2010Apr 23 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Other

Other24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA2010
CountryAustralia
CityPerth, WA
Period4/20/104/23/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ahmed, A. U., Kabir, L., & Yasuura, H. (2010). An information platform for low-literate villagers. In 24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2010 (pp. 1271-1277). [5474860] (Proceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA). https://doi.org/10.1109/AINA.2010.147