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A Tool for Creating Community Knowledge Objects

A Tool for Creating Community Knowledge Objects
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Author(s): Zbigniew Mikolajuk (Independent Researcher, Canada)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 18
Source title: Handbook of Research on the Evolution of IT and the Rise of E-Society
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Maki Habib (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7214-5.ch003


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International organizations and government agencies have developed and collected a wealth of knowledge resources relevant to poor communities; however, the people who need these resources most often do not know these materials exist or are unable to access or understand them. Electronic sources of knowledge materials and means of communication are rarely integrated with traditional methods of knowledge delivery. This chapter addresses the issue of knowledge sharing with poor communities and presents a software tool for developing multimedia knowledge materials suitable for people with little or no formal education. A multimedia editor uses a data structure composed of multimedia objects (texts, images, video and audio clips) to generate the knowledge browser. Local specialists with a basic knowledge of computing can modify and customize how the knowledge is presented by adding new materials relevant to the local environment.

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