1 Learning Lab Denmark, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University
Datalogiske Skrifter, Roskilde Universitetscenter, Proceedings of the Third Danish Human-Computer Interaction Research Symposium:pages 55-58. 2003 Short description: Computer Clubhouse network and ICT capacity-building in international development Abstract: In the field of international development, discussions about new technologies range from a variety of positive approaches related to the supposedly great benefits ICTs can offer humanity, to a more severe scepticism evolving around potential reinforcements of existing patterns of inequality and hierarchial power-relations. The reserach paper presents the Computer Clubhouse network as a case for examination of how to overcome digital divides in the so-called South. The Computer Clubhouse objective, which partly is to include underserved youth in media-production and ICT use, incurs central research questions such as: Who have access to these clubhouses and who are (still) left out, and what type of learning and training is required in relation to benefitting the broader socio-cultural context?