IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS 08), June 26, 2008, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
For Canada's remote and rural communities, video communications provide a vital lifeline. This study explores the challenges for video communications in remote and rural First Nation (Indigenous) communities. Central to our analysis are social and technical issues as well as the ICT experiences of community-based organizations and community members. We use an analytical framework to identify challenges in four categories: technical infrastructure, the interactions of the users with the technical infrastructure, the production and reception of audio-visual content, and the organizational and social relations. Our findings underline the need for community capacity building to address these challenges and use video communications to its full potential.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS 08), June 26, 2008, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.