In this study we explore two different perspectives of one ICT project. The “mainstream” believed that an educational ICT project for Taiwanese aboriginals was successful, while the local aboriginals and local teachers did not. Using ethnographic research, we investigated the possible reasons for the disparity between the views of the mainstream and the locals. Our findings indicate that the paternalistic nature of the ICT project as well as a belief in technological supremacy contributed to the discrepancy of views regarding the success of the project. We use postcolonial theory to draw attention to the (often forgotten) voice of the aboriginals.
Lin, Cecilia I.; Kuo, Feng-Yang; and Myers, Michael D., "ICT for Development: Two Contradictory Stories of an ICT Initiative" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 759.