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Introduction: It is believed that if a country is to fulfill its vision and dreams, its society has to be sufficiently "informed" as information is an essential resource in the 21st century. "Informed" society can be progressively achieved by equipping the young generation in schools with knowledge and skills so as to prepare them for the challenges in the future world. The Malaysia's National Philosophy of Education makes this clear by outlining that education in Malaysia is aimed at producing citizens who are knowledgeable and competent (Wan Mohamed Zahid, 1994). Consequently, this philosophy can greatly assist in the country's effort to meet the challenge of Malaysia's Vision 2020 that aims to produce technologically literate workforce that is capable to participate actively in a global, IT-intensive work environment (Mahathir, 1991). Various initiatives have been adopted by the government so as to advocate the greater employment and dispersion of Information and Communications Technology (1CT) in order to improve capacities in every field of business, industry, education and life in general. ICT is defined as a system that enables the compilation, management, manipulation, acquisition and communication of information in diverse forms (Ministry of Education, 2002). One of the most ambitious ...
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