UCB i190 Spring 2014 ICTD in Practice Lect 12 10Mar14
i190 Spring 2014: Information and Communications Technology
for Development (ICTD) in Practice
University of California Berkeley, School of Information
LECTURE 12: 10 Mar 2014
Instructor: San Ng (www.sanng.com)
Class Website: i190spring2014.sanng.com
Week1: Introduction to Course
W2: What is Development?
W3: What is ICTD
W4: Who Does What in Practice?
Mapping the ICTD
W5: Overarching Issues of
W7: Revisiting Agriculture,,
W8 : e-Health, Education
W9: Governance and Law
W11: Intro to Project Management
Planning and Assessment
W12: Budgeting, Scheduling,
W14: Monitoring and Evaluation/
W15: Final Projects &
Last Class: ICT in Agriculture (continued)
•Skew of disciplinary research
(econ, ethnographic, ENR, energy, geog…etc)
•Jensen work: - neat econ study:
•Tech: = 1 function
•Burrell et al. – making a mess:
•Other players:/relationships auctioneer, fish
waste vendor, gender etc
•Tech: lots of other usage
•Context: n/s, types of terrain, boards
•Welfare= WAY more than income
•Can it be generalized then?
•What to do in practice?
•Be cognizant of debates
•Don’t start with tech
•Same old foundational factors in design and
•Usually dynamic, changing, needs based,
messy, ‘it’s complicated’
ICTD and Education: Theories continued
Traditional Dev Theories
(loosely: market, growth, top down)
Alternative Dev Theories
(loosely: state, rights, bottom up
Trends in i-, e-, m-, blended-. etc-Education
“leap frog e-learning through m-learning”.
•Differences within the field: ICT for education,
distance learning, elearning, m-learning, blended
•A new fad? But a new fad that can make a
•What is it?
•eHealth solutions &
•What are some trends, in
and developing countries?
• Forever-pilot pattern and