UCB i190 Spring 2014 ICTD in Practice Lect 12 10Mar14

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UCB i190 Spring 2014 ICTD in Practice Lect 12 10Mar14

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. i190 Framework Conceptual Week1: Introduction to Course W2: What is Development? W3: What is ICTD W4: Who Does What in Practice? Mapping the ICTD Landscape i190 ICTD in Practice: Core Skills Technical (eApplications) W5: Overarching Issues of eApplications W6: Infrastructure, Telecenters, Agriculture, W7: Revisiting Agriculture,, W8 : e-Health, Education W9: Governance and Law Microfinance Management W10: Break W11: Intro to Project Management Planning and Assessment W12: Budgeting, Scheduling, Fundraising W13: Implementation W14: Monitoring and Evaluation/ Next Cycle W15: Final Projects & Wrap Up
  3. 3. Last Class: ICT in Agriculture (continued) •Skew of disciplinary research (econ, ethnographic, ENR, energy, geog…etc) •Jensen work: - neat econ study: •People:=only 2 •Tech: = 1 function •Welfare= income •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 •Local context •Don’t start with tech •Same old foundational factors in design and implementation •Usually dynamic, changing, needs based, messy, ‘it’s complicated’
  4. 4. ICTD and Education Theories
  5. 5. ICTD and Education: Theories continued Traditional Dev Theories (loosely: market, growth, top down) Alternative Dev Theories (loosely: state, rights, bottom up
  6. 6. 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 learning •A new fad? But a new fad that can make a difference?
  7. 7. E-Health •What is it? •eHealth solutions & strategic coordination •What are some trends, in developed, transitioning and developing countries? • Forever-pilot pattern and lessons learned?

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