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CROWD SOURCING
TECHNOLOGIES AND
APPLICATIONS FOR
TABLETS
SIL: : ICT4D Summer Series11-07-2013
1
Crowd Sourcing
2
Definition: ‘crowdsourcing represents the
act of a company or institution taking a
function once performe...
Crowd Sourcing Tech.
3
 Case study 1: Ushahidi, Kenya
 Technology: Ushahidi Platform
 The purpose of the platform is to...
Porgramme Applications
4
 Application: Real time
monitoring and mapping of
dispersed events and
structures
 Programmes (...
Crowd Sourcing Tech.
5
 Case study 2: Mapkathmandu, Nepal
 Technology: Open street maps (OSM)
 Collaborative project to...
Programme Applications
 Application: Mapping
of locally relevant areas
and structures
 Programmes (External):
 Mapping ...
Applications for Crowd Sourcing
7
 Case study 3: Crowd sourced funding, Kiva
 Facilitating individuals from across the w...
Tablets Devices
9
 Tablets are a form of
mobile computing
devices
 Advantages for
developing countries:
 Intuitive and ...
Growth in Tablet Tech.
10
Tablet shipment forecast for 2013 expected to reach 229.3 million units.
PCs shipments face a 7....
Applications for Tablet devices
11
 Case study 1: One tablet per child, Ethiopia
 Technology: Tablet designed by OLPC
 ...
Porgramme Applications
 Applications: Student
cantered learning, i.e.
teaching is tailored to
student’s learning style
 ...
Applications for Tablet devices
13
 Case study 2: Health Care, India
 Technology: ‘Kalam-Raju’ Tablet
 Aims to assist r...
ICT4D Lessons Learned
14
 Considerations
 Technology is a ‘tool’
 It suits particular needs and contexts
 Spaces for i...
Map of Korail
15
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  1. 1. CROWD SOURCING TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS FOR TABLETS SIL: : ICT4D Summer Series11-07-2013 1
  2. 2. Crowd Sourcing 2 Definition: ‘crowdsourcing represents the act of a company or institution taking a function once performed by employees and outsourcing it to an undefined (and generally large) network of people in the form of an open call’ (Howe, 2006)
  3. 3. Crowd Sourcing Tech. 3  Case study 1: Ushahidi, Kenya  Technology: Ushahidi Platform  The purpose of the platform is to gather distributed data from the public and visualize it on a map or timeline  Advantages  Free App  Allows for real time monitoring  Low technology requirements for users  Distinguishes between verified and unverified information  Limitations  Basic literacy skills required to access and send information
  4. 4. Porgramme Applications 4  Application: Real time monitoring and mapping of dispersed events and structures  Programmes (External):  Election monitoring: India  Monitoring unrest: Congo  Mapping Sexual Harassment: Egypt  Brac Programmes: HRLN, Relief works, Gender, Road safety  ‘The world we want’ (SIL, Brac) Crowd map of the ‘World We Want’
  5. 5. Crowd Sourcing Tech. 5  Case study 2: Mapkathmandu, Nepal  Technology: Open street maps (OSM)  Collaborative project to create a free editable map  Advantages:  Freely available  Creates and uses open data  Robust: maps can be edited and verified  Limitations:  Verification problems: any user can edit the map  Imaging is not as advanced as Google
  6. 6. Programme Applications  Application: Mapping of locally relevant areas and structures  Programmes (External):  Mapping slums: Kenya  Disaster response: Haiti and India  Disaster readiness: Indonesia and Bangladesh  BRAC Programmes: Disaster Relief, WASH, mapping beneficiary HHs 6 OSM of Kibera, Education Institutions
  7. 7. Applications for Crowd Sourcing 7  Case study 3: Crowd sourced funding, Kiva  Facilitating individuals from across the world to lend money online to low-income individuals  Advantages  Provides initial capital  100% of the loan amount is transferred to MF institutions  Limitations  Irregular supply depending on the number of borrowers  No financial return for lenders  Application: Initial capital for microfinance is needed  Programmes: Microfinance  BRAC programmes: Programmes offering microfinance services, e.g. AFSP
  8. 8. Tablets Devices 9  Tablets are a form of mobile computing devices  Advantages for developing countries:  Intuitive and accessible  Suited to infrastructure challenges  Portable and Mobile  Application oriented
  9. 9. Growth in Tablet Tech. 10 Tablet shipment forecast for 2013 expected to reach 229.3 million units. PCs shipments face a 7.8% slump
  10. 10. Applications for Tablet devices 11  Case study 1: One tablet per child, Ethiopia  Technology: Tablet designed by OLPC  The tablets are pre-installed with an array of educational applications and learning tools to facilitate self learning.  Advantages  The tablets are equipped with solar panels  Tracking children's learning patterns  New apps and content can be delivered to the tablets seamlessly  Limitations:  concerns related to scaling programmes  Impact not established
  11. 11. Porgramme Applications  Applications: Student cantered learning, i.e. teaching is tailored to student’s learning style  Porgramme (External):  E- learning: Thailand  Aakash: India  BRAC programmes: Education programmes 12 One tablet per child experiment in Ethiopia
  12. 12. Applications for Tablet devices 13  Case study 2: Health Care, India  Technology: ‘Kalam-Raju’ Tablet  Aims to assist rural health care workers.  Advantages  Stores patient history  User friendly  Access to diagnostic tools  Affordable  Limitations  Pilot phase  Applications: Streamlining medical assistance and overcoming logistical challenges  Programmes (External): Health e-villages: Haiti and Kenya  BRAC programmes: Health programmes such as MNCH
  13. 13. ICT4D Lessons Learned 14  Considerations  Technology is a ‘tool’  It suits particular needs and contexts  Spaces for innovation  Broadening scope and application  Combining technologies  Programme Application  Finding a technology that fits needs of beneficiaries and matches their capacities
  14. 14. Map of Korail 15

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