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UCB i190 Spring 2014 ICT4D in Practice: Lect 2

  1. 1. i190 Spring 2014: Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD) in Practice University of California Berkeley, School of Information LECTURE 2: 26 Jan 2014 Instructor: San Ng (www.sanng.com)
  2. 2. Agenda      Revisit Last Week’s Class/New students Low Tech Analog Spectrogram Theories of International Development (How do you measure Development) Summary and Next Class
  3. 3. Revisiting Last Week’s Class: Introductions and Your Goals  Name/Department/Year    Phd, Graduate, Undergraduate (Senior), MIMs, Urban Planning, ERG, CS, MDP Practitioners & students from US, Ethiopia, India, Rwanda, Zimbabwe…
  4. 4. Revisiting Last Week’s Class: Most pressing things you want to learn •What projects out there? •What works, what doesn’t? •Enough theory but practical tools important •Dumping of technology to developing countries •Who is funding what? •Urban groups and other target groups •Job opportunities and career directions in ICTD •Intellectual property/legal •Trends in development •Mobile development •Impact sourcing • Technical aspects of ICTD •Rural technologies •Applications in different sectors? •How to determine needs? And make sure solutions match? •How to prevent forever pilot and scale up? Why do they fail? •Management of project •How to start an ICT project •Planning a project •Business models •Fundraising •Implementation •Operationalize ICT projects
  5. 5. Revisiting Last Week’s Class: About our Class Conceptual Week1: Introduction to Course W2: What is Development? W3: What is ICTD W4: Who Does What in Practice? Mapping the ICTD Landscape ICTD in Practice: Core Skills Technical (Applications) W5: Overarching Issues of Technical Applications W6: Infrastructure, Telecenters, Agriculture, W7: Health, Education, Microfinance W8: Governance and Law Management W9: Intro to Project Management W10: Break W11: Planning and Assessment W12: Budgeting, Scheduling, Fundraising W13: Implementation W14: Monitoring and Evaluation/ Next Cycle
  6. 6. Revisiting Last Week’s Class: About our Class  Class website I190spring2014.sanng.c om    I190spring2014.sanng.com Overview Schedule and Course Materials About the Instructor www.sanng.com www.sanng.com
  7. 7. Revisiting Last Week’s Class: Assignments   http://i190spring2014.sanng.com/assignments Possible blog posts    Look at Development blogs as examples Based on upcoming week’s topic in class or a topic of your choice Possible live projects      ICTD Donor landscape (live and interactive?) iSchool’s ICTD Center Donation of global eBooks Social Enterprise for International Development/ROL training e-courses Start up social enterprise for global therapeutic online support
  8. 8. Revisiting Last Week’s Class: Our Core Values  Open, collaborative, inclusive, community   Ideas and innovation in learning      AGILE method of teaching/learning Learning in all directions (not just instructor to students) failure ok Tech Curious   Share class resources (especially) with developing world Walk the talk- try technology and social networks, see what sticks FUN and interesting WHAT ABOUT YOU?
  9. 9. Revisiting Last Week’s Class: Our Core Values (from you) Mindful/zen development ICTD?  Being Realistic  Apply theory to practice 
  10. 10. Revisiting Last Week’s Class: Logistics •Class Ecosystem: Blog (public: for blog assignments and discussions, hope to migrate to iSchool’s ICTD Center website) Class Website Facebook Closed Group (public: syllabus, materials) (private: class discussions/network/meaning of life) Twitter # Social Networks (Linkedin, Other FB groups, other ICTD groups, etc) Email lists     Videos and class materials Uganda MUBS (Makerere University Business School) ICTD Communities MDP and others with conflict (Mon/Wed schedules)
  11. 11. Your Recommendations Suggestions to make this one of the best courses you have ever taken?  • Build an enthusiast and passionate culture in class (including caring for non-native English speakers) • Fun- work hard, but have fun! • Don’t be disconnected from real world: link our studies in class with real word projects and reality • Job and real life • Theory –balance, • Needs assessment/management • See a project happen, current • Start a project, moves with class- applies project • Project design- factors
  12. 12. Summary of Lecture 1      Introductions and Your Goals About our Class Our Core Values Logistics Your Recommendations for Me
  13. 13. What is International Development     Theories of International Development (Today?) Measurement of International Development (Wed?) Does International Development Work? (Wed) Development Career and Jobs (Wed)
  14. 14. What is International Development? Low Tech Analog Spectrogram     Every tool in Development deserves an acronym: The Incredible Low Tech Ultra Rare Analog Spectrum Survey (TILT UR ASS) Because sometimes low tech is pretty useful and fun too! RULES:  Interpret the statements anyway you want  There are NO right and wrong answers- only your opinions  Opinions will be plotted and mapped on the Spectrogram, and can be changed at anytime by moving up or down (or by TILTing UR ASS)  We will respect everyone’s opinion, we WILL critique but stop at fist fights Demo
  15. 15. Low Tech Analog Spectrogram S1  International Aid should be stopped and taxpayers should not waste anymore money. Large projects or massive grand strategies often fail to help the vulnerable; money can often be embezzled away.
  16. 16. Low Tech Analog Spectrogram S2 US is often the largest donor in dollar terms, but ranks amongst the lowest in terms of meeting the stated 0.7% target. The US should increase its aid.
  17. 17. Low Tech Analog Spectrogram S3  If poor people do not have shelter, education or health, they do not need technology.
  18. 18. Low Tech Analog Spectrogram S4  We should start with policy before the technology. For example, getting people connected through mobile phones and internet is not enough. New and ‘shiny’ those tools first require better policies to provide telecommunications at a faster rate and lower cost.
  19. 19. Low Tech Analog Spectrogram (S5?)  ICT4D is a powerful solution to poverty: It is self-evident that social and economic development can be accelerated and reinforced by access to information resources and the ability to better communicate different kinds of information.
  20. 20. What is International Development     Theories of International Development (Wed) Measurement of International Development (Wed) Does International Development Work? (Wed?) Development Career and Jobs (Wed?)
  21. 21. What Is International Development •http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you _ve_ever_seen.html •http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_on_p overty.html
  22. 22. Next Class       See class website i190spring2014.sanng.com Sign up for Facebook closed group Sign up for blog posts dates, think about projects Look out for announcements Read rest of Week 2 readings on International Development Help market this course virtually (and at Cal)!