This course will provide a foundation for further study and practice in the field of Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD.) The first part of the course briefly surveys development history and theory, reviews previous paradigms of technology and development (e.g. Green Revolution) and introduces critical and multi-disciplinary perspectives on technology and development. We then examine the challenges of designing technology solutions for emerging regions and promising new approaches. Finally, we study applications of ICTD in agriculture, health care, e-government and microcredit.
INFO 280 is recommended, but not required.
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