Info 280: ICT for Development: Context, Strategies and Impacts

Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday @ 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: 110 South Hall

Prof. AnnaLee Saxenian,
Prof. Heather Horst,

Graduate Student Instructor:
Mahad Ibrahim,

MOT Related Course
CCN: 42807 (3 units)

Course Description:
Three hours of lecture per week. What role can information and communications technologies play in transforming lives in developing economies? This interdisciplinary course positions recent public and private sector initiatives in the context of postwar development theory and practice, and surveys methods of evaluating projects that either develop new technologies such as wireless communications and low-cost computing, or that apply new technologies to areas such as healthcare, government, microfinance, and literacy.

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