Emerging Markets: Top ICT Hardware Challenges

Title: Emerging Markets: Top ICT Hardware Challenges
Source: Engineering for Change
Date (accessed): 21/08/2014
Type of information: research paper
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This research paper was directed by Bruce Baikie, Executive Director of Inveneo, written by Dr. Laura Hosman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology, edited by Jana Melpolder, Media Manager, contributed by Matt Crum, former Project Engineer of Inveneo, and supported by USAID and ARM Limited. This research was conceived and supported by ARM, the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property supplier. In 2012, ARM met with Inveneo to ask how ICT hardware could be designed more appropriately for developing countries. ARM recognized the many problems faced by ICT hardware in emerging economies and knew Inveneo had the expertise that could establish what the key issues might be and how they could be overcome. ARM then took the concept to USAID and together they developed this research concept. ARM is at the center of the largest commercial ecosystem in the technology sector, so their intention is to take the outcome of the research and encourage the sector to respond to the challenge of designing more appropriate products.

Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects

Title: Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects
Authors: Josh Woodard, Jordan Weinstock, Nicholas Lesher
Source: USAID
Date (published): 08/2014
Date (accessed): 21/08/2014
Type of information: handbook
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This handbook is intended as a practical and actionable guide to help USAID staff consider the challenges that can impede the realization of a more sustainable and equitable future powered by mobile technology and other digital solutions, and to think critically about when and how to deploy mobile solutions.

How may ICT in basic education help reach global development goals?

Title: How may ICT in basic education help reach global development goals?
Source: Norad
Date (published): 14/07/2014
Date (accessed): 21/08/2014
Type of information: report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: International experts on ICT in education joined Norad’s Education Section in May 2014 for a discussion on best practices and opportunities ahead. A 17-page illustrated report on the seminar gives useful insight. Until now, authorities have increased school enrolment mainly by expanding services to reach many, but not all. In addition, many children receive education of poor quality. Globally 250 million children can neither read nor write when they start fourth grade. This may be partially explained by the large increase in children starting school not being matched by raised number of teachers, classrooms and educational material. There is a major shortage of teachers, and especially of qualified ones. The seminar addresses ICT in teacher education and how technology may boost learning in basic education.

Agony of an African Programmer

Title: Agony of an African Programmer
Author: Raindolf Owusu
Source: iAfrikan
Date (published): 03/04/2014
Date (accessed): 21/08/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Working as an independent mobile, web and software developer in Africa can be a trying experience.

Meet the ‘Infoladies’: the women who get Bangladesh's villages connected

Title: Meet the ‘Infoladies’: the women who get Bangladesh's villages connected
Authors: Laura Mohiuddin, Andrew Hilliar
Source: The Observers
Date (published): 06/08/2014
Date (accessed): 21/08/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: In Bangladesh, dozens of women on wheels are biking into remote villages and hooking up poverty-stricken families to the net. Thanks to ‘Infoladies’, tens of thousands of people are connecting with social media, chatting to loved ones, and getting government services.

Fighting Against Knowledge Poverty with Educational Tablets

Title: Fighting Against Knowledge Poverty with Educational Tablets
Author: Albert A. Ninyeh
Source: Infoboxx
Date (published): 13/08/2014
Date (accessed): 21/08/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: There have been multiple attempts in the past couple of years by African companies to market African-designed tablets.

Changing Education Through ICT in Developing Countries

Title: Changing Education Through ICT in Developing Countries
Edited by: Georgsen, Marianne; Zander, Par-Ola
Published by: Aalborg University Press
ISBN: 9788771120790
Pages: 213
Date (accessed): 21/08/2014
Type of information: book
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This book discusses how information and communication technology (ICT) can play a vital role in developing education and therefore developing communities, countries, and regions. Through examples of current research in developing countries, a number of highly relevant questions and topics are dealt with, such as: approaches to user involvement and participation in development * knowledge and its role in development, particularly in higher education * digital literacy and ways of developing it * pedagogic approaches * learning cultures in globalized education * teacher training and education. The chapters are written by members of the international research group on ICT for Development (ICT4D) at Aalborg University, together with researchers from around the world. The book concentrates fully on the relationship between ICT and development in the context of education. It will be essential reading for researchers, educational planners, policy advisers, students, and educators.

Digital Gender Gap Infographic

Title: Digital Gender Gap Infographic
Author: Phillippa Biggs
Source: Mobile Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation
Date (published): 10/07/2014
Date (accessed): 14/08/2014
Type of information: infographic
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Infographic about the digital gender gap in the World.

Proposing a fifth generation of knowledge management for development: investigating convergence between knowledge management for development and transdisciplinary research

Title: Proposing a fifth generation of knowledge management for development: investigating convergence between knowledge management for development and transdisciplinary research
Authors: Sarah Cummings, Barbara Regeer, Wenny Ho, Marjolein Zweekhorst
Date (accessed): 14/08/2014
Type of information: academic article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This paper describes the process of encounter between the field of knowledge management for development (KM4D) and transdisciplinary research which have led to the convergence between the two fields in terms of a focus on real world problems in a complex world; multiple actors; processes and methodologies; and knowledge integration and co-creation. The development of both fields is traced chronologically. The convergence is only between fifth generation KM4D and transdisciplinary research and does not relate to previous generations of KM4D. Despite this increasing convergence between the two fields, KM4D can learn from transdisciplinary approaches in terms of its theoretical underpinning; contribution of new knowledge; an emphasis on the wider systemic issues of knowledge; methodological approaches; and knowledge integration and co-creation.

Worst practice in ICT use in education

Title: Worst practice in ICT use in education
Author: Michael Trucano
Source: The World Bank
Date (published): 30/04/2010
Date (accessed): 01/08/2014
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Online article about some worst practices in the field of using ICT in education.

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