Info 280. Information and Communication Technologies and Development: Context, Strategies and Impacts
NOTE: This course is not currently offered.
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.