Computer Science and Global Development

Blake, Edwin H. (2009) Computer Science and Global Development, Proceedings of CCC Workshop on Computer Science and Global Development, August 1‐2, 2009, Berkeley, CA.

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This position paper argues that we should set ourselves the Grand Challenge of creating tools that people in the developing world appropriate for their own purposes. I suggest that one such Grand Challenge is a tool that makes all telcos obsolete. Our allies in this might be the mobile handset manufacturers. I also argue for community based values and methods that em¬brace the egalitarian principles of Action Research. I point out that Monitoring and Evaluation Tools are useful as a metric for development projects but need to be adapted for ICT Design.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT4D
Subjects: Social and professional topics
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:34

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