Community-Centered, Project-Based ICT4D Education in the Field

Anna Bon*, Jaap Gordijn, Hans Akkermans, Victor de Boer, André Baart, Cheah Wai Shiang, Sze San Nah

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Abstract

The growing demand for user-centered, sustainable, collaborative and ecosystem-aware ICT4D programs and projects brings requirements for education of a new generation ICT4D professionals. This paper presents a post-graduate field-based course in ICT4D that teaches how to co-create and deploy community-centered ICT services. The course has been jointly organized and deployed by Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) for a mixed group of computer science, information science and artificial intelligence students from VU and UNIMAS. The course design, experiences, outcomes and evaluation are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation and Communication Technologies for Development. Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst for ICT4D
Subtitle of host publication15th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2019, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsHonest Christopher Kimaro, Petter Nielsen
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Pages386-397
Number of pages12
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9783030191153
ISBN (Print)9783030191146
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2019 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Duration: 1 May 20193 May 2019

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume552
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2019
CountryTanzania, United Republic of
CityDar es Salaam
Period1/05/193/05/19

Keywords

  • Community service education
  • Context
  • Ecosystem awareness
  • ICT4D education
  • Information system development life cycle
  • Sustainability
  • User-centered approach

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