[Air-L] Recommended Readings and Topics for ICTD/ICT4D Course

Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed ishtiaque at csebuet.org
Mon Dec 2 11:33:11 PST 2019

Hi Richard,

This is the syllabus for my graduate class, which may help you:



On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 2:28 PM Rich Canevez <rich.canevez at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'm organizing a course for the Spring semester called "Humanitarian IT",
> which will teach the foundations of *information and communication
> technology for development* (ICTD/ICT4D) to upper level undergraduates at
> Penn State University.
> I am preparing a syllabus now, and was wondering whether anyone here has
> suggestions for readings that may fit into any of the following topics (or
> may suggest a new topic):
> 1. Political and Financial Foundations of the Aid Industry (and how they
> connect to IT)
> 2. Theoretical Foundations of ICTD, e.g. Capabilities Approach.
> 3. Designing ICTD, i.e. how technological interventions are built
> 4. Case Studies, i.e. explorations of approaches undertaken by scholars
> targeting certain goals.
> Again, any suggestions for readings or topics are welcome, as I'm still
> pretty flexible in what I'd like to cover. Thank you all!
> ~Regards,
> --
> Richard N. Canevez, (née Caneba)
> Penn State University - College of Information Sciences and Technology
> Pronouns: he, him, his
> *I acknowledge that my work takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and
> unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People and K'omoks First
> Nation.*
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Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto.
web: http://www.ishtiaque.net/

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