ICT for Development (Prof Nomusa Dlodlo)

The goal of the course is to develop skills in the basic theory and practice underlying ICT4D in low-resource settings. While low resource settings are various in nature, the scenarios will be mostly drawn from the realities of underdevelopment and poverty.  This is an essential course for anyone seeking to use ICT to address inequalities in socio-economic development. The practical work will require the solution of a (small) real-life problem in a limited resource setting.

The course content will cover topics from the following five main subtopics:

  • ICT4D foundations.
  • Living Lab as an advanced engineering methodology for system building.
  • Telecommunications in marginalized areas of South Africa.
  • User-oriented computing in marginalized areas of South Africa.
  • Software application development for marginalized areas of South Africa.

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