This is the Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium sixth session briefing. It took place in Egham, September 15th, 2006, noon. Here come the notes I took on the fly:
Annika Andersson, Örebro University
What is so special about e-learning in developing countries?
What are the inhibiting and facilitating factors that can esplain inclusion and exclusion in ICT-based distance education in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh? To do so, create a model to explain inclusion and exclusion factors of e-learning in a developing country setting, and on basis of this model, develop inclusion strategies.
Marco Zennaro, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
ICT4SD: ICT for Scientific Development
Scientific Thought is the common heritage of mankind, Abdus Salam.
The four technological requirements that can make an ICT4D project successful (The case for Technology in developing regions, E. Brewer):
- Autonomous connectivity
- Power resilience
- Appropriate user interface
- Low-cost equipment
Main challenges in deploying WSN in developing countries:
- Power consumption
- Cost of deployment
- Rugged and reliable
- Open source software lacking
- Little documentation
- No sourceforge
First Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (2006)
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2006) “Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (session 6)” In ICTlogy,
#36, September 2006. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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