Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (session 6)

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.

Annika Andersson
Annika Andersson


Marco Zennaro, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
ICT4SD: ICT for Scientific Development

Scientific Thought is the common heritage of mankind, Abdus Salam.

Marco starts his speech talking presenting ICTP, and their main projects such as PingEr and the book Wireless Networking in the Developing World.

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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3 Comments to “Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (session 6)” »

  1. thanks for sharing what you see and hear! it is a bit like being there, thanks!
    are there other people blogging the conference? any discussion about blogging as a development tool?

  2. Hi Paolo, you’re really welcome!

    No, no discussion about blogging as a development tool, but actually lots of debate around Open Access, Knowledge Management for Development and other related topics.

    I guess noone else is blogging the event, but there’ll surely outcome a virtual comunity (around SPIDER/PID project) out of this, so stay in touch! :)

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