1. Spider ICT4D Seminar: Technologies of Choice? by Dorothea Kleine, Royal Holloway University of London


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    Presenter: Dr. Dorothea Kleine, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography & Director, ICT4D Centre Royal Holloway, University of London Discussant: Assoc. Prof. Paula Uimonen, Director Spider Abstract: Dorothea Kleine (PhD) will present her book Technologies of Choice? where she discusses ICT4D from the perspective of the capabilities approach. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) - especially the Internet and the mobile phone - have changed the lives of people all over the world. These changes affect not just the affluent populations of income-rich countries but also disadvantaged people in both global North and South, who may use free Internet access in telecenters and public libraries, chat in cybercafes with distant family members, and receive information by text message or email on their mobile phones. The book proposes a conceptual framework, the Choice Framework, that can be used to analyze the role of technologies in development processes. Kleine applies the Choice Framework to a case study of microentrepreneurs in a rural community in Chile. Combining ethnographic research at the local level with interviews with national policy makers, to contrast the high ambitions of Chile’s pioneering ICT policies with the country’s complex social and economic realities Kleine examines three key policies of Chile’s groundbreaking Agenda Digital: public access, digital literacy, and an online procurement system. The policy lesson we can learn from Chile’s experience, Kleine concludes, is the necessity of measuring ICT policies against a people-centered understanding of development that has individual and collective choice at its heart.

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    • Why Do Mobiles Matter for International Development?


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      This short video provides an introduction to our four-week online course in Mobile Phones for International Development at TechChange (TC105). You can find more info on the course here: http://techchange.org/online-courses/mobiles-for-international-development/

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      • Appropriate Technology for the Developing World


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        http://umcom.org/global United Methodist Communications' use of appropriate technology empowers people by providing solutions, training and support. To partner or learn more, or to even purchase technology, contact us through http://umcom.org/global Like us on Facebook and tap into our favorite resources, online courses, blogs and stories: https://facebook.com/umcom Subscribe to the UMC Videos YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/UMCVideos?sub_confirmation=1 Thank you for watching! United Methodist Communications http://UMCom.org http://UMC.org

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        • Introducing TextIt


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          A quick overview on building SMS applications using TextIt.

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          • 7_삼성전자 ICT 사회공헌활동 소개_김대현


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            삼성전자의 다양한 ICT 사회공헌 활동 소개(엔지니어링 아카데미, 아프리카에 희망의 빛을, 태양광 인터넷 스쿨, 임직원 해외 봉사단 활동 등)

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            • 6_문화예술활동을 통한 개발도상국 청소년의 이해_차풍


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              꿈꾸는 카메라 프로젝트 소개(준비방법, 조사방법, 현지와 인터렉션)

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