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"ICT4D - the appropriate use of ICT to support poor and marginalised communities across the world; not just giving people ICT skills, but helping them use the potential of ICT to transform their lives"

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Page created and maintained by Tim Unwin. Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August, 2006



Undergraduate Course on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) 2005-6

Awarded a Royal Holloway, University of London, CollegeTeaching Prize for 2006

This is a third year specialist undergraduate course (GG3077), led by Professor Tim Unwin in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. Links to relevant course material are available as follows:

There is also an on-line discussion forum, intended for students undertaking the course, but visitors from outside the university are also very much encouraged to participate. This can also be accessed under the Geography Forums on the Royal Holloway, University of London Campus Connect online discussion site. We have recently suffered much spam abuse on this forum, and so are now requiring users to register. Please contact tim[at]ict4d[dot]org[dot]uk for further information about this option.

In 2005 Cisco Systems generously provided an internship for a student successfully completing this ICT4D course.

Course materials are being made freely available globally through this site as part of the ICT4D Collective's commitment to using ICTs appropriately in support of the world's poor and marginalised communities. We hope that due acknowledgement will be made by those who wish to use these resources - simply cut and paste the text below when you reference them

Source: Unwin, Tim (2005) Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Online Course Materials, Royal Holloway, University of London [Available http://www.ict4d.org.uk]

All lecture material and other relevant information for the course can be downloaded (where available) through the links in the appropriate boxes below (scroll down for full list).

Tim Unwin, August 2006


Lecture Title
Lecture Outlines and Reading Lists

PowerPoint presentations

QuickTime Movie
1. ICT4D: an introduction
72 KB doc (2005-6)

220 KB ppt (2005-6)

Available on CD (2004-5)
2. Theoretical contexts
72 KB doc (2005-6)
216 KB ppt (2005-6)
Available on CD (2004-5)
3. Development challenges and the role of ICT
84 KB doc (2005-6)
724 KB ppt (2005-6)
Available on CD (2004-5)
4. The technologies and their uses
76 KB doc (2005-6)
212 KB ppt (2005-6)
Available on CD (2004-5)
5 and 6. Practical: What makes a good web-site?
92 KB doc (2005-6)
Available on CD (2004-5)
7. Education: ICT-based solutions and distance learning
96 KB doc (2005-6)
480 KB ppt (2005-6)
Available on CD (2004-5)
8. e-Health: telemedicine and health information initiatives
76 KB doc (2005-6)
896 KB ppt (2005-6)
Available on CD (2004-5)
9. Visiting speaker: Media and peace studies
See Nicola Woods lecture below
See Nicola Woods lecture below
10. ICT for rural development: case studies
84 KB doc (2005-6)
2.2 MB ppt (2005-6)

Available on CD (2004-5)

11. Presentation skills and assignment setting
60 KB doc (2005-6)
656 KB ppt (2005-6)
Available on CD (2004-5)
12. Tutorials
13.Visiting Speaker: Education examples from the Middle East and Africa (Michelle Selinger, Cisco Systems)
1.7 MB pdf (2004-5)
14. Postgraduate Tutorials:
15. e-Government and governance issues
74 KB doc (2005-6)
930 KB ppt (2005-6)
Available on CD (2004-5)
16. Visiting speaker: ICTs and health (Alasdair Unwin)
Available on CD (2005-6)
17. Place: language culture and identity
76 KB doc (2005-6)
500 KB ppt (2005-6)
Available on CD (2004-5)
18/19. Student presentations
20. Conclusions
64 KB doc (2005-6)
2 MB ppt (2005-6)
Available on CD (2004-5)


Previous visiting speaker presentations include:

2004-5 Visiting speaker: Media and Development (Nicola Woods, DFID)
2004-5 Visiting Speaker: CSR and ICT4D - the view from a TNC (Sandy Johnstone, HP)

If you are a visiting user of these materials, we would very much like to hear from you, particularly about how useful you found them, and any suggestions as to how they could be improved. Please contact tim[at]ict4d[dot]org[dot]uk