"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"
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
Previous visiting speaker presentations include:
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