A View from the Field…

Firsthand insight into ICT deployments “on the ground” in developing world contexts!

Research-in-action!

These posts will give an eyewitness account of what’s happening when technology is introduced in various settings around the world. Many of the posts/visits will involve technology-in-the-schools, as that’s my main area of research and expertise, but this site will pose and address broader issues involving information and communications technologies (ICT) being deployed with the goal of “development”—whether that means improving educational opportunities, increasing the amount of information and communications abilities possible in a given location, or applying ICT to address such issues as poverty reduction, employment creation, or quality of life improvement.

The first site visit will be to the Jim Taylor Primary School in Kisap, just outside of Mt. Hagen in Papua New Guinea, where a One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO deployment and training session were recently completed. Stay tuned!

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About ljhosman

Laura Hosman is Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. She holds a dual position in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and in The Polytechnic School.
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