Practical Insights on Academic Research

Are You Following the 20 Ethical Standards for ICT4D Research?

Are You Following the 20 Ethical Standards for ICT4D Research?

Published on: Dec 21 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
ICTD/ICT4D research is diverse and complex. It brings together researchers and participants who come from very different contexts, who have very different life...
Three Ways to Improve the Impact of ICT4D Research on International Development

Three Ways to Improve the Impact of ICT4D Research on International Development

Published on: Sep 12 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Three Ways to Improve the Impact of ICT4D Research on International Development
A primary objective of any research field, and ICT4D is no exception, is to have a significant research impact on their domain of interest. The thrust of In ICT4D...
Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions

Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions

Published on: May 10 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions
At the most recent gathering of ICT4D scholars in the North of England I asked how important and significant it is to research the origins of champions and leaders...
Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads

Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 28 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads
It’s no secret that the technology sector is riddled with major gender disparities. In the United States, discrepancies in employment and pay are so widespread...
Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?

Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?

Published on: Jan 18 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?
At a past employer, my team was talking with our farmer constituents about their adoption of our new rice-growing ICTforAg technology. The team was shocked and...
Well That Was a Failure

Well That Was a Failure

Published on: Oct 26 2017 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
In early 2015, I had a brilliant idea. I thought we could use sensors to have an impact on hypertension, which is a leading cause of heart attacks, stroke, sepsis,...
Please Stop Publishing to PDF Graveyards

Please Stop Publishing to PDF Graveyards

Published on: May 25 2017 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
I have a philosophical question for you to ponder: If a research paper is published, and its hypothesis is proven, but no one acts on it, did the paper even exist? I...
3 Tensions with Software Sustainability in ICT4D

3 Tensions with Software Sustainability in ICT4D

Published on: May 03 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Tensions with Software Sustainability in ICT4D
At the Software Sustainability Institute, we are dedicated to making software a bonafide research output, and we argue that good software practices create better...
Surprise! Fishermen Using Mobile Phones for Market Prices is the Largest Lie in ICT4D

Surprise! Fishermen Using Mobile Phones for Market Prices is the Largest Lie in ICT4D

Published on: Jun 03 2016 by Wayan Vota - 25 Comments
We all know the story. Fishermen use mobile phones to call ahead to different markets to find the one with best prices, so they can sell their catch for the largest...