Practical Insights on ICT4D Academia

Apply Now: $84,000 Stipends for Computer Science PHD Students

Apply Now: $84,000 Stipends for Computer Science PHD Students

Published on: Aug 22 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
There are outstanding African graduate students doing exceptional computer science research across the continent. They need support to become the next generation...
Do We Still Need to be Doing ICT4D Academic Research?

Do We Still Need to be Doing ICT4D Academic Research?

Published on: Jul 14 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The field of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) has a history that dates back some 35–40 years (Avgerou, 2017; Heeks, 2014). The...
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...
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...
ICT4D Academics Are Failing the Poor

ICT4D Academics Are Failing the Poor

Published on: Nov 03 2016 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
How much does ICT4D academic research achieve actual economic and societal impact? That was the question asked by ICT4D researcher Roger Harris in a recent study,...
What Should We Be Teaching ICT4D Students?

What Should We Be Teaching ICT4D Students?

Published on: Jun 11 2015 by Wayan Vota - 24 Comments
Every year, waves of excited young professionals graduate with university degrees in international development and become our colleagues and co-workers. I would...
Everything Wrong in ICT4D Academia in One Research Paper

Everything Wrong in ICT4D Academia in One Research Paper

Published on: Jun 04 2014 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
Did you know you could set up a Google Scholar Alert for academic papers that mention your favorite topic? I have one set up for “ICT4D” just to see...