Female Perspectives on How Gender Matters in ICT4D Research

Female Perspectives on How Gender Matters in ICT4D Research

Published on: Feb 01 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Female Perspectives on How Gender Matters in ICT4D Research
Gender and development constitute a well-accepted and critical orthodoxy in the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). Promoting gender equality and women‘s empowerment is one United...
Wow! 33% of COVID-19 Digital Learning Platforms Already Failed

Wow! 33% of COVID-19 Digital Learning Platforms Already Failed

Published on: Jan 26 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Wow! 33% of COVID-19 Digital Learning Platforms Already Failed
Amid the global learning crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, technology-enabled remote learning became a lifeline for many children and young people. However, the large disparities between and within countries magnified the...
Government Services Digitalisation: A New Digital Divide in Ghana

Government Services Digitalisation: A New Digital Divide in Ghana

Published on: Dec 29 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Government Services Digitalisation: A New Digital Divide in Ghana
In Ghana, successive governments across the political divide continue to demonstrate commitment to prioritizing the use of information and communication technology for socio-economic transformation (ICT4D) through investments...
How to Deploy Machine Learning with Messy, Real World Data

How to Deploy Machine Learning with Messy, Real World Data

Published on: Nov 09 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Deploy Machine Learning with Messy, Real World Data
Machine learning and artificial intelligence pose the ability for global health practitioners to glean new insights from data they are already collecting as part of implementing their programs. However, little practice-based...
Does Digital Development Foster Adverse Digital Incorporation?

Does Digital Development Foster Adverse Digital Incorporation?

Published on: Sep 22 2022 by Richard Heeks - 1 Comment
Digital systems are significantly associated with inequality in the global South. That association has traditionally been understood in terms of the digital divide or related terminologies whose core conceptualization is...
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 first works linking ICTs to development were authored,...
6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage

6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage

Published on: Jun 22 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage
A framework that maps key digital competencies and proficiency levels can be a valuable way to support the design and assessment of mobile digital skills strategies and interventions. Most existing digital competence frameworks...
IVR is the Killer App for Development Service Customer Acquisition

IVR is the Killer App for Development Service Customer Acquisition

Published on: Jun 16 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on IVR is the Killer App for Development Service Customer Acquisition
In low and middle income countries, ICT4D interventions have been used to improve outcomes in sectors such as health, agriculture, and education. Several such interventions are designed using Interactive Voice Response or...
10 Ways Educational Technology Can Reach the Most Marginalised Learners

10 Ways Educational Technology Can Reach the Most Marginalised Learners

Published on: May 26 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 10 Ways Educational Technology Can Reach the Most Marginalised Learners
The experience of learning under Covid-19 has put the spotlight on EdTech and equity. It has reiterated that EdTech decision-makers — be they designers, providers, or implementers — need to adequately disaggregate and...