MIT OCW – Information and Communication Technology in Africa

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O Open Course Ware do MIT, disponibiliza a disciplina Information and Communication Technology in África que é ministrada pelo Professor Shigeru Miyagawa.

Durante o curso os alunos desenvolveram um conjunto de trabalhos que podem ser consultados on line. Os temas são variados e constituem aspectos importantes que estão a marcar a agenda relativamente à área das TIC em África.

Um bom recurso.

Assignment 1 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Case Studies (PDF)

  • “Voxiva” by Mark Scott (PDF)
  • “Shree Kamdhenu Electronics Private Ltd.” by Mustafa Dafalla (PDF)
  • “Grameenphone” by Harmeet Gill (PDF)
  • “Vodacom Community Services” by Angelica Weiner (PDF)

Assignment 2 – Project Proposal (PDF)

  • “Nigeria’s Need for ICT” by Timan Goshit (PDF)
  • “The Need for Sex Education for Women” by Ana Lorena Ramos Maltés (PDF)
  • “Malaria Prevention” by Mustafa Dafalla (PDF)
  • “A Partnership Between MIT and Computer Aid International” by Harmeet Gill (PDF)
  • “ICT Solutions for Agriculture” by Saba Gul (PDF)
  • “The Production and Distribution of Landmine and Unexploded Ordinance Awareness Software” by Mark Scott (PDF)

Final Project – Policy Document (PDF)

  • “Privatization for Development” by Valery Brobbey (PDF)
  • “Technology and Policy in Africa” by Timan Goshit (PDF)
  • “ICT Solutions for Agriculture” by Saba Gul (PDF)
  • “Policy for the Introduction of the $100 Laptop into Schools in Zambia” by Mark Scott (PDF)
  • “Integrating ICT in Zambian High Schools” by Ashenafi Befekadu (PDF)
  • “Technology Initiatives to Aid Agricultural Productivity in Zambia” by Mustafa Dafalla (PDF)
  • “Policy for an increase in Internet usage in Zambia” by Harmeet Gill (PDF)
  • “Women and ICT in Zambia” by Ana Lorena Ramos Maltés (PDF)
  • “Improving Computer Literacy through Training Programs” by Angelica Weiner (PDF)

Link: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/special-programs/sp-259-information-and-communication-technology-in-africa-spring-2006/projects/

Bobbili, Raja, and Shigeru Miyagawa. SP.259 Information and Communication Technology in Africa,Spring 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed 09 Jan, 2013). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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Vumbuka – “Wake up”

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Conforme esta noticia, A VMK (“VMK comes from Vumbuka, a word derived from Kikongo (a language widely spoken in southern and western Congo, especially in the city of Pointe-Noire), which means “Wake up!”) uma empresa sediada no Congo, desenvolveu produtos pioneiros e que estão a revolucionar o negócio dos dispositivos móveis no continente africano.

A criação de um tablet, o Way-C , e de um smartphone, o Elikia são os produtos com preços low cost e equipados com Android, sistema operativo da Google.

Veja informação da VKM aqui.

Cape Verde Tenth Island – Advancement Opportunity for Students

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O Projecto Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project é um programa internacional, criado por Bob Barboza e Kids Talk Radio em Califórnia, nos Estados Unidos.

O objectivo deste programa é estimular e ajudar os estudantes em projectos nas áreas das ciências e tecnologias, artes visuais e performance, etc.

O projecto conta com parceiros como a California State University, Long Beach, University of Southern California (USC) e Super School University.

Tenho estado a trabalhar com Bob Barboza neste projecto e pretendo envolver os estudantes que queiram participar.

Veja toda a informação sobre este projecto em:

Deixe o seu feedback e manifestação de interesse.