INF5850 – ICT for Development: Building a better world?

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.

Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.

Course content

ICT for Development is an emergent and important discipline within Information Systems, and supporting career paths in ICT companies working in development, development agencies, and government and non-government organizations engaged in introducing ICT projects. The landscape is comprised of state of the art technologies involving mobile, social media, cloud hosting, and various others. This provides an exciting arena for IT graduate students to engage with cutting edge technologies and also participate in broader social development processes.

Learning outcome

Key learning outcomes of the course:

  • to conceptualize ICT for development, with emphasis on the relationship between technology and development in particular socio-political situated contexts

  • to analyze different perspectives on development and the manner in which we can understand ICTs from these perspectives

  • to analyze the nature of ICT applications in different development domains such as health, education, water and sanitation, and migration

  • to analyze various approaches to evaluate the outcome of ICT for Development projects

  • to analyze what are emerging ICT applications, and also emerging new development challenges in contemporary society

  • to be able to critically analyze if ICTs are helping to create a better world in a development context

Overlapping courses

Teaching

9 hours of lectures per week.

The first lecture is compulsory.

Examination

Home exam at the end of the semester.

Mandatory assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 24, 2020 11:15:33 AM

Facts about this course

Credits
10
Level
Master
Teaching
Autumn

The course is last held autumn 2019

Examination
Autumn
Teaching language
English