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Imaging and Assessing Mobile Technology for Development

Imaging and assessing mobile technology for development (M4D) means understanding the use of appropriate technologies and services, and how they directly or indirectly address socio-economic challenges. This book adopts various perspectives to identify the obstacles to affordable digital technologies in order to enable, enhance, and effect development.

The book plays on the tension between success reports and optimistic projections, on one hand, and empirical evidence of technological belly splash, on the other hand. The areas covered include infusion of service education in computing education, the Rwandan establishment of African Centres of Excellence to promote the development of appropriate technology, the metaverse’s realisation in a mobile network-enabled “metaversity”, and difficulties detected when evaluating digitisation of distance learning, students’ security awareness, dissemination of agricultural information, and mobile payment. The decolonisation of community-based media and attempts to step outside the mobile network and Internet are also covered.

Richard Musabe was the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of training, institution development and research at Rwanda Polytechnic. He is Associate Professor in Computer Networks and Software Engineering at the University of Rwanda, and holds a PhD and a master’s degree from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. Musabe is a former World Bank consultant who helped develop the STEM Strategy for the Human Capital for Inclusive Growth project, and he worked on the digital skills country action plan, with a focus on strategies to improve the quality of engineering graduates in Rwandan universities.

John Sören Pettersson is Professor of Information Systems at Karlstad University, Sweden, and has actively been involved in the Mobile for Development conference series that began in Karlstad in 2008. Pettersson’s research areas include human-centred aspects of information systems and ICT support for crisis training management. For 20 years, Pettersson has participated in large European Union research projects on digital privacy.

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ISBN: 1-0364-0258-4

ISBN13: 978-1-0364-0258-7

Release Date: 16th April 2024

Pages: 203

Price: £64.99