Session 9: ICTs for learning and teaching

Moderator: Ashok Jhunjhunwala | Discussant: Sujata Gamage Enumerating the obstacles of accelerating the use of digital classroom: Lessons from Bangladesh Md Abu Sayed, Moinul Zaber, Parvez Mosharaf slides | paper | policy-brief Students’ Conceptual Reasoning in Secondary School Computer Applications through Meta-Cognitive Strategy Opeyemi Oluseyi Dairo slides | paper | policy-brief

Session 3: ICTs to improve rural livelihoods

Moderator: Olivier Nana Nzepa | Discussant: Alison Gillwald Enhancing affordability of roof-top solar using communications Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Prabhjot Kaur slides | paper | policy-brief Negotiating Access to Information: the Case of Sri Lankan Cucurbit Farmers Chiranthi Rajapakse,Piyumi Gamage, Andy Dearden, Melissa Densmore, Marion Walton [presented by Helani Galpaya] slides | paper | Read more

Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Student Research Paper Prize

The O.S. Braunstein Prize for the best student research paper in telecommunications and ICTs will again be awarded at the PTC’10 Conference, January 17-20, 2010.  This award is valued at over $1700, and includes $500 in cash, conference registration, and up to $1,000 for travel and accommodation to attend and present at the PTC’10 Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Papers presented at PTC’10 may also be invited for inclusion in a refereed special issue of Telecommunications Policy.

To be considered for this award and possible publication in Telecommunications Policy, please visit and click on the PTC’10 “Call for Participation” tab to see potential topic areas. Click on “Submit a Proposal” to learn more details about the student research paper prize. 

Full paper submissions are due August 3, 2009

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Call for Papers: ICTs and Development: An International Workshop for Theory, Practice, & Policy, 11-12 March, 2010, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi

Unpublished, original empirical papers are invited for the forthcoming international workshop on ICTs and Development:

The workshop aims to provide a forum for scholars to share their empirical research with academic experts, policymakers, and activists from the regional and international development community.

Papers should examine how mobile phones, computers, and the Internet influence the empowerment of marginal individuals and communities, including whether ICTs create and enhance livelihood opportunities for people in the developing world.

Papers should be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words (including abstract and bibliography) and should include a clear discussion of the implications of the findings for development policy and/or practice.

No more than twelve papers will be selected by the workshop organizers for presentation. The first author of each paper chosen will be given air fare and lodging/meals.

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