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Purposeful learning is transformative: How experience with media production tools at a digital agricultural extension in India suggests an approach for deepening the impact of educational ICT4D projects
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2011
Pages: 596 - 597
Abstract
While researching Internet adoption by rural and remote communities in India we detected a disconnect between people's perception of computers and Internet access as a means to social mobility and their usefulness to them personally. We then observed an ICT4D program where a successful union between technical skill and purposeful activity was established, as gauged by the young workers reporting far more satisfaction and engagement than any others in our survey. We suggest that future efforts at bringing technology education to the bottom of the pyramid build in clear personal motivators for the students to amplify opportunities for success. © 2011 IEEE.
About the journal
JournalProceedings of the 2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2011
Open AccessNo
Concepts (14)
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    DIGITAL GREEN
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    ICT4D
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    India
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    INTERNET ACCESS
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    INTERNET ADOPTION
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    LT4D
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    MEDIA PRODUCTION
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    REMOTE COMMUNITIES
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    Social mobility
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    TECHNICAL SKILLS
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    TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
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    YOUNG WORKERS
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    Internet
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    Telecommunication networks