Information and Communication Technology in Africa OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Class on African Communication Technology

Published Jan 28, 2009

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Analyze case studies pertaining to the quality of healthcare technology in various African countries and other nations in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Information and Communication Technology in Africa' is meant for students studying Sub-Saharan Africa and covers the way information technology has changed the world, especially as it pertains to healthcare and poverty. This course is useful for students pursuing a special program or multidisciplinary degree.

Information and Communication Technology in Africa: Course Specifics

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Information and Communication Technology in Africa: Course Description

Learn how technology has influenced the development of Africa countries and improved the quality of health care. Study problems surrounding the further implementation of technology, such as cost and sustainability. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Cambridge, MA, offers this course about implementing affordable technology that is easy to use. Students learn about how this technology can battle healthcare problems and effectively address common problems, like AIDS in Africa. Students learn how to install telephone fixtures and provide training to use them. MIT Professors Raja Bobbili and Shigeru Miyagawa introduce students to how information and communication technology advancement benefits Africa, including economic and healthcare improvement. This material is covered in a seminar format.

Course readings and projects are available for free online. To take this OpenCourseWare, visit the Information and Communication Technology in Africa course page.

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