Introduction - Technology and international development

Explore the long term relationship between technology and development (through big infrastructure programmes etc) and consider theories of technology in society more fundamentally in order to begin to demonstrate the dangers of technological determinism in current ICT initiatives (and lead into the alternatives that will be considered in the second module).

- technology as a solution

- technology as a problem

- technology as embedded in social, cultural and economic relations

This week you will engage with a range of videos (from TED and elsewhere) to provide an introductory overview of the many diverse ways that technology is being used in international development.

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