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NextLab I: Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion Users

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  • Frederick FN Noronha फ्रेडर
    Thanks to Karel Novotny... ... MIT OpenCourseWare is opening and making available online its course on Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion
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      Thanks to Karel Novotny...

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      MIT OpenCourseWare is opening and making available online its course on
      Designing Mobile Technologies for  the Next Billion Users (Mobile
      application design for development):

      http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/mas-965-nextlab-i-designing-mobile-technologies-for-the-next-billion-users-fall-2008/index.htm

      Course Highlights

      This course features over 100 videos, documenting the development of
      seven team-based projects, along with most class lectures and
      student-led discussions of assigned class readings.
      Course Description

      Can you make a cellphone change the world?

      NextLab is a hands-on year-long design course in which students
      research, develop and deploy mobile technologies for the next billion
      mobile users in developing countries. Guided by real-world needs as
      observed by local partners, students work in multidisciplinary teams on
      term-long projects, closely collaborating with NGOs and communities at
      the local level, field practitioners, and experts in relevant fields.

      Students are expected to leverage technical ingenuity in both mobile and
      internet technologies together with social insight in order to address
      social challenges in areas such as health, microfinance,
      entrepreneurship, education, and civic activism. Students with
      technically and socially viable prototypes may obtain funding for travel
      to their target communities, in order to obtain the first-hand feedback
      necessary to prepare their technologies for full fledged deployment into
      the real world (subject to guidelines and limitations).


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      Knowledge Sharing Projects Coordinator
      Strategic Technologies & Network Development Programme
      APC - The Association for Progressive Communications
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