INFO 6600

INFO 6600

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course examines the design, deployment, and adoption of computing technologies that aim to improve the lives of underserved populations in low-resource environments. Through discussions of case studies from the US and across the world, we will study how computing technologies are used in different global development domains, such as agriculture, finance, health, education, civic engagement. We will also explore many of the big debates in the field of ICTD through reading and discussing seminal papers, including how to approach and measure success, how to consider failure, what constitutes 'good' research, how to broach the 'digital divide'. The course will enrich students' foundational knowledge and information about current research in ICTD, and will better equip them to create and evaluate computing technologies for people in low-resource environments.

When Offered Spring.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: INFO 6600

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12642INFO 6600  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    If you are a master student or senior and interested in enrolling please email Aditya Vashistha av567@cornell.edu

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: INFO 6600

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12536INFO 6600  LEC 030

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Synchronous
    Taught in NYC. Enrollment limited to Cornell Tech PhD Students. Streamed to NYC from Ithaca