Four students presented their practicum field work on April 20, 2012, as part of the requirements for the ATLAS master’s degree in Information and Communication Technology for Development.
The degree prepares students for careers in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to advance people and communities in developing nations and underserved or impoverished regions.
The students and their practicum projects are:
• Kevin McElhinney created a Web-based solar photovoltaic monitoring platform to track solar input and usage for computer labs in Laschobas, Haiti, an area that received a large donation of One Laptop Per Child laptops after the earthquake. His sponsor was GreenWifi, Haiti.
• Alexandra Morgan contributed her knowledge of educational technology and assessment to the Haiti Connected Schools project. Her practicum sponsor is World Vision Haiti.
• Matt Crum worked with his sponsoring company Inveneo, a leading technology integrator in the ICTD field. One of his trips took him to Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, in Kenya.
• Nicole Stephan worked in and around Kathmandu with one of the largest production houses in Nepal (depicted in photo above), where free trade native artisan crafts and art are sourced and created. She studied the supply chain and buyers around the world and attempted to streamline processes. Her sponsor was the Association for Craft Producers, Nepal.
A video of their presentations is on the ATLASCUBOULDER YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/WEcBwsQBZg0.