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From Research & Design Milieu to a Living Lab: Ukombozi School in Tanzania
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2012 (English)In: IST-Africa 2012 Conference Proceedings / [ed] Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham, IIMC International Information Management Corporation , 2012, 155- p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One-to-one computing has been proposed as one solution for improving primary school education around the world. Ukombozi School is a public primary school in Mkimbizi village, Tanzania, and the school has performed outstandingly on the district, regional, and national levels. Ukombozi school has 100 XO-1 "children’s laptops", and, in collaboration with a local university, the school is using those computers for teaching pupils basic computer literacy. The school, however, has ambitious plans for the computers. This paper analyses the necessary steps for developing the current research and design collaboration into a fully-fledged living lab, which can be used to studying, further developing, and replicating Ukombozi School’s success.

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IIMC International Information Management Corporation , 2012. 155- p.
Keyword [en]
ICT for development, living lab, OLPC, one-to-one computing, ICT4D
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Information Systems
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Computer and Systems Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85418ISBN: 978-1-905824-34-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-85418DiVA: diva2:583680
Conference
IST-Africa, 09-11 May 2012, Dar es Salaam
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2013-01-09Bibliographically approved

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