TONEX’s Information and communication technology (ICTs) course covers topics such as office automation, production automation, telecommunication and electronic networks connecting organizations. The impact of the introduction of ICT becomes apparent in changes in work patterns, qualifications and decision-making procedures. In this course, the implementation processes and some of the consequences are discussed incuding topics of recent developments of ICT and organizational changes from new technologies, especially in the computer and telecommunication industries. The workshops cover formulation for the liberalization of the telecommunication sector, the development of electronic commerce, the governance of universal access, and developing country responses to globalization.

Who Should Attend

Government regulators and policymakers; technical, managerial, and business professionalsGovernment officials, planners and decision-makers, including local government officials and administratorsManagers, analysts and program officers working in international developmentManagers and staff in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)Professionals working in the media: journalists, editors, publishersResearchers and academics interested in learning more about ICT 4DOrganizations and individuals working at the local and community level in the developing world

Pre-Requisites

ICT Training

  • Objectives
    • The learning objectives for this course are to assist participants in understanding ICTs and creating a plan to kick start ICT in emerging markets and reach out to the people, such as the Shared Access, Telemedicine, SMBs Program, eGovernment, and/or eLearning programs for addressing the digital divide in their countries, including:

      • Accessibility
      • Connectivity
      • Rural Healthcare
      • Education
      • Content
      • Green Energy

      The participants will explore topics such as:

      • Information & Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D)
      • Development of ICT Strategies & Action Plans for Government and Businesses
      • Funding ICT for Development (ICT4D) Projects
      • Current Trends in the Use of ICTs for Development
      • ICTs for Poverty Reduction
      • ICTs for Empowerment of Women
      • Managing E-Government & ICT Projects
      • Agricultural, Justice, Education, Environment, Energy Sectors ICT Strategy Development & Implementation
      • Green Energy and IT
      • Planning & Implementing Community Access Facilities
      • Low Cost Computing Devices
  • Outline
    • Introduction

      • History of ICT use and diffusion
      • Defining and measuring ICT diffusion
      • Understanding the value of using ICTs
      • Relationship between productivity, economic development and ICT diffusion and use
      • Success stories and best practices in the use of ICTs for national development
      • Technological trends
      • Digitization and miniaturization
      • Hardware trends
      • PCs, microprocessors, peripherals, small computing devices for the developing world
      • Connectivity trends:
      • Broadband and fiber, mobility and the rise of wireless, grid and cloud computing, the limits of the Internet
      • Software and data transmission trends: collaborative software suites
      • Building a virtual world
      • Web services, wikis, blogs, social networks
      • Cybersecurity issues and trends for individuals, organizations and governments

      The Challenges of ICTs

      • The ICT Paradigm
      • Markets and Policies in New Knowledge Economies
      • Globalization of The ICT Labor Force
      • Productivity and ICTs: A Review of the Evidence
      • Economic Policy Analysis and the Internet: Coming to Terms with a Telecommunications Anomaly

      ICT Technology and communications Overview

      • Internet Diffusion and the Geography of the Digital Divide
      • The Economics of ICTs
      • Building Blocks and Implications
      • Common Myths of is Strategy Discourse
      • Information Technology Sourcing
      • Communications Technology Sourcing
      • Technological trends
      • Digitization and miniaturization
      • Green computing
      • Cloud computing

      ICT, Organizations, and Networks

      • Information Technology and the Dynamics of Organizational Change
      • ICT, New Media, and Ethics
      • Electronic Networks, Power, and Democracy
      • E-democracy: The History and Future of an Idea
      • Communicative Entitlements and Democracy
      • The Future of The Digital Divide Debate
      • Governance and State Organization in the Digital Era
      • Privacy Protection and ICT: Issues, Instruments, and Concepts
      • Surveillance, Power, and Everyday Life
      • New Media Literacy
      • At The Intersection of Technical, Cultural, and Discursive
      • Knowledge and Emerging Internet Literacy –
      • The Interrelations Between Online and Offline: Questions, Issues, and Implications

      ICTs and political movements

      • ICTs and communities in the twenty-first century: Challenges and perspectives
      • ICTs and Inequality: Net Gains for Women
      • Accessibility
      • Connectivity
      • Rural Healthcare
      • Education
      • Content
      • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), education and healthcare
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