Ethnocomputing in Tanzania: Design and Analysis of a Contextualized ICT Course

  title={Ethnocomputing in Tanzania: Design and Analysis of a Contextualized ICT Course},
  author={Erkki Sutinen and Mikko Vesisenaho},
  journal={Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning},
A crucial challenge in the teaching and learning of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing non-Western countries is the irrelevance of much Western learning content, materials, tools, and methods from the perspectives of local communities. Our approach for designing an ICT course is based on the concept of ethnocomputing — finding culturally suitable entry points for understanding, utilizing, and producing ICT in a relevant way. In order to study the feasibility of our… CONTINUE READING


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