False summit or final peak? Education, information technology, and development in rural Nepal
Robin Alexander Shields, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
University of California, Los Angeles . Awarded
This dissertation examines the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for education in rural Nepal. Specifically, I investigate how organizations that work in rural education plan and implement programs that use ICT and how they are in understanding and working towards community development goals. The research utilizes a mixed-methods design, combining interviews with individuals in development organizations and a questionnaire that measures community attitudes to and opinions on ICT in education. Results contribute to a better understanding of educational change and innovation in Nepal, the use of ICT in rural education, and larger discussions on ICT and the future of development.
Shields, R.A. False summit or final peak? Education, information technology, and development in rural Nepal. Ph.D. thesis, University of California, Los Angeles.
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