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Friday, May 15 • 9:00am - 12:30pm
Bridging the North-­‐South Divide in Mobile Research: Assumptions, Questions, and Strategies - Roundtable

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We propose a space for an invigorating debate about whether the kinds of questions adressed by M4D research are, in the ways that they are commonly framed, less ‘relevant’ for the global north; and why the work done in the north, even when oriented towards socioeconomic outcomes, are not often in conversation with ‘4D’ research. Are the different contexts that radically opposed, and how might research so influenced by geographic frames be bridged? 

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Komathi Ale

Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California
ICTs in education Autonomous/self learning Mobile learning Teacher training OLPC Primary education

Seyram Avle

University of Michigan

Joseph Bayer

University of Michigan

Tian Cai

Michigan State University

Rong Wang

University of Southern California


Francois Bar

USC Annenberg

Rich Ling

Shaw Foundation Professor in Media Technology, Nanyang Technological University

Joyojeet Pal

University of Michigan, School of Communication
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Matthew Smith

Senior Program Officer, IDRC
Matthew Smith is a Senior Program Officer for the Information and Networks program, and oversees research on how information networks can be used to promote open, inclusive, and rights based information societies in the south. Before joining IDRC in 2008, Smith completed postgraduate... Read More →

Friday May 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Lecture Theatre 5 (LT5) Block NS2 NS2-02-07

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