social change and technological change by digital means

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This course is “social change and technological change by digital means”. Read articles:
Sen, Amartya (1999), “Development as Freedom”, Chapter 2: “The Ends and the Means of Development”.: Ch.1 and 4
United Nations (2015), “The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015: Overview”, pages 3-8
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225 words for General Statistics 225 words for ICT statistics 100 words for peer review. Dont forget the screenshoot as well.
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Make sure you need BOTHGeneral Statistics and ICT Statistics

 

  1. Read articles:

Sen, Amartya (1999), “Development as Freedom”, Chapter 2: “The Ends and the Means of Development”.: Ch.1 and 4

United Nations (2015), “The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015: Overview”, pages 3-8

  1. Contributeto the online forum:

Spent at least some 1.5 – 2 hours getting acquainted with international statistics by surfing and playing around with the sources here:

International Statistics

General:

 

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)    (Links to an external site.)http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/stats.shtml (Links to an external site.)

 

Human Development Indicators (HDIs)    (Links to an external site.)http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/data/ (Links to an external site.) ; http://hdr.undp.org/en/data-explorer (Links to an external site.)

 

World Bank Development Indicators    (Links to an external site.)http://data.worldbank.org/ (Links to an external site.) ; http://wdi.worldbank.org/table (Links to an external site.) ; http://databank.worldbank.org/data/views/variableSelection/selectvariables.aspx?source=world-development-indicators (Links to an external site.)

 

UN database of databases (Links to an external site.)   http://data.un.org/ (Links to an external site.)

 

GapMinder moving graphs (Links to an external site.)   http://www.gapminder.org/data/ (Links to an external site.)

 

World Bank Data Visualizer (Links to an external site.) http://devdata.worldbank.org/DataVisualizer/ (Links to an external site.)

 

Google Public Data (Links to an external site.): http://www.google.com/publicdata/ (Links to an external site.)

 

 

 

ICT:

 

ITU ICT statistics 1     (Links to an external site.)http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/ (Links to an external site.)

 

ITU ICT statistics 2 (Links to an external site.)   http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/icteye/Indicators/Indicators.aspx (Links to an external site.)

 

USC’s World Internet Project (Links to an external site.) http://www.worldinternetproject.net/

 

OECD key ICT indicators (Links to an external site.)   http://www.oecd.org/sti/broadband/oecdkeyictindicators.htm (Links to an external site.)     (Links to an external site.)

 

Latin American household surveys (Links to an external site.)   http://www.cepal.org/tic/flash/default.asp?idioma=IN (Links to an external site.)

 

ICT4D blog from Manchester (Links to an external site.)   http://ict4dblog.wordpress.com/tag/ict4d-statistics (Links to an external site.)

 

 

Look for surprising statistics that compares different cultures (go beyond Western countries). Chose and explain one comparison from the group of general statistics + another example from the group of ICT statistics. Post each finding separately with a short explanation.

Look for something that busts an existing myth! Surprise us with something we wouldn’t have expected! Feel free to include a screen-shot of a graph or figure and include it with help of the “Embed Image” icon in the task bar. Make sure to cite each source (e.g. by copy-pasting the URL-link(s) of the online databases).

 

 

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