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Free CITE-MiT edX Course-Technology Evaluation in Global Development

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  • 16 May 2017 - 11:41am
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 7,611
CITE at MiT New edX Course CITE101x:Technology Evaluation in Global Development Image: CITE at MiT

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) is the first-ever program dedicated to developing methods for product evaluation in global development.

CITE is led by an interdisciplinary team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and draws upon diverse expertise to evaluate products using a 3-S methodology; Suitability, Scalability and Sustainability

About this course:
When a person lives on less than $2 a day — as some 2.7 billion people around the world do — there isn’t room for a product like a solar lantern or a water filter to fail.

Investment in failing products undermines future innovation by reducing confidence and depleting scarce resources. It’s a challenge faced every day by development agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and consumers themselves. With so many products on the market, how do you choose the right one?

The new edX course will explore the fundamentals of technology evaluation for global development. This course is designed for academics and global development practitioners: those interested in conducting their own technology evaluations to promote data-driven decisions through research or development practice. The course is free and open to anyone.

What you'll learn in this course:

  • History of appropriate technology, the rise of technology use in global development
  • History of evaluation, different styles of modern evaluation, and the definition of evaluation
  • How to conduct desk- and field-based scoping studies
  • Methodology, research design, and applications for product suitability, scalability, and sustainability
  • How to complete an evaluation and summarizing results for presentation to various audiences, how to generalizing results, and alternative approaches to evaluation

This new edX Course Launches 1st June 2017

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