PLA 59: Change at hand: Web 2.0 for development

Web 2.0 tools and approaches are radically changing how we create, share and publish digital information through the Internet. Participatory Web 2.0 for development (Web2forDev) enhances information-sharing and online collaboration for development. This special issue shares learning and reflections from practice. A bilingual multimedia DVD is also available.

PART I: OVERVIEW
1. Change at hand: Web 2.0 for development
Holly Ashley, Jon Corbett, Ben Garside, Dave Jones, Giacomo Rambaldi
2. The two hands of Web2forDev: a conference summary
Chris Addison

PART II: STUDIES OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS
3. Exploring the potentials of blogging for development
Christian Kreutz
4. Web 2.0 tools to promote social networking for the Forest Connect alliance
Duncan Macqueen
5. Promoting information-sharing in Ghana using video blogging
Prince Deh
6. Mobile phones: the silver bullet to bridge the digital divide?
Roxanna Samii

PART III: ISSUE-BASED STUDIES
7. Anti social-computing: indigenous language, digital video and intellectual property
Jon Corbett, Tim Kulchyski
8. Tools for enhancing knowledge-sharing in agriculture: improving rural livelihoods in Uganda
Ednah Akiiki Karamagi, Mary Nakirya
9. Ushahidi or ‘testimony’: Web 2.0 tools for crowdsourcing crisis information
Ory Okolloh
10. Web 2.0 for Aboriginal cultural survival: a new Australian outback movement
Jon Corbett, Guy Singleton, Kado Muir

PART IV: THEORY AND REFLECTION ON PRACTICE
11. Circling the point: from ICT4D to Web 2.0 and back again
Anriette Esterhuysen
12. Web 2.0 tools for development: simple tools for smart people
Ethan Zuckerman
13. The Web2forDev story: towards a community of practice
Anja Barth, Giacomo Rambaldi

PART V: TIPS FOR TRAINERS
Web 2.0 tools: a series of short introductions

Keywords: Web 2.0, Web2forDev, participation, ICT, ICT4D

For the bilingual DVD-Rom click on Additional Information
 
IIED code:
14563IIED 
Published:
Jun 2009 - IIED and CTA 
Keywords:
Web 2.0, Participation, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 
ISBN/ISSN:
ISBN 978-1-84369-716-9, ISSN 1357-938X 
Details:
140 pages (Journal) + CD-ROM data 
Language:
English - also in French (Français)  
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