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dc.contributor.authorGray, Paul E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGaudi, Manishen_US
dc.coverage.temporalSpring 2005en_US
dc.date.issued2005-06
dc.identifierSP.772-Spring2005
dc.identifierlocal: SP.772
dc.identifierlocal: IMSCP-MD5-15171f1beab5cb0d460c0f0d338e54f3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/37148
dc.description.abstractThe MIT-Africa Internet Technology Initiative (MIT-AITI) organization is an innovative approach by MIT students to integrate computers and internet technology into the education of students in African schools. The program focuses upon programming principles, cutting-edge internet technology, free open-source systems, and even an entrepreneurship seminar to introduce students in Africa to the power of technology and to equip them with skills that will allow them to be creative, resourceful, and prosperous. The mission statement of the AITI program is based on the idea that information technology carries the potential to empower people around the globe with knowledge. The AITI program is implemented with emphasis on classroom teaching, community-oriented projects, and independent learning. MIT-AITI achieves this goal by sending MIT students to three African nations in order to teach both students and teachers through intensive classroom and lab sessions for six weeks. Hence, MIT-AITI provides MIT students with an opportunity for community service where they can apply their extensive engineering skills. Moreover, MIT-AITI creates a long-term cultural and technical understanding between MIT and African educational institutions.en_US
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dc.subjectinformation technologyen_US
dc.subjectITen_US
dc.subjectglobal communitiesen_US
dc.subjectdigital divideen_US
dc.subjectMIT-Africa Internet Technology Initiativeen_US
dc.subjectMIT-AITIen_US
dc.subjectAfrican countriesen_US
dc.subjectEthiopiaen_US
dc.subjectGhanaen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectIT-related issuesen_US
dc.subjectjavaen_US
dc.subjectjava server pagesen_US
dc.subjectJSPen_US
dc.subjectprogramming principles, cutting-edge internet technologyen_US
dc.subjectfree open-source systemsen_US
dc.subjectentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.titleSP.772 Internet Technology in Local and Global Communities, Spring 2005en_US
dc.title.alternativeInternet Technology in Local and Global Communitiesen_US


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