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An investigation into and recommendations for appropriate technology education

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dc.contributor.advisor Maria C. Yang. en_US
dc.contributor.author Grue, Amanda J. (Amanda Jacquelyn) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-29T18:22:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-29T18:22:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/69511
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2011. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-33). en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to present an example of appropriate technology (AT) education in a university setting, and make recommendations for using open source technology to aid AT education (OSAT). This paper presents a brief overview of the AT movement, and defines critical criteria for creating and implementation solutions for the developing world using this approach. The International Development Initiative (IDI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is described in detail as a model example of efforts to promote the study of AT in higher education. OSAT is investigated in further detail to prove validity as a new aspect of the AT movement and a course of study incorporating the use of OSAT is developed to aid educators. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Amanda J. Grue. en_US
dc.format.extent 33 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title An investigation into and recommendations for appropriate technology education en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 775774210 en_US


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