An investigation into and recommendations for appropriate technology education
Author(s)Grue, Amanda J. (Amanda Jacquelyn)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Maria C. Yang.
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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.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2011.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-33).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology