ICTs and the Millennium Development Goals

A United Nations Perspective

  • Harleen Kaur
  • Xiaohui Tao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vinesh Chandra, Ramila Chandra, David Nutchey
    Pages 139-159
  3. Vijey Thayananthan, Ahmed Alzahrani, Muhammad Shuaib Qureshi
    Pages 161-183
  4. Bing Zhou, Lei Chen, Xiuyi Jia
    Pages 185-197
  5. Li-Jen Shannon, Yaprak Dalat Ward
    Pages 237-250
  6. Aashish Srivastava, Md Khalid Hossain
    Pages 251-267
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-271

About this book

Introduction

This book attempts to create awareness about the UN-MDGs and how various ICT can be harnessed to appeal to different demographics. Current empirical evidence suggests that MDG awareness is relatively low particularly in developed countries, and that the levels of MDG awareness vary considerable across socioeconomic variables or demographics from United Nations perspective. It also examines how ICT can be used to bring about technical and social innovations strengthen livelihoods, support economic development, water and climate resilience and improve the education and health sectors and enhance development opportunities. Several studies are highlighted that reinforce the view that government support and private sector expertise and funding are important factors in ICT-based e-government solutions in developing countries.

The book also builds on the thesis that a strong connection between competencies in mathematics, science, and information communication/technology is required to build logical concepts and critical thinking skills. It also examines the opportunities and barriers of promoting students’ learning skills, including communication, cooperation, collaboration and connection using the Wiki tool under the blackboard platform. Finally, the book also highlights the challenges involved in application of ICT in education. This is significant for educators in order to surmount these obstacles and consequently successfully incorporate ICT into the educational system.

The chapters present the relevant literature on ICTs and the perceived barriers to ICT integration in basic education. They also focus on the implications of incorporating ICT in the basic educational system. The challenges confronting the integration of ICT in education are equally identified with a view to ensuring a more efficient application of ICT in attaining education for all.

Keywords

E-Health Applications Healthcare Information Society Information Systems Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Millennium Development Goal (MDG)

Editors and affiliations

  • Harleen Kaur
    • 1
  • Xiaohui Tao
    • 2
  1. 1.Hamdard UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and ComputingThe University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7439-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7438-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7439-6
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