Mobile learning in global health training: What about social justice?

Mobile learning in global health training: What about social justice?

niall talk

 

Niall Winters discusses the emerging findings form the mCHW project at a Public Seminar at the Department of Education, University of Oxford on 16 February 2015.

He elaborates on the framing of global health training with technology from a social justice perspective (Winters & Geniets, in submission).

Critiquing ICT for development, he shows how the design, development and implementation of training projects are radically altered when centred on a preferential option for the poor. He goes on to discuss the social justice framing in the context of the mCHW project’s empirical work in Kenya, drawing out three key implications:

(1) Designing and evaluation applications for the needs of the poor;

(2) Redefining the nature of ‘appropriate technologies’ and

(3) Implementing pragmatic solidarity, which means developing common cause with those in need in a very practical and realistic manner.

Click here to watch the video of Niall’s talk.

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