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TU874: Discarded Thesis Topics
For my eventual Master's Degree in Development Studies at Open
University, my last course will be TU874 The Development
Management Project, to be completed by October 2005. This course
involves writing a 10,000 word paper on a development subject of my choice.
I have chosen "The impact, challenges and factors for success in using
live theater in development activities." Please click on the
aforementioned link for more info.
Below is a list of subjects I was considering for this final
paper. I compiled information on these topics when I was considering them,
and am happy to share with others the resources I compiled. I also may
write about them in the future (but not anytime before 2006):
- A comparison of (three? five?) organizations serving the developing
world involving online volunteers through UNV's Online
Volunteering service, the factors for success and challenges in
their involvement of online volunteers, and as the impact of this
involvement on meeting their missions.
- A comparison of five volunteering experiences, of one year or more,
affiliated with the United Nations
Information Technology Service (UNITeS), the factors for success
and challenges in their onsite involvement, and as the impact of this
involvement on meeting missions of the organizations or initiatives to
which they contributed.
- A comparison of three-five volunteering programs focused on applying
information communications technology (ICT) in the developing world and
their factors for success. The programs could include any or all of the
following, pending permission: UN
Volunteers, Peace Corps,
VSO, and NetCorps Canada.
- A comparison of three-five community technology centers/community
media centers in the developing world, the challenges they face and ways
they address such, and the factors for their success and sustainability,
with a particular eye to their involvement of volunteers.
- The impact of rumor, myths and "urban
legends" on development interventions, and ways such have been
addressed in three-five situations.
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