Information Technology for Development (ITD) is the implementation and evaluation of information technology infrastructures to stimulate economic, social and human development. In this service-learning course, students will learn and apply ITD concepts for developing and adding value through IT by working with small business entrepreneurs in Omaha or rural Nebraska. Students will evaluate micro-business technology needs, prepare business technology plans, provide training, and implement appropriate solutions, to the extent possible within a semester class.
Prereq: Students are expected to have some familiarity with personal computers, web development, software development, database management, or networking. Though not required, the following courses or their equivalent would provide the necessary background : CIST 1100, CIST 1300, ISQA 3310, ISQA 3400. Not open to nondegree students.