• Duración:
    6 semanas
  • Dedicación:
    10–12 horas por semana
  • Precio:

    GRATIS
    Agregar un Certificado Verificado por $49 USD

  • Institución
  • Tema:
  • Nivel:
    Intermediate
  • Idioma:
    English
  • Transcripción de video:
    English
  • Tipo de curso:
    Al ritmo del instructor

Prerrequisitos

None

Sobre este curso

Omitir Sobre este curso

When a person lives on less than $2 a day — as some 2.7 billion people around the world do — there isn’t room for a product like a solar lantern or a water filter to fail. Investment in failing products undermines future innovation by reducing confidence and depleting scarce resources.

It’s a challenge faced every day by development agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and consumers themselves. With so many products on the market, how do you choose the right one?

This course, developed by MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) will explore the fundamentals of technology evaluation for global development. It includes a deep dive into CITE’s 3S methodology, looking at products from three angles:

  • Suitability—does a product perform its intended purpose?
  • Scalability—can the supply chain effectively reach consumers?
  • Sustainability—is it a product that can be used correctly, consistently, and continuously over time?

This course is designed for academics and global development practitioners; those interested in conducting their own technology evaluations to promote data-driven decisions through research or development practice.

Lo que aprenderás

Omitir Lo que aprenderás
  • Week one: History of appropriate technology, the rise of technology use in global development
  • Week two: History of evaluation, different styles of modern evaluation, and the definition of evaluation; how to conduct desk- and field-based scoping studies, and what a scoping study can teach you
  • Week three: Methodology, research design, and applications for product suitability
  • Week four: Methodology, research design, and applications for product scalability
  • Week five: Methodology, research design, and applications for product sustainability
  • Week six: How to complete an evaluation and summarize results for presentation to various audiences, how to generalize results, and alternative approaches to evaluation

Conoce a tus instructores

Jarrod Goentzel
Lecturer, Supply Chain Management
MIT
Bishwapriya Sanyal
CITE Principal Investigator
MIT
Daniel Frey
Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department; MIT D-Lab Faculty Research Director
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jennifer Green
CITE Sustainability Lead
MIT

Obtén un Certificado Verificado para destacar los conocimientos y las habilidades que adquieras
$49 USD

Ver un modelo de certificado de edX en PDF
  • Oficial y verificado

    Obtén un certificado con la firma del instructor y el logotipo de la institución para demostrar tus logros y aumentar las posibilidades de conseguir trabajo

  • Fácil de compartir

    Agrega el certificado a tu currículum o publícalo directamente en LinkedIn

  • Incentivo comprobado

    El certificado te da un motivo más para completar el curso

  • Apoya nuestra labor

    edX, una organización sin fines de lucro, se sustenta con los certificados verificados para financiar la educación gratuita para todo el mundo