2020 Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies for Development

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Graduate major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society
Yamashita Yukihiko  Takada Jun-Ichi  Aoyagi Takahiro 
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Course description and aims

The roles and history of information and communication technologies in environment and social development are explained. Basic protocols for Internet (Ethernet and TCP/IP) and its related protocols (SMPT, FTP, and HTTP) are then explained. Internet services and their basic technologies, and the technologies which support web-based approaches are outlined. Finally, as an example of these technologies applied to development, we focus on e-learning.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to explain the basics of information and communication technologies and learn more advanced information and communication technology.


Internet, TCP/IP, HTML, e-Learning

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

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Lecture and Practice

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Purpose and abstract of this lecture and roles of information communication To be able to give an outline the bases of the Internet.
Class 2 Outline of Internet application To be able to give an outline the applications of the Internet.
Class 3 Internet services and basic technologies (Html) To be able to write a simple html document.
Class 4 Internet services and basic technologies (CSS, RDB) To be able to write a html document with CSS.
Class 5 Information technology in Internet services (PHP, RDB) To be able to write a PHP program.
Class 6 Application technology of Internet (Theory and technology of e-Learning) To be able to explain theory and technology of e-Learning.
Class 7 Application technology of Internet (Practices and Assesment of e-Learning) To be able to explain assessment of e-Learning.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Teaching materials prepared by lectures, report published by international organizations, etc.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Kevin R. Stevens and W. Richard Fall, "TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series)," Addison-Wesley Professional, 2011.

Assessment criteria and methods

Basic knowledge and degree of understanding with respect to Internet and e-Learning are evaluated. Weights of evaluation are 40% by homework and 60% by final reports.

Related courses

  • ZUQ.T211 : Basic Theory of Information Processing

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