Primer Series Resources

APCICT's ‘Turning Today’s Youth into Tomorrow’s Leaders’ programme seeks to impart key knowledge of ICT for Development (ICTD) to students and youth. As a part of this programme, APCICT has developed a project that aims to create a cadre of future leaders equipped with the capacity to use ICTs for achieving development goals. This is proposed to be accomplished through enhanced coverage of ICT for Development (ICTD) in undergraduate and graduate programmes at universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Under this project the ‘Primer Series on ICTD for Youth’ (Primer Series) was created.

The Primer Series aims to serve as a tool to help educators fill the gap in ICTD coverage in universities. It is composed of multiple issues addressing a range of topics in ICTD. This series is intended for students from both technical and non-technical backgrounds, and is flexible enough for use in different national contexts.

Whether ensuring a basic understanding of the linkage between ICT and development, or more specific principles of ICT applications, each Primer will provide a firm understanding of ICT within a development context. 

The Primer Series are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License and are available for free download below.


Engaged Learning Toolkit / Guidebook : Using ICT for Community Development

Engaged Learning is a pedagogical strategy that links classroom learning with community development practices within a credit-based university curriculum. For students who are learning about the field of information and communication technology for development (ICTD), engaged learning can be an effective approach to provide them with practical experiences in helping local communities through ICT-based innovation.

To advocate the engaged learning across the Asia-Pacific region, APCICT has prepared two set of publications: the “Engaged Learning Toolkit for Faculty: Using ICT for Community Development” and the “Engaged Learning Guidebook for Students: Using ICT for Community Development”, in collaboration with Cornell University. The Toolkit and Guidebook provide practical guidance for faculty members, students, communities and other stakeholders on planning, implementing and evaluating the ICTD-based engaged learning courses.

  • Engaged Learning Toolkit for Faculty: Using ICT for Community Development   PDF Version [4.7MB] 
  • Engaged Learning Guidebook for Students: Using ICT for Community Development   PDF Version [7.0MB]