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Pages: 4868-4874
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE HAITI INTERNET INITIATIVE AS STUDENT-LEARNING EXPERIENCE

L. MacLean, P. Elysee

Wentworth Institute of Technology (UNITED STATES)
The Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has a longstanding tradition of hands-on education. It also maintains a strong commitment to community service and service-learning. The 2010 tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti galvanized many to action and created an opportunity for Wentworth to mobilize its resources towards providing assistance to the struggling island nation. The Haiti Internet Initiative was formed with the goal of providing short-term and long-term needed technology. The Haiti Internet Initiative recycles used servers and network devices into networks created by Wentworth students in the Computer Networking Systems major. These networks will be deployed in Haiti to be used to support educational goals and job creation. It will also address the issue of the “Digital Divide,” or the limited access to technology based on poverty. While the project hit snags, it will be an ongoing project at Wentworth and further iterations are expected to address and decrease them. This is an experiential model vital to producing engaged and prepared students in higher education. The Haiti Internet Initiative is yielding benefits in student involvement and rebuilding Haiti while providing a means for organizations to gain tax benefits through donations of obsolete equipment that may otherwise wind up in landfills.
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L. MacLean, P. Elysee (2011) THE HAITI INTERNET INITIATIVE AS STUDENT-LEARNING EXPERIENCE, INTED2011 Proceedings, pp. 4868-4874.
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