Evaluation of an application for managing microcredits in education

Muñoz Hernandez, Susana and Ramírez Robles, Máximo (2012). Evaluation of an application for managing microcredits in education. In: "Second Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV 2012)", 11-12 Mar 2012, Atlanta, Georgia, Estados Unidos. ISBN 1-4503-1262-2. https://doi.org/10.1145/2160601.2160629.

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Title: Evaluation of an application for managing microcredits in education
Author/s:
  • Muñoz Hernandez, Susana
  • Ramírez Robles, Máximo
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: Second Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV 2012)
Event Dates: 11-12 Mar 2012
Event Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Estados Unidos
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Computing for Development
Date: 2012
ISBN: 1-4503-1262-2
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Social and behavioral science|economics; Computer uses in education
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

One of the major problems in developing countries is minority access to higher education. Traditional scholarships usually focus on paying eventually tuition fees or bringing brilliant students to develop countries. Additionally, these systems used to be opaque and, consequently, a corruption source. We propose a system of student loans to pay tuition fees in exchange for work. We also provide UBURYO. It is the FOSS, that we have developed, to manage this loan system in a simple, trustworthy, fair and efficient way. We deployed the loan system in the University of Ngozi (UNG, Burundi). A shallow evaluation demonstrates that system sustainability is feasible.

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Item ID: 22947
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/22947/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:22947
DOI: 10.1145/2160601.2160629
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Mar 2014 16:57
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2014 16:49
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