Dr Caitlin Bentley

Research Fellow, 3A Institute

Caitlin Bentley has been working within the area of information and communications technologies for development (ICT4D) since 2003. She began researching the use of ICT within civil society organisations in Africa, Canada, and the UK. She has contributed to a number of projects focused on enhancing learning and accountability through ICT. In 2015, she started working for the Singapore Internet Research Centre at Nanyang Technological University to pursue her interests in open development, which she views as a window to address structural inequalities and to take advantage of new collaboration opportunities afforded by networked ICTs. She helped to create a programme of research on open development, within which she has co-edited the book entitled Critical Perspectives on Open Development: Empirical Interrogation of Theory Construction (forthcoming). Recently, Caitlin has been engaged in drafting policy for including Indonesian small businesses and marginalised actors in the platform economy of the tourism sector. 

Caitlin joined the 3A Institute in July, 2018 and will contribute to teaching and learning with the 3A institute, as well as to case study research on cyber-physical systems. 

Caitlin holds a PhD in Human Geography from Royal Holloway University of London, UK, an MA in Educational Technology from Concordia University, Canada, and a BA in Computer Science from McGill University, Canada. She is a Fellow at the UK's Software Sustainability Institute. 

Chib, A., Bentley, C. M., & Wardoyo, R. J. Distributed Contexts of Digital Media and Learning: Open Practices as a Counter to Marginalization. Communicar Journal. Available at https://doi.org/10.3916/C58-2019-05

Bentley, C.M., Chib, A., & Poveda, S. A critical narrative approach to openness: The case of open development. Information Systems Journal. Available at https://doi.org/10.1111/isj.12226

Bentley, C.M, Chib, A., & Poveda, S. (2018). Exploring capability and accountability outcomes of open development for the poor and marginalised. The Journal of Community Informatics, 13(3). Available at http://ci-journal.org/index.php/ciej/article/view/1423

Bentley, C.M., Nemer, D., Vannini, S. (2017) “When words become unclear”: unmasking ICT through visual methodologies in participatory ICT4D. Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Society. Available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00146-017-0762-z

Bentley, C. M. (2017) An analysis of accountability concepts for open development. Available at https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-31...

Bentley, C. M., & Chib, A. (2016). The impact of open development initiatives in lower- and middle-income countries: A review of the literature. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 74(6), pp.1-20.

Bentley, C. M. (2014). Exploring information ethics for inclusive open development. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 62(2), pp.1–21. Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.1681-4835.2014.tb00440.x/abstract

Bentley, C. M. (2012). Designing and implementing online collaboration tools in West Africa. In N. Azab (Ed.). Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries: Studies on Implementation, Application and Use. Hershey: IGI Global, pp. 33-60.

Abrami, P., Wade, A., Pillay, V., Aslan, O., Bures, E., & Bentley, C. (2009). Encouraging self-regulated learning through electronic portfolios. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie [Online], 34(3). Available at http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/507

Bentley, C. M. and Labelle, P. R. (2008). A comparison of social tagging designs and user participation. Proceedings from DC 2008: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 205-205. Berlin, Germany: The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

Bentley, C. (2008). Strategies to encourage local ownership of online collaboration technologies in West Africa. In Whitton, N., & McPherson, M. (Eds). Proceedings from ALT-C 2008: Rethinking the Digital Divide, the 15th Association for Learning Technology Conference, 118-119. Leeds, UK: ALT.

Bentley, C. (2007). The OLPC laptop: Educational revolution or devolution? In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings from World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 647-652). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


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