Dr Caitlin Bentley

Research Fellow, 3A Institute

Dr Bentley is a Research Fellow at the 3Ai. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from McGill University, a MA in Educational Technology from Concordia University and a PhD in Human Geography from the Royal Holloway University of London. Her early research career explored digitally-enabled openness (open data, open source software, crowdsourcing, etc.) in the context of development. She is particularly interested in how technology can improve learning and accountability, specifically through opening up participation, collaboration and knowledge sharing processes. In 2012, Caitlin was awarded a fellowship with the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute as well as a Slawson Award for fieldwork from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Caitlin has worked as a knowledge officer, social media strategist, and development project coordinator for development organisations in Canada. In her career, she has worked with over 20 CSOs in several African countries, and as such her research is grounded in the practical and strategic needs of CSO workers and their target groups

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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