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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Focus Group -- Impact of ICT on Education & its future

Thanks to my blog, I was invited to a focus group to discuss the impact of ICT (Info-comm tech) on Education and its future. The focus group had MBA students from NUS,NTU,INSEAD & Univ of Chicago.

Some excerpts from the discussion :

1. Most were extremely bullish about the future of technology. Most of them wanted increased integration of gadgets and emergence of common standards so that various gizmos can talk to each other.

2. The negative sides of ICT revolution -- Lack of Privacy, Health & its negative effects of human / social relationships.

3. Interesting questions like " Will schools exist 20 years from today?" , " Effects of ICT on young children" met with fierce debate with some feeling too much technology does harm and spoil kids .

4. I was the only Asian and a developing country national ( Rest all were from US,Germany,France,UK,Israel) and hence had a drastically different view on impact of ICT in my home country !

It was a wonderfully stimulating discussion and in the end we were paid handsomely for our time . So now I can say , I have "earned" something through my blog !


  • another benefit of blogging, an instant recognition in a forum....

    keep it up.. good going.

    By Blogger Ram C, at 12:49 PM  

  • Interesting, Wonder if you can post a few points from the discussion.

    Where was this held? Singapore?

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 2:50 AM  

  • ram.c -- Thx.

    venkitu -- It was held in singapore.The discussion broadly centered on the topics that I had written about.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 11:25 AM  

  • Great to hear about this man - great going

    By Blogger Srihari SN, at 3:59 PM  

  • Hari -- Thanks

    By Blogger Cogito, at 1:44 PM  

  • Hi Arun u r good job is correctly recognised and rewarded also
    Keep it up APPA

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:17 AM  

  • Thanks appa !

    By Blogger Cogito, at 9:48 AM  

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