‘Social’ technologies can work in education

Your Education is Our World

IT boom did many things, and one significant effect was the shift in the conversation from only ‘employment’ to ‘employability’ and ‘scale,’ observes Vaidya Nathan, Founder and CEO, Classle Knowledge Pvt Ltd, Chennai (www.classle.net).

The speed at which it hit the education system, India’s most ‘regulated’ sector, caught everybody unawares, he continues, during a lunch-hour interaction in Business Line, on June 8. “With solutions being looked at every level starting from policy and governance downwards, can the wonderful capabilities of IT (information technology) solve education’s woes? Innovative start-up Companies like Classle, EduComp, Everonn, say ‘Yes’.”

On a positive note, again, is a ‘breaking news’ story in http://www.philly.com, at the time of writing this; it is about Microsoft founder Bill Gates calling for the revolutionising of the US public education with the Government stimulus funds, in the course of a speech on July 21.

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