Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Next Level: How Mobile Tech Can Transform Education

India today is on the cusp of the mobility revolution with close to 900 million mobile connections. Naturally, it seems that technology can play a big role in transforming education on mobile platforms.

With almost 6-7 lakh villages in the country, almost 70% of the population lives in the rural areas. 70% of these villages have a population of 1000 or less. So what we have is a population that is spread out across the hinterland, and with very little educational infrastructure available to them.

Many young Indians drop out of educational institutions due to two reasons:

  •  Lack of proximity to educational infrastructure
  •  Need to contribute to the family income

Both of these challenges can be met through mobile education solutions with self -paced modules enabled through regional languages. This will ensure that most are able to continue with their education.  With good modules enabled on mobile phones, the youth in rural areas will be able to access and get the most out of it.

And this will mark the next revolution in the education sector.

 By Dr.Vikram Venkateswaran, Founder & Director | TheSocialPeople

Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran is a marketing professional with almost 10 years of experience. He is passionate about public health, blogging, writing, public speaking and lawn tennis. He can be followed on his twitter handle @drvikram. Visit his blog at Docter Soccer.

Founder Speak is our weekly column by the founders of TheSocialPeople- Viral Thaker & Dr.Vikram Venkateswaran.

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