3G technology to bring innovation in education sector -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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3G technology to bring innovation in education sector

KARACHI: The launch of 3G services will bring innovation in education sector throughout the country as the large number of students will be able to access the advanced studies with their smartphones and tablets.

Naveed Siraj Country Manager Intel Pakistan at media briefing on Tuesday said education needs could be facilitated to masses through 3G-technology as if its expected benefits to different sectors in the future. The education transformation is inevitable with the availability of relevant content for studies and on the other hand smartphones and tablets are in the reach of masses to connect with the world of information.

The Intel education content and its devices are available to support innovative e-learning trends in the country, though awareness is need to aware masses how technology can shape their lives rapidly in the modern world. The investment of 3G infrastructure should be appropriate so people can avail maximum opportunities in needs otherwise they will be dejected from the technology, Siraj said.

He said the government should provide a basic infrastructure to the private sector and people providing them access to the cutting-edge technology to reap the fruits of information technology. The number of schools in Pakistan is more than 0.2 million and if 10 percent of schools are enabled with IT infrastructure, it will be major success in terms of technology enablement and utility by the people. The Intel Teach Programme has also helped millions of teachers harness technology to improve learning in the classroom.

Worldwide, Intel trained more than 10 million teachers and we have trained more than 2.6 million teachers across 13 APAC countries. In Pakistan Intel has trained more than 325,000 teachers. He said the awareness of technology is needed in the country so people could embrace it rapidly to gain its fruits in long-run, Intel country head said.

Intel has initiated different programmes for creating awareness of technology benefits in different segments of the society through its various programs such as Intel teachers, science fairs, adult literacy programme and IT for SMEs. People should realise the investment on technology would give them handsome returns on long-term basis because it was a gradual process and depending on the utility and scale of technology adoption by the businesses, he added. Technology companies and manufacturers will need to tap into the psyche of Asian consumers and respond with relevant and desirable products, now more than ever.

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