Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Literacy & Mobile...

found the following with reference to my earlier post on literacy and the role of mobile services...
Tata Literacy has been working on the idea of extending their CBFL program on mobile platform. felt really good see this on the web... i wish them all the best in this endeavour. these guys are really doing a great work... and even greater service to the nation...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Literacy & Mobile

was thinking... on the applicability of reach that the mobile and mobile networks has into the rural hinterlands...

if we can use mobile as the device ... as the magic lamp as Mr Rajesh Jain refers to... this magical device can be used to send educational snippets daily onto the learners... here in focus the illiterates... people who do not have yet the ability to read and write would require technology/application that would convert text-to-speech and speech-to-text on basic mobile phones...with multiple language options...

the education service provider/social organization, say like the Tata Literacy's Computer-Based Functional Literacy (CBFL) program... can use the mobile services to send across their literacy modules to learners... SMS being the prime method... and then the application will convert the text to speech... 

a daily SMS... on some aspect ... like alphabet/numbers/words/basic calculation will help make people literated within a small time span... and rural india is already getting hooked to the mobile for both connectivity and business prposes. 

Mobile with SMS with speech conversion applications with vernacular language capabilities...will then prove to be the bed-rock on which we can have a literate india... and it is just the beginning.... all lot of further services will then follow....

probably the mobile service provider may buy the idea of giving the service free ... for a period of say 3/6 months... by which the user will become at least moderately capable of reading/writing... and once she/he gets hooked to the power of literacy... she/he will be using the SMS and other data services for the rest of their lives...

what say you... i find to be a killer application ... with wide applicability... with great social value... and eventually even greater business value...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Next is What?.... EDUCATION....

recently read a post by Cyrus Driver on potential of education as a big investment destination. indian consumer is in-fact price in-sensitive towards cost of education within his/her affordability limits. the point to focus on is the affordability limit of each cross-section of consumer. be it some body earning 2000 rs/month or someone earning 2 lacs/month, the household will give education top priority and will seek the best within the affordability limits, be it the basic tuition fees, or the other supplementary expenses. 

providers of the  various category of education related service need to create products/services according to the affordability limits of each of these house-hold segments. only then the provider and the consumer will get maximum benefit...


Social Networks Monetized Revenue

From: Silkcharm, 1 day ago

My presentation to WebDirections 2008 (wds08) on social network and social media valuations, revenue streams and monetization (monetisation). Blog post here http://silkcharm.blogspot.com/2008/09/social-media-monetization-and-revenue.html

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The Future of Work

The future of work

From: whatidiscover, 3 days ago

The future of work
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The future of work
Andrea Saveri

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Health and Medicine on the Net: An Overview of 1.0 to 2.0 Consumer Offerings

From: Stuie, 2 days ago

Net options varying from 1.0 to 2.0 in the world of consumer health and medicine

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