It has become apparently clear that most of our society uses some digital devise or another. To notice this trend, just stand in one place, say on Broad Street, for at least an hour and you would be surprised by the number of electronic devise users that will go by you.
Information Communication Technology (I CT's) has inherently changed the way the average Bajan communicates with each other... Parents now text their children to ask them where they are when they have gone past the home arrival time. Men and women now court each other over Whats app and Face Time while others meet new friends on Facebook. Business meetings are conducted via Skype and enterprises share information with clients via Google docs. When information has to be shared in quick time to several persons in multiple locations, the media house is no longer the first choice. Individuals can complete a broadcast message with instructions for it to be forwarded on BlackBerry (BB) or Whats app in less than 60 seconds. The fact that all these digital options are now condensed to features on the handheld smartphone equipped with WiFi or internet connectivity; makes it all the more convenient and easy for even a nincompoop to send information. Since these communication options are so available, why have they not been engaged to help facilitate the education of our people too? The question is should they be used in for education in Barbados?
My response is YES!
Barbados must not be left behind in the digital era and this is a growing human resource prospect and has much economic value.
Read this webpage http://www.dougwoods.co.uk/blog/6-ways-ict-can-improve-education/ and share your thoughts on how we can utilize ICT to help create a productive growth explosion in Barbados and the wider Caribbean....Let's keep the 'Idea of Barbados' alive.
HEB SOLUTIONS 2014