December 03, 2012
I am a graduate student studying for my Master of Entrepreneurship degree at the University of Michigan. My mission is to revolutionize and democratize education through technology in less advantaged areas of the world. Before joining the program, I have worked in educational projects in Latin America and Australia as a part of the One Laptop Per Child project (which uses a low cost, rugged laptops as an aid to early education).
As part of my degree, I am working in the Detroit region to understand (and hopefully solve) some of the challenges with early education. I am at the stage of figuring out the challenges kids face while learning, and brainstorming solutions based on the principles of "learning by doing". Also, while I am dedicated to my overall mission ,I have yet to focus in on which aspect of education I want to address, and the role (or not) of IT and/or low cost rugged laptops and electronic devices in it.
I find that the most fulfilling aspect of my work is the sense of pride kids feel when they have had the wonderful experience of learning something, or better yet, learning about learning itself!
Posted by anishmg at December 3, 2012 11:16 PM