Nanchang, Jiangxi province of China, 2006
Airport employee is happy to answer people’s questions. When she does not know
the answer she consults her colleagues on chat. The chat window is always running.
Information and technology are both getting more and
more accessible everywhere. In many developing
economies, people don’t look at technology as
something extra to learn, they internalize it and exploit
it at workplace and to make professional connections
among other things.
Are our students capable of competing and
collaborating with the rest of the world?
Are schools only for the students and lecturers?
What about the knowledge in the community around us?
Much of the knowledge and business intelligence will be
tapped in the Chinese/Regional language web
Profeciency in translation
tools, and the ability to
collaborate with people
around the world will be very
Open community driven learning spaces
Less emphasis on certiﬁcation (rather than collecting
certiﬁcates, we will try to get accepted in multiple
The world is our school (expertise in using translation tools,
Technology becomes transparent. No one talks about a tech