Sunday, 25 August 2013

Individual Presentation Slides

Every week, the individual presentation slides done by the students in the TWC module will be uploaded online. 

Feel free to refer to them via the website links at the top right panel of this blog. 

Sunday, 18 August 2013

To TWC students

Just a few gentle reminders:-
1.            Please post up your blog entries for the week latest by Sunday of the same week before 2359hrs. Your journal/blog entries for each session must be completed prior to the start of the following session for you to receive any credit.
2.            Each journal/blog entry should be in your own words and should consist of at least 100 words addressing the following points:

   Brief Overview/Summary of the themes/topics addressed during the session
   Interesting Observations and Ideas (ideas and concepts that captured your attention)
   Key Take Away Points (the 2 or 3 key messages from the session that you intend to keep in mind going forward)
   Issues for Further Discussion (stuff you wish had been considered or given more air-time in class – and why)
   Personal Ratings for Session (how you would rate the session on a scale of 0 to 10. Feel free to be as subjective as you like in your assessment)
Extra credit will be given for originality of thought and innovative ideas expressed in your journal/blog. In addition, your contributions in terms of inputs/comments and suggestions to the journal entries/blogs of others will count toward your class participation.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

About this Course

The Technology and World Change (“TWC”) course is a core university module offered at Singapore Management University. It is part of a comprehensive curriculum aimed at nurturing and educating the future leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.

In this age where challenges in the business world evolve ever so rapidly and circumstances are so capricious, it is vital that students are equipped with the the right skill-sets and knowledge to handle complex situations. The problems of today necessitate a multi-disciplinary and multi-pronged approach and this is where the TWC course has a role to play.

This course focuses on how technology innovation has worked, and will work, to change the world (both positively and negatively): past, present and future. Among other things, we will examine technology innovation in the context of the need for world change including: dealing with poverty and creating wealth; fighting death and disease; feeding the world; meeting our energy needs, controlling pollution and managing wastes more effectively; ensuring sustainable development, etc. We will also address the opportunity and need for new products, services and technologies as human aspirations and desires change.

A primary goal of this course is to equip the student with a conceptual framework for intelligently considering the potential economic, social and commercial impact and significance of technology innovation; and a solid foundation for considering issues of development, technology policy, change management, and the management of technology

The relevance of Technology today

Technology innovation is central to ensuring the wealth of corporations and nations as we move rapidly into the realm of the “knowledge” economy. It is both a driver of world change and a response to changing economic and social realities. It may well also be our best hope for dealing with issues and concerns of global significance as well as the consequences of past human experiments in industrial development.

About this Blog

This masterblog amalgamates the links to the blogs of every student in Professor Gurinder Shahi’s Technology & World Change module. For the upcoming semester Each of these individual blogs showcases each student’s reflections, thoughts and insights with regard to the classes held weekly at the Singapore Management University.

 To any site visitors (non-students) who happen to come across this blog, please feel free to click on any of the links on the right to access the students' blogs. You can then see and better understand the students' views on various salient issues that concern us today. 

Chances are that you will stumble across an insight or observation that could very well intrigue you!