Another dot in the blogosphere?

Silo or parallel?

Posted on: January 3, 2019

I cannot decide if the development of an app for consent forms illustrates what working in a silo or operating in parallel looks like.

Were the developers not aware that other apps that do the same (and more) already exist? Or were they trying to beat the competition?

In either case, it seems to be backed officially by the MOE, so it is likely to see widespread among parents of Primary school children.

In either case, this is also not my idea of a good schooling app — it serves an administrative use and is in the hands of adults. It is not one for learning and nor is it in the hands of the students.

If there is a silver lining to the dark cloud I have painted it is this: We seem to have gone past the stage where people complain about not having access to mobile phones to use such apps.

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