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‘Technology alone can’t help sports’

mumbai Updated: Jun 23, 2012 00:26 IST
Bhavya Dore

Mukesh Kohli, associate professor, department of physical education, Ram Lal Anand College, Delhi University, tells Hindustan Times that technology alone can’t help sports, but can be used to motivate and inspire.

More and more schools are using technology to develop sports. What do you think of this? There are young people who are trying to bring in technology, but the percentage is very small. Technology in isolation cannot help but it can be an additional factor in sports education to teach best strategies. Technology can be used to motivate and inspire students and can then be brought in at a later stage to fine tune their skills.

Schools are using tools such as performance analysis through video. Is this useful for every child? At the initial stage, what you need is basic fitness. First the muscles need to be ready, and then skill improvement can come in. Some schools have brought in virtual games. I don’t think there is a need to invest in these gadgets. It is passive playing. Children should be playing actively.

Do you think schools should invest more in technology for sports education? Schools shouldn’t waste their resources. It is not absolutely necessary for training students in the early stages.