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The study addresses how technology enhances learning and increase dynamism in developing countries. This paper looks at how the medical and media industries in Nigeria utilize technology for learning and change. The study shows that there increase in technology has lead to an increase in learning as skills are required to function new technologies. The study found that across the different sectors of medicine and media, non formal learning and in house trainings have been dominant mastering new technologies. However, the study also raises important issues about the extent to which Nigeria is technologically fit. Therefore, improved learning and change for different sectors in the country.

By learning we discover new ideas that keep us updated on the environment around us. New ideas, give new opportunities thus success in the tackled field. Increased production is evident as people get to enjoy more profit and maximize available resources and capital. Without learning and research, one is bound to failure. Learning helps one to improve on the quality goods and services that he or she offers. This helps one to curb up competition. Competition when taken positively is good for any firm or organization for it keeps people on toes.



We take the role of the government of Korea as our case study in industrial development issues. The government of Korea came up with a policy which favored the industries to thrive. Its efforts to the technological learning of Korea both directly and indirectly and in doing this they strengthened their competitiveness in the international market. (Linsu, 1984)He argues that competitive market provides a ground where by innovation of new products are created and new process adopted to sustain strong links in the market. Linsu proceeds to say that science and technology are the main policies that a government should adopt so as to develop and this can only be achieved through learning. He goes on to realize the importance of indigenous technologies which he says that without it is almost impossible for industries to grow. Government policies on technology lies in how the technology of a certain country assimilates imported technology in its mechanism of production. A country should be able to diffuse technology from abroad in its economy and industries at large for it to upgrade its economy.

If imported technologies are to be adopted by a firm in a certain country, then the technology will only be limited to a particular area causing monopoly thus the technology will not effectively serve the whole environment. These types of technologies should be shared widely in an economy of a country and in firms so that its benefits can be maximized.

After country has adopted abroad technology, using what they have, i.e., indigenous technology, they should be able to make necessary adjustments, improve it or invent one of its type on their own to call it theirs. They can mimic these products through their own research; they might come up with something even better than what it was previously. This will ensure that a country is competitive enough and sooner or later it might catch up with other countries who are miles ahead of it.

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