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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Professor Sugata Mitra has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the Education and Technology Conference 2011

Education and Technology Conference 2011 are delighted to announce that Professor Sugata Mitra of Newcastle University has been confirmed as a keynote speaker.

Professor Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they're motivated by curiosity and peer interest. His work was the inspiration for the film Slumdog Millionaire.
Sugata addresses one of the biggest issues in modern day education, the fact that often the best teachers and schools simply don't exist in the places where they are needed the most. His experiments have looked at what happens when kids are given self supervised access to technology.
Starting in the slums of New Dehli he provided 'Hole in the wall' access to the internet and observed children teaching themselves not only how to use computers and the Internet but also new languages in order for them to understand and access online resources effectively.
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Please take a closer look at this vodcast of Sugata Mitra’s presentation at Blackboard's 2011 Teaching + Learning Conference at University of Leeds last month.

Blackboard Teaching + Learning Conference 2011: Keynote - Sugata Mitra

Source: Webanywhere and BlackboardTV's Channel (YouTube)