Sugata Mitra wins $1 Million for education

Sugata has been working on this very cool educational project he refers to as “hole in the wall.”  If you wonder where our western format for education comes from and how effective (or not) it is, you may enjoy this TED Talk.  Sugata goes into remote villages in India and elsewhere, leaves a computer that only functions in English, leaves no instructions, and returns months later to find 12 year old non-English speaking kids talking about genetics.  They’ve taught themselves.

For a recent NY Times article on Sugata and his projects, read this.

Kudos to you Sugata, may your wish come true!

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