[IAEP] [Olpc-open] Mitra's talk on hole in the wall

Charbax charbax at charbax.com
Wed Jan 14 00:43:55 EST 2009

Hi, just wanted to say that i was there in Geneva at the Lift conference at
Sugata Mitra's talk. I was filming video interviews for
I remember I approached Sugata Mitra after his talk to ask him what he
thought about the OLPC project. I am not sure I understood what he had to
say about OLPC or perhaps I just don't remember it clearly. But I think he
wasn't totally enthusiastic about OLPC which I thought was weird.

But I guess that he is researching some other angle on the problem.

Anyways, I hoe that with Obama that OLPC can hurry up and fix all the worlds
problems. Cause the Children are growing older without a much better
education system that they deserve. And I am thinking the problem is not
only in poor countries, although their problem obvisously is the biggest, I
think that all Children in all countries are waiting for the school system
to be made better. And that I think is using computers and the Internet in a
clever way.

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 6:27 AM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:

> Just saw Sugata Mitra's talk at Lift (http://liftconference.com/) on
> the hole-in-the-wall experiment and the data they collected. Most
> impressive was the concept of self-organized learning that happened in
> these places.
> http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html
> It goes against all the talk about teacher training, etc.
> Sameer
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> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
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Nicolas Charbonnier
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