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

Rakesh Biswas rakesh7biswas at gmail.com
Sat Jan 17 08:55:21 EST 2009

Well I guess this may be because Mitra's shared access group learning model
is in contrast to individualization of learning through a single laptop for
a single child as per the olpc model.

It would be interesting to see comparative studies of computer kiosk based
minimally invasive learning visa vis olpc learning.

Here is an interesting article from India

where experiments with minimally invasive learning have been documented and
perhaps if we can set up olpc projects in similar locations there could be
head to head comparison studies.


On 1/14/09, Charbax <charbax at charbax.com> wrote:
> 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
> http://techvideoblog.com/category/lift/
> 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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