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

xxxxxx xxxxxxxx stellaeec at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 14 01:20:10 EDT 2009

Dear Subir,
I have forwarded recent separate emails on this subject.
I was trying to centralise and create one list but somehow the system
rejects it.

I am now back in the UK after visiting Mumbai and Kolkata trying to research
understand the best way forward.

We need to understand the specifications i.e.
what language
how do they set up broadband
can memory be extended
what minimum order quantities if any etc.etc.

Kind regards.
Stella H Howell UK

2009/1/14 Charbax <charbax at charbax.com>

> 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
>> --
>> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
>> Associate Professor of Information Systems
>> San Francisco State University
>> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
>> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
>> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
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> Charbax,
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