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

Saurabh Adhikari adhikaris at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 15 05:45:57 EDT 2009

It was not clear if it related to this list..

Was your question about OLPC or something else?


S Adhikari


Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 05:20:10 +0000
From: stellaeec at googlemail.com
To: charbax at charbax.com; snathak at yahoo.com
CC: olpc-open at lists.laptop.org; sugar at lists.laptop.org; iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org; india at lists.laptop.org
Subject: Re: [OLPC India] [Olpc-open] Mitra's talk on hole in the wall

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 and
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.

Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
Olpc-open mailing list
Olpc-open at lists.laptop.org

Nicolas Charbonnier

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India at lists.laptop.org

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