Sugata Mitra

Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

United Kingdom

Dr. Sugata Mitra is Professor and Principal Research Investigator at Newcastle University in England. He was born in Calcutta, India in 1952 and is a physicist by training. He has worked on organic semiconductors, energy storage systems, bots, remote presence, complex dynamical systems, the Internet and learning. Since 1999, his experiments on unsupervised learning amongst groups of children, popularly referred to as the ‘Hole in the Wall’, ‘Self Organised Learning Environments’ (SOLEs) and ‘The School in the Cloud’ experiments, have received worldwide attention. He is a recipient of many awards, including the million-dollar TED Prize in 2013.

07 October, 03:15 pm - 04:00 pm
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How can access to technology revolutionize the way students learn?
As an education scientist, Sugata Mitra tackles some of the greatest problems of education.. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
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Sugata Mitra

United Kingdom

Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

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