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Grandma knows best: experiments in distributed education

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… everyone agrees that children and computers should be kept apart. Educational expert Professor Sugata Mitra has spent the last decade researching how computers can help to educate some of the world’s poorest children.

In a (very entertaining) TED talk, Professor Mitra discusses his experiments in “self-learning”. His first scheme was setting up “hole in the wall” computers in villages in rural India. Machines were installed on the streets, raised about a meter off the …

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