Hello Bitosphere!! Tune in for our live monthly community call on Wednesday, December 2 @ noon EST (NYC time).
Charismatic educational researcher Sugata Mitra will be joining us for a Q+A!! Sugata is best known for his “Hole in the Wall” experiments which showed that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and peer interest. In 1999, Mitra and his colleagues dug a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed an Internet-connected PC, and left it there (with a hidden camera filming the area). What they saw was kids from the slum playing around with the computer and in the process learning how to use it and how to go online, and then teaching each other.
Come join us for this unique opportunity to meet a pioneer in education and for our normal breakout activities!
Join us in the rooms over at Unhangout https://unhangout.media.mit.edu/event/littlebits and if you have any questions for Sugata, make sure to drop them in the comments below.
When: Wednesday, December 2 at 12pm EST (noon)