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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Hole in the wall

I contend that by the time we are 16, we are taught to want teachers, taught that we cannot learn anything without teachers.

An Indian physicist puts a PC with a high speed internet connection in a wall in the slums and watches what happens. Based on the results, he talks about issues of digital divide, computer education and kids, the dynamics of the third world getting online.

New Delhi physicist Sugata Mitra has a radical proposal for bringing his country's next generation into the Info Age.

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