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Sugata Mitra Wins The First TED Prize

March 8, 2013


Sugata Mitra

Photo Credit: TED Prize Blog

"After a series of experiments revealed that groups of children can learn almost anything by themselves, researcher Sugata Mitra began his pursuit to inspire children all over the world to get curious and work together. In 1999, Sugata and his colleagues dug a hole in a wall bordering a slum in New Delhi, installed an Internet-connected PC, and left it there (with a hidden camera). Soon, they saw kids from the slum playing with the computer, learning English and searching through a wide variety of websites on science and other topics, and then teaching each other."

Read more about Mitra and the TED Prize here.

Read an interview with Mitra about his research.