- He spoke at #TDC12 and #TDC13.
- He tweets from @Sugatam.
Watch his talk from #TDC13
Newcastle University Professor Sugata Mitra is an educational technologist who was awarded the first ever $1m TED Prize in 2013 to help further his efforts to create a “school in the cloud”. Listen to his TDC2013 talk on his attempts to create minimally invasive education enabled by the Internet.
Watch his talk from #TDC12
The Granny Cloud
Sugata has continued his work with The Granny Cloud. Hundreds of grannies near Gateshead were recruited to go online to help teach children in India based on the grandmother method - stand behind, admire, act fascinated and praise.
Educational Technologist: Sugata Mitra
Sugata Mitra is a Professor at Newcastle University who is best known for his “Hole in the Wall” experiments. He literally dug a hole in the wall of a New Delhi slum, embedded a web-connected PC into it, sat back and watched in amazement at what happened next. With little formal direction, a virtual classroom emerged organically where the children in the slums began to learn, teach themselves and each other.
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[Aral](http://aralbalkan.com/) is an experience designer working to bring design thinking to open source. His most audacious project yet - [Indie Phone](http://indiephone.eu/), falls under a new category of technology that Aral calls experience‐driven open technology.
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