Have you ever put a computer into a hole in a wall in a remote village in India and watched what happened?
Me neither. But Sugata Mitra has.
He’s showing us a video of what happened. A 13-year-old school dropout was the first to discover the computer. He later told Sugata “this is the first television I’ve seen that I can do something on.” By the end of the first evening this 13-year-old had not only learned how to browse the Internet (without any help) but he had taught 70 others how to do it as well.
This one talk alone was worth coming to LIFT.
Organizer Laurent Haig says they are recording all the talks and will put the talks up online soon. I’ll definitely link to this talk when it’s up.