This webinar is hosted in English
Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Dr. Kalyan Chattopadhyay in conversation with Professor Sugata Mitra
About Prof. Sugata Mitra
Professor Sugata Mitra is a visiting Professor at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, in Boston, USA and Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education for Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. Professor Sugata Mitra was born in Calcutta, India. Dr. Sugata is famous for his "hole-in-the-wall" experiments and "Granny Cloud" project of volunteers.
Professor Mitra was self-taught and believes others can do the same through technology and the Internet.
Dr. Deutsch earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix from the School of Advanced Studies. Her dissertation research was published on Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Dr. Deutsch is internationally known as a transformative leader, community builder, an expert in educational technology, leader in providing online professional development courses, and mentor for educators worldwide.
Dr. Deutsch is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network that provides free professional development workshops for educators around the world. Dr. Deutsch is also founder and current coordinator of the annual Connecting Online (CO09-CO13) for Instruction and Learning and Moodlemoot (MMVC11- MMVC13) free online conferences. She also provides course design and online facilitation on Moodle for Teacher (M4T) courses for teachers and administrators at Atlantic University, COL, and other organizations around the world.
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Dr. Deutsch has written chapters in books on the use of technology and research (
Dr. Deutsch volunteers a great deal of her services. She is on the steering committee for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS). She is also on the board of directors for the World Association for Online Education (WAOE) as the program coordinator. She also promotes free online education worldwide by providing free professional development courses to educators in Africa and underdeveloped countries.