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Conversation with Prof. Sugata Mitra: The Hole-in-the-wall experiments

31 Aug

2012 11:00 AM (CST)

This class ran for 67 minutes

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This webinar is hosted in English

Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Dr. Kalyan Chattopadhyay in conversation with Professor Sugata Mitra

Prof. Sugata Mitra
Prof. Sugata Mitra





 






Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Dr.Kalyan Chattopadhyay
Dr.Kalyan Chattopadhyay




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.





Professor Mitra explaining the "hole-in-the-wall" experiment that shows how kids in poor areas can teach themselves through curiosity and encouragement.



Granny Cloud and the importance of encouragement for effective learning.



Get in touch with Prof. Sugata Mitra
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About Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Nellie holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in educational leadership specializing in curriculum & instruction and is an E-Learning Professional Development Specialist. She is on the Computer-Assisted Interest Group (CALL-IS) Steering Committee at Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL.) International Organization.

She is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network of volunteers that provides free and low-cost professional development workshops for educators around the world. The hands-on workshops help teachers learn to integrate technology into blended and fully online classes for private and public courses.

About Dr. Kalyan Chattopadhyay
Kalyan Chattopadhyay, an alumni of University of Leeds (UK), has been in English language teaching for the last 15 years as a teacher, trainer, lecturer, and researcher. Presently he is working as an Assistant Professor in English, Bankim Sardar College, University of Calcutta, and Guest Lecturer in English, Rabindra Bharati University, India. He is also one of India's leading Learning Technologists and Vice-President, IndiaCALL (The India Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning), Executive Committee Member, AsiaCALL, (The Asia Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning), and Member IALLT Council.

Team WizIQ is indebted to Dr.Chattopadhyay for helping them to bring Prof Mitra for its audiences.

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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.

href="http://www.nelliemuller.com/WebQuestsbyNellieDeutsch.htm">WebQuests, Professional Electronic Portfolios (Mahara), web 2.0 tools, blogs, social networks, and wikis. She follows a relationship-based collaborative active learning approach to instruction and learning. Her experiential humanitarian approach to instruction and learning has earned her the respect of educators around the globe and attracted her to healthy living and healing. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner. She practices and teaches Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

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.