Monday, January 20, 2014

Sugata Mitra

Just took a look at Sugat Mitra's Tedtalk based on his work with the computer in a hole in the wall in India and was pretty impressed.  Loved the quotes as shown below:

  • “The Victorians were great engineers. They engineered a [schooling] system that was so robust that it's still with us today, continuously producing identical people for a machine that no longer exists."
  • “It's quite fashionable to say that the education system's broken — it's not broken, it's wonderfully constructed. It's just that we don't need it anymore. It's outdated.”