INAUGURAL CONFERENCE | MAY 16 | 9:30 -10:30
PROFESSOR OF EDUCATIONAL TECNOLOGY | NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK and previously visiting professor at MIT.
For the last 25 years Dr Mitra has been researching children´s learning, the use and impact of Internet on learning and education and the effects of self organized learning in formal and informal contexts
In 2013 he was given the $1m TED Prize in recognition of his work and to help build a School in the Cloud, creative learning spaces where children from all over the world gather to answer ‘big questions’, share knowledge and benefit from help and guidance from online educators