Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Sugata Mitra
Born: February 12, 1952, in Calcutta, West Bengal, India
- Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England.
- Known for his "Hole in the Wall" project that placed basic computers inside a hole in remote places around the world to see if people in local villages could teach themselves about computers.
- Chief Scientist, Emeritus, at NIIT.
- Beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning (2012).
Honors and awards
- TED Prize winner (2013).
"In nine months, a group of children left alone with a computer in any language will reach the same standard as an office secretary in the West."