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    FROM: Dr. Joseph Zisk RE: Oct 17, 7 pm - Educational Technology Presentation by Dr. Sugata Mitra, former MIT visiting professor
    10/9/2012 1:27:58 PM
    To: Students, Faculty, Staff

    California University

     of Pennsylvania


    Using Technology
    to Facilitate Inquiry Based Learning in
    a Self-Organized Learning Environment


    Speaker Dr. Sugata Mitra

    Including a panel of K-12 and CalU classroom educators


    Wednesday, October 17, 2012


    Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre

    Center of campus on Third Street


    Participation at this event can count as a seminar for education majors


    Online registration requested, walk-ins also welcome 

    Join Dr. Mitra to gain insight into conceptualizing and deploying self-organized learning environments in your classrooms.

    Dr. Mitra is a Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, UK.  He developed the “self-organized learning environment” concept through his research in which he installed public "hole in the wall" computers in the streets of Indian slums. He then sat back and watched how quickly the impoverished kids learned to use the technology. The experiment, which has now gone global, inspired the book that inspired the film, "Slumdog Millionaire", in which a boy from the slums improbably learns enough to win a TV game show.


    Dr. Mitra has over thirty-five years experience in Learning Systems, Educational Software and Instructional Design.  He has published over 35 research papers and over 1000 articles since 1965.  


    For more information, please contact 724-938-4168 or