Current AnnouncementsFROM: Dr. Joseph Zisk RE: Oct 17, 7 pm - Educational Technology Presentation by Dr. Sugata Mitra, former MIT visiting professor
Sent: 10/12/2012 1:48:42 PM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff
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. http://sugatam.wikispaces.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org