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FROM: Dr. Joseph Zisk RE: Oct 17, 7 pm - Educational Technology Presentation by Dr. Sugata Mitra, former MIT visiting professor
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10/12/2012 1:48:42 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

7:00PM

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

http://www.calu.edu/calufusion 


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 tlc@calu.edu