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    FROM: Dr. Joseph Zisk RE: Oct 17, 7 pm - Educational Technology Presentation by Dr. Sugata Mitra, former MIT visiting professor
    Sent:
    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

    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