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


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