What does the future of education look like in a wired world? In this video, we meet education expert Sugata Mitra, who conducts a daring experiment in an Indian village, building a school that only exists virtually, in the cloud.
In many parts of the world, just getting to the nearest school is a long and sometimes dangerous undertaking and, for many children, this means attending school is nearly impossible.
Mitra’s experiment seeks to address this problem. His idea? Converting a kiosk in an Indian village into a school that children can attend at any time – i.e. a school with computers instead of books. Using the internet, kids can contact and learn from people all over the world, or learn independently, without adult supervision.
This documentary follows the project as it evolves. How will these children respond to the Internet the first time they encounter it? Will this school help them change the course of their future?
View the original video here.
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