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Prof. Sugata Mitra is currently, as of 2009, Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. He is also Chief Scientist, Emeritus, at NIIT. He is the instigator of the Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment, where in the year 1999 a computer was placed in a kiosk created within a wall in an Indian slum at Kalkaji, Delhi and children were allowed to freely use it . The experiment aimed at proving that kids could be taught by computers very easily without any formal training. Sugata termed this as Minimally Invasive Education (MIE). The experiment has since been repeated at many places, HIW has more than 23 kiosks in rural India. In 2004 the experiment was also carried on in Cambodia. His interests include Education, Remote Presence, Self-organising systems, Cognitive Systems, Physics and Consciousness. Professor Mitra was also speaker at the V International Seminar of the UNESCO Chair in e-learning of the Open...
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