Lookup NU author(s): Professor Sugata Mitra
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Urban children all over the world seem to acquire computing skills without adult intervention. Indeed this form of self-instruction has produced hackersÃ‘children who can penetrate high tech security systems. Is this kind of learning dependent only on the availability of technology? We provided slum children in New Delhi with Internet access in their settlement. The paper describes the results obtained in the first month of unsupervised and unguided access. It is observed that children seem to understand and use the technology fluently. Language and formal education do not seem to make any significant difference.
Author(s): Mitra S, Rana V
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: British Journal of Educational Technology
ISSN (print): 0007-1013
ISSN (electronic): 1467-8535
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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