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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | Hotel Innovation | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.


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Leonardo Alves's curator insight, June 6, 2014 7:17 PM

Um novo e estranho futuro da aprendizagem. Crianças que aprendem por si mesmo, com recurso a Internet.

ainslime mount's comment, June 14, 2014 12:51 AM
Thats stunning...
ainslime mount's comment, June 14, 2014 12:51 AM
Thats stunning...
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iTunes U update with iPad Course Creation, Student Discussions & more

iTunes U update with iPad Course Creation, Student Discussions & more | Hotel Innovation | Scoop.it

The new features will begin rolling out July 8 with the ability for teachers to create and manage previously uploaded lessons directly from the iPad. Apple says the course creation features will let teachers grab content from iWork, iBooks Author or “any of the over 75,000 educational apps available for iPad.” It will also let teachers use the iPad’s camera to include shots and video of real-world items in courses. The course creation feature will be available to educators in all 69 with the materials they create distributed in up 155 countries.


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sobrie01's curator insight, July 10, 2014 3:07 PM

Picture creating your own async classroom and having the abilty to have different instructor contribute to the lessons. Very cool functions that are easy to use. Well Done Apple!

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, July 11, 2014 6:12 AM

The addition of discussions moves iTunesU from an elaborate textbook to something that involves collaboration - a good move. Pity it's only for private courses.

Fiona Price's curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:18 PM

Exciting news!

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5 Great Apps for Future Scientists - Getting Smart by Jon Samuelson - edapps, EdTech, ipaded, scichat

5 Great Apps for Future Scientists - Getting Smart by Jon Samuelson - edapps, EdTech, ipaded, scichat | Hotel Innovation | Scoop.it
These are the apps that have stood the test of time with my fourth grader. Each one of them different, but helping to cultivate the love of science and inquiry with the iPad.

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Say Keng Lee's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:02 AM

More pocket Einsteins are coming our way...