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Can Children in Poverty Become Computer Stars?

There are few things that WOW me. I even capitalized the word to emphasize the impact of something that is beyond everyday, beyond even something special. This is in the category of a sustainable WOW.

Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England. He is also one of the winners of TED 2013. Below is his presentation on the future of teaching. He shows us all that children from all walks of life can learn the most complex subjects like computing, physics and mathematics with no live teacher but themselves. By sharing their learnings, child-by-child mentoring of one another and a deep curiosity and appreciation of learning, a magical thing happens–the playing field of true learning is undeniably and forever leveraged. This is “peer learning.”

Take a look. What do you think? How can you take this and use it in your community? 

Melissa G Wilson

Melissa has been a leader in the book writing, publishing and marketing arena for the past two decades. To date, she has helped more than 100 thought leaders write, publish and market their books. Her clients include executives such as Dan Weinfurter a seven-time Inc 500 winner and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland Cruise Lines.

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