Sugata Mitra | TEDxUFM
In 2013, Dr. Sugata Mitra earned the first ever one million dollar TED Prize award for his project “School in the Cloud.” Two years later, he shares what he did with the prize and the evolution of this innovative project which is changing the life of thousands of children around the world.
Educational researcher Sugata Mitra is the winner of the 2013 TED Prize. In 1999, Mitra and his colleagues dug a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed an Internet-connected PC, and left it there (with a hidden camera filming the area). What they saw was kids from the slum playing around with the computer and, in the process, learning how to use it and how to go online, and then teaching each other.