Sugata Mitra is a Professor at Newcastle University who is best known for his "Hole in the Wall" experiments. He literally dug a hole in the wall of a New Delhi slum, embedded an web-connected PC into it, sat back and watched in amazement at what happened next. With little formal direction, a virtual classroom emerged organically where the children in the slums began to learn, teach themselves and each other.
Sugata has continued his work with The Granny Cloud. Hundreds of grannies near Gateshead were recruited to go online to help teach children in India based on the grandmother method - stand behind, admire, act fascinated and praise.
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