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November 17, 2010

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Ted Talks – Can children really educate themselves?

by Chris Lindholm

Thanks to fellow blogger Nick Sauers I was introduced to Sugata Mitra's TED Talks presentation explaining his experiments that address the question of whether or not students can learn on their own if given access to web 2.0 technologies.  Nick's post highlights some points from the video…

These are tough questions/issues/realities for an educator to swallow.  How much of what we are doing can be done by the computer?  What about good schools and good instruction cannot be done by a computer?  Are we doing those things well – and measuring them? 

Here's the video:

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf
 

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  1. Nov 23 2010

    Thanks for taking the time to read and reflect on my post! This is a video that every educator should watch.
    Nick Sauers

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