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Hole in the Wall Internet Kiosks encourage collaboration amongst CHILDREN

In Delhi, internet kiosks are being used to provide the city's children with access to information. Singapore does not face the same economic problems as Delhi, but the way the children collaborate to teach one another a new skill is inspiring.

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I learned about the Hole in the Wall project in the Century of the Child exhibition at MoMA. After further research, I was inspired by the way the children are eager to teach one another now to use the computer. 
In an article from PBS, Sugata Mitra answered a question about why only children interact with the kiosks at the moment by saying, "I'm not even going to suggest that we use this [technique] for adults. The only reaction we got from adults was, "What on earth is this for? Why is there no one here to teach us something? How are we ever going to use this?" I contend that by the time we are 16, we are taught to want teachers, taught that we cannot learn anything without teachers."

I think it is important that we consider that we cannot necessarily implement the same tactics for community building for adults as we can for children. 

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Nice one, Amy! And folks who want to watch more can check out this TED video: http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html