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Stick the Internet into Walls Everywhere

Sugata Mitra stuck internet-enabled computers into walls in India's slums. The "illiterate" kids browsed the web to educate themselves.

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Sugata Mitra stuck internet-enabled computers into walls in India's slums. The "illiterate" kids browsed the web to educate themselves.
More on Sugata's project here:
http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/

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The KidZui Plugin in Firefox browser can be starting point. Its very innovative and targeted to kids.

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Arturo,
These kids have the remarkable ability to ferret out thier own emergent solutions, while overcoming huge obstacles in their daily lives. Hopefully the slum wall internet provides the initial bridge for them to connect with quality teachers who care.

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Avi,

While I think it is a novel idea to disseminate access points to the Internet. In Education, it is important to design for the Learner. This implies a carefully designed and curated set of tools that are integrated into curriculum where learning objectives and outcomes can be measured and effective remediation can occur.

Simply placing access points may not necessarily provide the solution. But it is definetely part of a strategy if you were to think of strategic partnerships that could create/ curate/ commission shell websites that guide Learners into content.

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DeletedUser

Read this article a while back and have heard a lot of good things about it from people in India who have been exposed to it