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Sugata Mitra, Ritu Dangwal, Shiffon Chatterjee, Swati Jha, Ravinder S. Bisht and Preeti Kapur Centre for Research in Cognitive Systems , NIIT Limited, India Earlier work, often referred to as the "hole in the wall" experiments, has shown that groups of children can learn to use public computers on their own. This paper presents the method and results of an experiment conducted to investigate whether such unsupervised group learning in shared public spaces is universal.
Sugata Mitra (born 12 February 1952) is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education , Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University , England. He is best known for his "Hole in the Wall" experiment, and widely cited in works on literacy and education. He is Chief Scientist, Emeritus, at NIIT . He is also the winner of TED Prize 2013. [ 1 ] Mitra has been described as a polymath by the University of London , as his 30 years of research spans a wide range of disciplines.