Prof. Sugata Mitra, Professor at Newcastle University, UK; a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Delhi and the 1 million dollar TED Prize Winner in 2013 addressed MECians on 22 February 2017 for more than an hour.
An exponent of MINIMALLY INVASIVE EDUCATION (MIE), he is world renowned for his famous Hole-in-the-Wall (HIW) Experiment. In his interactive address, he spoke about the turning point that drew him inexorably into academics from his erstwhile focus on engineering sciences. He is a Ph.D. in Physics credited with more than 25 inventions in the area of cognitive science and educational technology.
He made some prophetic observations on the Future of Learning in his address and hinted at sea changes in the way learning is both delivered and imbibed in the very near future.
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