Sugatra Mitra

At 2013 Inspire Innovate Conference

About

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.

(Wikipedia April 2013)

S.O.L.E.

Self Organised Learning Environment

Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) is a place where children can work in groups, access the internet and other software, follow up on a class activity or project or take them where their interests lead them. The term SOLE was popularized by Sugata Mitra.

Project SOLE was begun in 10 locations in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, with an 11th one in Sindhudurg rural area of Maharashtra over a period of 2 years, 2008-2009.