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Sugata Mitra Wins $1 Million TED Prize for Innovative Education Project 'Hole in the Wall'

Sugata Mitra won $1 million at TED for his Hole in the Wall Experiment.

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Education innovator Sugata Mitra won a whopping $1 million TED Prize today for his "Hole in the Wall Experiment" to improve the future of learning by using technology to empower students to teach themselves.

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GOOD Video: Can Technology Help Students Become Compassionate Doctors?

In part eight of the Future Learning series, Catherine Lucey of the UCSF School of Medicine shows how technology helps faculty train caring doctors.

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Sugata Mitra Wins $1 TED Prize for 'Future Learning' Project

In part seven of the Future Learning series, see how a public computer helped poor children in Hyderabad, India teach themselves English.

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Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University and visiting professor at M.I.T., talks about how his Hole in the Wall Experiment helped poor children in the slums of Hyderabad, India teach themselves English. Giving them access to tools like computers, Mitra showed that uneducated, non-English speaking children could work in small groups to teach themselves how to speak and read. Watch to learn more about how children with the right tools can be empowered to gain literacy and find the answers to the world around them.

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GOOD Video: Computer Programs Help Teachers Track Student Success

In part three of our Future Learning video series, we look at a Chicago-based technology company that is changing how students learn their lessons.

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GOOD Video: Can Learning Be as Fun as Playing Video Games?

Part two of our Future Learning video series looks at Digita Tabula, a company trying to make learning lessons as fun as learning video games.

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