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What Are Our Excuses, Again, For Not Putting Computers in the Hands of Our Children?

[cross-posted at The Huffington Post]

I’ve watched this TED talk by Sugata Mitra several times now. And every time I watch it, my brain keeps asking the same question:

In the world’s richest country – indeed, in all ‘Westernized’ societies – what are our (pitiful?) excuses, again, for not putting computers in the hands of our children every day at school and giving them greater agency over their own learning?

[I love the Indian child’s quote: ‘Apart from the fact that improper replication of the DNA molecule causes genetic disease, we’ve understood nothing else.‘]


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