Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Future of Learning Conference - Up Close and Personal with Sugata Mitra

FrogAsia brings you the latest instalment in the Leaps of Knowledge series with The Future of Learning Conference, happening on the 5th of December at the JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and featuring some of the most innovative minds and thought leaders in the world today. 

Read our exclusive interview with conference keynote speaker, Professor Sugata Mitra, to find out what the future of learning means to him and what technology means for education!



1. Why are you excited to be at this conference?
SM: This conference brings together people from all over the world. Kuala Lumpur is a special memory for me. It is here that I first presented the results of the original 'hole in the wall' experiments, in the year 2000. 

2. What does the future of learning mean to you?
SM: Because of the Internet, learners can take charge of their own learning. This will profoundly change schooling as we know it. 

3. How do you think technology can effectively prepare students for the future?
SM: Technology does not do anything. It is people who have to use technology. In the hands of learners, information technology can profoundly change the way learning happens. 

Mitra is a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University and Chief Scientist Emeritus of the National Institute of Information Technology, Mitra, is known for his 1999 “Hole-in-the-Wall” experiment which proved children could learn to use computers without formal training. 


If you want to know more about Sugata Mitra's work and his inspirational vision for the future, or hear other great speakers, register today for the Leaps of Knowledge Conference!

Seats are limited, so don't miss out! Register for as low as RM50 before 16th November 2013 while the 50% Early Bird discount applies! Conference fees include lunch and tea breaks at the JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 

For more information and to register, visit www.leapsofknowledge.com!

Leaps of Knowledge is a series of events comprising talks, seminars, workshops, conferences and other events that aim to enlighten, inspire and inform Malaysians on how education can be transformed using education technology and the Internet. By keeping Malaysians informed through having the world’s leading educationalists, technologists, thinkers and personalities speaking in the country, we aim to open up the debate on how education should be delivered and inspire teachers and students in the country to make the most of the information age.

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