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I am an Australian occupational therapist, educator and researcher. I have worked as an OT in mental health, vocational rehabilitation and a private surgical hospital. I am passionate using online technology to enhance the knowledge and growth of the occupational therapy profession. In my PhD research I am looking at the role of online technologies in information management and knowledge transfer in occupational therapy. Views expressed and stories shared on this blog are my opinion and do not represent views of my employer or professional registration body.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves

In this talk Sugata Mitra demonstrates that children have the capacity to teach themselves how to use computers, in even the most rural and disadvantaged towns in India. One of the key points he makes in this presentation is that children are naturally motivated to learn. So imagine if these kids had better teachers, better resources and a place to put this learning into practice...!

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