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Also speaking at the event were Lord David Putnam, award winning film director and public policy advocate, and Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. Sugata was the instigator of the 1999 ‘Hole in the Wall’ (HIW) experiment during which a computer was embedded into a wall in an Indian slum at Kalkaji, Delhi for children to freely use it. The experiment aimed to prove that children could learn IT skills very easily without any formal training. Sugata termed this as ‘Minimally Invasive Education’ (MIE). The experiment has since been repeated at many places.
In the picture above, the Cambridge Assessments Executive Team is accompanied by Lord David Putnam, Sugata Mitra, and Mike Feerick.