Podcast: Monthly Tech Roundup 2.0
This is the beta version of our monthly tech round-up. The BBC’s Jonathan Fildes once again joins us to talk about some of the best in under-covered technology stories from the past month. Jonathan went along to the TED conference in Oxford, England, and brought back some great stories to share, including one about Indian professor Sugata Mitra. Mitra’s the man behind the Hole-in-the-Wall idea; he was working near a slum in Delhi, and decided to find out what would happen if he punched a hole in the wall of his business, and gave kids access to a computer. Turns out, they could pretty much teach themselves how to use it in no time. Now, as Jonathan tells us, Mitra is building on his original idea, championing something called the Self Organized Learning Environment. You will definitely want to listen in!
Below are some more links to the stories that we talked about in this episode:
- BBC: Facebook hits 500 million user mark
- BBC graphic: The ups and downs of social networks
- Jonathan’s piece on Ethan Zuckerman
- SwiftRiver: Making sense of the web during a crisis
- More about British hacker Gary McKinnon
Be sure to tell us what stories you’d like to hear about on our monthly tech roundup! Just leave a comment below.
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