Can children learn by themselves?

Education scientist Sugata Mitra talking at TED, telling us how children – given the proper tools – can use technology to advance in their education, even without adult supervision.

He pointing out one of the many problems education is facing today, a problematic circle constructed around this fact: the best teachers and schools are not available where people need them the most. Therefore, having access to remote resources through the good use of technology can be really useful under this conditions.

And the results could be too good to be true.

For extra notes on the experiment he was conducting, see «Using computers to teach children with no teachers» at the BBC News site.