[PLUG] Fwd: [Wikimedia-in-mum] Learning to Learn: Public Talk by Walter Bender at HBCSE, TIFR in Mumbai [1 Attachment]

Sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 15:55:09 IST 2012

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From: Nagarjuna G <nagarjun at gnowgi.org>
Date: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-in-mum] Learning to Learn: Public Talk by Walter
Bender at HBCSE, TIFR in Mumbai
To: Mumbai List Wikimedia <wikimedia-in-mum at lists.wikimedia.org>

The architect of sugar learning platform is visiting our lab
from 27th-29th. On 28th he is giving a public lecture at 4pm. Please
consider this note as my invitation to come down to meet him and listen to
his lecture. Please also forward this message to your other colleagues
whom we met at HBCSE the other day.

Walter Bender, the founder of Sugar Labs, and an architect of the Sugar
learning platform originally developed for the One Laptop Per Child
(OLPC), now available generally, will talk about the platform and its
adoption. Sugar Learning platform is now used by millions of children
worldwide. He will be speaking on how the Sugar Learning platform has been
designed for "Learning to Learn."

About Walter Bender:
Walter Bender is a technologist and researcher who has made important
contributions in the field of electronic publishing, media, and technology
for learning. Bender is on leave as a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT
Media Lab which he led as executive director between 2000 and 2006. More
recently, Bender served as president of One Laptop per Child for Software
and Content where he coordinated the development of software and content
including the Sugar interface for the XO-1 Children's Machine computer.

When: Tuesday 28 August 2012, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: G-4, NIUS Building,
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd
Mumbai 400088

To know more about Sugar Labs visit: http://sugarlabs.org
To know more about One Laptop Per Child visit: http://laptop.org
To know more about Walter Bender http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Bender



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