Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching. Watch the whole thing!
Notice the basics of teaching here: positive reinforcement, socialization, perfect timing, self-teaching.
Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have had a rather famous disagreement over priorities in the rush to improve the world. Gates has said that prioritizing worldwide Internet access over Malaria research is a 'joke'. I think Bill Gates is totally wrong. In fact, I think if we had made worldwide Internet access a goal a decade ago, we would already have a cure for malaria and quite a few other problems as well.