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Technology in Education

Andrew Marr discusses class and technology in education with Sugata Mitra, Neil Selwyn, Tony Little and Lynsey Hanley.

On Start the Week Andrew Marr explores the use of technology in education. Professor Sugata Mitra has installed an internet-connected PC in a slum in India and watched how curiosity leads children to learn together. Digital technology is increasingly used in schools but the educationalist Neil Selwyn questions whether this is a positive step. The writer Lynsey Hanley looks at how class is embedded in the education system and the former Headmaster at Eton, Tony Little, on his vision for the future of schooling.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

Sugata Mitra

Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University.

School in the Cloud

Neil Selwyn

Neil Selwyn is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.

Is Technology Good for Education? is published by Polity Press.

Lynsey Hanley

Lynsey Hanley is an author and journalist.

Respectable: The Experience of Class is published by Allen Lane.

Tony Little

Tony Little is the former Head Master of Eton College and currently Chief Academic Officer at GEMS.

An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education is published by Bloomsbury.


Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest Sugata Mitra
Interviewed Guest Neil Selwyn
Interviewed Guest Tony Little
Interviewed Guest Lynsey Hanley
Producer Katy Hickman


  • Mon 9 May 2016 09:00
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