In nine months, a group of children left alone with a computer in any language will reach the same standard as an office secretary in the West.

Sugata Mitra

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“Build a School in the Cloud.” TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Build a School in the Cloud." TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from education researcher Sugata Mitra's 2013 TED Talk about building a school "in the cloud." The quote means that using this kind of virtual school, in which children educate themselves using the Internet and each other's help, a group of students in any part of the world can reach the same conclusion to any query as can a professional adult in the Western world, given enough time. In other words, technology/the Internet is the great equalizer. Watch the full TED Talk here: Sugata Mitra - Build a School in the Cloud