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 awe-inspiring video below
If you want to Help, there are 5 things you can do
- Try out a Self-Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) in your home, school or community.
Download the SOLE ToolKit here. Share your feedback here
- Join the School in the Cloud mentor network of educators. Email Sugata to become part of the network
- Make a financial contribution to this TED Prize wish.
- Spread the word on Twitter #TEDSOLE
- Help build the School in the Cloud. See the list of current needs below and email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a commitment.
HELP BUILD A SCHOOL IN THE CLOUD
This is a list of current needs for the School in the Cloud:
Core technology assistance
- Cloud-based software design to manage laboratory school operations and education resources.
- Video conference capability
- Biometric and sensory technology
- Large monitors
- Furniture designers
- Solar air conditioners and heaters
- Water purification units
- Innovative display methods (chalkboard paint, glass whiteboards, etc.)
Automated Remote Systems
- Robotic cleaning machines
- Remote heating, lighting and cooling systems
- Other auto-monitoring systems
- Build experience in the developing world and tropics
- Awareness of safety, power, electric and storage issues
- Identity branding
- Web design
- Training video toolkit
Email email@example.com to make a commitment.