The Science and the Story of the Future of Learning Educators have been trying to harness the “promise” of technology in education for decades, to no avail, but we have learned that child-ren in groups–when given access to the Internet–can learn anything by themselves. In this groundbreaking book, you’ll glimpse the emerging future of learning with technology. It turns out the promise isn’t in the technology itself; it’s in the self-directed learning of the children who use it. In 1999, Sugata Mitra conducted the famous “Hole in the Wall” experiment that inspired three TED Talks and earned him the first million-dollar TED prize for research in 2013. Since then, he has conducted new research around self-organized learning environments (SOLE), building “Schools in the Cloud” all over the world. This new book shares the results of this research and offers • Examples of thriving Schools in the Cloud in unlikely places • Mitra’s predictions on the future of learning • How to design assessments for self-organizing learning • How to build your own School in the Cloud • Clips from the documentary, The School in the Cloud Discover the future of learning by digging deep into Mitra’s thought-provoking experiences, examples, and vision.
Chapter 11: What Did We Learn From the Schools in the Cloud?
What Did We Learn From the Schools in the Cloud?
How Much Can We Rely on Research?
Should you research first, develop a theory, and then create a new model? I think you could, but you may end up with a “solution in search of a problem.”
If you have a problem, you should solve it; few would argue about that.
[Page 134]A long time ago, it was a problem to carry coal up to the top of a mine in a colliery. George Stephenson solved this problem by improving upon the steam engines and the locomotives already in use at the collieries of his day. Stephenson’s machine was huge, at first, and sat on top of the ...