Posted by: bluesyemre | January 5, 2015

Schools In The Cloud: How Digital Media Is Changing The Future Of Learning

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In 2013, education scientist Sugata Mitra, won the $1-million TED prize to fulfill his dream of creating ‘Schools in a Cloud’ — where children could explore online resources to answer questions. It involves SOLES (Self Organised Learning Environments) fuelled by big, child-focused questions and self-discovery. Mitra concluded that working in groups help children find their own answers using the internet, supported by educators of all kinds – from Skype Grannies to parents and educators- who give them the freedom to explore their curiosity. “Give them a laptop and a group of pupils will teach themselves,” believes Mitra. His idea not only tackles one of the greatest problems of education (that the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most), but it also involves students in both the learning and teaching process.

http://j.mp/1F8nTwu


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