TED – Build a School in the Cloud

We need to look at learning as the product of educational self-organization. If you allow the educational process to self-organize, then learning emerges. It’s not about making learning happen. It’s about letting it happen. The teacher sets the process in motion and then she stands back in awe and watches as learning happens.I think that’s what all this is pointing at.

Sugata Mitra talks about his experiment called “Hole in the Wall” where he deployed a computer near a slum in India and was amazed at how the children were able to teach themselves biotechnology without prior knowledge of English or biotechnology at all. He asks that we may need to rethink the way that we approach education.

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