Self Organised Learning
In 1999, Professor Sugata Mitra was chief scientist at NIIT in Delhi, India, when he set up a ‘hole in the wall’ by knocking through his office wall to install a computer that was accessible to the adjoining slum. It was an instant hit with groups of Indian street children. They learnt how to use the computer and Internet by themselves in a few hours.
More experiments in remote villages and in North East England defined a new way of learning. This research created the Self-Organised Learning Environment (SOLE). SOL is in widespread use internationally, including through the School in the Cloud.