Build a School in the Cloud TED talk

Mackey, Megan

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Mitra, S. (2013). Build a school in the cloud. Ted.com Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud

A Ted talk form the winner of the 2013 TED prize. He talks of his experience giving students computers  and their self-motivation, curiosity, and success learning. He talks of his wish was to create a school in the cloud through SOLEs (self organized learning environments).

An intriguing idea but how successful was this? There is a blog post about him bringing the first learning lab in the US to Harlem in 2015.  Not much is to be discovered online. Even their own website doesn’t seem to have been updated since 2016. A documentary was recently released in England. Is it still in practice? Perhaps the larger educational system of the US is just too much to tackle?

 

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