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soleSelf-organized learning environments (SOLEs) give students more control over what and how they learn.


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Education researcher Sugata Mitra gave children access to a computer and the Internet through a space in the wall of his office in a Delhi slum. He saw how the children, despite not speaking English or even attending school, taught themselves how to find information they needed online, accidentally discovering interests such as genetics. His concept of a “school in the cloud” is essentially a computer lab open to children that allows them to explore their interests, supported by the encouragement of online volunteer mentors who intervene when needed.

Source: “How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses,” Wired,