Building bridges for the future through collaborative projects
Sugata Mitra, a education visionary, has open the world's first school in the cloud. He is a firm believer in using a child's passion for learning and curiosity in education rather than placing onus on good grades. So in George Stephenson High School in Killingworth, England a room, designed by the students is now a self learning environment.
The class is based around deep questions that the student have interests in. Retired teachers use the cloud based video tool Skype to assist students via a large TV. They also use massive cloud based libraries of learning resources and guides This room is used by different groups of students around their usual school timetable.
More of these will be opened in different schools in the UK and India as well as Sugata Mitra has provided a self learning tool kit for other schools to use. This project really seems to be a class of the future and a way forward for education on the cutting edge of cloud technology. Although this is in very few classes around the world it signals the transition from 'outdated' traditional teaching methods to a extremely modern learning model.