Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE).
Education Vs Learning. Encourage and increase pro-active learning through activities and work instead of passive education. Women and girls teaching each other how to be safer, succeed and improve their quality of life.
Get inspired by a great TED talk by Sugata Mitra (Build a school in the Cloud) and his previous experience with 'Hole in the wall' project (leaving a computer on low-income areas where kids would teach themselves how to use a computer - no teacher required).
Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE): let the educational process to self-organise itself using the following tools: Broadband + collaboration + encouragement. The teacher is only required to raise the question.
What are the key learnings?
- Content can be provided through multiple devices (computer, laptops, tablets, smartphones). We need to re-think the schools.
- Kids curiosity can drive them to self-learning, when there is the right support (people + technology + place) and encouragement.
- With current technology, people can provide their skills to teach low-income areas kids from the other part of the world, trhough internet enabled technologies.