School in the Cloud Project
Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.
What if we could be inspired by this and address skills gap which is keeping young professionals out of jobs?
On Self Organized Learning Environments by Sugata Mitra.
The skills gap between what students learn at universities and schools is lagging behind the knowledge required for future jobs. So, bridging it using more study courses and training resources online and offline may infact be like applying an old cure to a new problem.
Could a radical approach like the School in the Cloud initiative for kids be applied to transform higher education and bridge the skills gap?
What if teachers/ mentors/ advisors/ industry experts asked tough real world problems to students in university of help them learn the skills required to succeed in the jobs of the future?