Play & Learning
Learning platform, self-organised learning, critical thinking
Funder: Sugata Mitra
School in the Cloud
Self-organized learning lab supporting children to tap into their sense of wonder and work together.
The School in the Cloud platform helps students prepare for the future by using Self-Organised Learning Environments (SOLE). We spark students’ imagination and creativity by asking Big Questions or connecting them with a global team of volunteer mediators known as Grannies. Learning happens spontaneously in these purposefully chaotic environments. Big Questions are the spark that ignites a SOLE session. They are meant to inspire a child's imagination and encourage a genuine process of discovery. Big Questions connect more than one subject and ensure that the SOLE inspires research, debate, and critical thinking. The Granny Cloud is a global community of mediators who use Skype to work with children in SOLEs across the globe. Granny Cloud members, or Grannies, are both young and old, male and female. The goal of the Granny Cloud is to stimulate children's curiosity, develop their confidence, and generally to have fun.