At the last meeting of the research group we talked about the work of Professor Sugata Mitra.
As part of his research he provided children in India with a computer in the wall that they were left to use on their own. He found that the children could learn to use it without adult support. He is now working in Newcastle and doing projects in this country including projects involving SOLE, Self Organised Learning Environments. Adults support children to identify a question, the children are then left to work together using computers to find out the answers for themselves. He has also supported the development of a granny cloud, linking children to adults who provide support to children but not formal teaching.
It’s been a very long time since I mentioned him on my blog so I thought I’d better flag up the previous posts: