Sugata Mitra’s concept of Self Organised Learning Environments (SOLE) raises a number of challenging questions, including ‘Can learning can happen without teachers?’. This was recently the subject of a seminar organised by Cambidge Assessment titled ‘Schools in the cloud. Learning without teachers. It couldn’t happen, could it?’ The event took place at the British Library in London and was attended by more than 100 people, with many more participating from around the world through online streaming.
Sugata spoke alongside Lord David Puttnam CBE FRSA, Mike Feerick, CEO of ALISON (Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online), and Russell Beale, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, University of Birmingham – representing Futurelearn – Clive Beale (Raspberry Pi) and Christine Swan (Director of ICT and Enterprise at Cambridge GCSE Computing Online, Pat Glass MP, Siôn Humphreys (Policy Advisor at the National Association of Headteachers) and Nick Jones, (Principal of Twickenham Academy).