What is SOLE Central?

SOLE Central is a global hub for research into self-organised learning environments (SOLEs), bringing together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and entrepreneurs. Professor Sugata Mitra’s work has already transformed lives in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world and our aim is to build on these strong foundations.

This interdisciplinary research centre is led by Newcastle University’s School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences and involves academics from across the University.

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TED Prize 2013

In 2013, TED awarded the Prize to Professor Sugata Mitra to help fulfil his wish to ‘help design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together.’ (Sugata)

Sugata is asking the TED community to make his dream a reality by helping him reinvent the way children learn. In this, he is looking to achieve two things:

  • Build the School in the Cloud (a series of learning labs across India and the UK where children can embark on intellectual adventures online)
  • Encourage schools, teachers and parents to create their own local self-organised learning environments (SOLEs) by joining the experiment at our online platform.

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