This paper reports the results of experiments carried out in schools across Montevideo, Uraguay. These experiments, led by Sugata Mitra and Mabel Quiroga (now leading SOLE Argentina), investigated the effects of laptop access on children’s ability to read, understand, search and analyse information. The children worked in groups using the internet to answer ‘deep questions’. This research informed the concept of the School in the Cloud ‘Big Questions’ as part of the SOLE method.
Citation: Mitra S, Quiroga M. Children and the Internet – A preliminary study in Uruguay. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 2012, 2(15), 123-129.