In this book chapter, Sugata Mitra presents an engaging and accessible history of the SOLE methodology. This chapter discusses the key ideas at the heart of SOLEs, including minimally invasive education, the role of technology in the modern world and the issues of quality education in remote areas. The chapter goes on to trace the evolution of Mitra’s research – from the first “Hole in the Wall” experiments, through to eMediators, the Granny Cloud, arriving at the SOLE method at work today and looking to the future challenges and innovations.
Citation: Mitra S. From Hole in the Wall to school in the cloud. In: Dixon P, Humble S, Counihan C (ed.), 2015. Handbook of International Development and Education. Pp. 368-376