Some educational experiments prove that there must be a change in how we are being educated. In Sugata Mitra´s experiment, for instance, the biggest hit is self-teaching in groups. Another example of teaching adults gathered in groups is the “microlearning”, a cooperative learning technique for the GED test that reduces anxiety among adult going back to school, promotes better learning, improves student motivation, and increases enjoyment of the learning experience thanks to short practice tests and video lessons.
Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology, has made an awesomely interesting experiment in self-teaching. Some computers with internet connection were put in public places at the level of children (embedded to walls in a slum in New Delhi and later on in other parts of the world), for them to use freely.
Children from various ages that didn’t speak any English, had never seen a computer or knew what the internet was, learned to download games, software to record themselves singing and play it back and much more. Much of their accomplishments done in less than four hours using those computers for the first time