Question of the Day: What have you learned on your own?


Yesterday, Sugata Mitra was awarded the TEDPrize for the following wish:

My wish is 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. Help me build the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can embark on intellectual adventures by engaging and connecting with information and mentoring online. I also invite you, wherever you are, to create your own miniature child-driven learning environments and share your discoveries.

We were curious to know about the TEDActive community’s experience with hands-on, self-taught learning. Below are a few of our favorite answers. If you’d like to submit your own answer about something you’ve learned on your own, join the TED Conversation here. And you can watch Sugata Mitra’s talk over on

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