What is it?
Sugata Mitra became well known for his Hole in the Wall experiment. He is still focused on finding ways to let children learn without a teacher. He calls this minimally invasive education. His research is around Self Organised Learning Environments (SOLEs) in which he puts children in the developing world behind computers (in groups) and have people in the developed word perform what he terms “Granny Pedagogy”: motivating children by telling them how great they are doing.
Why is it DIY?
SOLEs plug into the innate of children to learn by themselves.