TED’s prime objective is to spread ideas in the form of concise, yet powerful, talks no longer than 18 minutes. TED spreads great ideas amongst various audiences, sparking conversation and debate amongst many.
In this article, we have curated the 4 best TED conference videos on the future of learning.
Bring on the learning revolution!
In this humorous TED, Sir Ken Robinson suggests the swing from standardized learning practices to personalized and tailored learning. He argues that these conditions encourage learning, whereby natural talents are able to flourish.
Build a School in the Cloud
Sugata Mitra presents his TED Prize wish; to design the School in the Cloud. Mitra speaks about creating a learning lab in India, enabling students to learn from each other. He wishes for the cloud to provide resources and mentoring, in the creation of a Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE).
Let’s use video to reinvent education
In his TED talk, Salman Khan talks about how and for what reason he built Khan Academy. Khan Academy is an educational organization aiming to curate a set of online tools to assist in the education of students. The content is in the form of short videos, also providing exercises and practice materials for teachers/ educators. Through this TED, Khan explores the power of interactivity, with the key message being for teachers to move away from traditional methods of learning.
What we’re learning from online education
Daphne Koller aims to encourage top-performing universities to put some of their courses online for free. She suggests that it is a way to research how people learn, not just providing a free and convenient service.
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