Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2014-09-22 07:00
The $15M Global Learning XPRIZE is a competition that challenges teams from around the world to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2014-05-12 22:38
Dr. Jeff Kuhn got his PhD in physics from Princeton University in 1981, but he researches many branches of astrophysics ranging from theories of gravity to studies of the Sun. He joined the UH Institute for Astronomy (IfA) 13 years ago at the Institute for Astronomy on Maui, where he built a world-leading research facility aimed at unravelling the mysteries of the Sun. His research is recorded in more than 200 publications and books and he leads or co-leads several efforts to build novel astronomical telescopes and instruments. The most important will be the world's largest Solar telescope, the Daniel K. Innoue Telescope now being built on Haleakala. He co-lead an important and effective undergraduate workforce development program on Maui (called "The Akamai Workforce Initiative") and he continues to explore active learning techniques in the astrophysics graduate courses he's developed over the last two decades. Dr Kuhn is the recipient of more than two dozen research grants, a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and a Senior Humboldt Prize from Germany. He lives in Upcountry Maui, near the road to the summit of Haleakala.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-04-24 23:38
Jeff Scheur is an education entrepreneur focused on blending technology and teaching pedagogy to create optimal learning experiences for students.He spent eight years teaching high school English and served as the debate director at Whitney Young (national champions, 2010). Founder of noredink.com, Jeff strives to help students improve their grammar/writing skills.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-04-24 23:27
In response to an audience question, Khan Academy Founder and Executive Director Sal Khan shares his thoughts on the future of a university education. Besides earning a college degree, Khan envisions universities requiring students to come away with a portfolio of work and a reputation for actively contributing to a community.
The Computer-Based Math™ (CBM) Education Summit has become the major hub for a fundamental change to math education.
This year's event is cohosted by UNICEF to answer the question, "how do we deliver improved life opportunities worldwide by cooperating on a fundamental rethink of the math curriculum?" It will bring together a broad cross section of leaders from industry, technology, education, and governments from a range of countries.
This is a critical time for math education. With worldwide recognition of its failings, many policymakers are looking for fundamental change. CBM not only exposes the problem, but offers the path to a solution.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2013-08-16 22:12
As we hurtle through the second decade of the 21st century, the pressure for radical change to mainstream education is becoming ever more urgent, and images for what that future might look like are emerging and coalescing. But there is a problem. There is no version of this complex, exciting new world of learning that can arrive fully operational and ready to open for business on Monday morning. Redesigning Education captures the journeys of cities and countries around the world as they travel from the education systems they have to the education systems they want and need-and highlights the tools and processes they are using along the way. The Global Education Leaders' Program, or GELP, is a partnership of teams of education system leaders and world-class organizations collaborating to transform education. Its members include some of the highest performing countries in the world and those where providing education for all is an extraordinary challenge. As a community, these teams have developed, refined and shared a compelling and-critically-actionable vision for the future of education: Education 3.0.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2013-02-27 12:46
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2013-02-26 10:01
Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in in 90% of US schools.
Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2012-12-12 17:03
Recent research in Cognitive Science provides insights into how learning can be improved that are complementary to those gained from practical experience and the research in Computer Science, Education and other Learning Sciences. This talk considers how learning can be improved by: (1) Asking questions and requesting explanations; (2) Presenting specific examples to illustrate abstract principles; (3) Using tests as pedagogical rather than assessment tools. Moreover, online education provides the unique opportunity for hybrid research that is simultaneously applied and academic. Online environments satisfy the scientific requirements of randomized experiments and precise control, as well as the practical need for ecological validity, fidelity, and scalable dissemination. One virtue of a basic Cognitive Science approach to online education is revealing abstract similarities in learning different topics: In addition to presenting ongoing research at Khan Academy and MOOCs like EdX, I discuss how analogous principles can be explored in teaching end-users Google Power Search, internal training, and customer education.