TED Conversations

Lee Frankel-Goldwater

Educator, Writer, and Media Designer, New York University Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development


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A college level course using TED as the driver for discussion, research, and learning.

For some time I've had the though of creating a college level class based on TED Talks. The essence would be to look at different realms of innovation around the globe, the impact of open social media, and the role good story telling plays in communicating ideas.

Final projects could include creating your own TED talk and having a small TEDxEvent in the university. This could likely get a lot of support from local media and truly highlight some of the amazing work going on by students in universities around the world.

1. Is there anything like this going on already?
2. What could it entail and how could it be used to create more collaboration between departments?
3. Is there anybody interested in developing such a course for their university?


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    Jul 20 2012: TED Fellow Nina Tandon and Jessica Green have used TED Conversations in their classroom. You can see all the TEDinClass projects here: http://www.ted.com/conversations/topics/TEDinClass
    Nina Tandon and her students also did a TEDx event at the end of the semester. Nina talks about it in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnrL3-HH_iA

    Let us know if you have questions and interested in TEDinClass. TED Conversations team will be happy to help!

    TED Conversations Team
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      Jul 20 2012: This seems quite amazing. I feel this could be a way to really blow open youth education all around the country. There is so much potential in digital learning and exchange that is not being fully tapped into by most ed organizations. How can we fix this?

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