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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: why not just enjoy TED talks. A university honors program is similiar, but more closed. Enjoy TED As the number of college graduates declines Here is another way to learn. Some american politicians are so hatreful they oppose NPR and PBS. Teh more options for self-learning the better. a great deal of PBS content is BBC Good job Brits. Let's have all the learning options we can havew. Self-learning is exactly what it says.
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      Jul 23 2012: George, this is why with the open revolution we must seek to break the molds holding us back.

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