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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 23 2012: Thanks for the vote of confidence :) Having a full blown TED class would be awesome! Honestly, I don't see how it work in our institution, but good luck to anyone who does! in the meantime, though, TED talks continue to enrich whatever we currently teach... as for the question of documentation, I haven't... not officially that is.

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