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John Gianino

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What makes "education" TED's most popular topic?

Is the TED community imposing their beliefs upon the website visitors? Are users applying the "education" tag to their conversations in the most visited section for exposure? How do you prefer to be "educated"? What is the best way to acquire, retain, and recall information? Do we need degrees, certificates, or peer validation to be effective teachers?

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    Dec 11 2013: Perhaps simply because people are drawn to TED by an interest in educating themselves, and therefore are also interested in how others may access education.
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      Dec 11 2013: Are people more interested in educating themselves or learning?
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        Dec 11 2013: How would you define the difference? I think of them as the same thing.
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          Dec 12 2013: As the world becomes more interconnected our defintiions for words may become topics for debate. The words "educating" and "learning" clearly have different meanings but are often used synonymously. The difference between the two I would like to identify is that of connotation.

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