- Laszlo Kereszturi
What is the conversion rate of 100 TEDCREDs? Is TED University possible?
While searching for a question worth debating, I stumbled upon TED Partnerships site Press page and read this:
"TED is in the process of creating something brand new. I would go so far as to argue that it's creating a new Harvard" - quote from Fast Company, September 1, 2010.
I like this quote and suggest to read the article.
I'm sure many teachers / schools already use TED resources for school projects, on science or social subjects. Is it possible to convert TEDCREDs to classic education's "official" credits?
TEDCREDs will be used by TED University and will lead to a diploma?
Do you agree with any of these scenarios?
Gathering TEDCREDs -- using TED resources for educational activity -- will remain only a hobby and has no direct value for education?
Thank you for your opinions.
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Closing Statement from Laszlo Kereszturi
TED University is possible and desired.
TEDCred has to improve in order to be accepted as an "oficial credit". But maybe this is not necessary.
Highlights from debate:
Kristine Sargsyan: "TED is a fantastic educational system for non formal education "
Colleen Steen : "Whether the TEDcreds get converted to education credit, lead to a diploma, or it remains only a hobby for some, it continues to provide direct value for education for many of us. "
Kate Gotziaman: "For me TED is so special because no one is marking you, it’s just pure learning."
James McBennett: "TEDCred puts a preferable system with much longer term vision of credit throughout one's life, not just peaking for 4 years of college."