Welcome to the virtual museum and top pop gala of leading human knowledge. To me TED is the cloud gifted program, along with Coursera and edX. Contact me via LinkedIn if you feel that you have an online and international project for me: http://hu.linkedin.com/in/reginasaphier
I am a creative writer, a former live TED conference blogger, and lately a Coursera and MOOC user experience blogger (enjoyed the Gamification course very much). I am writing all sorts of things: closet play, poem, novella, blog, grant, case study, article, fable, essay, translation, in English and Hungarian, about anything (economy, gray matter, leaders, gender, being civil, emotions, films, memories, humans, social media or science). I graduated from Columbia University Teachers College in 2002, and later worked for the Center for Talented Youth of Johns Hopkins University in the US. I am the founder of Project Retour, an experimental NGO program (the outcome: unfortunately Hungary's economy, society and job market is NOT ready for its returning young professionals, therefore I closed the project for now). Today I am living the indirect leader's recluse and serene life. My blogs are luckily increasingly popular.
Areas of Expertise
MOOC Blogger, Coursera Blogger, MOOCs, Online, and Blended Learning, Social Media, The Future of Education, Social Networks, Virtual Worlds, TED Live Conference Blogger, Writing for the Web, Writing - Fiction and Non Fiction, Telecommuting
An idea worth spreading
"Vitamin" D can protect you from many illnesses, if your blood level is maintained by sufficient "vitamin" D intake from the sun, and foods or supplements, because the D hormone (!) cycle is an important component of the human immune system. Optimum and safe range according to the literature: 100 - 150 nmol/L or 40 - 60 ng/mL. "Vitamin" D might be toxic if over 10 000 international units per day are taken for months. Above 32 N latitude, you should spend at least 15 minutes under the sun at 11:00 am (several times a week), to produce over 10 000 IU "vitamin" D each time, from March to October, on sunny days. But no more per day! No sunscreen! Read more on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/keepupthegoodD/
I'm passionate about
introspecting, listening, speaking, writing essays, mentoring, learning, writing live conference blogs about TED Long Beach (TED Vancouver in 2014) & TED Global (in Rio in 2014)... and about Coursera.
Talk to me about
the live TED conferences, Coursera, edX, the future of high quality, global, online, self directed (higher) education, mild Asperger's or not being neurotypical (neurodiversity).
People don't know I'm good at
telling you where the International Space Station is right now. Also, I am good at living a really simple life.
My TED story
I have been watching TED for years. My first TED video was Sir Ken Robinson's talk. I loved the TED2010 Conference in Long Beach, California online, live & for free as an "Associate-Stream Member". I felt appreciated as a volunteer TED translator and reviewer and I have become a TED live conference blogger. TED is a surface that provides challenging, fun, often even dramatic educational materials that I am able to share with my friends via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Skype. I am educating my nation via my TED blog and my translations. I contributed as a reviewer in three languages. After I encountered Coursera during a TED conference, I started focusing on the MOOC phenomenon and mainly Coursera (also watching edX very closely), because this is what I have been waiting for since I graduated from TC Columbia University.