Data Warehousing 2.0

Data Warehousing 2.0

Why learn to translate, when you can build fluency instead? Announcing the first app that can teach you to *think* in a new language. Hi, my name is Gabriel Wyner. Once upon a time, I was an opera singer with a passion for learning languages, and some unconventional ideas about how best to accomplish that. But four years ago, you, the Kickstarter community,

Story Felling

Story Felling

Stacy Smith [ TED ] Today, I want to tell you about a pressing social issue. Now, it’s not nuclear arms, it’s not immigration, and it’s not malaria. I’m here to talk about movies. Now, in all seriousness, movies are actually really important. In film, we can be wildly entertained, and we can also be transported through storytelling. Storytelling is so important. Stories

Mastery Learning

Mastery Learning

Sal Kahn [TED New York ] I’m here today to talk about the two ideas that, at least based on my observations at Khan Academy, are kind of the core, or the key leverage points for learning. It’s the idea of mastery and the idea of mindset. I saw this in the early days working with my cousins. A lot of them were

Phishing with Wales

Phishing with Wales

Jimmy Wales [ SXSW ] Cenk Uygur: Here we are at SXSW, doing more TYT interviews, with Jimmy Wales founder of Wikipedia, no big deal / kind of a big deal. Jimmy great to have you here. JW: It’s good to be here. Thanks for having me. CU: I want to get into all of it. I want to figure out how you

Social Influence

Social Influence

Hank Green [ Crash Course ] #38 – If someone in a position of authority told you to like stop walking on the grass, you would stop walking on the grass. Right? And if they told you to help someone’s grandma across the street or pick up your dog’s poop or put your shoes on before you go into a store, you’d probably

Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation

Sherry Turkle [ Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, MIT ]  A meta-analysis that looked at many surveys– many studies– over the past 20 years — found that there has been a 40% drop in all markers for empathy among college students — most of it in the last 10 years. The argument that I’m going to make today —

Evolving EdTech

Evolving EdTech

Ed Cooke [ TEDx LSE ] is a Grand Master of Memory and the co-founder of Memrise, a free online educational platform that uses memory techniques to optimize learning. Cooke earned a first class degree in psychology and philosophy from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Science at Paris Descartes University. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Daniel Silliman COPY: Wikipedia