Making Tracks

Making Tracks

James Pennebaker Symposium Interview from Faculty Innovation Center. Because more people than ever are signing up for degree programs, Pennebaker has been able to fund experimental testing regimes and pay Teaching Assistants to craft really good questions. People who don’t have to come up with good questions don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good test question. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: TVZ

Bias Networks

Bias Networks

David R. Williams [ Harvard ] An article in the Yale Alumni Magazine told the story of Clyde Murphy, a black man who was a member of the Class of 1970. Clyde was a success story. After Yale and a law degree from Columbia, Clyde spent the next 30 years as one of America’s top civil rights lawyers. He was also a great

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