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 —

Superchickens 101

Superchickens 101

Margaret Heffernan [ TED Women ] An evolutionary biologist at Purdue University named William Muir studied chickens. He was interested in productivity — I think it’s something that concerns all of us — but it’s easy to measure in chickens because you just count the eggs. He wanted to know what could make his chickens more productive, so he devised a beautiful experiment.

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

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley [ Google Talk ] I’d like to begin by telling you a little story. This story is about– well, I think all of us love to watch other people, right? To some greater or lesser extent.  I love people watching. I have to tell you about this one guy who was one of the most interesting people I’ve ever watched. This

Shark Tank

Shark Tank

Eddy Zhong [  High School Drop Out CEO, Leangap ] I want to share with you a big secret today. And it’s not one that a lot of you are going to want to hear. But at the same, time it’s so important that I have to tell you. That secret is this: what if I told you that every singe day kids

Cognition

Cognition

Hank Green [ Crash Course ] #15 – Why do smart people make dumb decisions? Why do conspiracy theorists think that we didn’t land on the moon or that Hillary Clinton is a space alien? And why won’t Bernice admit that the new Superman movie just isn’t very good? We’ve talked about cognition before. We usually refer to it as the process that

Remembering & Forgetting

Remembering & Forgetting

Hank Green [ Crash Course ] #14 – It was midnight when Bernice got off work. She was exhausted after a long and terrible day, and just wanted to get home to a hot bath. She was driving down the street, flipping through radio stations, when she pulled up to a stop sign, and saw something weird. A shadowy figure ran up to