Unschooling

Unschooling

Lua Martin Wells [ EDU 2.0 ] I’m here today to talk to you about the reinvention of education and about school choice. My family’s choice of school was actually no school at all. You could say we took the path less traveled. My son Patrick dropped out of traditional school in the fourth grade with my blessings and his sister Maddie had

Universal Access

Universal Access

Daphne Koller [ EDU 2.0 ] Like many of you, I’m one of the lucky people. I was born to a family where education was pervasive. I’m a third-generation PhD, a daughter of two academics. In my childhood, I played around in my father’s university lab. It was taken for granted that I would attend some of the best universities, which in turn

Variability Matters

Variability Matters

Todd Rose [ EDU 2.0 ] I’m going to try and wander and if I make it back to the podium it’s because I forgot what I was going to say and my notes are there. Um, so, at, ah CAST, where I work, we pioneered a framework called Universal Design for Learning. Today, I actually want to tell you about the problem

Reinventing Education

Reinventing Education

Sal Kahn [ EDU 2.0 ] Khan Academy is most known for its collection of videos, so before I go any further, let me show you a little bit of a montage. . . . We now have on the order of 2,200 videos, covering everything from basic arithmetic, all the way to vector calculus, and some of the stuff that you saw

Pseudonymity

Pseudonymity

Jimmy Wales [ EDU 2.0 ] “There’s anonymity,” says Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, “and then there’s real names and in the middle somewhere there’s pseudonymity — where you have a pseudonym, but it’s a stable identity and you are willing to stand behind it. You generate a reputation. That’s very different from anonymity, which is really about hit-and-run, where everyday you are a different

Gamification

Gamification

Jane McGonigal [ EDU 2.0 ] I’m Jane McGonigal. I’m a game designer. I’ve been making games online now for 10 years, and my goal for the next decade is to try to make it as easy to save the world in real life as it is to save the world in online games. Now, I have a plan for this, and it

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales [ EDU 2.0 ] In 1962, Charles Van Doren, who was later a senior editor of Britannica, said the ideal encyclopedia should be radical — it should stop being safe. But if you know anything about the history of Britannica since 1962, it was anything but radical: still a very completely safe, stodgy type of encyclopedia. Wikipedia, on the other hand,