Ed Innovation Collection with a Higher Education Focus

Education video description from TED: In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.


Description of Stanford Entrepreneurship Video: Stanford Technology Ventures Program’s Executive Director Tina Seelig shares rich insights in creative thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset. Her talk, based on her 2009 book, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, cites numerous classroom successes of applied problem-solving and the lessons of failure.


Description of Higher Education Video from Dartmouth: “Innovation, Inclusive Excellence, and Leadership: The Future of Higher Education”

Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore College, presented a public lecture at Dartmouth on October 23rd in Filene Auditorium. President Hrabowski explored problems of underrepresentation in the sciences, from minorities in the United States to Americans on an international scale. His lecture was part of Leading Voices in Higher Education — a strategic planning speaker series at Dartmouth.


Education video description from TED: Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education — and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world’s poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become.

A researcher at the London think tank Demos, Charles Leadbeater was early to notice the rise of “amateur innovation” — great ideas from outside the traditional walls, from people who suddenly have the tools to collaborate, innovate and make their expertise known.


Excellent information on the future of higher education and Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). From TED: “Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed. With Coursera, Daphne Koller and co-founder Andrew Ng are bringing courses from top colleges online, free, for anyone who wants to take them.”


Presented by: David Schejbal – Dean, Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Extension


Description of Educational Innovations Video from Harvard: Joel Klein, chief executive officer of Amplify and former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, discusses innovation in education at the Askwith Forum on Monday, October 1.



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