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TEDxSF Salons Present “SKOOL’d: Reimagining Higher Education” - PR.com

TEDxSF Salons Present “SKOOL’d: Reimagining Higher Education” - PR.com | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it
TEDxSF Salons, hosted by the Bay Area’s premier independent organization that delivers the TED experience to San Francisco, features a select group of thought-provoking speakers looking at struggling contemporary institutions. The event, held on November 29, will focus on the need for innovation in higher education to create more affordable, accessible and relevant models for today’s world.

 

“In order to reinvent education, we must first unpack the underlying assumptions and shortcomings of current models,” said Emily Chiu, education entrepreneur and TEDxSF salon curator. “Despite dramatic advances in technology and cognitive science, higher education hasn’t changed in decades – and institutions are too entrenched in current models to disrupt themselves to meet changing student needs. SKOOL’d will feature the industry’s brightest minds: the thought leaders and entrepreneurs who are challenging the status quo and re-imagining higher education.”
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TEDxSF Salon - Skoold: Reinventing Higher Education Panel/discussion

Education innovators Michael Ellsberg, Dale Stephens, Bror Saxberg, Gunnar Counselman, Gene Wade, Ben Nelson, Michael Horn in an audience Q&A with the TEDxSF salon 11/29/11. Facilitated by Kyle Hermans.

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Michael Ellsberg, Author of Books and Manifestos.

Michael Ellsberg, Author of Books and Manifestos. | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

Education now is where the Internet was in 1985 - untouched by innovation." michael Ellsberg, tonight on stage. Learn more about his work

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Inspiring speakers on deck ;-)

Inspiring speakers on deck ;-) | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it
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Christine Mason McCaull on stage, introducing the TEDxSF Salon: "SKOOL'd" is starting !

Christine Mason McCaull on stage, introducing the TEDxSF Salon: "SKOOL'd" is starting ! | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it
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Why Stanford's Free Online Education Experiment Is Booming

Why Stanford's Free Online Education Experiment Is Booming | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

This fall, Stanford decided to experiment by offering its three most popular computer science classes to the public—for free. Within weeks, 200,000 people from around the globe signed up, with Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, taught by renowned Stanford professors Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun (pictured above), attracting a whopping 160,000 students.

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The UnCollege Manifesto - UnCollege

The UnCollege Manifesto - UnCollege | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

What is UnCollege?

 

“You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.” – Will Hunting

 

UnCollege is a social movement designed to help you hack your education. This manifesto will show you how to gain the passion, hustle, and contrarianism requisite for success — all without setting foot inside a classroom.

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Leave the partisan bickering aside in the online-learning debate | Innosight Institute

Leave the partisan bickering aside in the online-learning debate | Innosight Institute | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

In “Jeb Bush’s Cyber Attack on Public Schools,” published in the November issue of Mother Jones, Stephanie Mencimer launches a broad attack on online learning. Among other allegations, the article describes online learning as a Republican master plot to destroy public education. Leaving the invective in politics aside, as well as the fact that plenty of Democrats, including the Obama administration, have been quite active in promoting the potential and merits of online–or digital–learning, it’s critical to point out that Mencimer missed several key points.

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How to Lead a Revolution: 8 Underused Tactics to Build a Massively Loyal Following | Live Your Legend

How to Lead a Revolution: 8 Underused Tactics to Build a Massively Loyal Following | Live Your Legend | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

A few nights ago I had the honor of attending a TEDx event in San Francisco. TED is hands down one of my favorite organizations. The things they’ve taught me are priceless.

The theme of the night was Creating Your Own Government and the speakers blew my mind. More than anything, the biggest takeaway was simple:

We all absolutely have to take it upon ourselves to lead our own revolution.

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"We, the People" - the original declaration

"We, the People" - the original declaration | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

So we did it! And here it goes:

 

"We make a declaration to :

- lowering the barrier to participation in government

- master the tools and help build representation for the people

- break the chains of obedience

- initiate disruptive innovation and collaborative participation & decision making

- take responsibility for supporting the government we want

- incentivize the representation of our collective voice

- educating individuals to use technologies to find accetable solutions for all parties 

With civility."

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How can we change the government? Hack it!

How can we change the government? Hack it! | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

What do coders when they don't like a system? They hack it. So what if they don't like the way they're governed?

 

That's the idea behind "Code For America", the non-profit founded by Jennifer Pahlka. The government does wonderful things we never write about like making sure drugs are safe or planes fly safely. But it just can't cope with technology innovation.

 

So let's get a few hackers to try to do it.

 

Maybe it won't solve every problem we have but create a narrative to inspire others to do so.

 

Tonight, it did.

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Interview with John Maeda (VIDEO)

Interview with John Maeda (VIDEO) | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

John presented to a group of RISD alumni and frogs about how the school is responding and influencing the world around it, as well as to update us on an initiative he is spearheading called "STEM to STEAM". STEM represents a movement to refocus education in the United States on the specific fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM to STEAM seeks to add Art to that formula, something I entirely agree on. The problems that will challenge us in the decades to come will not be the same as yesterday. Creativity is not a silver bullet, but coupling it with our more traditional focus on left brain learning will surely yield new results.

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Town hall style with dale posing;)

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Bror Saxberg on Stage

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Gene Wade : The Platform Learning Team

Gene Wade : The Platform Learning Team | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

One of the amazing speakers at the Salon tonight from University Now. Catch him on Ustream!


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Liz Coleman's call to reinvent liberal arts education

Bennington president Liz Coleman delivers a call-to-arms for radical reform in higher education. Bucking the trend to push students toward increasingly narrow areas of study, she proposes a truly cross-disciplinary education -- one that dynamically combines all areas of study to address the great problems of our day.

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Michael B. Horn | Innosight Institute

Michael B. Horn | Innosight Institute | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

Michael B. Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a not-for-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. He is the coauthor of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (McGraw-Hill: June 2008) with Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen and Curtis W. Johnson, president of the Citistates Group. 

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Stanford’s Online High School Raises the Bar

Stanford’s Online High School Raises the Bar | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it
Stanford University’s nearly $15,000-a-year Education Program for Gifted Youth will now bear the institution’s name, a move seen as a watershed in a growing field that is drawing scrutiny.

 

Yes, that Stanford — the elite research university known for producing graduates who win Nobels and found Googles, not for teaching basic algebra to teenagers. Five years after the opening of the experimental program, some education experts consider Stanford’s decision to attach its name to the effort a milestone for online education...

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TEDx SF Salon - Kyle Hermans © Suzie Katz #6322 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

TEDx SF Salon - Kyle Hermans © Suzie Katz #6322 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

Official TEDxSF flickr album, check out the photographs from Design You Own Government by Suzie Katz, Nita Winter and Rob Badger.

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Ed Lee Is...2 LEGIT 2 QUIT [MC Hammer, Brian Wilson, will.i.am, Ashkon]

Vote Ed Lee for San Francisco Mayor on Nov. 8. Pledge to Vote on Votizen: https://www.votizen.com/edlee/. Even if he's not the candidate for you, this is quite an interesting and entertaining campaign video. ..

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Politics 3.0 by Michelle Kraus

Politics 3.0 by Michelle Kraus | TEDxSF Salons | Scoop.it

- Democratisation of information globally

- Simultaneity of information

- Emergence of circles of constituents

- Leverage the technology in our hands

 

These are the 4 principles of Politics 3.0. And they "keep our moral compass alive".

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