Quoting ReasonTV: "Learning needs to be joyful," says Chris Anderson, curator of TED Talks and TED Ed. "TED's mission is 'ideas worth spreading'," explains Anderson, "and the most important part of that mission, logically, has to be kids."
Started in 1984, TED (Technology, Education, Design) is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, typically through short lectures with noted thinkers. Videos of these talks, which started appearing online in 2006, have been viewed over one billion times. In 2011 TED developed TED Ed, an educational resource for teachers and students "to capture and amplify the voices of the world's greatest educators."
Reason managing editor Katherine Mangu-Ward recently sat down with Anderson to talk about the future of education and the use of technology in the classroom.
...."learning needs to be joyful"...as the son of a school teacher, I couldn't agree more; one of the problems w/education today is that we've made it so austere through testing and such items that we've forgotten that one of the core purposes of education is learning...