My TEDxNYED Video Is Now Online

The nicely edited video of my TEDxNYED talk is now online. I previously posted the notes I created before I produced the slides.

The TEDxNYED folks asked us to produce new material for this talk and not just give an existing talk again. I apparently took this advice more literally than some of the other presenters. Consequently, this is the first time I’ve given this talk and there are a few stumbles along the way. However, I feel like it’s a fair representation of my current thinking. I also managed to sneak in the shout out I promised my youngest daughter (around 7:45).

I’d love criticisms, expressions of support, or whatever feedback you’d like to offer. I’m sure this message can be presented more clearly and more persuasively. What would you change? What would you add? What would you leave out?

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  • Jeremy Browne April 19, 2010, 2:32 pm

    One of the best talks at TEDxNYED.

    If you didn’t read my post on it, I felt the TED format crashed and burned when used for a thematic, application-only conference. (Not enough time for truly innovative presentations, and an audience that already knew/agreed with 90% of what was said.) I’m not the only one who thought it sounded an awful lot like an echo chamber.

  • David Truss May 2, 2010, 7:08 am

    “Openness is the only means of doing education”
    ~ A great quote that will stick with me for a while.

    I enjoyed the talk, as a feedback point, I think you gave a great non-example of open education with the professor declaring student notes were derivative works… but I’d suggest adding at least one positive example. (Alec Couros’ open course comes to mind, the teachers who have volunteered to speak and his countless twitter followers who comment on his students’ blogs, or the connectivism courses.)

    A small suggestion for a great talk!
    Cheers,
    Dave.