If an action has the power to change the position of an object, inspiring words have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. An inspiring speech will act as a powerful tool that brings light to the lives of many by driving motivation and enabling them to explore their inner strengths.
Mentioned in this post are speeches by a few pioneers who have strived to provide quality education all over the world. These inspiring TED speeches not only motivate but also offer fascinating ideas to e-learning professionals to excel in their careers.
1. Daphne Koller: What We’re Learning from Online Education
Online education provides each learner the opportunity to learn, practice, and assess material within the given deadline. The main aim of the course is to break the material into modules or units, to engage learners effectively.
After the completion of each module, any number of students can take the assessment in the form of multiple choice questions, at the same time, and receive immediate feedback. This technology-enabled learning strategy using an LMS enables us to track every click of the learner, providing them an opportunity to solve their problems immediately.
2. Salman Khan: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education
Videos reinvented the education system by enabling the learner to access learning at their own pace, anywhere, anytime. This technology-enabled learning medium humanizes the learning environment, thereby filling gaps in the way we learn.
Through this system, the teacher can easily track when a learner starts, stops, or pauses a video. We can also know the number of hours spent on a video, the particular exercise, learners are doing, the exercise they stopped at, and the topics they have focused on.
In addition, it gives immediate feedback to assessments, allowing learners understand what is right and what is not, and award badges to the winners.
Thus, the status, comprehension levels, and progress of each learner can be analyzed easily.
3. Adora Svitak: What Adults Can Learn from Kids
Age discrimination and irrationality in thinking cause the major difference in the ideas posed by an adult and a kid. Adults can learn a lot of things from kids such as to push the boundaries of possibilities, optimism, creative thinking, facing challenging with enthusiasm, and how to establish a goal and reach it.
Adults have a restrictive attitude toward kids. Instead, they should hear their opinions, ideas, expectations, and give them opportunities to succeed and lead to become the leaders of tomorrow.
4. Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution!
Education has transformed people and empowered them.
The major challenge faced by the educational system is to re-innovate or build the intelligence of learners and standardize learning. People have different motivations to learn – a few learn with passion, while others for the sake of grades. It is essential that the educational system be built on linearity, conformity, and factuality.
Hence, the only way to bring a revolution in the learning model is to customize learning accordance to your circumstances.
5. Ramsey Musallum: 3 Rules to Spark Learning
There are 3 effective rules that spark quality learning.
The first rule is curiosity; it compels the learner to ask more and more questions, leading to a complete understanding of the concept. The second rule is to embrace the mess which indirectly encourages learners and engages them. Finally, the third rule is to practice reflection through which the learner can gather information on the topic and explore learning.
6. Tom Chatfield: 7 Ways Games Reward the Brain
The power of virtuality is incredible. It measures learner intelligence and engages them completely.
Gamification creates a virtual environment which compels and arouses anxiety and affects an individual both psychologically and neurologically.
This evolution of building new worlds has 7 ways to reward and engage the learner which are making them experience bars measuring progress, setting multiple long and short-term aims, rewarding efforts, identifying the element of uncertainty, showing the windows of enhanced attention, and creating a realistic environment with people.
7. Clifford Stoll: The Call to Learn
It is the call from within that urges an individual to learn something. Think like a kid who is always curious to learn new things.
More importantly, show learners practically that is being taught to raise their interest, and increase understanding and knowledge retention.
View these inspiring speeches. Their ideas will not only motivate you, but also as e-learning professionals, help you build a clear and effective understanding of learners and their behaviors.
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