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5 Inspirational TED Talks Every Training Professional Must Watch

If you are a training professional and belong to the learning and development domain, I am sure you constantly strive to be creative. It becomes important for all of us to stay tuned with a group of professional resources. And I think, one of the best ways to feed our brains and think creatively is by listening to TED Talks.

The reason behind TED’s popularity is the power of the inspirational talks to change the attitudes of people around the world. Here we’ve listed a few inspirational videos for training professionals from TED’s repository.

Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education

Daphne Koller is a 3rd generation Ph.D, passionate about education. She has made an exceptional attempt to make college experience available to everyone through her startup, Coursera, where anyone who wants to learn can access courses from top colleges online.

In this video Koller, explains how videos are structured and created so that every learner understands the subject and gains knowledge.

Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education

Salman Khan is the owner of the remarkable Khan Academy which offers curricula on a wide range of subjects.

Here, Salman explains the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to flip the traditional classroom method by assigning students video lectures to watch at home, and do the “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

Peter Norvig is an American computer scientist and Director of Research at Google Inc.

In this video, he talks about his experiences teaching in a global classroom. 

Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning

Richard Baraniuk is the Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University and the Founder and Director of the open education initiatives OpenStax College and Connexions.

He explains the vision behind Connexions and explains how this online education system cuts out the textbook and allows teachers to enhance, improvise, modify, and share materials freely around the world. 

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Sir Kenneth Robinson an international advisor on education in the arts to governments, non-profits, education and arts bodies talks about the shift to personalized learning from schools by providing an environment where kids’ natural talent is nurtured.

There are the 5 best videos I found on training till now, which I think we as training professionals should not miss. I am sure there are more interesting videos around, please do share if you come across them.

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