Educational Technology and the Social Web

September 27, 2009

Hans Rosling and data visualization

Filed under: Education and Technology — Ken @ 2:19 pm

This video from TED 2006 features Hans Rosling talking about changes in birth rates in the developing and developed world.  He uses data visualization tools to really bring the data to life and in the process shows how these tools can make statistical data engaging for the rest of us.


September 25, 2009

Do schools kill creativity?

Filed under: Education and Technology,Social Software — Ken @ 6:49 pm

I found this presentation by Sir Ken Robinson fascinating. As you reflect on your own education, was creativity encouraged or even allowed to flourish?  I know my schooling was much more about conformity than it was about individual expression or creative thought.

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