Posts Categorized: TED

Magic, Harvard MOOC, and Macbeth

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Harvard Extension Lecture on Macbeth You may enjoy the way Dr. Garber raises the bar of discussion about Macbeth in the above video. I enjoy it as a guide to set the tone for students, and I believe it could be used to bolster and enliven discussions online. I’m also including a video connecting Harry Potter to […]

The Power of Passion

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Author: Shawn Pollgreen, EAP (English as a Second Langauge for Academic Purposes), Osceola Campus I love this TED Ed presentation by Richard St John. It reminds us about the value to be found in following our passion, not just the money trail. I think this is especially timely for our Valencia students who may not […]

The Power of Vulnerability

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In the Interpersonal Communication course I teach, an area of focus is emotion and its impact on one-on-one communication. In this TED video, Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal […]

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

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In all areas of communication (including dyadic, group, meeting and public speaking,) body language can account for up to 70% of what is conveyed. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.  In this TED video social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in […]

Cyber Warfare

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The imbedded video describes cyber warfare as a new class of weapons and war of the future that is not covered by any legal framework. It clearly states that new international laws are needed to cover this type of warfare and that these laws need to make explicit what an act of war is, when […]

Globalization and Containerization and how the Modern World was Shaped

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Globalization is an ever-increasing social phenomenon affecting nations and peoples across the globe.  It has rapidly changed and transformed our world.  The world has become a a seamless and invisible web of interconnected parts despite all the borders.  Borders do not inhibit communication, business transactions, or the transfer of money and commodities.  As the following […]

TED Ed, Who Knew?

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Very often I talk to faculty about using TED. They often have stories about their favorite TED Talks. However, when I ask them about TED Ed, I usually get… “What, I will have to check that out!” For those of you unaware of TED Ed, About 2 years ago (March 12, 2012 to be precise) […]