Learning Is Like Spaghetti Sauce July 27, 2007Posted by B.J. Schone in eLearning.
Tags: Design, eLearning
I saw a post on the Random Walk in Learning blog that really caught my interest today. It shows a video of a presentation put on by Malcolm Gladwell in February, 2004. Malcolm tells the story of a consultant who makes a surprising discovery about people’s tastes and preferences, and the lesson can be applied across multiple domains – including learning. Check out the video below, and think of it in terms of learning preferences.
By the way, this presentation was from one of the TED conferences. Here’s a description of TED, from the ted.com web site:
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
I’ve seen some unbelievably amazing presentations on the TED web site. Spend some time there, if you haven’t already.