TED Talk - Salman Khan from the Khan Academy
There are a lot of great videos on TED, but this has got to be one of the best among them. For those of you who are familiar with Salman Khan, you might know what to expect. For those who don't, it's definitely worth checking out. The video is about re-inventing education, but beyond that I think it's a good example of how to re-invent just about anything involving people (everything).
I saw that one awhile ago. I really disagree with the direction he wants to take education. It seems really artificial if institutions implement leaderboards and achievement systems. Education should be something someone should want to do, not to gain recognition for.
Ah, weird! I distinctly remember him saying something about implementing rewards and, possibly, a leaderboard for exercises on his website. Maybe it was in an interview or something, or maybe I've gone completely bonkers.
I definitely love his site and have used it many times in the past. He's a great guy.
Thanks for the link.