Come to our TED Talk Salon for a thought-provoking presentation and lively discussion. If you’re a curious world citizen, you may enjoy this video-style book club. (Preparation not required.)
This month's topic: Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed and, most importantly, absorbed.
3:30...View the talk, followed by small group discussion
5:00...Whole group reconvenes
5:30...Event formally ends
Sign up for future Talks: http://www.meetup.com/humanism-166/#suggested
• We'll be in the downstairs Cargill Room: http://www.hclib.org/pub/info/meetingrooms/Details.cfm?ID=156
• Library is within a 1/2 mile of hwy 55 and 94, on the west side of downtown Mpls.
• Free lot and on-street parking.
• Directions/bus map: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=611+Van+White+Mem.+Blvd.+Minneapolis+55411+&hl=en&geocode=FR5qrgIdOXBw-imtiEgs-jKzUjFdNq-XH02Rxw&mra=ls&dirflg=r&t=m&start=0&z=16
Monthly, we view a recorded TED Talk (from ted.com) The ~20-minute presentation is by a notable person who has interesting things to say about some aspect of the world we live in. Then we take over and talk about the subject.
I can’t promise the presenter’s ideas will change your life—maybe not even change your mind—but knowing many of our group’s members, I can safely say that you will be in for some stimulating conversation, and most likely learn something new. And any day that happens is a day well-spent, so come join us!