Global Learning Opportunities Building Engagement (GLOBE) project integrating United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with TED Talks related to Leadership and Social Responsibility. Students select TED videos and produce an individual report about speaker contributions to one or more SDGs. Teams select a video to produce a TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures’ presentation. Students select the best videos to create a TED Ed Lesson for online discussions. This GLOBE project idea can be used for future courses including new TED Talks and different SDGs. #GLOBE4SDGs
TEDxWomen organizers! The TEDxWomen “Bridges” video was featured earlier today on the main stage of TEDWomen 2017 at the beginning of “Session 2: Design”. You can watch it here:
In the spirit of TEDWomen 2017’s theme, “Bridges”, TEDxWomen organizers from around the world tell us what bridge they’re building in their local communities. Featured on the main stage of TEDWomen 2017 in Session 2: Design.
4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’18)
June 20 – 22, 2018 · Valencia (Spain). The HEAd’18 conference will be held on June 20-22, 2018 at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
Thursday 21, 14:30 – 16:00 – Session 6b. New teaching approaches (II)
Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) obtained a TEDx license to offer educational events and additional learning resources to enhance college classroom instruction. TEDxFSCJ has organized annual conferences and salons with selected faculty, graduates, and students as speakers.
This work presents how TEDxFSCJ Talks and other TEDx and TED Talks have been used to create innovative TED Ed Lessons as tools to expand learning beyond course content and textbooks. Innovative learning experiences include video discussions and roundtables, workshops for faculty to learn how to create TED Ed Lessons, workshops and mentoring to TEDxFSCJ speakers to create their own TED Ed Lessons, combined online discussions in different courses using TED Ed platform, interactive TEDxFSCJ Salons, simulcasts, Learning Adventures, and integration of all TED resources in blogs and Learning Management Systems.
TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures have been used in Management courses during academic year to plan and deliver team projects using selected talks related to leadership, social responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals. Results show that new TED Ed Lessons can be created to follow up engagement. Additionally, team projects in other disciplines can be developed using this innovative methodology. TED resources offer global learning opportunities to build engagement.
Be outside of the box! Analyze, Evaluate, Create (vs Remember, Understand, Apply)
We combine two popular ideas. 1. “Think outside of the box”used to expand our way of thinking to explore different perspectives. It was a popular concept during our MIT courses in the 70s. We expanded this idea to “Be outside of the box”. This idea is to go beyond thinking and be an instrument of action and change outside your comfort zone. 2. Incorporate the use of the top of Blooms’ Taxonomy in our learning initiatives. Education should move from “Remember, Understand, and Apply” to more “Analyze, Evaluate, and Create”.
New management, leadership, and technology realities require people with TECHKnowledge who can combine organization and management skills with emerging technologies to create new products and services. It is not enough to think outside of the box. We need to be outside of the box to assess risks, explore new opportunities, and take creative actions.
What is your organization doing to improve training, education, performance, and systems to cope with today’s global and local challenges? Why or why not these ideas could be useful in your organization?
TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures using TED-Ed Lessons and Social Media Learning to Enhance Online Learning Experience
TECHKnowledge: Device-Oriented Learning combining technology and knowledge with TED-Ed lessons and social media learning are used to expand online and offline discussion in different management courses. Combined discussions allow students from different sections to participate.
Discussions can be hosted in TED-Ed platform, or personal or professional social media networks.
Both TEDxFSCJ videos were delivered in our FSCJ stage. Both touch diversity and discrimination issues. Watch both videos and summarize the points that impact your way of thinking. What similar cases have you found in your workplace? How is your company/organization dealing with this type of cases?
Represent! Diversity and Equity in Arts Education | Marq Mervin | TEDxFSCJ
As a lifelong video gamer, Marq Mervin had always dreamed of working in computer animation, but as he entered his senior year of college, he began to despair for one simple reason: no one in the industry looked like him. Eventually Mervin found a mentor who, as a person of color, inspired him not only to believe in himself, but to believe in the unfinished fight for diversity in fine arts education. Like a sumptuous meal still lacking its full range of spices, American arts education will lack its signature flavor until we embrace the full diversity of our people. Marq Mervin is a graphic designer and CG artist focusing on visual identity/branding, animation and digital illustration. He has over seven years of experience as a professional artist, developing animations and graphics for clients such as WJXT Channel 4 and several start-up businesses. Mervin holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from New York Institute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Animation from Jacksonville University. A native of Jacksonville, Marq is a passionate advocate for developing young artists in his hometown.
The Involuntary Immigrant | Luis Mejia | TEDxFSCJ
As a college student, activist, and community volunteer, Luis is working to change our perspective on the undocumented immigrant youth of this country. Luis Mejia is a student at FSCJ. Although he has lived in the United States for 17 years, he is originally from Mexico, and is one of the thousands of people who were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival by President Obama’s direction to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2012. Growing up between American and Mexican cultures, Luis has discovered how valuable an education is in each.
TED, TED-Ed, and TEDx Talks have been used to enhance instruction beyond our classrooms. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading that started bringing together people from three worlds—technology, entertainment, and design. TED’s scope has become ever broader. We have tested several widgets and gadgets to bring new ideas to classroom and online learning. TED videos have been embedded into discussions, announcements, and newsletters to generate online discussions, small group discussions, and postvideo assignments. Thanks to these activities and more, the first TEDxFSCJ (www.tedxfscj.com) event was planned for Fall 2014. Aug 2014.