The Future of Learning, Networked Society

This video features three heroes of education: Seth Godin, Prof Sugata Mitra and Daphne Koller among other schooling and education experts. After watching this video, there is hope for your children, for South Africa and parents who are tired of delgating the learning to forced compulsory schools run by governments.

Technology is changing the way our species receives and processes information. Formal education has not been excluded from these changes. The technology company Ericsson has created an excellent short documentary which takes a look at how information and communication technologies are changing education and access to information around the world. Talking with the likes of Sugata Mitra, Daphne Koller, and Jose Ferreira, The Future of Learning examines how the learning process can be adapted to the needs of each child and how the highest quality education is now available for any person who can connect to the internet. It is a thought-provoking look at the future

source: Wired


Mother and Infant Bonding

A few years ago I discovered the work of Joseph Chilton Pearce in Biophile magazine, now out of print. Here’s an import video for mothers and

“This brief nine minute program may be the most important you, as a mother, father or caregiver, will ever see. Bonding is much more than what we ‘think.’ It is a coherent harmonic resonance of one heart to another. The nature and quality of the mother’s emotional state broadcast via her heart-energy has a profound influence on every stage of her unborn and newborn babies’ development, physical, emotional and intellectual.”


Experience the new TED Books App

After more than a year of planning and development, we’re excited to today unveil the new TED Books App. Since launching TED Books in early 2010, we’ve been dreaming of how to meld the experience of book reading with the game-changing potential of the tablet.

The TED Books platform provides the surprises you’d expect in the age of the tablet: glorious images, video, audio, links to maps, online resources, search, commenting, sharing, automatically updated editions, and much more. But, crucially, the delight of reading is retained, combining new media wizardry with the lure of the written word.

Download the free iOS app from the App Store here!

And did we mention that our authors rock? Most of them have given TED Talks, but the books can dig much deeper into their subject matter. From the future of humanity to the secrets of happiness, these books offer transformational thinking at the touch of a finger. Finally, founding subscribers get all the TED Books in our back catalog free.


WikiLeaks wins case against Visa

We completely support WikiLeaks and encourage you to make donations to Julian Assange legal fund here like we have done.

A court in Iceland has ruled that Visa and MasterCard’s local partner broke the law in the country by blocking WikiLeaks from receiving money. The court ordered the company to resume processing donations to the website within two weeks – or face daily fines of over 6 thousand dollars. For more RT talks to human rights activist Peter Tatchell.


What Did You Learn In School Today?

Live in Meblourne, AUstralia, a great song written by Tom Paxton. This was over 50 years ago. Not much has changed when it comes to forced compulsory schooling and boys going to war.

The whole point of this song is not just about war, though it makes a good point. Rather that schools, the media, and pblic institutions al sing the same tune viz that we should conform to those belief systems that keep society as it is with rich men running the show. Anyone? who propoese anything different is first laughed at and called naive and foolish, and if this doesn’t silence them called subversive, and unpatriotic, and lastly a traitor and sent to jail. Sadly people conform.


Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile

Recently my guest lecturing slot at Stenden SA, the leading hospitality management or hotel school in South Africa, was confirmed. In preparation for a week of lectures I started doing research on my favourite resources, and found this gem. His reference to Abraham Maslow and the application in business alone is worth watching this video for.

When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count. Chip Conley creates joyful hotels, where he hopes his employees, customers and investors alike can realize their full potential. His books share that philosophy with the wider world.