TEDTalks on Films-on-Demand

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Fei-Fei Li during her TED Talk on teaching computer science in March of 2015.

Short for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, the TED is a series of global conferences with the aim "to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation”.  Covering a wide range of topics and translated into over 100 languages, TEDTalks are a powerful mode of convey new, unique, and emerging ideas in technology, arts, economics, politics, sociology, religion, environmentalism, history, and many other broad topical fields. Speakers have ranged from spoken-word poet Sarah Kay to CEO Jeff Bezos to journalist Arianna Huffington. (Click here to search through the long list of speakers that TEDTalks have featured.) Overall, TED provides a forum for knowledgeable speakers to introduce innovative and distinctive perspectives to the global community.

TEDTalks are very popular on college campuses. Many university professors show them as a way to supplement or expand upon the information being learned in class. Further, students can use TEDTalks in an academic context as a means of providing deeper insight and understanding on a topic learned in class or for research material on a project or paper. However, TEDTalks can also be a unique way to share ideas and beliefs with friends, family, and peer groups—thus great conversation about ideas relevant to the international population.

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Bryan Stevenson during his TED Talk on injustice in March 2012

Over 2,200 TEDTalks have been recorded, and almost half (1,063 videos), are feature on Films-On-Demand, a video streaming database offered through the library database systems. Be sure to check them out, or watch other any other Library streaming videos that interest you!

 

 

 

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