education

Presenting Esplori at the International Education and Resource Network Summit in Doha, Qatar

I am excited to announce that on July 1-6 I will be in Doha, Qatar, speaking at one of the largest conferences about education in the world.

It is my honour and pleasure to be presenting alongside Ed Gragert, Executive Director Emeritus of iEARN-USA, a non-profit organization made up of over 50,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries, which empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.

I will be presenting my latest project, Esplori:

Imagine if the sum of all human knowledge were available to everyone, anywhere on earth, in any language, on video.

I am truly excited to be there, because more than just speaking, I will be running a workshop, to see how we can help educators and students around the world, hear their stories, and work alongside them.

I believe that if one wants to help, they must first listen and learn, and that's what I will be doing there.

Moving Forward!

TED Prize 2014: Bold Vision to Spark Global Change

I am humbled to discover that some of you have nominated me for the TED Prize 2014.

The $1,000,000 prize is “awarded to an extraordinary individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change. By leveraging the TED community’s resources and investing $1,000,000 into a powerful idea, the TED Prize supports one wish to inspire the world.” The TED Prize winner will have an ambitious wish–and the vision, pragmatism and leadership to turn it into reality.

This is my TED wish for 2014:

I wish to make the sum of all human knowledge on video openly accessible by anyone, regardless of their age, language, geographical location, or financial status; and use the fruits of automation to escape the cycle of working for survival – by providing for our basic human needs using open source technologies, ubiquitous, democratised, and accessible to all.

This is a great opportunity, and I could not have made it so far without your overwhelming help and support. My sincere thanks for being such a great community, colleagues, and friends.

If you want to nominate me follow this link and click on "Nominate an individual"
http://www.ted.com/pages/prize_nominate

TED strongly discourages multiple nominations. If more than five individuals nominate me in identical language, I will be disqualified, so if you want to nominate me use your own words, and don't copy-paste somebody else's text.

The deadline is June 15, only a few days left.

Thank you all.

Esplori: a Global Classroom to Learn, Anything, Anywhere

All of the world’s knowledge should be made available to anyone on earth regardless of their language, geographical location, or financial status.

That is the mission of my latest project, Esplori. I've been quietly working on this for a long time, and I'm truly excited to officially start.

We are looking for the best developers, designers, community managers, partners, investors, and passionate individuals to make this project a reality.

If you are awesome, and you care about any of those things, you should contact us.

Open message to Salman Khan and the Nobel committee

The most awesome school in the world: http://www.khanacademy.org

Help with translations and subtitles: http://federicopistono.org/video

Music: WEEKENDS!!! (feat. Sirah) - Skrillex

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education [Infographic]

A very well done infographic on the evolution of inline education. See my post on The Khan Academy for more detailed information.

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education
Via: OnlineEducation.net

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