TEDxNYED Talks on Media

Shereen El Feki, writes on health and social welfare issues in  Arab world

Jay Rosen, professor of journalism at NYU

  • Pragmatism: knowledge develops when we have good problems
  • Open source culture (the falling costs for like minded people to locate each other, share info, pool knowledge, collaborate, & publish results back to world) is disrupting institutions (journalism, education, commerce, politics)
  • How might these falling costs begin to improve journalism?
  • Dream project: take the 50 most high selling drugs around world and find out what they’re selling for in every country
  • We can now hold global giants accountable as never before
  • Gift economy – winner is the person who gives the most away
  • Open source journalism
  • Assignment Zero to research trend of crowdsourcing drawing on participants – how to do it is a good problem (coordination) – in proximity can ask & answer questions, in distributed project don’t have that – need clarity when you don’t have proximity
  • Off the Bus – enlisted people around the country to cover the campaign when it came to their city
  • Crowdsourcing by the Guardian to analyze Tony Blair’s finances
  • Crowdsourcing by Brian Lehrer – how much neighborhood store is charging for milk, lettuce, & beer
  • Three word formula for the Internet – audience atomization overcome
  • “That’s a really good problem”

Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do?

  • Questioning the form of the event
  • We need questions and arguments
  • Both journalists and educators repeat a lot
  • Why do we need millions of instructors rewriting the same lecture in the age of Open courseware
  • Educators need to become more curators than creators (why remake it except for ego?)
  • Lecture does have it’s place to create a shared starting-point
  • Notebooks.com
  • Shared lecture enables an efficiency to be found
  • Ethic: “do what you do best and link to the rest”
  • The students must be the starting point
  • Move the customer/reader/student up the design chain
  • Students/readers/customers no longer just consumers (implied ref. to prosumers)
  • Students know always know what they need to  know (as I like to say, you don’t know what you don’t know until you know it)
  • Tests should be used to find out what they don’t know
  • Wrong answers are opportunities and challenges
  • We are not in industrial age anymore, we’re in the Google age
  • Google is looking for non-routine problem-solving skills (creative solutions) ~J. Rosenberg
  • In the real world, the tests are all open book ~J. Rosenberg
  • It’s easy to educate for the routine, hard to educate for the novel ~J. Rosenberg
  • Are we preparing students for the Google age?
  • What is the new model? – distributed Oxford
  • Shift from creating and controlling content & managing scarcity to curating people and content & creating abundance of students & teachers
  • Stop culture of standardized testing and teaching
  • In the Google age, what is the point of teaching memorization?
  • Education as process, not product
  • Mistakes are the goals – life is a Beta
  • Google’s 20% rule
  • David Weinberger – “the room is the panel”

Here’s the complete text of Jarvis’ talk on his blog

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