Offering e-books has a great deal of potential as a platform to provide clients and patients, as well as, their caregivers with dynamic content for home exercise and independent living programs.
This could have some interesting implications for people with disabilities that have challenges related to topographical orientation. The indoor positioning technology also could help caregivers responsible for seniors with advanced Alzheimer’s, for example, to ensure they do not wander. What other examples can you provide?
Is freedom a right? How about health? What about learning without being saddled with a mountain of debt? This article argues that education should be free and I agree. What do you think?
Shia Reshef believes higher education is a right, not a privilege. In January 2009, he founded University of the People (UoP), a virtual, tuition-free institution dedicated to opening up higher education to anyone in the world with a high school diploma and a willingness to learn — “regardless of who they are, where they live or what society says about them,” Reshef says at TED2014.
“We open the gates for every qualified student,” he says. “Any student from any part of the world with any Internet connection can study with us. We don’t use audio; we don’t use video; broadband isn’t necessary.” UoP currently serves students from 143 countries, including Syria, the US, South Africa, Jordan and Nigeria.
The way the university works is this, Reshef says: UoP keeps costs down by forgoing a brick-and-mortar institution and traditional textbooks, and by using volunteer staff…
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Debt is crushing our ability to be free. Strategies and tactics are desperately needed to help those students already in debt, and to prevent those who are not yet incapacitated by this insidious epidemic in the US and beyond.
Movers and thinkers. Awesome.
Our world is constantly changing, and it is bold ideas that push this forward. Our speakers in this session are all big thinkers who are working to reshape the ways we see, think about, and interact with the world, from the mind behind some of your favorite fonts to an urban planner transforming New York City’s landscape.
Here are the speakers who will appear in this session:
As a type designer Matthew Carter has watched our words move from the physical to the digital. You may recognize his work — he’s designed the fonts Verdana, Georgia, and Tahoma.
Bob Greenberg returns to the TED stage to talk about the evolution of motion graphics.
While New York City’s chief urban planner, Amanda Burden revitalized the Brooklyn waterfront, and was a champion for The High Line — an abandoned elevated railway line turned park.
David Kwong writes the New York Times crossword…
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This is worth reading. Thank you.
Physicist Brian Green promises he will tell the audience at TED 2014 the whole history of the universe in four minutes. “Forgive me,” he says, “if I leave out a detail here or there.”
He does it with two metaphors. One from the beginning till now, and another from now till the end.
The universe today is 13.8 billion years old, and it can be very hard to get our minds around that number. So Greene uses a metaphor pioneered by Carl Sagan. Imagine that we’re part of a single calendar year. All of cosmic history compressed into a single calendar year. On this calendar:
- May 12, the Milky Way is formed.
- Sept 2nd, the Earth is formed.
- 11:40pm New Year’s Eve, Humans evolve.
- 11:44pm, we domesticate fire.
- 11:58pm the first cave paintings are made.
- 11:59:49pm writing is developed, so all of recorded history takes place…
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To my students, what do you think?