You might have heard of TED before…perhaps from the American comedy where teddy bear-Ted is brought to life? But no, in this post I am not going to talk about the movie, but about the different TED, which is a global set of conferences.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. Its mission is to spread ideas all over the world. This is a good and reliable source for getting general knowledge and inspiration. As the media students, we must generate the ideas and brainstorm and TED talks are food for thought. Each TED talk usually lasts for no more than 18 minutes. Even a single powerful talk at TED can make you more knowledgeable within some minutes. Just think about it.
The main website for TED is ted.com, where you can discover the talks on diversity of topics, search for the events that TED hosts and many more. Another thing that is worth mentioning is TedEd, which is TED’s youth and education initiative. This is particularly interesting for the teachers and students around the globe. At ed.ted.com students can find original animated videos for different subjects. The subject suitable for our particular module is media and journalism. It involves topics like “how the false news can spread” or “the language of lying”. Go and explore them right now by just clicking here.