Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson's DevLearn 2014 Keynote Posted

If you missed DevLearn this year, of if you were there and somehow missed Neil deGrasse Tyson's Keynote Presentation, the eLearning Guild just posted a video recording of it along with 11 other of the most popular concurrent sessions. If you're not already a member you'll need to join the eLearning Guild in order to access the videos. Members have full access to the keynotes and concurrent session videos, while associates only have access to the concurrent session videos:
http://www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.3703

DevLearn 2014 Video Recordings of Keynote Presentations
DevLearn 2014 Video Recordings of Keynote Presentations
Neil deGrasse Tyson kicked off his keynote presentation at DevLearn by explaining that children are born scientists who have an inherent interest in discovering scientific principles. All kids are fascinated by a spilled cup and the way the liquid flows along the ground, more commonly known as fluid dynamics. He says that scientists are kids that never grew up, and that too many parents discipline the scientist out of kids in a trade-off for cleanliness. Let the kids conduct their scientific experiments like spilling milk, breaking eggs, and jumping in puddles. He goes onto say that we need to change our education system, because currently it rewards the students who are the best behaved ones, rather than the ones that are pushing the limits.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Keynote Presentation
Neil deGrasse Tyson's Keynote Presentation at DevLearn 2014
DevLearn is one of ForgeFX's favorite conferences and expositions when it comes to learning about new technologies and tools that are relevant to job training and eLearning, and to gain insight and inspiration from others who are working in the field.

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