Tag Archives: open source

TED Global: Open-Source, Open World [video]

Embrace our wide-open shareable future where everything’s hackable and the power of the crowd propels innovation… Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that’s inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine — from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, “You don’t need anyone’s permission to make ...

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Einsteins from Anywhere

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. Many of these children are in developing countries without regular access to quality schools or teachers. While programs exist to build schools and train teachers, traditional models of education are not able to scale fast enough to meet demand. We simply cannot build enough schools or train enough teachers to meet the need.

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Education Innovation – Zombie-Based Learning

David designed the Zombie-Based Learning Geography curriculum because there were no project-based curriculum's available at the time that he could use to teach Geography to his middle school students. Because we live in the era of crowdfunding and because he intended to make the effort widely available to educators around the world, he started a Kickstarter effort to...

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Designing for Rapid Innovation

Setting-up an agile organization for innovation is not enough: one has to get his innovation accepted by the core business, and the market. To tackle this issue and preserve speed, 'innovation by component', based on modular and collaborative design, brings significant cues. How to achieve a successful component design (API) is what we address hereafter.

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The Civilization Starter Kit

If only people weren’t beholden to a planned obsolescence mind-set. Only if diverse resources collaborate to be collectively smarter, wiser, and richer. In the shortest 2011 TEDxKC talk of the evening, TED fellow and Polish-born fusion physicist Marcin Jakubowski shared an overview of his work just an hour north of Kansas City directing Open Source Ecology in developing the Global ...

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Will Android iPed challenge Apple's iPad?

In martial arts fashion, iPed exploits iPad defense to attack. The iPed has just been released. I first thought it was a typo, but it’s not: the iPed is a Chinese copycat of the iPad, going as far as picking one of the few vowels left by Apple to comically copy the name of its Californian rival. It would be ...

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