Posts Tagged ‘doing it right’

Tim Berners-Lee on the Semantic Web

Watch this video for an introduction to the semantic web, an extraordinary innovation. “20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and re-frame the way we use it together.”

The Online Learning Revolution (Schools That Work)

Edutopia has a nice series on their site called Schools That Work, which examines what school successes are made of. I particularly like their Online Learning Revolution segment. They write: “Is the future of learning online? Not exclusively. But online learning is expanding access to knowledge and personalizing learning in schools across the country. In regions where teachers (and resources)…

Are volunteer-based projects the next stage of human organization?

Dubbed by the TED site as “”the leading intellectual of the information age”, Yochai Benkler believes that internet “volunteer-based projects such as Wikipedia and Linux are the next stage of human organization.” Do you? Or do you think he’s being idealistic? Watch what he has to say. Try the Reading Kingdom with our free 30-day trial here.

Can humans become more empathetic?

Jeremy Rifkin, in his book The Empathic Civilization wonders if we can reach biosphere consciousness and global empathy in time to avert planetary collapse… Here’s his short, animated history of the evolution of empathy so far… His site is The Foundation on Economic Trends. What do you think? Can humans become more empathetic? Try the Reading Kingdom with our free…