This past week I was contacted by a fantastic graphic designer Allison Morrison who sent me this email
I’m reaching out to connect with you about a graphic I helped create which takes an in-depth look at the importance of TED and how it has been able to achieve so much recognition and success throughout the world.
I came across this post on your site: http://joaocarlosphoto.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-ted-talk-pics.html – and given that you might have an interest, I thought it’d be a great fit and wanted to see if you’d be interested in taking a look at the piece. If so, let me know and I’d love to pass it along!
So I said yes and she decided to share the graphic with me , I then decided to share with you all , it basically sums up why TED.com is one of the most successful and iconic idea-sharing platforms online.
Since 2006, TED Talk videos have racked up over 800 million views. And it’s no surprise these videos went viral; with names like Steve Jobs, Jane Goodall, Sergey Brin and Bill Clinton, the roster of TED speakers reads like a best-in-class review of today’s living scientists, educators and humanitarians. And now, six years after uploading its first video, TED.com is innovating online education again. A new site,TED-ed.com now provides a platform for teachers and students to share video lessons. Teachers can modify, or “flip”, the videos to make them more relevant to their own lessons and use the site’s test and project writing tools to measure comprehension. The site continues to build its video lesson library by bringing user-nominated educators and animators together to create multimedia videos on everything from the mathematical genius of Archimedes to the significance of the Higgs-Boson particle discovery. Check out the graphic below to understand how we all became TED heads and why TED.com is still one of the greatest places to learn online.