Monday, August 17, 2009

Put TED Talks On Your Desktop

It is no secret that I enjoy TED Talks. With very few, if any, exceptions every TED Talk offers the opportunity to learn something new and or the opportunity to be inspired. In May, TED Talks began to be available in more than 40 different languages. Now, thanks to design service Thirteen23, you can access TED Talks through a desktop client. The client uses Microsoft's Silverlight 3. Silverlight 3 is available for Windows and Mac operating systems. Click here for more information about installing the TED Talks desktop player.

Applications for Education
TED Talks present a great opportunity for students to explore their interests in a topic. I've also seen first-hand TED Talks inspiring students to conduct independent research on a topic they've heard discussed in a TED Talk.

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