I’m a big TED talks fan. I like to stay abreast of some of the lesser-known names and discussions happening that don’t make it into my regular social media and news feeds. I love to see what the brilliant minds down the street from me (at MIT and Harvard) are working on. TED talks provide a fascinating opportunity to learn from the best.
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So this infographic provides a great amount of detail about why TED talks have become so popular. Quite simply, they’re useful and free ways to bring high-level thinking and through-provoking ideas into the classroom and your home. What could be better than that?
- The 5 most popular themes of TED talks are happiness, knowledge, ethics, food, and psychology
- The 5 least popular themes of TED talks are architecture, weather, media, war, and time.
- Sir Ken Robinson’s “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” is the most viewed TED talk ever with just under 15 million views.
- Longer is better. The most successful videos are at least 18 minutes long. Less popular videos are about 12 minutes long.
- More than 140 different TED talks have each seen 1 million views.
Source: Online Classes