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The power of self-learning: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles


This TED video is about empowering the individual by knowledge.

Shimon Schocken and Noam Nisan developed a curriculum for their students to build a computer, piece by piece. When they put the course online — giving away the tools, simulators, chip specifications and other building blocks — they were surprised that thousands jumped at the opportunity to learn, working independently as well as organizing their own classes in the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A call to forget about grades and tap into the self-motivation to learn.

Shimon Schocken is a computer science professor and dedicated educator.

I completely agree with everything he says in this fantastic video, including his opinion about grades. Brilliant work! Congratulations Shimon, Noam and the rest of collaborators!


Written by Teresa Escrig

October 4th, 2012 at 5:15 pm