Wiley and TED to Offer Educational Content, Promote Big Ideas
John Wiley has reached an agreement with TED, the nonprofit specializing in spreading discussions on technology, entertainment, design and other subjects, to produce instructional material for TED Studies, 21 collections of curated discussions aimed at the school market and organized under academic subject categories. The Wiley/TED instructional content will be offered for free along with TED video content via iTunesU, Wiley.com and other content outlets.
TED Studies integrates TEDTalks, the daily video podcasts of TEDâ€™s best discussions and performances, to create classroom coursework and Wiley is commissioning materials from a variety of specialists that will accompany the TED Studies content. The TED Studies will feature a sampling of debate on key issues, essays, experiments and activities tied to the topics of TEDTalks. Logan Smalley, director of TED-ED, the TED education unit, said â€œour goal is to provide teachers with innovative, engaging resources that can be used to supplement curricula and bring lessons to life.â€