UC Berkeley on Google Video

It was bound to happen, wasn't it? Google getting into education. Not directly, of course, because Google does not create content. Google enables the transmission of content. So here is UC Berkeley on Google Video. The University of California, Berkeley is the preeminent public research and teaching institution in the nation . From classic literature … Continue reading UC Berkeley on Google Video

Aping for fun and profit

Re-inventing wheels is silly enough but re-inventing square wheels is whacky beyond belief. The smart way is to take what others have figured out and improve on it. Adopting the existing smart solution is the first step to successful innovation. The great thing about the world today is that the total number of human brains … Continue reading Aping for fun and profit

Thinking about education

To paraphrase one Nobel prize-winning economist, once you start thinking about Indian education, you cannot think of anything else. The subject fills you with awe, wonder, anger, disappointment, hope, despair, and immense sadness. India has an astounding number of schools: more than one million by some estimates. But it is deeply disappointing that over ninety … Continue reading Thinking about education