Tuesday, April 13, 2010
If Statistics are Not Your Bag--This TED talk Invites you to Think Again
If you don't think statistics can be powerful ways to learn and teach then think again after you see this dynamite TED talk and get to know Hans Rosling who makes sensational animations that allow you to see trends that reveal global realities is startlingly new ways. The kind of data that we use in most classrooms is outdated and static --the real purpose of using statistics seems to me to grasp deeper understandings of underlying invisible trends.
Rosling will change the way you view the massive amounts of hidden data that take effort to find but once you understand its true power you will be calling for more transparency and openess in use of public data.