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We are Big Idea Hunters…

We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

A word about Big Ideas and Themes — The architecture of Big Think

Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

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Big Think’s contributors offer expert analysis of the big ideas behind the news.

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Big Think’s Edge learning platform for career mentorship and professional development provides engaging and actionable courses delivered by the people who are shaping our future.

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Will Kindle set our Classrooms on Fire?

Kidlefire
almost 3 years ago

Yesterday’s launch of the new Amazon Kindle line-up was pretty impressive and has caused a stirr. Though Bloomberg apparently broke the embargo and published the news half an hour early. Doing so they either wanted to get the scoop or I am not the only one on the planet who has difficulties with ...

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Only Getting the Right Answers is Wrong

Derekmuller
almost 3 years ago

Before I start with this post, apologies for the past weeks of silence here on Disrupt Education. I had to travel a lot and moderate an event in Germany so blogging came short, unfortunately. The good news is that I met and talked with a lot of interesting people in education 2.0 in between, so I ...

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Building the Student Graph

Friends
almost 3 years ago

The use of social networks has became increasingly complicated over time. In the beginning, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter were all basically closed networks of early adopters and therefore filters were not necessary.  With those networks hitting the mainstream and being interconnected as you ...

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Will Education become a Monopoly Game?

Education
almost 3 years ago

Lately, I have been talking with a couple of start-ups in education that take on the classroom experience. The common problem those developers have is that there are at least three different platforms they need to develop their application for, iOS, Android (with all the different sub-versions) and ...