26 thoughts on “This Will Revolutionize Education”

  1. 6:00 But they don't really do so. They try to get through with there stuff and learn with the students for tests. I had a teacher try to inspire us(I'd say he is a good teacher), but what he did wasn't what most do and it was only one lesson and not important for anything in the future. It's very sad that not all our classes try to spark interest. Every teacher also told me, that they don't have the time to care for individual students and they are happy to even remember all of their students names. Good education needs to care for students individual interests and needs. School right now tries to brute force everyone through their time. What remains isn't very effective.

  2. As a teacher, I do my best to measure the pulse of the classroom. I try to look into their eyes, see how engaged my students are. Their reaction guides my pace, and what to emphasize. I also keep track of the questions asked, and put more emphasis on the most misunderstood concepts. I am learning with my students, and I appreciate all their feedback.
    The interaction among students are also important. Sharing notes, exchanging flash cards, forming discussion groups.

  3. A computer cannot be better at educating than a living human teacher. It is also extremely detrimental to remove real teachers for the student's minds. Disaster guaranteed.

  4. Derek– I love your channel! Keep up the excellent work. However, if you look at Applied Behavior Analysis hard science of learning, you will see that learning may not be as much of a cognitive process as you indicate—, but more about designing an environment where the responses to stimuli are reinforced. Unfortunately, this video starts off with "modes" of delivery and suddenly shifts to relying on the social needs of learners and then you add in cognitive processes. I loved the part about how the modes are less important that the information–(again, confirmed and repeatedly shown in applied behavior analysis). Then you shift to the role of the teacher as the facilitator of learning and discourage them from sharing explicit information because some students may need differentiation of materials.
    In a real way, teachers need to continue to design explicit instruction (ala Anita Archer and Direct Instruction) to help students learn. Some students may need more explicit instructions than others depending on their repertoire of learned skills and/or foundational knowledge (differentiated instruction). Even "metacognitive" strategies need to be explicitly taught (i.e. how to use acronyms to recall facts).
    I sincerely challenge you to look at learning (and behavior) through the hard science of radical behaviorism (Applied Behavior Analysis) and to create a video about it. Feel free to look up "Project Follow Through"–the largest study completed that compares instructional technologies and the robust literature on learning outcomes of explicit instruction. Will you take up my challenge? 🙂

  5. I didn't hate school. I just didn't really perform. I never really had any interest in education. Then…..Youtube. I try to dedicate an hour a day at least towards educating myself now. I buy books I'm learning guitar. Soon I'll be buying a keyboard. I wonder if this interest would have come along without the existence of Youtube. Even if it had, I don't think I would have absorbed this much.

  6. There's no education revolution without a parenting revolution. There's no substitute for broken fucked up families………..

  7. There is actually work on interfacing the human brain and nervous system with computers. Most notable is the artificial limb industry and not just the limb control, but tactile feedback. There are others areas, such as ocular implants and soft exoskeletons. But not to seem cliche, but the ideas in the Matrix movies would be a great leap in the educational process.

    Of course the methodology of teaching would also have to adapt to such a direct implant of knowledge. One challenge is the "how a person thinks". It does not seem likely that a multitude of persons will process and assemble information into though in the same manner. So attempts to universally format the information will not be widely successful.

  8. Thank you. Excellent thoughts here. I recently interviewed a training officer for my local police department. He said he has learned more about being an effective policeman by teaching others than he had in his previous 15 years of experience. I decided to apply the idea of learning with an eye toward teaching the subject. I stop a lot more often, asking and researching the meaning of phrases and concepts until I can explain them to others. I'm controlling my own social learning experience. Youtube is definitely a superb tool for this effort as well.

  9. "Derek Muller: The key to effective educational science videos" from TEDtalentSearch– must see!!!!

  10. Computers are a part of my everyday education (iPads) I’m on my school account right now on my iPad

  11. Your entire premise is that education revolution MUST eliminate teachers, otherwise it's evolution.

    In many instances today (post-university), I am learning in the absence of a teacher. I use Q&A websites such as StackOverflow. I read docs & blogs. I watch YouTube videos & e-conferences. Most of all I learn through my own practice & projects, and by discussing with my peers. For the vast majority of my time spent learning (95%+) there is no teacher physically present; there are no handouts or books. There is the internet & there is real-world practice! The internet has revolutionized education (for me, at this stage).

    I'm sure you meant school & university education… When I teach, I use hands-on computer labs, Google Drive for materials & submissions, Facebook groups for scheduling & announcements, Facebook chat for student Q&A. Even here, your premise is thin. It reminds me of an analogy about a hammer… if you replace the top, is it the same hammer? What if you now replace the handle? It's like education is an electric drill, and we already replaced the housing, the motor, the drill-bit, the fuse, and the cable. We still use electricity to power it ("the teacher"), but is it the same education?

  12. If you're right, then this video (unguided by a teacher) must be ineffective, thus I cannot believe you're right just by watching it…

  13. But they did revolutionized it… They made every one lazier and with reduced analytical capacities. Not all revolutions are good 😉

  14. My teachers were in large majority tape recorders (and players) that failed to understand the subject they were teaching, mostly relying on low grades terror to maintain control. Nobody should be forced to learn (this means memorize ) what they do not want to. Besides of very few basic things, it is not much use. One has to be able him/herself learn what is useful, not being forcefully fed useless information .

  15. Great video! I agree mostly with your opinions but i also add that the web evolution (animations and interactive videos) did, in part, revolutionized learning cause gave further motivation. For instance, i went deeper (and understood better!) different concepts in physics and geometry after graduation in mechanical engineering! And i have to say that i have had some excellent professors, too.
    Of course, mastering concepts means study them.
    But see, another big problem is that, frequently, students are more interested in taking exams than really understand the concepts.

  16. I've had too many teachers 6-12+college that project an environment that even they don't want to be there.

    The types that teach the same lesson up to 7 times a day, on the same day every year for 4+ years, that don't sprinkle a hint of care on whether a student succeeds or not.

  17. people who enjoy teaching other people,conceptualization,visualization(words,images)methods,audio and kinesthetic methods,higher-order thinking,perceiving class tests and exams as cognitive(thinking,reasoning,analysis,synthesis)exercises rather than life-or-death determiner of self-worth,creative communication(written,oral)rather than copy-pasting….if all these can be formed into a cohesive self-sustaining system learning could be catalysed without extravagant spending schemes or any other similarly SUPERFICIAL solutions..learning is a complex phenomenon that requires deeper understanding to maintain
    Also words and images were never static for me when reading good quality books i am a visual learner so good books are like good videos in my mind

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