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Video Learning Library


Learning Videos on the Web:

The following is a list of videos that inform and inspire us to learn and grow into becoming who we were meant to become.  We hope you find them as meaningful as we do.


 The Magic of a Collective Approach:
  • The Rise of Collaborative Consumption: Rachel Botsman is the co-author of "What's Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption" (Harper Collins, September 2010). Here, with a dazzlingly graphic display, she presents a compelling case for 21st Century sharing.

  • A Virtual Choir 2,000 Voices Strong:  The human spirit yearns to come together across great distances to be part of something much larger than themselves.  What if this choir demonstrated a way we could all come together to do something impactful for our communities?

On Leadership:
  • The Search for Great Leadership:  This beautiful video poem shines a light on a different and more profound sense of leadership. What kind of leadership are you searching for?

  • One True Authentic Swing:  Here is an exerpt from the movie - The Legend of Bagger Vance. It illustrates a central belief that we all have a gift we are here to bring to the world. In the metaphor of golf, it is our One True Authentic Swing. If you haven't seen this, you should. If you have, you know it is worth seeing again.

  • The Field:  In another excerpt from the movie, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Bagger describes how to be "in the Field." A way for you to let yourself let your True Authentic Swing to manifest itself in the world.

On Learning and Education:
  • Do It Yourself University - a History of Education:  Here is an entertaining and informative history of education that, like Ken Robinson's talk, reveals the underlying assumptions of universities and how they need to change.  This is the first webisode of several to come.
  • Do Schools Kill Creativity?: If we don't know what the world will look like in the next 20 years, how do we adequately prepare ourselves and our children for the future they will inherit? The answer the Sir Ken Robinson poses in this great TED video presentation is that we will need to foster more creativity so that they can invent their own future. Take a look - this is a really great talk.

  • Changing Education Paradigms:  This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award. For more information on Sir Ken's work visit: http://www.sirkenrobinson.com

  • Bring on the Learning Revolution!:  This video describes the need for a wholly new paradigm for learning. He suggests that we stop trying to reform a mechanical industrial model of conformity, but instead create a place that will inspire entirely new revolution of learning - how to develop our innate talents to their greatest aspirations and dreams. This is exactly the kind of place Co-ignite is striving and learning to become.

  • Changing Paradigms:  This video describes an alternative paradigm for education that focuses on developing the gifts of individuals. He suggests that we stop trying to reform a mechanical industrial model of conformity, but instead create a place that will inspire entirely new revolution of learning - how to develop our innate talents to their greatest aspirations and dreams. This is exactly what Co-ignite is striving and learning to become.

Motivation:
  • The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us!:  Here is a fun and amazing 10 minute video about the results of research on what really motivates us. Co-ignite CollaborAction Communities are founded upon and operate by these and other principles. The ideas expressed her are why we are striving to transform the way we work, learn, and take action together.

  • Jane McGonigal - Gaming can make a Better World: Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.

The Challenge of our Future:
  • Shift Happens: How Can We Prepare for our Future?:  This video gives surprising evidence of the impact exponential change has already had on our world. If this is what we have experienced already and change is increasing, what will we experience in the next 20 years? What impact will these facts have on your life?

  • The Invention of Money:  (This is an audio recording)  Five reporters stumbled on what seems like a basic question: What is money? The unsettling answer they found: Money is fiction.  Part 2:  A trip to a country where the fiction that is money completely fell apart. And in this same country, through a truly incredible piece of policy making, the government tricked a 150,000,000 people into believing their money had value again.  Part 3:  Though the name of the Federal Reserve includes the word "federal," it's not actually part of the government. It's an independent institution tasked with something very simple, but very huge: Creating money out of thin air. And during this last financial crisis, the leaders of the Fed did things that they would never have considered doing in the past. Alex Blumberg and David Kestenbaum report on what the Fed usually does, and how, since 2008, it's taken a trip to what amounts to Fed Crazytown.
  • Crash Course - Future Shock:  It is amazing how much the assumption of percentage growth is woven into our society and its structures. This is a summary of 20 chapters that make a case for enormous change to take place in the 20-teens. (You can find the entire Crash Course at: http://www.chrismartenson.com/. What impact will these changes have on you?

  • Crash Course - So What Shoud WE Do?   The changes that are potentially coming are not solvable alone. This chapter is not going to be a simple list of things to do. Instead, it reflects Chris Martenson's goal of each person assuming responsibility for their own actions. Our individual challenge is to accept the possibility that the future may be quite a departure from the present.
  • The Complete Crash Course:  For those of you wanting the complete crash course, here is the entire list of videos that describes the challenge we face in our economy, energy, and the environment.