This article suggests the benefits to students to learn through video presentation outside the classroom and work on homework ( with teacher assistance) inside the classroom. TED is viewed as a very effective means of non-traditional education in the classroom.
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Got 18 minutes? Invest that time in a TED Talk
by Pat Sisneros