The resources can be used to enrich traditional courseware, as part of a flipped classroom/blended learning model, and for self-directed learning and discovery by students. Both portals present a multidisciplinary platform that students can explore by themselves to get inspired and exposed to important perspectives on contemporary research culture that they simply cannot find anywhere else.
All resources are explicitly designed to encourage critical thinking by offering unique insights into the motivations and research of world-leading experts which will expose students to (often interdisciplinary) perspectives about the world of academic research that they simply cannot get anywhere else. In addition - for high school students - the resources offer a unique opportunity to connect students with academic content that bridges the gap between school and university.
Below are a few endorsements from leading educators:
“... a remarkable range of interesting and topical subjects, but not the sort of thing usually put in print in more formal settings. This is exactly what students really need to hear!” - Sir Anthony Leggett, Professor of Physics, University of Illinois, and 2003 Nobel Laureate in Physics
"There is nothing quite like it that I know of. The intellectual content is very high from all I have seen - this is a wonderful resource both for student use in courses and for long term archival purposes.'' - Josiah Ober, Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor in Honor of Constantine Mitsotakis in Political Science and Classics at Stanford University
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About Ideas Roadshow:
Ideas Roadshow is the flagship product of Open Agenda Publishing (OAP) which was founded by Dr. Howard Burton, former Executive Director of Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics. OAP’s mission is to exploit the full potential of contemporary video technology to develop uniquely engaging resources to truly transform the educational experience.
Ideas Roadshow presents a new and innovative series of video resources which are offered through an Academic Portal, High School Portal and Public Library Portal with tailor-made content for each portal. Ideas Roadshow has been endorsed by leading educators around the world and has been 'enthusiastically' recommended for academic, high school and public libraries by Library Journal.