Not sure how many of you have been introduced to Ted Talks before, but it is a great site that I have been following for about a year now. Ted conferences are held a few times a year around the world. At the conferences people are asked to speak for a maximum of twenty minutes about something that they think is worth sharing with the world. There have been hundreds of speakers participate since Ted began in 1984 and these video clips are now available as part of a Creative Commons licence that allows users to share and repost the material.
I have posted a talk by Bill Gates as an example of some of the amazing people that have participated in the Ted talks. In this talk Mr. Gates speaks a little about education that I found pretty interesting. Check it out. The whole talk is great, but the bit on education starts at about the ten minute mark of the video.