In case students are not familiar with TED Talks, this initiative is connected with TED, a nonprofit organization whose mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading” reaches far beyond the conference and video series, encompassing a variety of projects and initiatives that leverage the power of ideas. TED Talks are videos that present a great idea in 18 minutes or less. They’re filmed at flagship TED conferences, independent TEDx events, and other programs. Their goal is to share Ideas Worth Spreading — in fields like science, technology, business, culture, art and design — around the world.
Watch the following TED Talk entitled “Social Media’s Impact on Human Behavior,” and address the prompt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oLe2stRSbw.
Prompt: Please provide a two-paragraph response (300-500 word count) summarizing the video content and reaction response. This discussion post should also include references (not included in word count). The summary section should identify the speaker’s name, title of presentation, and location of TED Talk. The reaction section should include if the student agrees with the speaker’s content, the student’s constructive opinions regarding the content, and the student’s ability to relate content to course and social work field.