I post a lot of humor and entertainment on this blog, but I also try to include a dose of brain stimulation, because gaining knowledge and understanding how things work is a mighty fine pursuit. In the past few years we’ve been experiencing a huge transformation in the way knowledge is learned, shared, and otherwise interacted with. We’ve become accustomed to rapid-fire, bite-sized chunks of information presented to us in the tone and format of our choosing. If we find a medium that suits are tastes, we can learn faster and understand more than ever before.* With that in mind, I sought out a couple of new “edutainment” sources.
Below is the first episode in a great series called Crash Course. In this episode, John Green explains how man’s decision to become an agriculturalist 15,000 years ago led to the cold 99 cent double cheeseburger on his desk. Watch and learn.
*We’re seeing this in the business world too. Research from Bersin & Associates shows that more and more corporations are rethinking their entire enterprise learning models, embracing informal, social tools to create more on-demand and agile approaches to training and development.