40 – TED Talks

DOWN 16 places in 2020

TED Talks are inspirational talks. There are over 3,500+ talks to stir your curiosity.

Website: ted.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 23
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 46
Top 100 Tools for

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 40 2019: 24 2018: 30 2017: 31 2016: 21 2015: 35 2014: 26
2013: 25 2012: 25 2011: 30 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected TED as one of their top tools

“Expert content for free. Great.” Teacher, Germany, 2020

“Easy to listen to identify and watch diverse range of talks with easy steps to implement learnings from.” Head of Learning, Australia, 2019

“Although I should be making my own videos, why would I not use a 15-20 minute, professionally done video performed by a well-known expert? TEDTalks opens up worlds for people.” Assistant Professor, USA, 2019

“Love a good TED talk presentation. Able to share with colleagues some positive messages.” L&D Manager, UK, 2020

“TED is an amazing source of expert content.” Lecturer, 2019

Quick Guide to TED Talks 

Here you will find some links to external resources on how to use TED Talks for teaching, training, learning and development.

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