Will Richardson is internationally known as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He has authored four books, including "Why School? How Education Must Change When Learning and Information are Everywhere" (2012) published by TED books. A former public school educator of 22 years, Will is also co-founder of Modern Learner Media and co-publisher of ModernLearners.com which is a site dedicated to helping educational leaders and policy makers develop new contexts for new conversations around education.
In this TED talk he argues that we know how to help kids develop into powerful learners, we just need to make that happen in schools.